The Republic of Moldova is a picturesque country in Eastern Europe, between Romania and Ukraine. Its territory is easily recognizable on the map due to the fact that it looks like a bunch of grapes. If you like to return from the trip with unforgettable impressions and captivating stories to tell your friends, not just with fridge magnets, then this country will surprise you and leave you with deep emotions. This is exactly what those who venture on a new journey tend to find.
1. Cricova and Mileștii Mici wineries
The Republic of Moldova is a wine-growing country, ranking in the top of the most important wine-growing states in the world. Moldova is known for its famous and unique underground cities, such as Cricova, located 11 kilometers from Chisinau and Milestii Mici, about 30 km south of Chisinau.
While Cricova is the largest underground complex, known worldwide for its huge labyrinths, with galleries with a total length of 120 kilometers, the underground cellars Milestii Mici have the largest collection of wines in the world (over 1.5 million bottles of the collection) and entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2005.
Such a tour will be an unforgettable experience for any tourist, but especially for wine lovers.
2. Orheiul Vechi cultural-natural reservation
It is located in the eastern part of the Republic of Moldova, only 60 km from the capital, in the rocky gorge of the river Raut, in a place of strategic importance, close to the river Dniester.
The Orheiul Vechi complex is a system made up of cultural and natural elements, where there are archeological vestiges from all known epochs on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and about 200 Christian cave complexes.
Within the limits of the Orheiul Vechi Landscape, 20 archeological sites are documented, two of which are ensembles of particularly large proportions traditionally named by the local population: Peștera and Butuceni.
The cultural-natural and landscape reservation is on the list of candidates to be included in the UNESCO patrimony. Let's find out -
3. Ţîpova Monastery
In Ţîpova, on the rocky bank of the Dniester (about 100 km north of Chisinau) is the largest Orthodox cave monastery in Moldova, considered one of the largest in Europe.
The cave monastery "Tipova" is perfectly harmonized with the surrounding nature, dug in the limestone rocks.
There are several legends related to this place, and we mention the one according to which “it was here that Stephen the Great married his wife Voichiţa” and another that “says that here, in this monastery, the mythological poet ended his life Greek Orpheus ”.
Tourists arriving here can also visit an impressive gorge within the "Tipova" landscape reservation, an exclusively pedestrian route.
4. Soroca Fortress
It is located in the middle of Soroca, about 160km north of Chisinau, and is the business card of the city of the same name.
It is the right place if you want to feel the atmosphere of the medieval era.
Soroca Fortress was built at the crossing of the Dniester on the site of older fortifications and is also known as the meeting place of Moldovan armies under the leadership of the famous statesman Dimitrie Cantemir and Russian armies led by Tsar Peter I during the campaign in Prut against the Turkish soldiers in 1711.
The image of the Soroca Fortress is on the banknote with a face value of 20 lei, issued by the National Bank of Moldova.
5. The lower Prut meadow
The Lower Prut Scientific Reserve is a protected area located in the lower reaches of the Prut River, including Lake Beleu and its surroundings, in the southwest of the Republic of Moldova.
Between the villages of Văleni and Slobozia Mare in Cahul district, Lake Beleu is the ideal place for nature lovers. The lake is home to herds of Pelicans heading for the Danube, Black Gypsies, White Egrets, Gray Herons, and other birds.
During May-July, white and yellow water lilies bloom on Lake Beleu.
Due to the impressive diversity of habitats and life forms that it hosts in a relatively small space, the "Lower Prut" is a true museum of biodiversity.
A natural bank of genes of inestimable value for the universal natural heritage.
6. "Codrii" Natural Reservation
Within this reservation there is a rich "Museum of Nature", located in the hilly center of the Republic of Moldova, on the Plateau of Central Moldova (Straseni district), occupying approx. 40% of the surface of this high plateau.
In the reserve are under protection about 1000 species of plants, 43 species of mammals, 145 species of birds, 7 species of reptiles, 10 species of amphibians, and more than 10 thousand species of insects.
The “Codrii” nature reserve is of significant importance in the protection and multiplication of endangered plant and animal species.
At the same time, the reservation contributes to the conservation of biodiversity characteristic of the Republic of Moldova, thereby improving the quality of the environment.
7. Saharna Monastery
Saharna is a village in the commune of Saharna Nouă in Rezina district, Republic of Moldova, located about 110 km north of Chisinau, on the right bank of the Dniester River, at an altitude of 28 meters above sea level.
The Saharna Monastery, as a whole, is one of the oldest monastic settlements within the Orthodox Church in the Republic of Moldova, composed of two monasteries: one cave (Annunciation) and another terrestrial (Holy Trinity).
The history of the cave monastery is very little known, it is not known the exact date of its foundation and who the founders are.
Saharna forms 22 waterfalls, of which the best known is the "Gypsy Pit" Waterfall with a height of 5 meters.
8. The valley "a hundred mounds"
Hundreds of Mounds is a protected area near the Prut, located in Riscani district, between the villages of Braniște and Avrămeni.
From the name "One hundred mounds" we can conclude that they are 100, but in reality, according to some estimates, their number is much higher (over 3500), each with different heights, 15-30 m.
The valley of the hundred mounds is part of the "Pădurea Domnească" scientific reservation and of the list of protected areas.
Some scientists say that "One Hundred Mounds" ("Centum Monticuli" after Dimitrie Cantemir) is the only place in Europe where they are concentrated in such a large number of submarine reefs of the Mediterranean Sea.
Tertiary water basin, which covered about 20 million years ago the current territory of the Republic of Moldova.
Other scientists believe that the mounds formed due to landslides and collapses.
9. Bechir cave hermitage
Bechir's ravine or "Bechirov Iar" is a geological or paleontological nature monument in Soroca district.
In the steep cliffs of that valley is the Bechir cave hermitage, considered the oldest to date, probably dating from the sixth - eighth century.
It is supposed to be a cave-church, carved into the rock, reminiscent of rock settlements in various parts of the Christian world.
The cave is located at a height of 12-14 meters on vertical, white limestone rock and consists of a small room facing the altar to the north and a small French door-window to the south.
The interior is decorated with constructive elements carved in stone and imitating the interior of an antique wooden church.
10. Tighina Fortress
It is a fortress during the reign of Stephen the Great, located on the banks of the Dniester, in the city of Tighina, 61 km southeast of Chisinau.
The Tighina Fortress (renamed by the Turks Bender) is an architectural ensemble with an irregular quadrilateral plan, surrounded by wide walls, 2.3 - 3 m thick and high, made of limestone and brick, with 10 bastions. for corner artillery and 11 towers and 6 gates, surrounded by a stone ditch.
11. The Soviet bunker from the village of Olișcani
The huge bunkers in the forest of Olişcani village, Soldanesti district, are among the most enigmatic constructions on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.
The two casemates, 32 meters in diameter and more than 60 meters deep, were part of a secret Soviet military objective.
The construction system so ingenious suggests that this military unit in the heart of the forest from Olișcani had a special destination, rather a command post of the General Staff.
12. The cave from Duruitoarea Veche
Duruitoarea Veche Cave is known as an ancient settlement from the Stone Age. It consists of three rooms with a total length of 49 m, a width of 5-9 m and is located above the village of Duruitoarea (Riscani district), at a height of 33 meters.
Here were discovered animal remains, fragments of tools but also traces of primitive man 250-300 thousand years ago.
Near the cave, is the Duruitoarea Gorge, a geological or paleontological nature monument.
The rocky massif with the strange colossi, part of the Prut towers, creates a prehistoric atmosphere in this deep gorge, which seems to have been preserved for millennia.
13. Cinderella Cave
"Cinderella" or "Emil Racoviță" Cave is the largest cave in the Republic of Moldova, also recognized as the third-longest gypsum cave in Europe.
The cave is located in the Eastern European region, in the village of Criva, where the borders of three states intersect: Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, and Romania.
In the karst caves, there are over 20 lakes, of which the largest are: Dacian Lake, Green Lake, A mouth of water, Blue Lake, Dinosaur Lake, Nautilus Lake, named after the culture, imagination, and passions of speleologists.
Most of the rooms have a vaulted ceiling in Gothic style, with a height of about 11 meters. The width of the tunnels is 30-40m, and the length varies between 60 to 100m.
There are several water fountains in the galleries. Most ceilings and walls resemble mosaic, due to the formations that result from the process of crystallization of gypsum.
14. Fetești Nature Reserve
220 kilometers from Chisinau and 20 km from Edinet, in the Draghiștei Valley, far from the eyes of the world, hides the village of Fetești, which wears with dignity and delicacy a chain of ancient rocks.
The Fetești landscape reservation is a protected area, with an area of 555 ha, which stretches near the Prut, along the steep banks of the small river Draghiște.
The vegetation of the reserve is very rich and diverse, in total there are about 160 species of plants, of which 15 species are represented by trees and shrubs.
15. The mansion of Zamfirache Ralli
Zamfirache Ralli's mansion is a former aristocratic residence from the early nineteenth century, built by the wealthy Greek boyar Zamfirache Ralli, located in Straseni district, Dolna village (67 km away from Chisinau).
The place became especially famous due to the fact that it was often visited by the well-known Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, exiled between 1821 and 1823 in Chisinau.
After the First World War, the mansion remained in the village. There was a library here, then the music school, only in the '70s the museum opened, with small modifications.
The museum has 2 levels, the rooms upstairs are open to the public, 15 in number.
16. Serpeni Memorial Complex
The memorial complex was erected on the right bank of the Dniester, about 40 km east of Chisinau, in memory of Soviet soldiers who fell during the Iasi-Chisinau operation in 1944.
A trip to this place evokes history and nature alike.
17. Buteşti Reef
The Butești Reef, are a geological or paleontological nature monument in the Glodeni district.
The protected area is located southeast of the village of Butești.
The largest rock cave, which is actually the largest in Moldova, forms a concretion in the shape of a stone waterfall, which from a distance resembles an elephant lying on the grass.
It is this elephant that brought fame to the rock, which is full of myths and stories.
Remains of prehistoric man have been found in the cave of the "elephant", in these places being discovered several objects from the time of the Cututeni Civilization (6th millennium BC).
18. Valea Trandafirilor Park in Chisinau
Chisinau is a green city, full of parks and wide streets, flanked by tall trees.
One of the famous parks in the city is the Valley of Roses located in the Botanica sector, which covers an area of 145 hectares of which 9 hectares of water.
Inside the park, there are restaurants, beaches, children's playgrounds, and sports fields.
At the edge of the park, near Trandafirilor Street, there is the Chernobyl Victims Memorial and an amusement park, the only one in Chisinau where a Ferris wheel operates.
A symbol of the park is the Bridge of Lovers, the meeting place for couples in Chisinau.
19. Țaul Park
Approximately 200 km from Chisinau, to the north, in the center of Ţaul village in Donduşeni district, is the largest park in Moldova.
It was created in the early twentieth century, around the mansion of the Pommer family. The park is one of the most successful creations of the well-known landscape architect I. Vladislavskii-Podalko.
Among the parks of the Republic of Moldova, Țaul Park has the most species of conifers and deciduous trees of foreign origin, about 150 species.
The park is conventionally divided at the top, where the village of the boyar Pommer was located, but also a whole network, dense with alleys with various floral arrangements and the bottom, which is more reminiscent of the forest, consisting of various groups of trees, features for different geographical areas.
Being the largest in Moldova, the park from Tăul has an imposing multitude of alleys, paths, and trails, whose length reaches more than 12.5 km.
20. Vodă lui Vodă
The picturesque valley of the Dniester River, the forest-park, and the beaches on the bank of the Dniester contributed to the transformation of the area adjacent to Vadul lui Voda, located 23 km east of Chisinau, instead of rest and leisure.
Vodă lui Vodă has become a beloved place of relaxation, not only for the inhabitants of the city but also for many guests who come from the republic and abroad.
21.Uvaliu's palace from Căzănești village
Căzănești is a village in Telenesti district. In this locality were preserved the remains of the water tower, which was part of the Mansion Palace in the late nineteenth - early twentieth century. Unfortunately, this is all that is left of the huge palace, built by the boyar Ștefan Uvaliu. It is worth noting that this place has an incredibly beautiful nature, accompanied by vibrant landscapes. Therefore, you will surely find a place to walk and spend a beautiful and relaxing time, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The monastery is located 140 km from Chisinau, in the village of Rudi, Soroca district. It was founded in 1777, on the territory of the estates belonging to the brothers Andronache and Theodore Rud, with the financial support of the merchant Danciul din Podolia. The church was built keeping the traditions of the old Moldovan architecture. Now the monastery is surrounded by a picturesque forest and a gorge.
Blue Lake is located on the edge of Naslavcea village, Ocnita district. There was once a clay flooded quarry, and over time the place turned into an impressive, turquoise lake with a graphite beach. Why go to Croatia if we have such beauty here ?!
24.Wind Mill from Beșalma village
For more than a century and a half, on a hill on the edge of the village of Beșalma (Gagauzia) there is a windmill, which we can only see in the old books. The building is still functional, and the locals sometimes use it.
25.The weather station from Cornești
In the village of Cornești, Ungheni district, there is an unusual ball, with a diameter of about 18 meters. At the moment, it is not used in any way, but it is assumed that during the USSR it was designed to integrate inside it a space tracking equipment. Be sure to go inside to feel its acoustics and feel its unusual atmosphere.
The monastery is built on a rocky slope, on the surface of which stretches a dense and green forest. Miraculously, on the top of the cliff stands a church, built in the seventeenth century, and to reach it you have to cross a bridge suspended by all its beauty. It was from this steel church that the monastery was created. According to legend, the founder of the Japca monastery was the monk Ezekiel, who was traveling through Bessarabia at that time. Due to the invasion of the Tartars, the locals could not afford to build a church, and the monk offered to build a monastery right on the rock.
27.Stroievskaia's chapel from Stolniceni village
The chapel is built in the village of Stolniceni, Edinet district. Nearby, next to the village hospital, there is an incredibly beautiful park, founded in 1910 by the landlady Stroievskaia. Once upon a time, there was a lake there, of which only a small pond remained. Not far from the park and the hospital, Mrs. Stroievskaia built a chapel that we also visited. Even if more than a hundred years have passed since the construction, it has been perfectly preserved, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the architecture, but also the beautiful surrounding landscape.
28.Hora sculpture located in Bravici village
And now, as for dessert, we present one of the most beautiful Moldavian sculptures, which can be found in the north of the country - "Hora". The sculpture is located in Bravici village, Călărași district. According to the author - Nicolae Vieru - it symbolizes the Moldovan people as a nation, united for the highest goals.
29. Manuc Bei's mansion
Manuc Bei's mansion is an architectural monument registered in the Register of cultural monuments of the Republic of Moldova. It consists of several buildings: the Palace, the Old Man's House, the Stable, the Kitchen, however the only preserved building is the Hunting Castle (Mansion), unique in its kind, where a museum is arranged. The oldest objects are some religious books from the early nineteenth century. The mansion is located in the city of Hincesti.
30. Căpriana Monastery
One of the most beautiful monasteries in the Republic of Moldova, the Căpriana monastery, is located 40 kilometers from Chisinau, in the area of the old forests of Lăpuşna. It is the oldest monastery between the Prut and the Dniester, documented at the beginning of the 15th century, during the reign of the voivode Alexander the Good. The church of the Căpriana monastery is the only one in the Republic of Moldova that preserves the classic plan of the churches built in the medieval Moldavian style.
With this column of posts, we want to show you that our country is wonderful, with a complex history, interesting places, beautiful nature, and enormous potential.
Perhaps the only thing you have heard about Sardinia is the Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast, which takes its name from the color of the water that stretches along its white sandy beaches. But the Mediterranean island is much bigger. Tourists visiting Sardinia for the first time are surprised to discover that an island so well known for its remarkable beaches can be so rugged and mountainous, a few kilometers from the washed-out sands.
The other thing that may surprise you is the amazing number of prehistoric sites, especially the round enigmatic stone towers known as nuraghi (singular: nuraghe). You will learn about the mysteries that these prehistoric forts/dwellings hide as you climb their dark stone stairs and explore passages built in the Bronze and Iron Ages. You can also walk the original Roman streets and visit the wind-blown ruins of Phoenician-built cities. Unusual local customs and traditional festivals, attractions you won't find anywhere else, a cuisine that is quite distinct from the rest of Italy, even another language (although everyone speaks Italian and many speak English) make Sardinia a one-of-a-kind good destination.
1. Cagliari and southern Sardinia
The south coast of this island offers tourists a glimpse of the infinite variety of Sardinia.
From the medieval streets and high bastions that rise above the shores of the island in the capital of Cagliari, it is just a few kilometers from the ruins of the ancient city of Nora, where the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans had their trading posts. Head east of the city, and in a few minutes you can pop into one of the fabulous beaches, making Sardinia one of Europe’s favorite summer playgrounds.
2.Nuraghe Su Nuraxi
Remains of thousands of such stone towers are scattered throughout Sardinia, mostly in complete ruin, but it is the best-preserved and most complete. It is also the closest major to Cagliari and the best performed, with 30-minute tours and English language guides. If you see only one, you see one, which UNESCO cites as one of the best restorations anywhere in the Mediterranean. The timber found in the walls of the central tower was carbon-dated to 1500 BC, and the outer towers were built in the 11th or 12th century BC. You can go inside the tower, climbing to the top of it, to see in detail the dome stacked of dry stones without mortar. The spiral staircases inside their 1.8-meter walls connect the three floors, and as you climb through the passages, you can appreciate the engineering finish and workmanship that these prehistoric people made. After exploring the towers and foundations of the surrounding old village, be sure to stop at the Casa Zapata Museum in the village, where - along with other fascinating exhibits - you can see another nuraghe that has been excavated under the building. Here you will get a bird's eye view of the construction of a walkway above the walls.
From the port city of Olbia to the top of Capo de Testa, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are located in bays washed by a sea so green and clear that it is known to the world as Costa Smeralda, Emerald Coast. The comparison with one of the most expensive jewelry could also apply to the clientele that has frequented the coast since it was developed by Aga Khan in the 1960s in several resorts for the uber-rich. The "village" resorts are built to resemble the Greek islands and the Porto Cervo Riviera, a marina for private yachts built in the 1960s. Apart from people watching, its only attraction for those who are not booked in one resort, there is Mdm, an elegant museum of modern art with changing exhibitions and a café with a terrace overlooking Porto Cervo. The most modest resort in the region is a little lively Cannigione, on the Gulf of Arzachena.
Don't be surprised if the language you hear around you in this lively seaside town looks a little different - almost like Spanish. It is, and you can still find some signs and labels in Spanish. A fourteenth-century pope gave Sardinia to the king of Aragon, hoping to remove the island from the control of Pisa and Genoa. He gave fiefdoms to about 400 families in Aragon and Catalonia if they installed the island with a base in Alghero, displacing the local population. The liturgy in the church of San Francesco is still said in Catalan and you should visit it to see the graceful 13th-century monastery, which came through the sacristy to the left of the altar. The 14th-century cathedral has a Spanish Gothic door. After the evening fades in the evening, climb the Spanish-built walls to protect yourself from sea attacks and join the locals for an evening stroll along their broad bastions to watch the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea.
You may be wondering if you should stop at every nuraghe and if you haven't been fascinated by these mysterious towers so far, maybe you shouldn't. But most tourists quickly fall under the spell of these towers, about which they remain so unknown, and soon discover that each of them is quite different. Considered one of the top three, the Losa has several distinctions. It is lit inside the recessed lamps, so if you don't wear a flashlight, this is your chance to see the interior details of its stacked Talos stone domes. This is one of the most complex, a large tower with three outer towers that form a triangular bastion, which you can explore through a maze of stone passages that spiral inside its massive walls. The second floor is still intact and the roof is complete. Although dating from the 12th-14th centuries BC. (Bronze Age), the large central chamber of the main tower is in excellent condition and more refined in its construction than most others. A small museum contains bronze bracelets and other artifacts found here.
6.Prehistoric locations in Arzachena
One of the highest concentrations of attractions of the Stone and the Middle Ages is only a few kilometers from the resorts of Costa Smeralda, but it seems a whole world. The six notable sites include nuraghi, burial sites, and the strange tombs of rooms known locally as the giant tomb. The main tomb of the Coddu Vecchiu room, a tunnel tomb from the 18th century BC, had a flat stone entrance façade added a few centuries later, and another, Li Lolghi, has a similar entrance, but with a stone standing three and a half meters. The nearby necropolis of Li Muri had stone tombs built in stone-filled stone circles once covered with mounds of earth. Nuraghi Albucciu is unusual in that its shape is oval, with a side formed by a large stone excursion. Nuraghe La Prisgiona is the most recently excavated, a central tower with two side towers and the remains of a village. This region is known for its rocky excursions, often eroded by the wind in strange shapes; one east of Arzachena looks like a huge mushroom.
7.Santa Cristina Nuraghe and the Holy Good
Not far north of Oristano is one of the most atmospheric and diverse archeological attractions in Sardinia, where you can see a remarkably preserved "holy good" - a temple of good from 1200-1100 BC. - and a nuraghe tower where you can climb to its open roof with wildflowers to see the prehistoric stone village that surrounds it. One of the white houses still has an intact stone roof. Take a flashlight to see the inside as you climb the nuraghe roof. If you want another layer of history, stop between the fountain and the nuraghe to see the group of small stone boulders, the former cells of the monks that surround a 12th-century church. Pilgrimages still come here in May and October.
8.Nuoro and Gennargentu
Reaching the top of a steep mountain ridge, the gleaming streets of Nuoro open up in all directions. The 19th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria Della Neve sits on a cliff that falls directly into the valley, and the small beach in front of the church is almost the only location in the city. Nuoro is a good base for exploring the surroundings of Gennargentu, the most accurate and beautiful Sardinian Mountains, and remote villages (Mamoiada is particularly interesting), which seem to have barely been reached since the 20th century, let alone we are talking about the 21st. It is a fascinating region, the cities cling to the steep mountains and the local customs that still arm the ancient past. Driving here, however, is not for the faint of heart, for the roads are narrow and steep, with the end of a hairpin over strange stones, without railings.
Flooded by the cones of ancient volcanoes, this wide flat valley, scattered with eroded rock formations, is dotted with prehistoric sites, primarily with a height of 16 meters Nuraghe Santu Antine. One of the largest and most complex three islands, with three towers connected by a defensive wall, was built in the 16th century BC. This is one of the most interesting to explore, because you can climb the stairs inside the thick walls of the central tower to the second and third floors, which are intact, following an upper corridor from the towers from west to north. From the top, you can see several other nuraghi, and a short drive to Sant'Andrea Priu, tombs carved into a rock somewhere between 4000 and 3000 BC. They were used in medieval times as hermitages and you can see frescoes painted inside some. This site is open irregularly, but you can see it from the entrance and you can climb a track to see at the top.
Walk among the stone remains of Phoenician, Carthaginian, and Roman cultures on this rocky point and try to imagine what they looked like when the Roman streets beneath your feet were lined with shops where you now see only foundations and doors. Columns in the baths still stand, along with parts of the aqueduct and the temples; the amphitheater overlooks the sea. On the top of the hill is a Phoenician necropolis (they left about 650 BC). For a sense of what archaeologists have found here, visit the excellent Giovanni Marongiu Civic Museum in the city of Cabras, where stone-carved stars, funerary urns, and other discoveries are displayed, positioned as they were originally found. You can see more of the treasures discovered there in the Antiquarium Arborense museum, in the small town of Oristano, also nearby. The Duomo of Santa Maria in Oristano dates back to the Middle Ages but was renovated during Spanish rule in this part of Sardinia in the 18th and 19th centuries, which explains the colorful plaques that cover its domes.
Beginning in the ninth century BC, Bosa overlooked the mouth of the only navigable river in Sardinia, in a valley that is now green with farms. A tangle of medieval streets shines from the old stone bridges and the pastel buildings that surround the river to the Malaspina Castle hill. Although you can go directly to the castle, take some time to walk the old streets, where modest houses mix comfortably with large noble houses; the restored monastery in Casa Deriu is open as a museum with furnished rooms and an art gallery. Inside the castle is a 13th-century chapel, where you should see the unusual 14th-century cycle of frescoes. The coastal road north of Bosa to Alghero is spectacular, and not at all hairy, despite its height above sea level in places.
12.Maddalena Archipelago (Maddalena Islands)
The ferry departs regularly from the port of Palau for a half-hour journey to La Maddalena, the only city in the archipelago of the Strait of Bonifacio, between Sardinia and Corsica. Apart from the beaches, the most distant of which being reached only by boat, tourists come here to cross the road and the bridge to the neighboring island of Caprera. Home here Giuseppe Garibaldi, revered as the father of the Italian state for his leadership in the fight for Italian unity and independence, is a national monument that attracts visitors from all over Italy and beyond. The other end of the island has several beaches, easy to find on paths that lead from the unique road. The sea around the islands is popular with sailors.
As attractive as the small busy fishing town, with its pastel houses climbing the hill, it stops compared to the medieval village inside the walls above. At the highest level is a 12th-century castle, with a good museum exploring the specialty of local basket craft. The narrow streets around the wind of the castle slip steeply up the hill, descending in steps to the steepest points, and in the door, you can see women weaving baskets with intricate designs. Visits from the top extend in both directions along the coast to Corsica. The Duomo, on the beach below, has one of the most beautiful altars in Sardinia, dating from the 15th century.
14.Cave of Neptune
Take a cruise from Banchina Dogana in Alghero to the top of Capo Caccia, the long head you saw on Alghero's walls, to visit this beautiful cave, surrounded by stalagmites and stalactites reflected in an underground lake. The Grotta di Nettuno was sculpted by the sea in rocks that rise to about 304 meters above. The mouth of the cave is at sea level, and arriving on the water is the most dramatic way to approach, not to mention the easiest. But you can also drive there, about 14 kilometers from Alghero, passing interesting nuraghi by the roadside. Once there, you will have to go down (and, remember, and climb back) up the 656 steps of the Escala del Cabirol (goat stairs), carved in front of the cliff.
Sassari, the second-largest city in Sardinia, is a lively cultural and cultural center and has some beautiful buildings in Catalan Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical style. Walk down Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, the main street in medieval times, overlooking the old gates and windows on houses from the Spanish period in the region, five centuries ago. The Museo Nazionale Sanna, one of the most important museums in Sardinia, features archeological collections that include Nuragic bronze figures and jewelry, as well as Roman artifacts. Don't miss the Duomo, whose façade is a revolt (you could say a mixture of ornaments) of 17th-century ornamental styles created by a stone monk in Milan. A few other churches are worth seeing inside if they are open, but the most memorable of them stand almost alone in a landscape of grazing sheep about 12 kilometers south of Sassari on the SS 131. The black and white striped tower rises above the church and the monastery. ruined by the Santissima Trinità di Saccargia, the best example of Sardinian Pisan architecture. Inside, if you're lucky enough to find it open, there are 13th-century frescoes.
Bella Italia has countless impressive places, so Porto Cervo. Located in a beautiful and well-sheltered port, the town of Porto Cervo has one of the best equipped and most welcoming Mediterranean ports. It consists of the eastern dock, also known as the old port, which is part of the village of Porto Cervo, and the new Marina in the village of Marina. Porto Cervo Marina is also one of the most expensive in the world, in the coastal city finding refuge for the rich Italians.
Olbia is a resort town in northeastern Sardinia. , the Gallura sub-region. Named Olbia in Roman times, Civita in the Middle Ages, and Newfoundland Pausania, before 1940, Olbia is a resort town in the Gallura region of Sardinia.
18. Tavolara Island - Capo Coda Cavallo
Capo Coda Cavallo is a promontory of a granite land that extends above the coast and is sheltered by the island of Tavolara, the rocks of Molaria, and the island of Proratora. You are in a marine protected area of 15,000 hectares with an important fish and ecological heritage. The natural marine area of Punta Coda Cavallo is home to rocks and sandy beaches submerged in the Mediterranean. La Cinta is an emeritus beach seen for its huge white, a very good area for diving.
One of the most chosen cities in southern Sardinia, popular for its famous resorts and long beaches, bays, and the Mediterranean landscape is Villasimius. Summers are very busy here, especially for Italians who come on holiday. If you choose this destination for summer 2019, the best beaches are Porto Sa Ruxi, Campus and Campulongu, La Spiaggia del Riso, Cala Caterina, Porto Giunco, the wonderful Punta Molentis. Sand, blue waters, flamingo birds, an ideal view of the coast of southern Sardinia.
20.Capo Spartivento lighthouse
This charming lighthouse has been transformed into an exclusive guesthouse where you can relax.
21.The beach and the dunes from Arbus
Here is located one of the most beautiful beaches to be visited. Although Sardinia has more beautiful beaches for tourists, Arbus simply does not see the sea because of the beach, besides, the landscape is beautiful (if you have an ATV all the better).
22.The island of Asinara
One of the strangest places to visit is the island of Asinara, in northern Sardinia. Although inhabited by dozens of cute donkeys, the island has a strange history. It was initially used as a quarantine area for all kinds of patients, then a prison, and later to become the place where the great Italian mobsters were brought (in an attempt to prevent communication).
23.Church of St. Mary of Sibiola
It was built in the 12th century, it is in the same condition for hundreds of years, still functional, and the most beautiful part was that you can climb it, through a side on stone stairs.
24.Saint Remy Bastion
Saint Remy Bastion - many say that this is the best view of the city, I also subscribe. Also, you can enjoy a very good coffee at one of the cafes here; you are in the center of the city, close to all the shops and other important objectives.
Barbagia, the authentic experience of the mountainous area of the island.
To live the true rural experience of Sardinia, you must visit the Barbagia area in the heart of the island, where you can go hiking and visit the authentic sheepfolds of the locals, who graze
Within driving distance of Baja Sardinia you can reach one of the modern wineries in Sardinia - Surrau, which has won several awards for its red and white wines, such as the best red wine in Italy in 2017, according to the magazine Italian specialty Gambero Rosso, and the prize of the Potro Cervo wine festival for the best white wine (Sciala).
The purest waters washing 6 km of the coast of Chia made this town famous, the symbol of which is the tower of the same name. A view of it opens from all local beaches. The archaeological area of Nora is located near Chia - this city, founded by the Punians, is considered the most ancient settlement in Sardinia.
This town of 6,400 inhabitants is the only commune on the island of San Pietro, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. This quiet, sweet spot with small, graceful beaches, charming narrow streets and its dialect (a variation of the Ligurian dialect) bears witness to its unique history.
Another remarkable place on the island is the miniature park (Parco Sardegna in Miniatura), which will especially appeal to young tourists. It is located in the city of Barumini. Also worthy of a visit are the island's water parks, among which the Aquadream in Baia Sardinia is considered the most visited.
Another place in Sardinia, where pilgrims often come, is called Ortobene. The granite hill is famous for the statue on top of the Savior. It was installed at the beginning of the last century as part of the celebration of the 1900th anniversary of Christianity. Throughout Italy, 19 sculptures depicting Jesus were installed, one of which went to Sardinia.
A little to the south. In 1997, this picturesque coast was included in the list of monuments.
The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination. The pearl on the Amalfi Coast is rightly considered a fishing village, whose colorful houses descend from the slopes of the mountains directly to the sea on the terraces (some books were even written in honor of this village). On the streets of Positano, a series of scenes were filmed from the romantic comedy Under the Tuscan Sun (2003).
Near Positano is located the highest place on the peninsula - the peak of Monte Faito (1131 m). In the comedy film "Knight and Day", Tom Cruise's hero admits his dream of living on the Amalfi Coast, with nothing but a backpack and a motorcycle.
The best time to enjoy the local beauty is from April to June, when everything is in flowers, aromas of flowering oranges and jasmine, and the weather is already quite warm, and sometimes you can even swim. Choosing a late spring or early summer, you can avoid the crowds of tourists, which in July and August can be quite significant. In addition, in high season there is intense heat, so hiking in high areas can be a little heavy.
In the winter season - on the contrary - many hotels and restaurants are closed and there are no ordinary trips to enjoy the coast from the water. In winter it is deserted, and the waves hit the rocks with such force that the spray reaches the balconies of the houses. The weather is quite humid and colder, with a temperature of about 10 degrees in the coldest months. The wettest month is November, a little less - October and December), and the least rain falls in July.
Officially, the tourist season starts here at Easter and lasts until September. In May and June, prices are usually lower than in July and August. The best time to visit is May, with an ideal temperature, a riot of flowers and only a small number of tourists.
Positano is the first stop, this village with less than 4000 inhabitants marking the beginning of the Amalfi Coast. If in the 1950s Positano was a poor village where most of the inhabitants lived from fishing, everything changed with its popularization by John Steinbeck.
In 1953 he described Positano as "a dream place that doesn't really seem real when you're there, but that becomes real and tempting once you're gone." More and more tourists have started visiting this village since then, and today tourism is the main source of income.
Despite the large number of tourists, Positano retains its vibrant personality, continuing to impress through the houses located on the steep coast, the narrow streets and the steep steps that connect them.
If Positano seems too crowded and expensive, on the way to the Amalfi Coast you will discover Praiano, a fishing village full of history. A key attraction is the church of San Luca, dating from 1123, where you can see paintings from the 16th century.
What can Positano delight you with, once you decide to visit it:
- enjoy a day at the beach with lovely views. Walk to Marina Grande or Fornillo beach where the prices are a bit friendlier.
- explore the winding streets on foot. This is a place where fashion is at home.
- visit the church of Santa Maria Assunata which rises in the main square, Flavio Gioia. You will recognize it from a distance by the dome of colored tiles (majolica tiles).
- take a walk in the mountains. From the village of Nocelle begins the road Sentiero degli Dei. The Path of the Gods is a pleasant road to walk from where you will have the opportunity to see the panorama of the entire coastal area.
Dachshund or how they call them, sausage dog, are just too funny! 50 photos that will put a smile on your face
Crooked legs, long ears, and a look that simply melts you: the Teckel, named in Germany and the Anglo-German spaces Dachshund, are among the breeds that by their simple appearance can conquer hearts in a flash. But in this little one are hidden many more qualities beyond his character as a nice companion, who always wants to be tickled and played.
The dachshund is a real hunter, being raised earlier in Germany especially to drive badgers and foxes out of the yards guarded by him. However, the use of dachshund as a hunting dog has declined sharply in recent years.
What has not diminished in return is its popularity as a pet, family, and exhibition dog - like a man's best friend it has remained very popular, even if not at the same level as the year of grace 1972, when the dachshund "Waldi" was the mascot of the Olympic Games.
The Dachshund does not know fear despite his stature, he is particularly loyal to the master for whom he is willing to endure anything. They love the moments when the owner shows his affection.
It is friendly and loves children, making it an ideal choice if you want a family dog. Due to the barking that suggests an imposing dog and the fact that dachshunds are fearless, they are good guard dogs.
Dachshunds have a longer life expectancy than other dog breeds. However, an inactive lifestyle can accelerate the oxidation process, namely the aging of cells. It is important that the food of a Dachshund limits oxidation and ensures healthy digestion for as long as possible.
Dachshunds often have a natural tendency to gain weight. Obesity can overload the spine and cause health problems.
6.Tiny Dachshund puppy
8.Lovely Dachshund with beautiful eyes
9.Enjoying summer with this cute Dachshund
10.Ready for a walk with a Dachshund?