Being October in the UK, the nights are drawing in and the days are turning cold. As you can imagine, I was overjoyed at the opportunity to head to Italy, one of my dream places to visit. I flew from from Luton Airport to Cagliari at lunchtime and arrived in Carloforte marina six hours later, including the short ferry trip to the island. (this also included a rather painful queue at customs so all in all, pretty easy).
Upon arrival in Cagliari, we were greeted by one of the crew from the charter company,hopped in her car and headed towards the south west of Sardinia. We took a bit of a scenic route, travelling towards the coastline and down to the ferry port, passing through pretty little towns along the way.
The journey took us through Nebida, which used to be the main place for mineral extraction and distribution in Italy. Now decommissioned, it has large valleys through the hills of the coastline and a beautiful coastal road where you could see San Pietro Island in the distance, as well as Porto Flavia (which we got a great view of later on in the trip).