2016-05-10 Art Guest House, Cagliari to Hotel Sighientu, Marina di Capitana, Sardinia

This morning the wind was quite strong when we left Cagliari to drive down tp Pula where the ancient site of Nora is situated
This morning the wind was quite strong when we left Cagliari to drive down tp Pula where the ancient site of Nora is situated
Our first glimpse of the 17th century watchtower Torre del Coltellazzo that overlooks the Nora ancient site
Our first glimpse of the 17th century watchtower Torre del Coltellazzo that overlooks the Nora ancient site
As we arrive we join an English speaking tour with a delightful Sardinian young lady
As we arrive we join an English speaking tour with a delightful Sardinian young lady
 Although the weather was not cold, there was a strong wind and a sea mist all over the south west Pula area
Although the weather was not cold, there was a strong wind and a sea mist all over the south west Pula area
Nora was first settled by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC and later the site was rebuilt by the Punics and then the Romans
Nora was first settled by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC and later the site was rebuilt by the Punics and then the Romans
There are quite substantial remains of the ancient baths of the site called Terme al mare
There are quite substantial remains of the ancient baths of the site called Terme al mare
A cluster of 4 pillars stand in the centre of a large patrician villa
A cluster of 4 pillars stand in the centre of a large patrician villa
Floor mosaics can still be seen from the surrounding rooms of the villa
Floor mosaics can still be seen from the surrounding rooms of the villa
The ancient site was exposed to two bays, one on each side of the point which made landing by boat always possible
The ancient site was exposed to two bays, one on each side of the point which made landing by boat always possible
 The small amphitheatre overlooking the sea was built by the Romans in the 2nd Century
The small amphitheatre overlooking the sea was built by the Romans in the 2nd Century
 A single column remains from the former temple of Tanit, a Carthaginian Venus that was once worshipped here at Nora
A single column remains from the former temple of Tanit, a Carthaginian Venus that was once worshipped here at Nora
After a few hours inspecting the ancient site we returned to Cagliari
After a few hours inspecting the ancient site we return to Cagliari
Once back in Cagliari we drive up to the amphitheatre which we missed on our other visits to the town
Once back in Cagliari we drive up to the amphitheatre which we missed on our other visits to the town
Nearby a statue gets a good polish
Nearby a statue gets a good polish
We pass the Chiesa di San Michele
We pass the Chiesa di San Michele
We then go down Via Azuni
We then go down Via Azuni
Looking towards the busy Piazza Yenne
Looking towards the busy Piazza Yenne
Chiesa di SanAnna which was rebuilt after much damage in the WWII
Chiesa di SanAnna which was rebuilt after much damage in the WWII
The staue of King Carlo Felice in Piazza Yenne
The staue of King Carlo Felice in Piazza Yenne
Back on Via Roma, it is time to leave Cagliari and head home to the marina
Back on Via Roma, it is time to leave Cagliari and head home to the marina
After a few days travelling many kms by car, seeing other parts of Sardinia, we return to Marina di Capitana
After a few days travelling many kms by car, seeing other parts of Sardinia, we return to Marina di Capitana
We check back into the Hotel Sighientu, adjacent to the marina
We check back into the Hotel Sighientu, adjacent to the marina
Before dinner we check on the Tangaroa and see the large boat hoist in place. We knew that she was ready to be launched in the morning as planned
Before dinner we check on the Tangaroa and see the large boat hoist in place. We knew that she was ready to be launched in the morning as planned
Dinner once again at Munros
Dinner once again at Munros
Fresh raw tuna is on the menu tonight
Fresh raw tuna is on the menu tonight
We also try the spicy octopus
We also try the spicy octopus
Then we share one of their delicious pizzas
Then we share one of their delicious pizzas
All enjoyed with a good Sardinian vino rosso
All enjoyed with a good Sardinian vino rosso

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