Driving south from Alghero on the northwest coast of Sardinia, it’s a scenic hour-long drive south to the ancient town of Bosa. On a fine sunny April morning, with tapestries of wildflowers cascading down the mountains to the Mediterranean Sea, you might think you were in Paradise.
The old town of Bosa has two water outlets: the sea port and the Temo River which is said to be the only navigable river on the island.
The residents appreciate color as the rose, green, yellow and blue facades attest.
Power on the Hill
High above the civic bustle on the Serravalle Hill is a castle built in 1112 by the noble Tuscan Malaspina dello Spino Secco family, who settled on the Island in the middle of the 11th century.
It’s a steep hike up to the castle but you can stop halfway down and savor a fine lunch on the tucked away sidewalk terrace at Ristorante Borgo Sant’Ignazio.