This hotel is an insight into Sardinia’s mining past. It is described as “a tiny outpost of style and comfort in the middle of an inhospitable wilderness” – and that description is perfect.
We headed north west out of Cagliari, on the E25, the road which connects the south of the island to the north, but then veered off to the western coast. Sardinia is quite unlike any other part of Italy and especially heading west. We very soon left civilisation behind as the mountainous interior gave way to dunes. Miles and miles and miles of them.
The western coast is wild and untamed. Once a mining region, it has been left to revert to nature. Crumbling buildings, once full of people and industry, litter the landscape, giving an eerie, surreal feel to the journey…
Our room was on the first floor, overlooking an internal courtyard, where drinks were served before dinner. You have to eat here – there is literally nowhere else for miles – so it’s very fortunate that dinner is served, post-sunset, on a terrace on the beach. Just stunning! And, the food was sublime, too!