18 March 2014
Travelin' Tuesday: Italy
Capo d'Orso, in northern Sardinia near La Maddalena, gets its name from a rock formation that looks like a giant bear. It was used as a landmark by ancient sailors, and was mentioned as such by the 2nd-century geographer Ptolemy. A popular tourist destination, la Roccia dell’Orso (Bear Rock) can be reached by heading east down the road from Palau* - not a long walk - and then climbing a path up the hillside.
Picture taken 18 May 03.
* Not to be confused with Palau.