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  • I luoghi più romantici della città di Cagliari
    Cagliari ha fatto innamorare molti viaggiatori ed intellettuali, che di volta in volta negli anni, anche per pochi giorni, si sono trovati a scoprirla, raccontarla e infine ad amarla. Luce Spano nel suo bellissimo saggio “Cagliari la città dell’amore”  racconta la meraviglia della giovane Grazia Deledda nell’osservare il corteggiamento che avveniva sotto i balconi, delle case dei quartieri di …

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  • Laconi
    Laconi è un grazioso borgo della Provincia di Oristano di 1850 abitanti, al confine tra la Barbagia e il Sud Sardegna, nella regione storica del Sarcidano. Laconi è un prezioso gioiello incastonato al centro dell’isola, caratterizzato da natura, archeologia, tradizioni e devozione, accoglienza estrema e per questi motivi, ha ricevuto l’importante riconoscimento della bandiera arancione …

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  • Holy Week in Cagliari and traditional processions
    The Holy Week processions in Cagliari - sa Chida Santa, in the Sardinian language - are many and start on Passion Friday and end on Easter Monday. The rituals of Holy Week date back to the 17th century, when Sardinia was under Spanish political hegemony, and thus preserve the authenticity of traditions with over four hundred years of history. ...

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  • 10 typical Sardinian dishes not to be missed
    Sardinian cuisine is rich in typical dishes that, with the passage of time, have become world-famous and sought-after, above all, for their unique and unmistakable taste. Here are some typical Sardinian dishes that you absolutely must not miss when you come on holiday to Sardinia: Culurgiones These are a kind of fresh pasta ravioli with a very special taste.

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  • Sardinia and Carnival, between folklore and tradition
    Carnival is among the world's oldest ritual festivals. It is a mix of elements taken from the pagan agro-pastoral world and from elements linked to the Christian religion that blend together with popular culture and tradition, combining superstition, magic, esotericism ending in the most brutal transgression. Carnival was born in order to overturn the customs, values and norms of everyday life, preceding Lent, in which ...

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  • Resistance in Sardinia by Sardinians against Roman domination.
    Even before the Roman invasion, Sardinia was within Rome's trade, but was firmly controlled by the Carthaginians. Trade for the Romans was authorised by the Carthaginian government through a herald or scribe. A first Roman settlement of about 500 civilians on the island occurred around 380 B.C. with the colony of ...

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  • Sardinian bread
    The variety of bread in Sardinia derives from an ancient tradition of processing wheat flour, the cultivation of which in the plains had been practised extensively for millennia. There are hundreds of different types of bread, differing in shape, preparation, ingredients and place of production. The basic ingredients for making ...

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  • The Romans in Sardinia and the presence of the Castra on the island.
    In Sardinia, in the north west of the island, near Sassari in the locality of La Crucca, there is the first and only existing reconstruction in Italy of a 2000-year-old Roman fortress from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD: a Roman Castrum. Thanks to the Castrum Romano Association, born out of a passion for ancient Rome, it is possible to get a clear idea ...

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  • The cult of the dead in Sardinia: rites of passage and lost funeral practices
    The cult of the dead constitutes the oldest ritual celebration in the world. In Sardinia, an ancestral and mysterious land where ritual has always governed the various stages of life, death has always played a fundamental role in the social life of every community, from the most remote times. Seen as a continuation of life in ...

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  • Cabras
    On the left bank of the homonymous pond, also called Mari Pontis, Cabras rises a few kilometres from Oristano, with which it borders to the east, while to the west it faces the sea and with its thirty kilometres of coastline includes the Sinis peninsula and the two uninhabited islets of Catalano and Mal di Ventre. Attested ...

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  • The grape harvest in Sardinia
    The grape harvest - in Sardinia known as 'sa binnenna' or 'sa innenna' - represents a crucial moment that sanctions the meeting of work, knowledge and ingenuity and is expressed in the picking of the bunches of grapes patiently left to ripen. Although the grape harvest takes place between the end of August and the end of October, September in the world of ...

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  • 11 beaches in north-west Sardinia, not to be missed.
    Although still less visited than, for example, north-eastern Sardinia, the north-western part of the island is attracting more and more visitors year after year, probably tired of the overpriced and sold-out resorts. North-western Sardinia has nothing to envy from other parts of the island! Here, too, you will find: beaches ...

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  • Discovering the Conti Vecchi Salt Pans: a clean industry on the outskirts of Cagliari
    Located 15 km from Cagliari, the Conti Vecchi salt pans are a beautiful example of industrial archaeology in a fascinating environmental context that changes with the seasons. It is a true salt landscape that combines architecture, nature, industry and historical memory in a path of continuity between the past ...

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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 Saint Efisio Prison
    A fascinating and mysterious place, the prison of Sant'Efisio, included among the itineraries of the underground city, is one of the most important places in the memory of Cagliari's most venerated saint. That towards Sant'Efisio is undoubtedly one of the most deeply rooted cults in the whole of Sardinia, carrying on a tradition that lasts more than three centuries ...

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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
    Il Sulcis Iglesiente all’interno della Provincia del Sud Sardegna, rappresenta una porzione importante della Sardegna sud-occidentale! Questa storica subregione che racchiude in sé 2 territori: il Sulcis più interno e l’Iglesiente più vicino alla costa. Il termine Sulcis deriva dall’antica città fenicia-punica di Sulky o Sulci oggi chiamata Sant’Antioco, comune sito sull’isola omonima. È formata da 27 comuni …

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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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  • Alghero
    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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