We have spent two weeks learning Italian at Languages Point in Porto Torres with the lovely Sebastiana - who is known by her diminutive Bastiananina. She was an excellent teacher very patient and flexible, very experienced and extremely well prepared. We have had a wonderful 2 weeks with her. It could not have been better.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Today was the last time I was to walk this route. It has become familiar and the landmarks are in my head.
..past the green door
This is my route to school. It looks like pictures from an Italian language text book.
First we go up the street.....
Monday, April 27, 2015
Images from the trip we took with Anna Lisa from AsinarAventurra. She was a super guide who took us off the track on this deserted island. A capable and friendly guide who was very knowledgeable really made this day a treat.
Today we went to Asinara, an island off the northwest coast of Sardinia. It has has a checkered past being a penal colony, a hospital and a place for fishermen to stop. Now it has been cleared of settlement and is a sanctuary for white donkeys, goats and wild sheep. Few large tree grow and the plant life in spring is very orange. Euphorbia, lichen and a relative of the fennel family feature below.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
In 303 AD a Roman soldier called Gavino was martyred here. This basilica is the destination of pilgrims who walk here from surrounding villages at Pentecost to honour three martyrs - the 2 others being Protus and Januarius. it is a beautiful, simple church.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tonight we went for a walk along the seafront. This area is very pretty. Around the corner are industrial oil refineries and factories but this area is serene and green and peaceful. Lots of people out for a stroll. We are the only tourists we have seen all week. Apparently that changes in summer (according to the lady in the ice cream shop). Yes... succumbed to the gelato and the delicious cheese and pasta, pizza and white wine.