Rafael Neville, Count of Berlanga del Duero, artist, part time architect and very clever man, began building his beautiful mini village at the top end of Sardinia in 1958. He is no longer around to enjoy this gorgeous place, with its tiny beach and square bordered by a white portico, but luckily, we can.
Take a closer look at the decoration at the top of the Cafe Rafael.
The little square is apparently full of people partying in the season, but it was waiting quietly for its guests the day we were there.
There is another square at the entrance to the town, with a couple of shops, Harry’s Bar and a tiny church.
The little church is gorgeous.
Here is Jim standing in the doorway. ( I didn’t have a matchbox to compare the size)
The church seats 6 people at a time.
There are several houses on the hill behind the tiny village. They blend beautifully into the rocky hills. This one was my favourite.
When I go back to Sardinia I am staying in Porto Rafael.