2016-05-09 Hotel Alghero, Alghero to Art Guest House, Cagliari, via Sassari & Nuoro, Sardinia

This morning we leave Alghero, after a brief stay and continue north east to Sassari
This morning we leave Alghero, after a brief stay and continue north east to Sassari
The Piazza Duomo in Sassari
The Piazza Duomo in Sassari
Sassari has an interesting mural too!!
Sassari has an interesting mural too!!
An attractive church in the country after we leave Sassari
An attractive church in the country after we leave Sassari
We arrive in Nuoro and pass the Chiesa di San Carlo
We arrive in Nuoro and pass the Chiesa di San Carlo
Wonderful views over the mountains from Nuoro
Wonderful views over the mountains from Nuoro
South of Nuoro in the mountains is Orgosolo. This previously notorious town is now on the map for the many controvertial murals here
South of Nuoro in the mountains is Orgosolo. This previously notorious town is now on the map for the many controvertial murals here
We arrrive in Orgosolo with a funeral procession of vehicles
We arrrive in Orgosolo following a funeral procession
The mural at the police station at Orgosolo
The mural at the police station at Orgosolo
Fishermen at the Lago Govossai dam in the mountains south west of Orgosolo
Fishermen at the Lago Govossai dam in the mountains south west of Orgosolo
We pass through the small town of Fonni
We pass through the small town of Fonni
We continue along the road through the mountains and find a herd of cows on the road
We continue along the road through the mountains and find a herd of cows on the road
 The scenery of the mountainous countryside is spectacular
The scenery of the mountainous countryside is spectacular
We pass small villages that cling to the hillsides
We pass small villages that cling to the hillsides

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Another herd of cattle on the mountain road
Another herd of cattle on the mountain road
0Q1A9302We seem to have taken a wrong turn and find ourselves driving over a mountainous plateau
We seem to have taken a wrong turn and find ourselves driving over a mountainous plateau
The road conditions worsen and we find ourselves on a rough dirt road
The road conditions worsen and we find ourselves on a rough dirt road for several kilometres
 Nevertheless the scenery was stunning although it probably took us a few hours longer to get across the mountains!!
Nevertheless the scenery was stunning although it probably took us a few hours longer to get across the mountains!!
 Finally we arrive back in Cagliari at 7.30pm after a long day visiting many towns and getting lost in the mountains!!!
Finally we arrive back in Cagliari at 7.30pm after a long day visiting many towns and getting lost in the mountains!!!
Fortunately we booked some accommodation online before arriving in Cagliari
Fortunately we booked some accommodation online before arriving in Cagliari
Back to our favourite restaurant, Antica Cagliari
Back to our favourite restaurant, Antica Cagliari
The mussels are the best here
The mussels are the best here!!
The seabass was perfectly cooked in the oven with wine and olives
The seabass was perfectly cooked in the oven with wine and olives
The grilled vegetables are wonderful
The grilled vegetables are wonderful
The fried calamari were tender and delicious
The fried calamari were tender and delicious too
The icecram dessert was a great dish to finish off the evening
The icecram dessert was a great dish to finish off the evening

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