Costa Firenze Postcard #4 – Cagliari, Sardinia

Our MDR experience after changing it to first sitting was a vast improvement. In fact it was almost a polar opposite with 60% of tables around us empty. We had time to chat with the waiters and also a lovely couple on the next table from Latvia who are on their first cruise and loving every minute. After dinner we had a wander around the ship and stumbled on the 90’s disco party in the Piazza Della Signoria in full swing, it was great to see so many people enjoying themselves and all ages joining in too. We also caught 15 minutes of the show in the theatre which was called “Leonardo the Genius”. There were some great voices and visual effects on show.

We even found ourselves on the upper decks and took a stroll around. There was a lovely breeze which after the very hot day was very welcome.

This morning we arrived in Cagliari around 7:00 and as soon as we had eaten breakfast we left the ship to take a walk up to the Parco di Monte Urpinu which is on a hill with some great views of the surrounding area. It was a 30-minute walk in the heat but the views were well worth the effort.

Along with the views, there is a bronze statue of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of Italy. It was a lot easier going down that’s for sure but I think I may have sweated out a good litre of fluid during the process, my t-shirt was soaked.

Once back onboard we took a quick shower before grabbing a bite to eat followed by a couple of hours in the sun. At four, we made our way to Lounge Bar Della Moda for late afternoon drinks and get good seats for sailaway. It doesn’t get busy this time of day and is potentially one of the ships best kept secrets.

2 thoughts on “Costa Firenze Postcard #4 – Cagliari, Sardinia”

  1. Sounds like you are handling the heat. When you were in Barcelona, can you see the smoke from the Spanish forest fires? Can’t believe how hot it is. London is supposed to be 40 today. Hard to believe there are still people who don’t get climate change. The hot hike was worth it. Good shots from up there.

    1. We didn’t see any smoke in Barcelona, but maybe because we were down in the metropolis. Yesterday was a bit easier because there was a breeze, fingers crossed it is there again today as we have a longer walk planned. 🤞🏻

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