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Wednesday 31 August 2016

Sadinia vacation

This year, we decided to change a bit our {favorite} summer vacation spot (Skopelos) and to visit one of the most beautiful holidays destinations in Italy - island Sardinia. We didn't know much about were we were going, as we arranged everything just a week before leaving. Must say that we were lucky enough to find a house to call home (via AirBnB) for 10 days in the high season.

As the trip to Livorno ( a port from where we were catching the ferry) takes around 12 hours from Belgrade by car, we decided to take a break in the beautiful Tuscan mountains, near Florence, which was however on our ride and only 2 hours away from Livorno. Via booking.com, we found a perfect B & B place- called Le Mandrie di Ripalta .

It's a family business offering unique food (0 km how they say- meaning that they use what they are producing themselves)and pleasant stay. It has a great position for travelers interested in visiting Tuscany, and we are definitely going back soon with that mission;)

The next morning, after a wonderful breakfast and nice suggestions about that area and which road to take from the very friendly owner of the place, we were on our way to Livorno. The ferryboat called "Wanderer" by Moby was the biggest I've ever seen and traveled with in my life. The 5 hours trip would be very pleasant if we could have our ski jackets with us, as the temperature on the boat was very low (they say it has to be like that because of the viruses and bacterias that other way could be developed) and all the air conditioning caused me some problems with my cervical area which lead to staying first 3 days in bed, recovering from the trip. I was so grateful that the kids were good and that at least them with my hubby could enjoy the Holidays from the first day.

We were staying at Tanca Manna family resort, which had the nice position for exploring the nearby beaches and places.

What we loved the most is Costa Smeralda and the beautiful Capriccioli beach.

The rock formations on the island and all the beaches were breathtaking and that was my favorite part. I am not found of sandy beaches, but the kind of the sand that we were finding there was not so fine, more like very fine pebbles and therefore not so annoying. We could find the natural shade on almost every beach we went to and that was the bonus for me (I can't stand being on the sun for longer).

Another breathtaking scenery was Capo Testa, at the very north of the island and it's surrounding.

We were so sorry that, due to the very strong winds the last few days of our stay, we couldn't visit the Maddalena islands, that were very near to our zone (actually that's how I picked the place to stay) and it will be something worth the return to this amazing and very huge island.

We have visited our family in Bari after Sardinia vacation and that's how we completed our great vacation.

The school is starting tomorrow for the kids and I will hopefully have more time to catch the regular posting;)