Our last stop on this whirlwind week exploring Sardinia was the medieval town of Bosa, set on the Temo river. Little did I know that we saved the most picturesque for last. The palette of colors stretching before us was reminiscent of a Paul Klee painting, incidentally one of my favorite artists. With this kaleidoscopic view from our hotel room terrace, I was already smitten before even setting foot in the old town.
Mornings and late afternoons were spent lost amidst the maze of colorful streets, each building laden with its own wall of flowers. Streets were lined with recycled tomato cans converted into hand-painted flower pots. The entire town blossomed beneath the mid-summer sun.
I became completely smitten with the attention to color and detail in this vibrant town. Truly a living painting!
Our last morning we walked up to the castle in the heat, seeking shade while admiring the views from above.
My favorite architecture in Bosa was this strip of pastel colored houses lining the river, once tanneries dating back to the 19th century. Now it seems, perfect for loftlike residences.
The colors of Bosa and the feeling of Sardinia would stay with me for a long time. At least until the next visit.