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The Sardinian artisan knife: its history.

In Italy, the production of knives was already widespread in every region, as far back as the 13th century. With the passage of time, each region has retained its own distinct identity in the manufacture of knives, as well as the different types that arose in relation to local needs and cultural characteristics. In fact, they are found within ...

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The Rosas Mine: history of a metal deposit converted into a cultural deposit

The Rosas mine, located north-east of the town of Narcao, has experienced, over the course of 150 years, moments of extreme wealth and others of extreme crisis. You should know, that the site has been known as a valuable mining resource since antiquity, in fact there are traces of mining exploitation already in Nuragic, Roman and Pisan times. These populations, ...

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Sulcis Iglesiente

Sulcis Iglesiente within the Province of South Sardinia (in the process of being abolished following the new reform of Sardinia's local authorities, formally in force since 16.04.2021), represents an important portion of south-western Sardinia! This historic sub-region encompasses two territories: the more inland Sulcis and the Iglesiente closer to the coast. The term Sulcis derives ...

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Sant'Antioco and Byssus

The island of Sant'Antioco, in contrast to other islands, is easily reached without the need for a ferry. In fact, the island is connected to the coastal hinterland of the other 'major' island, Sardinia, by a thin artificial isthmus 5 km long, made up of marine sediments, and at the end by a bridge. Once you cross the bridge, you arrive in the ...

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Also known as 'Barceloneta', little Barcelona, it is the capital of the Coral Riviera and preserves the language and traditions of Catalonia. The etymology of the name is assumed to be due to the word Aleguerium (seaweed), due to the leaves of the marine plant Posidonia oceanica, erroneously called seaweed, which during the seasonal change of seasons are deposited, after ...

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Carbonia e la grande miniera di Serbariu

In the 1937 report by architect Pulitzer on Carbonia's first urban development plan, he describes where the new town will be built: 'in an area halfway up the coast that slopes gently down towards the Serbariu mine, opening up with a wide view of the plain below and the not too distant Tyrrhenian Sea'.

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Asinara Island and its national park

The island of Asinara is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, located on the north-western edge of Sardinia and falls within the municipality of Porto Torres, in the province of Sassari. With a surface area of 50 km2 spread over almost 18 km from the Fornelli Strait in the south to Punta Caprara or Punta dello Scorno in the north, the island is very close to Sardinia, almost as if it were the island's own ...

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