Update : “Grand Designs” in Sardinia.

The alternative title for this blog was “The last pleasureable touches after the slog in the stazzu lounge”

That’s often the most satisfying bit in a DIY/ rebuild, the part where you get to hang or position your favorite objects in a room. ( I guess you would call it “decoration”. There was a lot of hanging and positioning on shelves in our case though, lol)

Already, with a coat of white paint and the new ceiling, we were happy with the results.But with those sardinian antiques pieces in place, we are pretty delighted now … ( there is still the floor to lay down and the furniture to get but we shan’t think of that yet 😉 )                 And Malcolm thought of an ingenious and traditional way to hang our antiques too. I wonder if you’ll guess what he used … (Tip : it’s recycled from excess material 🙂 )
So let me take you through a series of before and after pictures of the lounge.

The fire place (We chose an original colour for the fireplace as back in the day, only a small handfull of natural dye colours were widely available. That shade of brown was , and still is the most common for fireplaces.)

The kitchenette ( not quite finished)

The new shelves ( with traditional and ornemental kitchen objects )

The bread oven

An existing hole for the old electricity meter box is turned into a sweet alcove

The addition of a stone container in the lounge

A few decorative items

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“ The traveller’s choice award 2016 “ : Sardinia tops the league of the most beautiful beaches in Italy

Once again, Sardinia tops the chart according to the tripadvisor classification..
here are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Italy. Sardinia won the first place – with Cala Mariolu – and also won 4 other positions in the Tripadvisor ranking on the most beautiful Italian beaches. The “Traveller’s Choice award 2016” is based on votes and comments of millions of users, collected during 2015.

And here is the link with pictures : http://bit.ly/1U9nW22

Another reason to enjoy the peace and beauty of our villa in between trips to the beach 🙂

On a classic note, a local newspaper headlined this as “Sardinia beats Sicily to the top position”. Regional rivalry seems to exist wherever you end up in the world 😉

More pictures of beautiful places to visit near the villa

I was lazily messing about on Facebook a while back when I came across this page “la sardegna vista da vicino”. What surprised me most was the amount of pictures taken locally (between 20 mins and less than 2H00′ s drive from the villa) . So I’ m sharing them here .

I would like to particularly thank Danilo Loriga for these stupendous pictures, “Airgallura”  (Manca Giovanni Antonio) that enabled all those arial shoots as well as the owners of “la Sardegna vista da vicino” Facebook page that share so generously the beauty that is to be discovered on this amazing Island. Check that beautiful site on www.facebook.com/pages/La-Sardegna-Vista-da-Vicino/291471094257704?fref=ts

The following pictures are mostly aerial pictures taken between Isola Rossa and Valledoria, 20 mins to 35 mins’ drive from the villa :

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The following are from Tempio (40 mins’ drive):

The following ones are from Castelsardo, 40 mins’ drive away :

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The following are from Bosa, which was voted second prettiest borough of Italy in 2014(nearly 2H00 drive) :

 

The following are from near Santa Theresa (1h30 drive):

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The little green train is back from July to end of September.

From Perfugas to Tempio or to Palau. A great day out !

For more information : http://sardegna.blogosfere.it/2013/06/trenino-verde-sardegna-2013-ecco-il-nuovo-catalogo-con-i-percorsi-gli-orari-e-tutte-le-info-utili.html?fb_action_ids=611468245544909&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%22611468245544909%22%3A537468649623434%7D&action_type_map=%7B%22611468245544909%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D as well as http://www.treninoverde.com/fly/6.pdf     Check out page 6 for the prices and page 8 for the timetable.

And new for 2013 : the little train plus a trip on a Mississipi style boat on the “lago liscia”.  Departure from Perfugas Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

All aboard !

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