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.