Now, before you start, yes Sardinia is a country! They have a proud history, their own dialect and a flag - and that's enough in my book.
I flew into Alghero in the north west of Sardinia and arrived late in the evening, I had enough time to dump my stuff in my hotel room, and then rush out to grab something to eat. The next morning I spent a bit of time looking around the town before heading back to the airport to pick up the hire car, and then heading off to Santa Teresa di Gallura on the north of the island to be ready to take the ferry to Corsica the next day.
After my trip to Corsica I did spend a bit more time of Sardinia, and there are few highlights that I remember.
Just outside Tempio Pausania there is the Nuraghe Maiori an ancient stone tower set in a sea of Cork trees. I paid my entrance fee and was handed a torch (for the dark room on the left), and then strolled up to the Nuraghe. As I entered the dark room on the left, I decided to keep the torch off and let my eyes become uses to the dark. Then I felt something above my head. I turned the torch on, and found a bat flying around the room. Then I noticed he had lots of other friend hanging from the stone roof!
I moved on to Castelsardo, a Genoese cliff city on the northern coast, which is just a fabulous little place. I accidentally drove up the steep hill, through the protective walls and into the medieval town with it's cobbled streets. The trouble was the streets where getting narrower and narrower - I even stopped and folded in the wing mirrors. However I did manage to escape with no damage, even though I had to do a three point turn to get around one very narrow, very sharp bend!
A very agreeable evening was spent in a restaurant in the old town eating some very good food.