Elephant rock

A lovely post from an Australian living in Bagni di Lucca and made a visit to Sardinia a few years ago.

Bagni di Lucca and Beyond

There are some incredible rock formations in glorious Sardinia, and this one beside the road near Castelsardo is no exception.

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The Sardinian countryside is spectacular, even on a dull day.

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Elephant rock is near the lovely coastal town of Castelsardo. It is an ancient Sardinian town. Excavations have shown human presence in the area since pre-Nuragic times as well as Roman settlement. It is no doubt named for the castle built in the 12th century by the Doria family from Genoa, marking the beginning of the present town. There are currently about 5,000 people living in the town.

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Come for a walk through the narrow streets of Castelsardo.

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There are some fabulous old doorways.

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…some intriguing old wiring.

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There is a wonderful museum with interesting artifacts.

This old passage way lined with Juniper wood is centuries old…and is still standing strong and proud.

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The ancient church has a beautiful…

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6 responses

  1. This looks like a fabulous town to visit also1 Thank you always for all of the interesting towns and all of the photos and background information! Have a great day!

    Rosemarie
    The Sard/American

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