CHIARA VIGO, THE MASTER OF THE SEA THREAD – SANT’ANTIOCO

“I experienced a spell tonight.” This is the thought that I wrote and left in the guestbook in Chiara Vigo’s room. Chiara Vigo is the master of the sea thread, the bisso. The bisso or fabric of the sea is obtained from the precious Pinna Nobilis, a giant mollusk that can reach a meter and a half. This mollusk is a cross between a mussel and an oyster, and inside…

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AUTUMN EQUINOX AT THE SANCTUARY OF SANTA CRISTINA: THE EFFECT OF THE OVERTURNED SHADOW

Last September 22nd, during the days of the Autumn Equinox, I was at the well of Santa Cristina. . I arrived in the afternoon and, unfortunetely, I didn’nt see my shadow overturned. The day was right, but the sun, at that hour, was not aligned with the hole above the well roof. It is the sun, in fact, which filters the light into the well and, due to the refraction,…

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TESTA DI POLPO, AGA KHAN’S REFUGE

Giardinelli Island is not a real island. It is a peninsula united to La Maddalena by a small isthmus. Giardinelli is a wild paradise where it is still possible to find quiet spaces within the tourist archipelago of the Maddalena. It was our refuge during our vacation. On the eastern side of the island Giardinelli is a dirt track leading up to its famous spiaggia Testa di Polpo (Beach Head…

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A WALK BY THE CASTLE OF CAGLIARI BETWEEN HISTORY AND ANECDOTES

Cagliari, my city, which I thought I knew so well, the other night gave me another nice emotion, I went on an afternoon tour through the streets of the Castle (Castello) district. The tour was organized by Trip Sardinia agency, which organizes events, tours and tours throughout the island. Thanks to a brilliant guide called Claudia, who started the tour at the Porta Cristina, the monumental arch that is the entrance to…

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ASINARA, A BEACH DAY IN FORNELLI

The island of Asinara is a unique place in the Mediterranean. It is an island that makes you feel a totally wild and primitive nature. The connection with the sea, the land, and the animals that inhabit the island is an experience almost impossible to recreate elsewhere. This is a large island, 51km2, so your visit must be planned in advance if you want to go on your own, depending…

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JUNE

the heat of the daylight hours drops in the afternoon, average temperature of  27 °C,
little rain, sunny days almost 30 ..
All restaurants, beach resort, entertainment are open ..
What are you waiting for?

THE MAGIC OF NURAGHE LOSA

A nuraghe, in Sardinian nuraghe or nuraxi and in Italian nuraghi, is a type of megalithic building, and that go back to years previous to the 1000 a. C. They have become the symbol of Sardinia and its distinctive culture. The Nuraghe Losa is one of the highest expressions of Nurgica architecture due to its organic design, its compact shape and the sophistication of the construction techniques used. These constructions…

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TREKKING IN NEBIDA. AN IMPRESSIVE PATH

Nebida is part of the southwestern coast of Sardinia, and the town where the famous Pan di Zucchero (Sugar Loaf), the imposing limestone cliff faces the famous Porto Flavia mines. It is called the Green Coast of Sardinia, due to its wild nature, with long beaches and numerous coves that border the area, which make it even more impressive, the whole picture and in its perfection, when looking at the…

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BEFORE LEAVING. A RIDE FOR THE BACKSTREETS OF CARLOFORTE

An hour before I took the ferry which was to take me back to “the big island”, I wandered through the backstreets of Carloforte, following their way to the highest part of the town. Before that, I had only visited the top part in summer. Whether summer or winter, I always feel the same warm feeling when I am in Carloforte. The still fresh air feels nice on the face, which…

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MARCH

March is fun to open perfume bottles, mix essences, invent new colors, and slide some of their bright flowers into the depth pocket of the apron and spread them around the world.

-Fabrizio Caramagna-

SA SARTIGLIA 2017, THE CARNIVAL OF ORISTANO

26 to 28 february 2017

The Sartiglia is a unique and spectacular equestrian event. It takes place the last Sunday and the last Tuesday of Carnival. The name comes from the Spanish sortija (ring) and, even more, from the Latin sorticola (ring); The root sors means fortune.

As its name indicates the ritual of Sartiglia is linked to luck and fortune, it celebrates the beginning of spring and then the renaissance. Sa pipia de maju (mazzo di mammole in Italian = wild band) is a species of scepter that carries Su Componidori, the undisputed star of Sartiglia. The scepter, symbol of fertility, is shaken by Su Componidori when he passes horse crowd during the opening ceremony.

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