RITES AND TRADITIONS IN SANTADI

Each year on the first Sunday of August, an exciting event takes places in Santadi: the Mauritan Wedding!

On Sunday 2 August, visit Santadi for this occasion and experience a traditional wedding that will be celebrated in Sardinian language! The bridal celebration will be preceded by a long wedding procession accompanied by the sound of the Launeddas (kind of ancestral flutes), traccas (decorated carriages), knights and folk groups from the Sulcis and throughout the island. This is a colorful Sardinian event to remember!

Santadi is approximately 1 hour drive from Chia and can be combined with a visit to the caves Is Zuddas (see http://bit.ly/1fRJazg)

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GREAT NEWS – FREE VISIT OF THE TOWN HALL

If you happen to visit the fascinating city of Cagliari during your holidays, I strongly recommend a tour to the Town Hall of Cagliari. Besides the beauty of its architecture, inside you will find large decorated rooms with original and imposing furniture reminding of the past, as well as many art treasures such as works of Filippo Figari, John Marghinotti and Francesco Ciusa.

The building was built between 1899 and 1907 in Gothic Aragones style. You will notice the importance of floral designs which are typical of the Art Nouveau. Today the building is the municipal headquarters of the Sardinian capital.

The building is located on the port front (Via Roma) near the main station. Visits are possible each Saturday until the end of 2015, from 9:00 to 13:30 and from 14:00 – 19:00. Entrance is free and no appointment is needed. Definitely worth a visit!

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EVENT: HOLY WEEK IN SOUTH SARDINIA (25 – 31 MARCH 2018)

The Holy Week in Sardinia is a unique and exciting event, in which pagan rites meet Christian beliefs to create captivating rituals, remarkable processions and fascinating moments.The passion of Christ blends so intimately with the cycles of peasants’ life, so dear to the Sardinian people.

The processions of the Mysteries, the touching rites of the Descent from the Cross and the meeting between the statue of Jesus and Mary are crucial moments of the festival. An important role is also played by the Brotherhoods, who parade in their striking costumes, singing religious songs in Latin and Sardinian, whose origins date back to the Middle Ages.

With such rich traditions it is not surprising that in Sardinia Easter is called Pasca Manna, meaning Big Easter, to differentiate it from Paschixedda (Little Easter), which stands for Christmas.

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What’s on in Sardinia- Roman Amphitheatre Special Openings

Originally shared by +Sardinia Holidays Villa Rental Teulada

Cagliari City Council, Department of Culture, in collaboration with Soc. Coop. La Memoria Storica, offers citizens and tourists further opportunities to visit the most important public building built in Roman Times on the island.

In addition to the regular opening days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), tomorrow the Amphitheatre opens its gates to visitors and cruise ships' passengers from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information:

Soc. Coop. La Memoria Storica
Tel. 070.2310022 – 33
E-mail: itinerarituristici.lms@gmail.com
Web: www.anfiteatroromano.it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Amphitheatre_of_Cagliari

Only 70 kms from Casa Teulada
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A VISIT TO CAGLIARI

Cagliari2CCattedralediSantaMaria.jpgimgmax1024UNisola proposes a selection of 2-hours easy cultural itineraries to discover the most interesting neighbourhoods of Sardinia’s capital:

Castello district: the most symbolic district of Cagliari, with its wide and narrow streets, civil and religious architecture.
Stampace district: commercial suburb, with its streets animated by small artisan shops and traditional restaurants.
Marina district: commercial and multicultural neighbourhood with its narrow streets and full of traditional restaurants.
Villanova district: decorated streets with the flowering terraces and the small typical churches.

Have you made your choice? If not, why not join them all! Remember that Cagliari is less than one hour drive from your villa in the Chia area. Perfect for taking a break from the beach!

For more information check out: http://www.unisola.it/offerte-sardegna/itinerari-turistici/culturali/cagliari/quartieri-storici/?lang=eng

A VISIT TO PULA AND NORA

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While in South Sardinia, I strongly recommend a visit to the well-kept town of Pula. Here you will find everything you need for your daily needs, including a selection of good restaurants, lively cafes and many shops which are open all year round.

I particularly like to sit in one of the little cafes around the “piazza”(main square) and enjoy a perfect cappucino with Italian pastries or a refreshing Sardinian sparkling wine to open my appetite. The lively square is quite sunny and particularly enjoyable in the cooler months. During the Summer, there is plenty of entertainment here for locals and visitors alike!

If you are passionate about history then you probably shouldn’t miss a visit to the archeological site of Nora, where Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans have left imposing traces.

Dominated by the Spanish Tower, Nora is located on the beautiful sea front, just outside the town of Pula (follow the signs). The atmosphere is fabulous in the late afternoon. Nearby on the beach, you will see the cute little church of St. Efisio, which plays a predominant role on May 1st, during one of the most important celebrations of South Sardinia.

Opening hours: Sommer 9,00-20,00, Winter 9,00-17,30
Entrance fee: adults € 5,50, children under 14, € 2,50
Guided tours available