David's Diary: Saturday, May 1, 2004
Cagliari, Sardinia, ItalyWe woke up on our first full day in Cagliari to the sounds of a big festival. All through Europe, May 1st is the Labour Day holiday. In Cagliari, it is also the festival of Sant Efisio, the saint that is credited with saving the city more than four hundred years ago.
Figurehead of the S. Mircea
Parade for Sant Efisio
Crowds take in the parade
Horses are dressed too
Trotting down the main street
Crowds throng the sidewalk
Candy for sale...
Along with lots of other sweets
Bright balloons reach for the sky
Liens and carpets for sale (carpets look Tunisian)
You want sausages?
Pottery (looks more Tunisian than Italian)
Bruce, Marian, and David enjoy lunch next to the main square
An old man dozes in the sunshine
Towers over the street
Cars parked next to the old fortified wall
Roof top garden in the centre of the city
Cathedral di Santa Maria
Cagliari Harbour with war ships
Roof of Cathedral di Santa Maria
Side chapel in the cathedral