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Benvenuti in Sardegna.  14 October 2019.  Cagliari Italy Sardinia
Oct 14, 2019
  Cagliari, Italy, Sardinia  
Cagliari art and the medieval city.  15 October 2019.  Cagliari Italy Sardinia
Oct 15, 2019
  Sardinia, Italy, Cagliari  
Bellissima Cagliari.  16 October 2019.  Cagliari Italy Sardinia
Oct 16, 2019
  Sardinia, Italy, Cagliari  
Blue Tug.  24 November 2019.  Cagliari Sardinia
Nov 24, 2019
  Cagliari, Sardinia  
Elevated.  27 November 2019.  Cagliari Sardinia
Nov 27, 2019
  Cagliari, Sardinia  
 
 
 
Benvenuti in Sardegna  14 October 2019  Cagliari  Italy  Sardinia 
 
 
 
Cagliari

We are at the start of a trip around the Mediterranean island of Sardinia (aka Sardegna) which we'll follow with a stay in Venice for the Biennale. First stop is Cagliari, a port city on the south end 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 followed by a train to Venice.

Getting from the airport to Cagliari is easy as the intercity train stops at the airport. From the train station we've a short walk to our apartment. We found the apartment was just as advertised, charming and with an excellent location. Sometimes it's noisy but that'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.

Sardinian flag

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.

 
 
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Bastione di Saint Remy +      
 
Bastione di Saint Remy +      
 
Bastione di Saint Remy +      
 
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Cagliari art and the medieval city  15 October 2019  Cagliari  Italy  Sardinia 
 
 
 

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

 
 
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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      
 
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Bellissima Cagliari  16 October 2019  Cagliari  Italy  Sardinia 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
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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      
 
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Blue Tug  24 November 2019  Cagliari  Sardinia 
 
 
 

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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      
 
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