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The castle of San Michele in Cagliari

The castle of San Michele in Cagliari

The Castle of San Michele in Cagliari lies on the hill in the north part of the city, 120 meters above sea level in a strategic position on the city, almost as if to protect the vast area that stretches to the Gulf of Angels. Not by chance, this was exactly the function the castle […]

Castles of Sardinia

Castles of Sardinia

Each of them has its roots in the past centuries, steeped in family struggles, power games and stories of conquest. The castles of Sardinia are several, scattered from north to south of the island. 1. Castle of San Michele (Cagliari) Located on the hill of San Michele, it is now perfectly restored and hosts exhibitions, […]

S’Ardia of Sedilo: a wild race in honor of San Costantino

S’Ardia of Sedilo: a wild race in honor of San Costantino

If you think that traditional devotion to a saint in Sardinia is all about processions, flowers, and songs, we invite you to discover S’Ardia, a wild and dangerous horse race, in honor of St. Constantine, simply called Santu Antine or Antinu. S’Ardia has been held every year in July since 1806 in Sedilo, a small […]

San Benedetto Market

San Benedetto Market

If it is true that Cagliari boasts many civic markets, it’s well known that the market of San Benedetto is the truest and most characteristic expression of the city’s spirit. Every day, hundreds of exhibitors give life to a whirlwind of colors, scents, and flavors that enchants regular customers as well as tourists who discover […]

St.Efisio parade: the 2019 edition

St.Efisio parade: the 2019 edition

St. Efisio parade: the martyr warrior patron saint of Sardinia In Sardinia May 1st is synonymous with the parade of St. Efisio, the warrior martyr patron of the island, who in 1656 – according to the chronicles of Canon Giovanni Spano – appeared in a dream to the Viceroy Count of Lemos, asking for the […]

Holy Week in Sardinia: Easter origins and traditions

Holy Week in Sardinia: Easter origins and traditions

The rites of Holy Week in Sardinia sink in the archaic rites of the Mediterranean populations, linked to the cult of the renewal of the land and the seasons. The pagan divinities were attributed to the flourishing of nature, but with the arrival of the Jewish religion first and then Christianity, the contamination between religious […]

The Palabanda riot: the last act of rebellion against the Savoy

The Palabanda riot: the last act of rebellion against the Savoy

The Palabanda riot was the last act of rebellion undertaken by the people of Cagliari against the Savoy’s government. Even though locals are used to call it the “Palabanda conspiracy“, history reveals a different scenario: among the population of Cagliari, exhausted by taxes to maintain the splendor of Vittorio Emanuele I’s court (who moved to […]

Sa die de sa Sardigna: Sardinian people’s day

Sa die de sa Sardigna: Sardinian people’s day

Sa die de sa Sardigna is the day of Sardinian pride, of social redemption and of the expulsion of the Piedmontese: a day of awakening from the Savoy domination that still remains imprinted in the hearts and memories of all Sardinian people. The feast, established in 1993 with the Regional Law n.44 of 14 September […]

Ghost towns of Sardinia

Ghost towns of Sardinia

Ghost towns of Sardinia   There are many reasons to love Sardinia: the beaches, the crystal clear sea, the fragrant air and the intact traditions in most of its territory. But the truest, deepest reason is perhaps its ability to amaze anyone, from tourists to the inhabitants themselves, who never stop to discover it. And […]

Carnival in Sardinia: mysteries and meaning of the Sardinian masks

Carnival in Sardinia: mysteries and meaning of the Sardinian masks

Carnival in Sardinia has many facets, but it mainly deals with mystery, fear, cowbells’sound, streets packed with Sardinian Masks, each with a particular history and meaning. The Carnival atmosphere in Sardinia, especially in Barbagia’s villages, is totally different from the merry one you may experience all over Italy: this is because our Carnival evokes ancient […]