Archives for November 2012

Su Gologone

Aren’t we all thinking cozy sweaters and hot drinks right now?  I know, me too.  Except that every now and then my mind drifts back to Su Gologone.  I’m sure it has everything to do with how fabulous our time was there–I can’t get it out of my mind.  And, it was the last time I felt truly unwound.  Since we’ve been back late August, it has been home sweet chaos.

I’ve stayed in some posh places, sleek rooms, all the boutiquey trappings; but Su Gologone possesses a quirkiness that appealed to my sensibilities.  It was like staying at your artsy aunt’s compound, which is overrun with beautiful flowers planted all willy-nilly, tended to but hardly defined as manicured.  Rustic, simple, colorful, kittens and dogs roaming about–and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, there was the tinkling of bells on the grazing sheep nearby.

Su Gologne is located in Oliena surrounded by the limestone mountains of Sardinia.  It is just rub-your-eyes stunning and romantic.

Wandering the hotel is like navigating a maze.  Corridor leads to corridor leads to stairway and a split and a turn.  Just ask my husband how many times I got lost.

But here, getting lost is a delightful turn of events.  More to discover and what else do I have to do today?

Original art and folk costumes line the hallways…just like your eccentric aunt’s house.

Sweet little nooks and crannies tucked themselves here and there.

There is even an outdoor little piggie roaster that fires up each day.  Poor little guys…

Su Gologone was by far my favorite hotel of the trip.  It was the perfect balance of remote mountain locale but close enough to the beach for an easy excursion.  The scenic drives on our explorations were definitely gasp-worthy.  I just need one more day there…