Entries by psarais

CHRISTMAS MARKET IN CAGLIARI

Besides the Christmas Fair which takes place every year near the harbor in Cagliari, this year the Christmas Market will take place from December 1st to January 6th, 09:30 – 22:00 h. More than 40 booths will present their products in Piazza Yenne and in the pedestrian zone of Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Folk groups will daily […]

VISIT SARDINIA IN THE SPRING

In the island Spring starts in March and ends middle of May, when early summer begins. The fragrant herbs and aromatic Mediterranean plants are in full bloom and dress entire regions into a sea of colors. Spring is the ideal time if you feel comfortable with mild temperatures, love the simple life on the beach […]

Things to know about the Posidonia

In late autumn you may notice on the shore of the most beautiful Sardinian beaches an accumulation of brown leaves, which is caused by the Posidonia. In fact the Posidonia is not a seaweed but a plant that forms large underwater meadows that are an important part of the ecosystem. It consists of roots, stem […]

SAFFRON – THE SPICE BEYOND PRICE

The story goes that the saffron plant, originated in Greece, is the fruit of Crocus’ love for the nymph Smilax. As the gods were opposed to this love affair they transformed Crocus into a saffron plant and Smilax into a bindweed … Hermes, lovers’ adviser, used the plant as an aphrodisiac spice … The plant […]

CORICHEDDUS – SWEETS OR JEWELS?

If I ever received one of these beauties, I am not sure I would even dare eating them – they are beautiful! Coricheddus (small hearts) are typical Sardinian sweets commonly made of almonds, honey, orange peel and saffron! It takes a lot of time to make them as they are designed by hand, one by […]

YEAH!! ! IT’S POMEGRANATE TIME!

In Sardinia the pomegranate fruit is often seen on party tables, as a symbol of abundance, fertility and prosperity. It is considered the king of fruits for his particular petiole shaped crown. Pomegranate plants are found in private gardens and orchards – they have a great ornamental effect, especially the specimens with twisted trunks and […]

A BIT OF LOCAL ANCIENT HISTORY

In the heart of the village of Domus de Maria near Chia you will find the local museum (or Museo Civico), which displays archaeological finds belonging to the ancient city of Bithia as well as a numismatic and a mineralogical collection. The objects of greatest interest are those found during the excavations in the sixties […]