We were lucky enough to be able to take a few days of vacation to enjoy the beginning of spring in gorgeous Sardinia. Spring in Sardinia = off season; it seemed like we had the entire island to ourselves.
Although early spring will not usually grant you weather hot enough to laze around on the beach for hours or go for a swim in the sea (although we did see the occasional bold swimmer) it does guarantee peace from throngs of other tourists and lower prices for everything from meals and flights to hotel rooms. We stayed at the pragmatically named but very comfortable and accommodating Hotel For You.
Previously unbeknownst to me, (let’s face it, many things about Sardinia weren’t exactly on my knownst list) there is an abundance of Bronze Age sites on the island, including fortresses, temples, and remains of entire settlements. The remains of the Bronze Age fortress (nuraghe) you are looking at above are over 3000 years old.
Tempietto di Malchittu (the Malchittu Temple.) Some experiences in life cannot really be described or anticipated; spending a quiet half hour listening to the buzzing of the bees in a prehistoric place of worship with nobody else around for miles is one of them.
A day trip we greatly enjoyed was taking the ferry to the archipelago of La Maddalena (located at the northeastern most point of Sardinia and consisting of seven islands in total, two of which we visited.)