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.



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




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.


Come for a walk through the narrow streets of Castelsardo.





There are some fabulous old doorways.



…some intriguing old wiring.


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.




The ancient church has a beautiful…

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About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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6 Responses to Elephant rock

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the reblog. We loved our visit to Sardegna and meeting you and your lovely husband was a highlight.

  2. Debra Kolkka says:

    Our visit was just last year.

  3. colonialist says:

    A really pachydermy rock, indeed!

  4. This was a pretty cool post, wasn’t it. And that rock! Incredible!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  5. Rosemarie says:

    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!

    The Sard/American

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