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A Journey Into The Local Past: Sa Domo De Marras Tags: traditions & folklore, history & culture, experiences & activities 0 Comments

A Journey Into The Local Past: Sa Domo De Marras

An excursion from which I brought back with me a captivating experience was at the ethnographic museum "Sa Domo 'e Sos Marras " , an ancient eighteenth century manor house, located in the histor...

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Singers Of Sardinia Tags: personalities, traditions & folklore, history & culture, 0 Comments

Singers Of Sardinia

During the superb holidays spent at the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, Sardinian songs are an experience to take home as it’s comparable to the sun: it lingers on the skin and then remain...

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Sa Paradura: Safety In Numbers Tags: traditions & folklore, history & culture, 0 Comments

Sa Paradura: Safety In Numbers

" The  Sa Paradura  is a gesture that is existing since the dawn of time. When a shepherd unluckily loses his flock for many reasons, may it be because it has been stolen, or because i...

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The "Su Coccu" Tags: traditions & folklore, history & culture, 0 Comments

The "Su Coccu"

The “ Su Coccu ", usually an onyx or obsidian black round stone, but also round turquoise stone or coral is used, set between two little silver cups and mainly is an amulet used to fight evil-e...

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Basketry: The Sardinian Baskets Tags: arts & artisans, traditions & folklore, 0 Comments

Basketry: The Sardinian Baskets

In Sardinia, a land rich in aquatic plants, basketry is widespread. Even though there are still craftsmen who create mats and fences, manufacturing of baskets,  corbule  (decorative baskets...

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Sardinian Ceramics Tags: arts & artisans, traditions & folklore, 0 Comments

Sardinian Ceramics

The Sardinian ceramic past begins with beautiful specimens of pre-nuragic and nuragic pottery, and models recalling the Roman domination. The making of ceramics takes us back to the courtyards of the...

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Wood Craft In Sardinia Tags: arts & artisans, traditions & folklore, 0 Comments

Wood Craft In Sardinia

When I first come across with the art and beauty of Sardinian wood craft, it was in 1990 and I could admire beautiful chestnut furniture worked with the  asciolu , a tool with a small hoe shape,...

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The art of wedding Pastry in Sardinia Tags: weddings, traditions & folklore, 0 Comments

The art of wedding Pastry in Sardinia

" Comment’est durche su mele, siat durche s’amore ". " As sweet as honey, so sweet is love ". It’s a wish for the bride and groom in Nuoro’s area. The “sweet ...

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Sardinian craftmanship Tags: traditions & folklore, 0 Comments

Sardinian craftmanship

Sardinia is a charming land thanks to the versatility of its territory and of its millennial culture. Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites aims to let these multiple wonderful aspects of the Sardin...

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Nule And The Sardinian Carpets Tags: arts & artisans, traditions & folklore, 0 Comments

Nule And The Sardinian Carpets

The Sardinian carpet is not only the floor rug: in Sardinia, it is woven and used also to cover the wooden chests. Its origins seem to be very far, starting with the mats that were already woven in t...

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