Entrance Tickets, The Fortress at Castelsardo in Sardinia

Castelsardo

“(Sardinia) reminds me of Malta: lost between Europe and Africa and belonging to nowhere. Belonging to nowhere, never having belonged to anywhere.  To Spain and the Arabs and the Phoenicians most.  But as if it had never really had a fate.  Left outside of time and history.” D H Lawrence – ‘Sea and Sardinia’

After lunch we made our way towards the old town and the fortress set at the very top of the rocky outcrop.  At the lower levels there were souvenir shops selling usual tourist trash and after ignoring these we tackled slippery steep stone steps worn down by the passage of time and feet.

At the top we paid our 3€ entrance fee and passed through the gates into the recently restored castle and centro storico where waiting for us at the top there was a breath-taking 360° panorama of the land and the sea.

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17 responses to “Entrance Tickets, The Fortress at Castelsardo in Sardinia

  1. You have brought up an interesting topic here.

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  2. 15C-18C part of kingdom of Spain but is another island! Now part of Italy of course.

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  3. I was looking at the salmon pink walls and stairways, Andrew, and then focusing on the details, wanting to be there, wanting to walk up them and discover what lay beyond. –Curt

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