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Napoli – June 12, 2023

Starting with the Greeks 2,400 years ago, continuing with the Romans and through World War II, people have been tunneling under Napoli. First the Greeks, tunneled and quarried the volcanic tuft that they used for their building. The real work started with the Romans who built miles of tunnels and cistern to hold the water […]

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Napoli – Jun 11, 2023

Up at a reasonable hour and hangout in the apartment. There’s no rush as we have a late morning flight to Naples on Volotea Airlines whom I’ve never heard of but it’s not Ryanair so that should be an improvement. They are based in Spain and although they are still another of the “cheap” airlines […]

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Cagliari – June 10, 2023

The plan for today is a day off from driving. That, of course, doesn’t mean a day off from walking. The destination is a park, Parco Naturale Molentargius Saline, that is built around some tidal salt flats. In the park there are some lagoons that are the home to some resident flamingos. Yes, I said […]

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Cagliari (later) – June 10, 2023

Late yesterday we arrived just after 6PM in Cagliari and started a search for our room for the night. Maps didn’t have much trouble finding the location but parking was another issue entirely. The room is in another upscale residential neighborhood and that means finding free over-night parking is difficult and what is there is […]

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Cagliari – June 9, 2023

A quick breakfast, check out and load the car. Point the car downhill and hope for the best. The last descent is a non-event. Back through Posada. Stop at an ATM at the post office for some cash and on the road again. This time to Cagliari, again. Barbara has for a town on the […]

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Posada – June 8, 2023

After a fine breakfast on the lovely patio at the B&B, it’s a beautiful day and we’re off to find a necroplis which is defined generally as an ancient cemetery. The word comes from the Greek meaning,literally, “city of the dead”. The first is Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju . It’s located near Alghero off a […]

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Alghero – June 7, 2023

We recover the car and head out for our first search for ruins in Sardinia. That shouldn’t be hard and there are literally thousands of ruins here from about 8,000 BCE forward. Just who and/or what is Sardinia? Here’s a quote from the Wiki article about the island, “Sardinia is the second-largest island in the […]

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Cagliari – June 6, 2023

We’re up at 4:00 AM, washed, brushed and packed. Down to the lobby at 4:25 AM. There’s no taxi but we’re early. I remind the night clerk that we have a taxi for 4:30. He checks the notebook. Calls the radio taxi company. Waits on hold for a minute or two. Calls again. Speaks to […]

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Napoli – June 5, 2023

Breakfast in the hotel dining room and then check out. Pack the car and we’re off for a longish drive to Napoli. Back through the winding streets and onto the autostrada. We’re headed for Bomarzo to see the Sacro Bosco (“Sacred Grove”), also called Park of the Monsters. Bormarzo is about 150 kilometers southeast of […]

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Siena – June 4, 2023

Siena – June 4, 2023 After a good night’s sleep, we off to downtown Siena. First we stop at the dining room for the breakfast buffet and then to the from desk to inquire about bus service to the old city. The woman at the desk takes our map and starts telling us and drawing […]

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