The Supramonte via Fiat

 
October 20, 2019 Oct 20, 2019
 
   Italy, Sardinia
 
 
Orosei

Today we left scenic Ulassai and our friendly host Monica. We packed the Fiat and headed south to Jerzu, home of the red wine I've been enjoying. We then drove northeast through the Supramonte, a largely-uninhabited mountainous region of Sardinia, heading for small town of Orosei.

We took the more scenic route as we are on vacation (from what you might ask) which is SS125, a road that google nav tried its best to dissuade us from taking. Ha, we'll show you, we said. And we did, and all was fine.

We stopped for lunch in Bunei and stopped some more to take photos. The road was suitably twisty but in good shape and the traffic was light. The views, as you'll get a hint at, were quite nice. Sardinia, for being such a long-populated place, as far back as the late stone ages according to the internet, has surprisingly large areas devoid of people. Which we quite enjoy.

 
 
Sml    Med    Big
 
 
Ciao Ulassai      
 
Ciao Ulassai      
 
Ciao Ulassai      
 
Baunei      
 
Baunei      
 
Baunei      
 
Baunei      
 
Baunei      
 
Baunei      
 
Baunei cafe      
 
Baunei cafe      
 
Baunei cafe      
 
Baunei church      
 
Baunei church      
 
Baunei church      
 
On our way to Orosei      
 
On our way to Orosei      
 
On our way to Orosei      
 
SS 125 covered section      
 
SS 125 covered section      
 
SS 125 covered section      
 
Our Fiat      
 
Our Fiat      
 
Our Fiat      
 
Road hazard      
 
Road hazard      
 
Road hazard      
 
SS 125      
 
SS 125      
 
SS 125      
 
Motorbikes on SS 125      
 
Motorbikes on SS 125      
 
Motorbikes on SS 125      
 
SS 125 tunnel      
 
SS 125 tunnel      
 
SS 125 tunnel      
 
SS 125      
 
SS 125      
 
SS 125      
 
+ SS 125 panorama      
 
+ SS 125 panorama      
 
+ SS 125 panorama      
 
Looking out over Dorgali      
 
Looking out over Dorgali      
 
Looking out over Dorgali      
 
+ Marble quarry      
 
+ Marble quarry      
 
+ Marble quarry      
 
Marble quarry near Orosei      
 
Marble quarry near Orosei      
 
Marble quarry near Orosei      
 
Orosei      
 
Orosei      
 
Orosei      
 
View from our balcony      
We're in the small town of Orosei. It is supposed to be close to the beach and some mountains. We're staying in what was once a factory, textiles I think, and now a hotel. It's quite nice, breakfast is very good. It's right in the center of town. We've a second floor suite, a balcony overlooking the courtyard and the street. One thing about Orosei, walking on the rough stone streets takes some getting used to.
 
View from our balcony      
We're in the small town of Orosei. It is supposed to be close to the beach and some mountains. We're staying in what was once a factory, textiles I think, and now a hotel. It's quite nice, breakfast is very good. It's right in the center of town. We've a second floor suite, a balcony overlooking the courtyard and the street. One thing about Orosei, walking on the rough stone streets takes some getting used to.
 
View from our balcony      
We're in the small town of Orosei. It is supposed to be close to the beach and some mountains. We're staying in what was once a factory, textiles I think, and now a hotel. It's quite nice, breakfast is very good. It's right in the center of town. We've a second floor suite, a balcony overlooking the courtyard and the street. One thing about Orosei, walking on the rough stone streets takes some getting used to.
 
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