Sant' Antioco Island, connected to Sardinia by a bridge.
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SantAntioco town and island, Sunday and Monday, June 15/16, 2015

Sunday night I stayed at the B&B La Pineta, a very nice and reasonable place, and easy to reach (not always true in Sardinian towns!). I walked around the town in the evening, including a number of archaelogical sites.

Monday I started the day by driving around the island, stopping at beaches and coves, and at a Nuraghic site in the interior.

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Sant' Antioco Bay, approaching the island.

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Panorama of the bay, with the town on the middle left

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At the top of a hill on the west side of the town are a number of archaeological sites.

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Nuraghic, Roman, and Spanish/Catalonian. I walked over from my B&B, and wandered around.

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A "typical" view out over the city, to the southwest from the old fort.

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An archeologic park.

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This Nuraghic site excavation was right in the middle of a residential area. Just another lot...

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I really like these rather artistic metal railings

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The downtown waterfront, near where I ate dinner. The commercial port is further south, on the other side of the bridge to the island.


Monday after breakfast, I started my circumnavigation of the island

It's not that large an island, even with my many stops, and side trip to the Nuraghic site, it was less than 3 hours.

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I liked this alignment of the old rowboat and the fishing boat on a beach just southeast of the town.

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Panorama looking towards the south coast of Sardinia

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As is true of most of the Sardinian coast, there were a number of Catalonian watch towers

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A nice way to do archaelogical site signs.

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A beautiful cove, just north of the watchtower.

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I drove about 8 kms into the interior, first on a narrow road, then dirt, to this Nuraghic site after noticing a sign. All in ruins, but interesting.

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One of the few intact portions.

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A very typical Nuraghic tower entrance.

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There were supposed to be more sites, so I kept driving the dirt road, but it got pretty bad after this old abandoned building, so I gave up on it.

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"Half Moon Bay" (loosely translated)! It had a little cafe just to the left, on the beach.

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The Guardia Costiera (coast guard) base, on the Sardinian side of the bridge to Sant' Antioco, as I start my trip to Cagliari

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