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My travel in Europe:
island of Sardinia, Italy


One week by car at island of Sardinia, 2017


Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena, day 6:


Capoterra:

Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Breakfast as usual, we found everything we had get used with during our visit at island of Sardinia. Our host came down and talked to us, he about all his houses and we about our round trip at Sardinia.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Lot of tasty things to eat to breakfast.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Not too uncommon they have this kind of fence around the property, it's almost like a fort. The name of this B&B was Gentarrubia B&B.


Nora:

Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Back to Nora once again to see the ruins after the Romans.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Maybe this is the pier our guide talked about later during the guided tour, you see parts of it under the water.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

We sat here waiting for our English guided tour. It was not allowed to enter the archaeological excavations without a guide.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

At top of the hill in background you see the first sign of the ruins.


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Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

It was in these blocks the Romans lived.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

All these ruins have been hidden under the sand before the excavation.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

If I remember correct they estimated that 10000 people lived in this city.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Our guide show us the still preserved sewers, she was very good at English so we had no problem to understand her.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Main road down to the harbor, a large part of the city is today underwater due to land movements.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Columns along the street, probably it was along the street at that time where the sellers were.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


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Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

In the background lies the palace, but it was not ready for visitors yet.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

The courtyard of a rich family house.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

The mosaics was so beautiful, what a lot of small details, and this was made 2000 years ago. When it was excavated it was complete, but sorry to hear from our guide was that stupid tourist have stolen part of the mosaic stones, how could they!


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

We didn't have time to visit the Spanish tower, but it's almost like the tower we visited two days ago in Tharros.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

End of the guided tour, what a fantastic moment we had!


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

The nearby church of Sant Efisio, for sure the stones come from the ruins we have visited.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

We see beaches everywhere.


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Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Tired after the guided tour and walk afterwards we took a break at the nearby restaurant.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

These stones could be ruins after the aqueduct, they do not know exactly where the freshwater originated, but they had some guesses.


Cagliari:

Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

It was a nightmare to drive a car in Cagliare, one-way streets and a lot of traffic. We almost gave up and wanted to leave the city, but then suddenly we saw a free parking lot. Here we are just outside the walls of the old city defense.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

The south gate, Torre dell Elefante.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

As usual on this travel we had nice weather. From this place we had a wonderful view of the city and the sea.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

The entrance hall of the University.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

North side, just outside the wall of the city, it fell steeply down the mountain.


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Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Bastione di Saint Remy.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

The old city wasn't very big, took us two hours to see what we found interesting. Now we wanted something to eat.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


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Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

On our way out from Cagliare we drive along this lake, Saline di Quartu. Even if you could not see it here, the small white dots are flamingos, what a surprise!


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The last beach to visit this day, now we go to this night's B&B.


Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena


Quartu Sant Elena

Italy, Sardinia, Capoterra to Quartu Sant Elena

Our biggest room yet. Next door we had a very nice German, he had previously worked as a military in Sardinia but was now retired. We were invited to a drink and he advised us to visit a very nice beach, the Cala Sinzias, we could visit it on the coming morning trip north.


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To the sixth part: Quartu Sant Elena to Cala Gonone)

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