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This was a short 3 week toe-in-the-water visit to Sardinia and was a most pleasant experience – people, history, scenery and towns.
We stayed in Carbonia in the SW. An interesting purpose-built town, built in 2 years by Mussolini in 1936. It was built around the coal mine, the history and buildings for which are very much still in evidence. Indeed a mine tour was an eye opener.

Cagliari, the capital, is an easy drive away. A very fine city with all the sights and activities you would expect – views, walks, museums, art galleries, churches, cafes etc.

In the vicinity of Carbonia nice towns – Pula, St Antioch etc., as well as inland mountain views. Fascinating in Carbonia were the many Murals.

People very friendly. As is usual, we found an auld spot which became home from home and where we were made very welcome. Of course, painting on the streets etc., resulted in many friendly interactions.
We are looking forward to seeing more of this great Island.


Cagliari – Capital City

South West Coast

Murals of Carbonia

San Antioch

Old Mine Works

Su Nuraxi UNESCO World Heritage Site

Carbonia Coal Mine

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