2016-05-07 Hotel Sighientu, Marina di Capitana to Iride Guest House, Oristano, Sardinia As the Tangaroa could not be launched back in the water until the 11th of May, we decided to do some exploring inland in Sardinia by car. After departing Marina di Capitana we stopped in Cagliari for a coffee at the trendy CafeBistrot As we drive out of Cagliari and head in a northerly direction we pass very fertile farmland with fields of wildflowers We pass through Villamar which is a small town with numerous murals It is not long before we approach Barumini with it’s ancient historical site We pass through the small modest town near the ancient site Our first glimpse of the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi The only way to see the ancient World Heritage site is with a guide The Nuraghe Su Nuraxi dates back to about 3500 years ago We are able to go into the main stone building by climbing stairs and making our way through narrow walkways As we arrive in the circular building the rain starts Not a lot of space in the narrow corridors!! Not the best weather for sightseeing here today!! It is quite amazing to think how proactive the people were so many years ago, establishing these incredible structures, with each area having a purpose We arrive in Oristano which is situated on the west coast of Sardinia We decide we have driven long enough today so we book into some accommodation in town The Iride Guest House that we checked into was clean, modern and brand new and the owners were very pleasant and helpful We set off on foot soon after checking in to the Iride, to find the restaurant that was recommended to us. We pass a delightful church on the way! We also pass the watchtower in the main square Finally we find Cocco & Dessi When we arrived we ordered some red wine and to or surprise the delightful English lady that was sitting beside me on the flight from London was sitting at the next table Our entree of Octopus and Fava Beans was amazing We ordered a plate of lovely grilled vegetables For our main course we ordered the fish in the oven with potatoes and tomatoes The typical Sardinian dish was absolutely fabulous Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.