We are in Sardinia for a week! We arrived in Olbia and came to the Archipelago of La Maddalena, a group of small rocky islands at the very top of Sardinia. I knew it would be beautiful, but I didn’t expect it to be quite so spectacular. Take a look.
Flying into Sardinia.
The ferry across to La Maddalena.
Look at that sky!
La Maddalena is the only one of the islands in the group that is now inhabited. The islands were inhabited as early as the Eneolithic period and were called Isole Cuniculare by the Romans, and Isole dei Carugi by the Genoese in the 13th century. There is no information then until 16th century when Corsican shepherds began to arrive.
In 1793 during the war between France and the Kingdom of Sardinia young Napoleon visited the island. Admiral Horatio Nelson was also a visitor and his gift of 2 candlesticks and a silver crucifix are kept in the church of Santa Maria
The little town is very pretty, but the main reason to come is to see the rugged beauty of the island and its gorgeous coastline.
The port of La Maddalena.
There will be more on Sardinia. I hope the sun stays out!