Friday 1 August 2008

Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia

At the most northerly point in Sardinia, there are distant views across to Corsica from Santa Teresa di Gallura's sixteenth century Spanish watchtower perched on a rocky outcrop high above the Mediterranean. You can stroll around the well-preserved tower, following the paths up and down the craggy cliffs and round to the small, but pretty, beach. A large town by Sardinian standards, Santa Teresa's modern buildings, painted in sickly pastel colours, sprawl around a small heavily-restored nineteenth-century core, housing some cobbled pedestrianised streets and squares lined with souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. 7/10