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Holy Wells & Sacred Springs Tags: sardinia, history, excursion, walking, visit 0 Comments

Holy Wells & Sacred Springs

The nuragic Holy Wells (or Well Temples) are typical Sardinian underground structures designed, during the Bronze Age, to the worship of the waters and to safeguard water springs, an indispensab...

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Discover Tavolara Island Tags: sardinia, excursion, hiking, visit, activites diving, experience, golfo aranci, fun, sea, 0 Comments

Discover Tavolara Island

In front of the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites Tavolara Island shows the side of its grandeur that, according to a mythological concept, would represent the ship of the Phaeacians, guilty of hav...

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Eleanor of Arborea Tags: sardinia, sardegna, history, 0 Comments

Eleanor of Arborea

When it comes to her, the edging between reality and mythology is not always clear.  Both history and legend tell of an exceptional woman: Eleanor, Iudex of Arborea. Around the middle of 1300, S...

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Porto Rafael Tags: sardinia, sardegna, excursion, walking, visit, activites, costa smeralda, 0 Comments

Porto Rafael

" To dream is to live, Count's word! " The noble Count de Berlanga Rafael Neville, born in Malaga in 1926, after travelling among Spain, Morocco, England and France, one night had a drea...

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San Gavino Saffron Tags: sardinia, sardegna, visit, food, gourmet, 0 Comments

San Gavino Saffron

The San Gavino Saffron has organoleptic properties unique in the world for its colouring power, its flavour, its aroma and for its therapeutic properties, that deserved the recognition of the ...

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The Tempio Pausania Carnival Tags: sardinia, history, visit, experience, 0 Comments

The Tempio Pausania Carnival

The Carnival of Tempio Pausania (in the dialect of Gallura " Carrasciali Timpiesu" ) is the most important allegorical Carnival of Sardinia. Both in Tempio, and in general in Gallura, carnival h...

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ORISTANO'S SARTIGLIA - an historic equestrian competition Tags: 0 Comments

ORISTANO'S SARTIGLIA - an historic equestrian competition

The Sartiglia is an equestrian competition that takes place in Oristano on the last Carnival Sunday (under the protection of St. John the Baptist, protector of farmers) and on Mardi Gras (under ...

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THE PAVONCELLA (LAPWING) Tags: sardinia, history, 0 Comments

THE PAVONCELLA (LAPWING)

We find it in fabrics, chests, pottery, carpets, jewels, and even in the bread baked for special festivities. Illustrations of birds, puligas (chicken) or affuragias  (sparrows), is...

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OROSEI: Saint Anthony Abate's Bonfire Tags: sardinia, history, visit, food, experience, fun, 0 Comments

OROSEI: Saint Anthony Abate's Bonfire

Orosei is located at the foot of a volcanic hill on the Cedrino river valley, an hour and a half from our Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, 100 km south. Historic capital of the southe...

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BYSSUS Tags: fish, sardinia, history, visit, activites, diving, experience, sea, 0 Comments

BYSSUS

The encyclopaedia reads: “ B yssus is a textile fibre of animal origin, a sort of natural silk obtained from filaments secreted by a species of bivalve mollusks (Pinna nobilis), endemic in t...

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