Capo Caccia and ancient Nuraghe, Sardenia

 

Cappo Caccia near Alghero, 500 steps down!

Capo Caccia near Alghero, 656 steps down!

We drove about 15 minutes west of Alghero to Capo Caccia, but we did not take the 656 steps down to the Grotto entrance. This whole area is gorgeous, but again you need a car to explore Sardegna.
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Walking down the stairs

Walking down the stairs at Capo Caccia

After about a half hour drive east of Alghero, we visited Sassari’s Santa Maria chiesa (church) for just an hour on our way east.

Santa Maria Church

Santa Maria Church

Santa Maria Chiesa

Santa Maria Chiesa

Another 30 minute drive east of Sassari, in the distance, we finally came upon an ancient tower –the remains of the Nuraghe civilization, built between 1800BC and 500BC. We thought we’d see clusters of buildings, but somehow we just found one off in the distance. So much for the ancient civilization. I’m sure there are many more to view in larger numbers but, we preferred finding the white sandy beaches and perfectly clear water.

Nuraghe Ruin near Sassari, Sardenia

Nuraghe Ruin near Sassari, Sardenia

Here is the map of our six-day journey around the northern 15% of the island. Traveling from Olbia to Porto Cervo, to Maddalena Island, to Alghero, Pelosa Beach, Capo Caccia, Sassari, Ozieri, and San Teodoro. There is so much more to see in Sardegna, and I plan on discovering it.

Our route marked in black around the northern third of Sardegna

Our route marked in black around the northern 15% of Sardegna

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: Pack Lightly Carry-on only

Even though it seems that taking carry-on only is easier for the guys, I have found that women can do it too, and still look elegant and comfortable! For my 27 essentials for carry-on only, read my previous posts, and enjoy this video. There is such freedom and ease in traveling lightly. The women traveling with me on My Italy Retreat women’s travel tours take carry-on only for 10 days. I do the same for five weeks.  I’ll show you how in this video!