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A mini-roadtrip in Northern Italy

We are taking the time out during this COVID-19 crisis to update our blog completely. This takes us both along some trips down memory lane. Before we met and became a couple, we did some traveling on our own or with previous partners. Back in 2006 I (Annick) went to Northern Italy, mainly to visit …

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Lago di Garda

Italy  has always been one of my favourite countries to travel in. It has it all: good food, a rich cultural history and stunning nature. One of my favourite areas are the lakes of Northern Italy. In this blogpost I’ll take you around the beautiful Lake Garda, or as the Italians say, Lago di Garda. It’s …

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A lovely walk through Modena…

We visited the Italian island of Sardegna (Sardinia) in the summer of 2013. We combined our stay there with a roadtrip from our home in Belgium to the island (and back), passing through France, Switzerland, and Italy. Along the way, we visited a number of world heritage sites and every evening we stayed with a …

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The nuraghi of Sardegna…

Despite its rather isolated position in the Mediterranean (together with Corsica), Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian) has a long history of human presence. First settlement occurred somewhere between 450000-150000 years ago, by people from Tuscany, by a landstrip via Corsica. The first significant Sardinian civilisation was the Nuragic civilisation, which existed between 1700 BC and 500BC …

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The delicious tastes of Sardegna

Since we’ve returned from Sardegna (Sardinia) in 2013, and since we’ve bought a (Dutch) cookbook with recipes from Sardinia, we frequently make a Sardinian dish at home. Our favourite is definitely the outrageously tasty (but pretty high in cholesterol) “Malloreddus alla campidanese”, a primi piatti with shell-like pasta, called malloreddus. We brought some malloreddus home …

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When…

When you see numerous bullet holes in road signs… When you get stuck in a flock of sheep each time you go grocery shopping… When you see village walls beautifully covered with huge murals… When you encounter traditional (carnival) festivities or a shop selling the associated costumes… When you frequently come across round prehistoric structures, …

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Cagliari, the capital of Sardegna

Sardegna (or Sardinia, if you like) is different. It is different from the remainder of Italy, that is. Islands always have that sense of uniqueness: you feel that although they are officially part of a certain country, they still have their own identity. For example, Guadeloupe has nothing in common with the rest of France, …

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Following the SS125 – the Sarda Orientale

Road aligned with palmtrees, close to Olbia ferry port. While we took you to some sites we visited along the way, and a quick detour in England & Belgium, our list of blogposts on Sardegna is not completed yet. Today we’re taking you on a little roadtrip on the Sarda Orientale, the route SS125. This …

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Romanesque churches in the Logudoro area of Sardegna

Croplands near the Nuraghe of Barumini, in the center of Sardinia Being an island in the “middle” of the Mediterranean, Sardinia has been colonized quite a few times. As you might have read in one of our earlier blog posts, the first settlers came from the Italian main land (Tuscany). On the island, you can …

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Beaches of Sardegna

Entrance to La Caletta, near San Teodoro. It’s been a while since we last posted something about Sardegna. Tonight, on a rain drenched Belgian evening, it feels like the perfect moment to talk about it’s beaches. Since Sardegna is an island, ofcourse you are bound to hit one beach or another travelling through it. Some …