Ground-breaking Baja Sardinia

Baja Sardinia was our holiday home for a number of days. We managed to go and see La Maddalena Island and its homonym town, Santa Maria Island, Budelli Island, Spargi Island, Arzachena and Porto Cervo.

This does not mean that we had no time to explore Baja Sardinia. On the contrary, we enjoyed long hiking hours in the breath-taking natural settings of the village. We also had the chance of admiring beautiful Sardinian ceramics.

We chose Baja Sardinia for its strategic location, which is a central point to the places we wanted to explore during our holidays.

Baja Sardinia is actually a modern village on the coast of a bay, which faces La Maddalena Archipelago. It counts about 150 permanent inhabitants. The buildings are surrounded by large green areas, with beautiful trees, bushes and flowers. The village buildings features certain architectural elements inspired from the style of its neighbour, Porto Cervo.

Before leaving Brussels we were warned that the village is wide-open and favours winds and currents like nowhere else. But that was not the case. The weather was great, neither cold nor too hot and not windy at all.

We immediately noticed the beaches with fine white sand. The sea water colours pass through unusual rich chromatic variations, from transparent blue, turquoise, azure turning into emerald.

The village was built from scratch by Domenico Gentili, in 1961, on an entirely wild area. In addition to roads, water supply system and power, Gentili reforested the area. The buildings came into the picture, one after the other. Today Baja Sardinia looks like an oasis.

We are planning to come back one day. We would like to explore more the mysterious Nuraghic culture of Sardinia. We would like to visit a nuraghe, a Bronze-age people house in stone with no written traces today.

The Nuraghic culture of Sardinia is certainly connected to the old civilisations of Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire.

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