NORA – THE VERY FIRST CITY OF SARDINIA

Spring is the perfect time to book an excursion to the ancient ruins of the very first city of Sardinia, Nora. The theater, the baths, the patrician villas, the market and the tower evoke a glorious past, which was never forgotten.

In the streets of this city you can rediscover the old urban wisdom, merchants’ trading and the art of the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean. You will also visit the charming town of Pula with its great shopping and lively nightlife.

Want to join this excursion? For more information contact reservations@sardeo.com

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MONUMENTI APERTI 2018 – DISCOVER SARDINIAN HISTORY FOR FREE

Nora-X-SITOMore than sixty municipalities across Sardinia offer free entrance to eight hundred monuments to satisfy visitors’ curiosity. During 8 weekends ten thousands of volunteers will participate to the event “Monumenti aperti”(open monuments), which will take place from April 12 to June 3 2018, with a last weekend in autumn.

Why not take advantage of this opportunity and visit for example the hidden gems of Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, and the oldest city of Nora, near Pula!

For more information visit: http://www.monumentiaperti.com/
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INTENSE MOMENTS OF DEVOTION, FAITH, CULTURE AND TRADITIONS

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From 1st to 4 May 2017 experience the stunning festivity dedicated to Saint Efisio, one of the most important religious and folk events of whole Sardinia! Perpetuated for three and a half centuries this popular pilgrimage is to honor the vow made by the Administration of Cagliari in 1656 to thank the saint for having freed the city from a violent plague.

During the four days the saint is carried on foot and followed by the faithful for more than 60 km from the church of Stampace in Cagliari to the tiny church of Nora and back. The most exciting moments are the spectacular parade in Cagliari on 1st May showcasing the colorful folk costumes from all over Sardinia, the passage of the saint in Pula and his arrival in Nora.

For more information about this event, check out: http://www.cagliariturismo.it/en/special-events

Photo: http://www.visitpula.info/

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LAY BACK AND ENJOY THE TASTE OF SARDINIA

Sardinia is not only a magic island, but a spell that gets inside you, leaving behind a unique flavor, just like the beer Ichnusa (named after the ancient name of Sardinia, Hyknusa) that is brewed since 1912 in these wonderful grounds.

Made with the waters of the natural park “Gutturu Mannu”, Ichnusa is balanced in the taste, has a pleasantly bitter note, while its color is clear and its scent discreet – a formula that adds harmony and character to what the locals call the one and only beer of Sardinia. Today Ichnusa is part of the Heineken Group.

Next time you have the opportunity, try it!

Photo credit and website: http://www.birraichnusa.it/

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A GUIDE TO ARTISAN MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL SHOPS

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This very interesting guide (in Italian and English) describes the artisans museums and historical shops of Sardinia related for example to art textiles, basket weaving, wrought iron, as well as oil and wine production.

To learn more, download the guide here:
http://www.sardegnadigitallibrary.it/documenti/17_151_20091001165750.pdf

Photo: http://www.omuaxiu.it/

ALWAYS AT EASTER – COLOMBA DI PASQUA

For sure this traditional Italian Easter yeast bread called “Easter Dove” will not be missed on any Italian table. It’s shape recalls the dove symbolizing peace and resurrection.

The dough is soft and fragrant, rich in butter and eggs, mixed with pieces of candied oranges. The almond icing is applied before baking, giving it a sweet, crisp crust. Here is a recipe for those who want to bake it!

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Easter Dove- Colomba Di Pasqua Recipe – Food.com
Easter in Italy will not be without the lovely yummi cake in form of a dove, a Easter dove sign of peace

BE A SHEPHERD FOR A DAY

This experience offers the opportunity to live a few hours into the fold of a Sardinian shepherd during which you will be able to watch sheep-milking and the making of cheese according to ancient traditions. At the end of the experience, there will be a cheese-tasting.

This excursion takes place around Chia and is brought to you by www.sardeo.com.
Price: 35€ per person.

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UP AND COMING – SANT’EFISIO FESTIVAL

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One of the most important and spectacular events in Sardinia is the festival of Sant’Efisio which takes place on 1-4th May every year. For this occasion the streets of Cagliari and Pula in particular are completely covered with petals of roses to honor the saint and give way to the parade. In Sardinian this is called “Sa Ramadura”. More info to come on this event: http://www.visitpula.info/santefisio-a-pula/.

Photo: www.sardegnadigitallibrary.it

 

EXPERIENCE THE STUNNING TEULADA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

In this full-day excursion you will learn all you need to know about the wildlife and Mediterranean flora of the area, as well as its unique geography.

Secrets of Sardinia will take you through the forest of Monte Maria, visit a Sardinian shepherd, have a brunch with local goods and excellent red wine and finally tour along the south-coast to admire the beauty of the bay of Tueredda and Chia.

The full day excursion starts from Pula and Santa Margherita around 9:00 am and costs 80€/person including

  • Trip through the forest of Monte Maria
  • Visit by a Sardinian Shepherd
  • Brunch with local goods and excellent red-wine
  • Tour along the south-coast
  • bay of Tueredda and Chia

For more information: http://www.secretsofsardinia.com/escape-cagliari-and-experience-the-stunning-teulada-mountain-village.html

Photo credit (Brunch at the shepherd): www.secretsofsardinia.com

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7 CHURCHES IN THE HEART OF CAGLIARI

The medieval district of Castello (Castle) is the oldest of the four historic districts of Cagliari. It is prominently located on a hill, about one hundred meters above sea, and is the heart of the city with its mighty walls that still surround most of the district perimeter.

Alone in Castello there are seven churches: 4 are in Gothic Aragonese style and 2 in Baroque style. However the most important is the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which was built by the Pisans in the thirteenth century and underwent profound stylistic changes over the centuries. In 1930, the facade was restored in an effort to give back to the church the original Pisan-Romanesque style. The church obtained cathedral status in 1258 and is now the seat of the archbishop of Cagliari.

The Cathedral is open daily from 8:00 – 12:00 and from 16:00 – 20:00. On request you can also visit the Cathedral Museum, where are held the most important works of the Cathedral Treasury.

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