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The Sardinian art of jewellery Tags: craftmanship, heritage, tradition 0 Comments

The Sardinian art of jewellery

Sardinian jewels are of a very particular beauty indeed. Gold or silver, worked in filigree, bejewelled with stones and coral: jewels are an important part of traditional clothing, they have a histor...

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A journey into the local past: Sa Domo de Marras Tags: culture, heritage, museum, roots, tradition history, excursion, visit, 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, culture, music, entertainment, heritage, tradition, history, 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 remai...

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The Shardana Tags: nuragic civilization, culture, heritage, roots, history, 0 Comments

The Shardana

Nuragic civilization was born and developed in Sardinia, confined in a period dating from the Bronze Age (1800 BC) to the 2nd century BC, already being Roman Age. The Shardana , populations ...

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Atlantis, the Center of the World and ... Sardinia! Tags: superstions, nuragic civilization, culture, heritage, roots, sardinia, history, 0 Comments

Atlantis, the Center of the World and ... Sardinia!

I love Sardinia. And it’s not only due to the famous imposing Sardinian rocks, and it’s not only due to the Mediterranean scrub nor due to the enchanting emerald-like color of the sea. I...

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The "Su Coccu" Tags: superstions, culture, heritage, roots, tradition, history, 0 Comments

The "Su Coccu"

The “ Su Coccu ",  is an amulet used to fight evil-eye, usually made of an onyx or obsidian black round stone, but also round turquoise stone or  coral are used, set between two li...

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Treasures of magic origin: the "Janas" of Sardinia Tags: landscape peculiarities, superstions, nuragic civilization, culture, heritage, roots, history, excursion, visit, activites, 0 Comments

Treasures of magic origin: the "Janas" of Sardinia

Sardinia, besides being such a beautiful place worth to be visited and experienced, is also magical. Magical is the color of the sea, magical is the bursting of stories silence of the mountains, the ...

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Basketry - The Sardinian Baskets Tags: craftmanship, heritage, tradition, 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) and...

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Berchidda and its surroundings Tags: landscape peculiarities, nuragic civilization, personalities, culture, music, entertainment, heritage, museum, tasting, history, excursion, walking, visit, 0 Comments

Berchidda and its surroundings

Just 60 km far and an hour by car from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites ,  Berchidda deserves indeed a trip to appreciate one of the places where landscape, history and traditions com...

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Wood craft in Sardinia Tags: craftmanship, culture, heritage, tradition, sardinia, 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, u...

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