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  1.  Benvenuti in Sardegna.   14 October 2019, Monday.   Cagliari, Sardinia Italy
         Oct 14, 2019
  Cagliari, Italy, Sardinia  
  2.  Cagliari art and the medieval city.   15 October 2019, Tuesday.   Cagliari, Sardinia Italy
         Oct 15, 2019
  Sardinia, Italy, Cagliari  
  3.  Bellissima Cagliari.   16 October 2019, Wednesday.   Cagliari, Sardinia Italy
         Oct 16, 2019
  Sardinia, Italy, Cagliari  
  4.  Blue Tug.   24 November 2019, Sunday.   Cagliari, Sardinia
         Nov 24, 2019
  Cagliari, Sardinia  
  5.  Elevated.   27 November 2019, Wednesday.   Cagliari, Sardinia
         Nov 27, 2019
  Cagliari, Sardinia  
 
 
 
1. Benvenuti in Sardegna
14 October 2019.   Cagliari  Sardinia, Italy.
S   M   L
1. Benvenuti in Sardegna
14 October 2019.  Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
 
 
 
 
Sardinian flag

We are at the start of a trip around the Mediterranean island of Sardinia (aka Sardegna) after which we'll head to Venice for the Biennale.

First stop is Cagliari, a port city on the south of the island. From Cagliari we'll drive north to Ulassai, west to Alghero, then east to Olbia where we'll take an overnight ferry to Genoa then the train to Venice.

Upon landing in Cagliari we took the intercity train to the center of town then a short walk to our apartment. It appeared to be just as advertised, charming and with an excellent though noisy location. It's expected when you are in the 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 first on arrival. 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 from work or shopping or just being a tourist. If only I could remember the Italian phrases I have been practicing the past month.

 
 
 
 
Bastione di Saint Remy
     
 
 
 
Bastione di Saint Remy
     
 
 
 
Bastione di Saint Remy
     
 
 
2. Cagliari art and the medieval city
15 October 2019.   Cagliari  Sardinia, Italy.
S   M   L
2. Cagliari art and the medieval city
15 October 2019.  Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
 
 
 
 

It's a beautiful warm day in Cagliari. We wandered the streets and visited the modern art gallery, Galleria Comunale d'Arte.

 
 
 
 
Paesaggio con aeroplani, Tullio Crali, 1939
     
 
 
 
Paesaggio con aeroplani, Tullio Crali, 1939
     
 
 
 
Paesaggio con aeroplani, Tullio Crali, 1939
     
 
 
Ides of March, Valeriano Trubbiani, 1970
     
 
 
 
Ides of March, Valeriano Trubbiani, 1970
     
 
 
 
Ides of March, Valeriano Trubbiani, 1970
     
 
 
Cagliari street
     
 
 
 
Cagliari street
     
 
 
 
Cagliari street
     
 
 
Yours truly taking a photo
     
 
 
 
Yours truly taking a photo
     
 
 
 
Yours truly taking a photo
     
 
 
Medieval city wall
     
 
 
 
Medieval city wall
     
 
 
 
Medieval city wall
     
 
 
Nun and medieval city street
     
 
 
 
Nun and medieval city street
     
 
 
 
Nun and medieval city street
     
 
 
Medieval city
     
 
 
 
Medieval city
     
 
 
 
Medieval city
     
 
 
Medieval city
     
 
 
 
Medieval city
     
 
 
 
Medieval city
     
 
 
Medieval city street
     
 
 
 
Medieval city street
     
 
 
 
Medieval city street
     
 
 
3. Bellissima Cagliari
16 October 2019.   Cagliari  Sardinia, Italy.
S   M   L
3. Bellissima Cagliari
16 October 2019.  Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
 
 
 
 

Today's sights included an underground church that doubled as a WWII bomb shelter, a botanical garden, and the long boardwalk that skirts the port of Cagliari. Cuisine-wise, breakfast was quiche and cappuccino, dinner was Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyzstan turned out to be one of the best meals of the trip. If Cagliari is a preview for the rest of Sardinia we'll be good.

 
 
 
 
Sidewalk cafe
     
The Marina district is full of places to eat, from sidewalk cafes to fancy sit down restaurants. Gelato shops. too.
 
 
 
Sidewalk cafe
     
The Marina district is full of places to eat, from sidewalk cafes to fancy sit down restaurants. Gelato shops. too.
 
 
 
Sidewalk cafe
     
The Marina district is full of places to eat, from sidewalk cafes to fancy sit down restaurants. Gelato shops. too.
 
 
Chiesa di Sant'Anna
     
Church that was rebuilt after being bombed in 1943.
 
 
 
Chiesa di Sant'Anna
     
Church that was rebuilt after being bombed in 1943.
 
 
 
Chiesa di Sant'Anna
     
Church that was rebuilt after being bombed in 1943.
 
 
Torre dell'Elefante
     
The grey building is one of two 14th century towers overlooking the city. It is adorned with sculptures of elephants.
 
 
 
Torre dell'Elefante
     
The grey building is one of two 14th century towers overlooking the city. It is adorned with sculptures of elephants.
 
 
 
Torre dell'Elefante
     
The grey building is one of two 14th century towers overlooking the city. It is adorned with sculptures of elephants.
 
 
A residential street in Cagliari
     
 
 
 
A residential street in Cagliari
     
 
 
 
A residential street in Cagliari
     
 
 
Cripta di Santa Restituta
     
 
 
 
Cripta di Santa Restituta
     
 
 
 
Cripta di Santa Restituta
     
 
 
Yours truly in botanical garden
     
We passed this botanical garden on the way to the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. They've a good variety of plants, from cactus to ferns to trees.
 
 
 
Yours truly in botanical garden
     
We passed this botanical garden on the way to the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. They've a good variety of plants, from cactus to ferns to trees.
 
 
 
Yours truly in botanical garden
     
We passed this botanical garden on the way to the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. They've a good variety of plants, from cactus to ferns to trees.
 
 
Yours truly as alien
     
 
 
 
Yours truly as alien
     
 
 
 
Yours truly as alien
     
 
 
Ruins of the Chiesa di Santa Lucia in Marina
     
These ruins are located a few meters from our apartment.
 
 
 
Ruins of the Chiesa di Santa Lucia in Marina
     
These ruins are located a few meters from our apartment.
 
 
 
Ruins of the Chiesa di Santa Lucia in Marina
     
These ruins are located a few meters from our apartment.
 
 
Buildings facing port of Cagliari
     
 
 
 
Buildings facing port of Cagliari
     
 
 
 
Buildings facing port of Cagliari
     
 
 
Cagliari boardwalk
     
 
 
 
Cagliari boardwalk
     
 
 
 
Cagliari boardwalk
     
 
 
Path along waterfront
     
 
 
 
Path along waterfront
     
 
 
 
Path along waterfront
     
 
 
4. Blue Tug
24 November 2019.   Cagliari  Sardinia.
4. Blue Tug
24 November 2019.  Cagliari, Sardinia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
5. Elevated
27 November 2019.   Cagliari  Sardinia.
S   M   L
5. Elevated
27 November 2019.  Cagliari, Sardinia.
 
 
 
 

While reviewing my Cagliari photos I noticed I had two different views of a the sleek glass elevator. It joins the oldest part of town, which is up on the hill, with the slightly more modern town down below.

 
 
 
 
Old town Cagliari
     
 
 
 
Old town Cagliari
     
 
 
 
Old town Cagliari
     
 
 
Elevator to old town, daylight
     
 
 
 
Elevator to old town, daylight
     
 
 
 
Elevator to old town, daylight
     
 
 
Elevator to old town, night
     
 
 
 
Elevator to old town, night
     
 
 
 
Elevator to old town, night
     
 
 
Bastione di Saint Remy
     
But you don't have to take the glass elevator, you can take the stairs.
 
 
 
Bastione di Saint Remy
     
But you don't have to take the glass elevator, you can take the stairs.
 
 
 
Bastione di Saint Remy
     
But you don't have to take the glass elevator, you can take the stairs.
 
 
Stairs to old town
     
 
 
 
Stairs to old town
     
 
 
 
Stairs to old town