Then we bused further up the coast to the stunning town of Bosa. The town is so picturesque that I can’t stop taking photos. At every mealtime we seem to discover another impossibly lovely restaurant tucked into another little side street. And you can follow the river Temo on foot for a half hour to a picture-perfect beach. For us that makes a nearly perfect combination, and we’ve already extended our stay here from two to four nights.
Like so many of our recent Mediterranean destinations, Bosa is wrapped in many layers of history. Founded by Phoenicians in ancient times, it eventually became part of the Roman empire. In medieval times, it fell into the hands of the Malaspina family from Tuscany, who built the castle above the town and ruled the region for three centuries before it was taken over by the kingdom of Aragon. I can’t keep straight all the other permutations before Sardinia became part of unified Italy in the late 19th century.