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  1.  Northeast to San Pantaleo.   27 October 2019, Sunday.   San Pantaleo, Sardinia Italy
         Oct 27, 2019
  Sardinia, San Pantaleo, Italy  
  2.  Nuraghe La Prisgiona.   28 October 2019, Monday.   San Pantaleo, Sardinia Italy
         Oct 28, 2019
  Italy, San Pantaleo, Sardinia  
  3.  Hiking in San Pantaleo.   30 October 2019, Wednesday.   San Pantaleo, Sardinia Italy
         Oct 30, 2019
  Italy, San Pantaleo, Sardinia  
 
 
 
1. Northeast to San Pantaleo
27 October 2019.   San Pantaleo  Sardinia, Italy.
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1. Northeast to San Pantaleo
27 October 2019.  San Pantaleo, Sardinia, Italy.
 
 
 
 

Today we left Alghero and headed to northeast Sardinia, stopping along the way in colourful Castelsardo for lunch. The nav was still avoiding highways so we stuck to backroads. The drive was narrow roads and rolling hills with occasional views of a vineyard, some sheep, or a few cows.

Our destination, San Pantaleo, is a village of about 650 residents, which sounds really small, it's a third the size of Ulassai, yet it feels larger and wealthier thanks to the many restaurants, cafes, and art stores, though some are closed for the season. The town is less than a half hour drive from the resorts of the Costa Smeralda so it draws a wealthier clientele; Ulassai draws rock climbers and hikers and people who stay in RVs. There is even an electric-car charging station, the first we've seen in Sardinia. Like Ulassai, San Pantaleo is surrounded by jagged, rocky mountains that are tempting us to hike.

 
 
 
 
Castelsardo
     
 
 
 
Castelsardo
     
 
 
 
Castelsardo
     
 
 
San Pantaleo
     
 
 
 
San Pantaleo
     
 
 
 
San Pantaleo
     
 
 
2. Nuraghe La Prisgiona
28 October 2019.   San Pantaleo  Sardinia, Italy.
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2. Nuraghe La Prisgiona
28 October 2019.  San Pantaleo, Sardinia, Italy.
 
 
 
 

Today we visited Nuraghe La Prisgiona, an archaeological site near San Pantaleo. It was unearthed about twenty years ago and is one of many such sites spread around Sardinia.

The nuraghe is an ancient structure found in Sardinia and built between 1900 and 730 B.C. More than 7,000 have been found to date. The structure is somewhat conical in shape with a hole in the center and is made of three layers, two of rock and one of dirt. The surrounding area contains smaller circular structures as well as a cistern.

 
 
 
 
Looking up in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
 
Looking up in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
 
Looking up in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
Paul in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
 
Paul in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
 
Paul in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
Yours truly in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
 
Yours truly in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
 
Yours truly in Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
 
 
The plan of Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
The lower left shows the nuraghe as it appears today, the upper right as it is thought to appear when it was occupied.
 
 
 
The plan of Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
The lower left shows the nuraghe as it appears today, the upper right as it is thought to appear when it was occupied.
 
 
 
The plan of Nuraghe La Prisgiona
     
The lower left shows the nuraghe as it appears today, the upper right as it is thought to appear when it was occupied.
 
 
The giant tomb
     
The giant tomb at Coddu Vecchiu is a collective grave thought to hold the dead of a nearby village.
 
 
 
The giant tomb
     
The giant tomb at Coddu Vecchiu is a collective grave thought to hold the dead of a nearby village.
 
 
 
The giant tomb
     
The giant tomb at Coddu Vecchiu is a collective grave thought to hold the dead of a nearby village.
 
 
Up on the roof
     
Getting to our apartment's roof top patio requires climbing a steep, narrow and winding staircase, something not recommended if you've been drinking.
 
 
 
Up on the roof
     
Getting to our apartment's roof top patio requires climbing a steep, narrow and winding staircase, something not recommended if you've been drinking.
 
 
 
Up on the roof
     
Getting to our apartment's roof top patio requires climbing a steep, narrow and winding staircase, something not recommended if you've been drinking.
 
 
View from apt's roof top patio
     
 
 
 
View from apt's roof top patio
     
 
 
 
View from apt's roof top patio
     
 
 
3. Hiking in San Pantaleo
30 October 2019.   San Pantaleo  Sardinia, Italy.
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3. Hiking in San Pantaleo
30 October 2019.  San Pantaleo, Sardinia, Italy.
 
 
 
 

On our last full day in Sardinia we hiked up to a nearby mountain pass, the one we can see from our rooftop deck. It was a rough trail going up--Sid would approve--but the views from the top were worth the effort.

 
 
 
 
The pass on the left is our goal
     
 
 
 
The pass on the left is our goal
     
 
 
 
The pass on the left is our goal
     
 
 
Yours truly under a rock
     
 
 
 
Yours truly under a rock
     
 
 
 
Yours truly under a rock
     
 
 
View to the northeast from pass
     
 
 
 
View to the northeast from pass
     
 
 
 
View to the northeast from pass
     
 
 
View south east from mountain pass
     
 
 
 
View south east from mountain pass
     
 
 
 
View south east from mountain pass
     
 
 
Paul shooting
     
 
 
 
Paul shooting
     
 
 
 
Paul shooting
     
 
 
Gate with mountains
     
The path to the trailhead is a rutted and narrow dirt road with some nice properties along the way. The greenery is a mix of plants many of which can also be found in northern California.
 
 
 
Gate with mountains
     
The path to the trailhead is a rutted and narrow dirt road with some nice properties along the way. The greenery is a mix of plants many of which can also be found in northern California.
 
 
 
Gate with mountains
     
The path to the trailhead is a rutted and narrow dirt road with some nice properties along the way. The greenery is a mix of plants many of which can also be found in northern California.