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Dispatches: Sardinian Summer’s End

October 3, 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Labor Day marks the official/unofficial end of the summer.  It’s the last long weekend during the warmer months for most and a great excuse to get the hell out of dodge.   Instead of firing up the BBQ and staying stateside we chose to head further afield, and make our way to the old country for a bit of respite.

After a brief stopover in Holland & Rome to visit some friends, we made landfall in the Sardinian capital city Cagliari.  Porto Sa Ruxi, just outside of the small town of Villasimius would be our final stop and home base.  Just steps to the super salinated Mediterranean and a short drive to civilization, it didn’t take long for our focus to turn to the really important things, sun, sleep and spritz.

A short flight from the Italian peninsula, Sardinia makes for a great alternative to the typical Mediterranean stopover.  At roughly the same size as New Jersey, it’s a big island.  This is a good thing.  Sardinia’s size helps filter out the foreigners and locals alike.  Add this size to the Italian pace of life and you’re almost forced to hit the brakes on life for a moment.  Tiny seaside towns dot the coastline and make for good stopping points to take in some fresh fish and local wine or amaro (or both).

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

Sardinia copyright The Standard Edition 2014

 

 

 

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  1. October 6, 2014 02:31

    Hi there. I saw that you had visited my blog so I stopped by to visit back. Your Italy trip post is awesome. My wife and I visited Italy in 2011. We will never forget it. Loved what you shared.

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