If travelling is one of your passions, working in tourism field is a great opportunity.
I love discovering new places and new Hotels. Luckily, my job allows me to do these experiences!
Last weekend, for example, I visited a small, Charming Hotel in southern Sardinia, Pula area. It has been a lovely experience, both for the beauty of the hotel and for the kindness of the staff.
Its name is Villa del Borgo Hotel Relais. Write it down!
After a scouting afternoon in the area (the thermometer had been about 30/35° the whole time), my colleague Carla and I arrived at Villa del Borgo Relais.
We entered the gate and we went through a nice garden before reaching the entrance of the Hotel at the end of it. While checking in, I was looking around to explore discreetly the hall: tiny but nice, some original details giving a creative touch.
When we reached our room, before observing it, we preferred testing how comfortable were the chaise-longues on our veranda. A few minutes relax looking at the starry sky had been enough to pass the comfort-test!!
I was then able to have a look at the room: standard size, fresh and elegantly furnished: you can see that the Hotel is new, opened only 5 years ago! The colours were soft, the lines essential with some unusual detail (as I noticed in the common areas). I loved the style of the wood lamps, the same than the ones I’ve previously saw in the air corridor.
Villa del Borgo room
A refreshing shower before going out to Pula, the main centre of the area, just a few minutes away from Villa del Borgo (by car). Pula is a lovely town full of restaurants, pubs, various stands and people strolling and enjoying the freshness of the evening. We chose a typical restaurant in the centre and ordered an antipasto di terra (appetizer consisting of local cold meats and cheese) and the pasta of the day: tagliatelle with zucchini, shrimps, cherry tomatoes, bottarga and basilic…yum yum!!!
We needed a good liqueur to digest the meal: a liquorice one for me and a Mirto for Carla (the most popular in Sardinia: you can't visit the island without tasting a Mirto!!). Now we were ready to start our boutiques tour (still opened: good for us!) to discover the creativity of the local artisans (earrings, bracelets, necklaces in various materials) as well as to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Pula.
The following day we started with a rich breakfast: we sip our cappuccino comfortably set on our table, surrounded by big windows producing a sense of connection with the garden.
Villa del Borgo Restaurant
The staff of Villa del Borgo was very kind and they were pleased to show us the rest of the Hotel: the round swimming pool, the fitness area and the lovely Beauty Centre are some of the services offered to the guests.
The atmosphere was relaxing and gave a really peaceful feeling: a young couple was swimming in the pool, surrounded by sun beds partially under the shades of high pines.
Villa del Borgo Swimming Pool
The weather was beautiful, so leaving the Hotel we decided to spend a few hours on the beach before coming back to home. The choice was not easy, as there are many spectacular beaches in the area like Su Giudeu, Cala Cipolla, Chia…among them we picked Tuerredda ... its stunning view of blue-azure confirmed that we made the right choice!!
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