Benvenuti in Sardegna

October 14, 2019 Oct 14, 2019
   Cagliari, Italy, Sardinia

We're on day one of a trip in Italy, a tour of Sardinia (Sardegna) then on to Venice for the Biennale. We're starting in Cagliari, a port city in the island's south. From Cagliari we'll drive north to Ulassai, west to Alghero, then east to Olbia where we'll ferry to Genoa then train to Venice.

Getting from the airport to Cagliari is easy, the intercity train stops at the airport. From the train station we've a short walk to an apartment we rented. The apartment is as advertised, charming and with an excellent location. Sometimes noisy but it is at town center. It's on a narrow stone street with food and things to look at everywhere. Most everything is old stone and beautiful. Three doors down is a live archeological dig. Up the hill is a church and castle, with lookout towers. There's even an underground church. Cagliari is overflowing with history.

After we dropped off our luggage in the apartment, we walked to the grocer to buy fluids and cookies. We always do this. Next we went for pizza. We always do this, too. Tonight's pizza is served by charming Italian men in a pretty Italian plaza filled with people at work or shopping or just being a tourist like me. Very nice.

I'm annoyed I can't remember any of the Italian phrases I have been practicing the past month.

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