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Sardinia and the Bastion of Saint Remy

With the onset of spring and the rapid transition to the warmer months, the mind unconsciously embarks on a journey by the sea, where the sand is hot, and the songs of birds are the daily soundtrack. We want to take you to Sardinia and tell you a little more about this unique place that we are sure everyone has dreamed of at least once in their life.

Dolce far niente – the famous expression that praises the joy of doing nothing. It describes beautifully this piece of nature called Sardinia. Life there is for curious souls who seek beauty and find meaning in small things. For those who know that everything has its flaws, but choose to live their lives as if they do not exist. For positive minds who believe in happiness. And for those who admire the peaceful Italian way of life.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in Italy, after Sicily. The population density there is lower than in other regions of the country, but it is still a

popular tourist destination every year. The island is known not only for some of the best beaches in the world but also for the interesting fact that it is one of the few “blue zones” – a term used to describe places with an unusual number of centenarians. Yes, there is definitely a high number of them, and everyone is wondering why. The answer is simple – people there eat Mediterranean food, lead an active and social life and drink good wine.

Sardinia has many advantages that quickly become reasons to buy a ticket now. The warm climate is a fact – there, the winter is mild, the spring is sunny, and the summer is hot. Locals usually enjoy the 6-month summer and swim in the sea from May until October. Nature is raw and offers a variety of landscapes throughout the year. The wild flora and fauna cross the shores of the whole island and even reaches the city streets. If you are looking for beautiful beaches with turquoise blue water, you will not be 

disappointed for a moment, because there you will find plenty of such places.

The history of this place hides many treasures and secrets. The culture is rich and has ancient origins, which makes the island essential for archaeologists and historians. Ancient structures called Nuraghi can be found in many places. They are considered to be one of the best examples of settlements from the Bronze Age. Other archeological sites include the Cagliari Roman Amphitheater and the Porto Torres Bridge.

In fact, it is hardly a surprise to tell you that there are historical sites almost everywhere in Sardinia. It is never boring there because the island offers a variety of activities for everyone, and the places to visit simply do not end.

One of the most famous is definitely the Bastion of Saint Remy. It was designed by Giuseppe Costa and Fulgenzio Seti and was built on the site of the old bastion of Sperone. It is created in the impressive neoclassical style and daily attracts the eyes of both those who visit it for the first time and the residents of the city, who are accustomed to the impressive view. It is a symbol of Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia. It is a majestic building

overlooking the central square of the Constitution between the two shopping streets. It is located between two of the historic districts of Cagliari – Vilanova, and Castello. It was built between 1896-1902, and is one of the most important fortresses on the island. It owes its name to Filippo-Guglielmo Palavicini, Baron of Saint Remy.

In the past, it often hosted elegant events and banquets, with the outbreak of war, becoming an infirmary. It later took on the role of refuge for thousands of people who had lost their homes.

After the war and the fate of the Bastion changed. It became the scene of the first fair of Sardinia. After restoration, it became a cultural space where many exhibitions and artistic events are held. Tourists also have the opportunity to visit it and enjoy its beauty. Its massive stairs lead to the terrace of Umberto I, named after the King of Italy of the Savoy dynasty. The climb is worth it because it reveals a view of the entire city and the port of Cagliari.

So, no matter where we look at Sardinia, we are sure that the picture is one, and it depicts the unique Italian pleasure and love of life.