THE DAY OF SAINT ANTHONY’S FIRE

Sardinian Carnival Mamoiada, 16-17 Gennaio 2016   On 16 and 17 January 2016 in many villages of Sardinia there will be the traditional Saint Anthony's Feast(Abbot), one of the oldest feasts of the island, which marks the beginning of the Carnival. The new year is...

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Summer recipes: Gazpacho

Gazpacho A fresh and delicious summer recipe   July, almost forty degrees ... hellishly hot! It grows more and more the urge to eat something cool and tasty, perhaps accompanied by a glass of good cold wine and, better, consuming it by the sea. So here we are...

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Not Only Beaches: Porto Santoru

Porto Santoru - Lanusei Mediterranean scrub, pebbles and an incredible sea   The beach of Porto Santoru is located in the town of Lanusei, south of Barisoni and north of Caletta Pagliuzze Dorate. Here is possible to see the remains of a pier and of abandoned...

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Not Only Beaches: Mount Limbara

Mount Limbara A paradise for trekkers of all ages   Mount Limbara is a rocky granitic massif in north-eastern Sardinia. It is the southern border between the historical and geographical regions of Gallura and Logudoro. The highest peak is Punta Balistreri, 1,359...

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#ilikesardinia: La Cavalcata Sarda 2015

Cavalcata Sarda 2015 A dive into the tradition   Just a few days at the unmissable annual  event that Sunday, May 24, will bring  thousands people, horsemen and horsewomen, in Sassari, dressed in the traditional clothing. They will animate this event that is...

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Beaches of Sardinia: Su Giudeu

Beach of "Su Giudeu" Cove of Chia - Cagliari   Su Giudeu is a lovely beach, overlooking the Bay of Chia, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, with a dream sea,  shallow sea bottom, crystal clear water and fine white sand. It's...

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Beaches of Sardinia: Cala di Forrola

Cala di Forrola Baunei - Ogliastra   Baunei(see post 1 and 2) is a municipality in Ogliastra, a Sardinian province famous for its beautiful and pristine coves, and unspoiled beaches. It is here that we find Cala di Forrola, one of the most beautiful cove, with...

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Porto Cervo Wine Festival 2015

Costa Smeralda The best of Italian and Sardinian oenology   Just a few days to another important event that will take place here in Sardinia .... the Porto Cervo Wine Festival 2015. The seventh edition of this event will take place May 15 to 17 at the Cervo...

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Summer Recipes: Fresh Vegetables and Prawn’s Tails

Fresh Vegetables and Prawn A really delicious combination   Easy to do, fresh, excellent as main course, or as a special appetizer, "summer" because "summer is coming"! It doesn't want to be a real recipe, but an idea to taste, simple and tasty! Ingredients: leek...

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Beaches of Sardinia: The San Pietro Island

The island of San Pietro A marvel to visit   The San Pietro island is located in the archipelago of Sulcis, south-west coast of Sardinia, and is bathed from a wonderful sea, really clear and which today is one of the most pristine places in the Mediterranean. The...

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Not Only Beaches: Your Next Travel Diary

Your Next Travel Diary Some good ideas for a trip   Today we translate a  post previously written for Easter. We wanted to suggest you some ideas about how to spend the days of Easter and of Monday outside the walls of the house, because, also with a bad...

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Sardinian Spiny Artichoke

Artichoke and bottarga A tasty coupling   The "Spiny" Artichoke (Spinoso) of Sardinia D.O.P. is a special vegetable, unique, commonly cultivated in Sardinia in the coastal areas of Sassari and Cagliari, and originally identified in the countryside of Bosa (see...

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Not Only Beaches: Lake of Baratz

Lake Baratz Unspoiled nature   A few kilometers from Alghero, about 20, and at only one kilometer from the beautiful wild beach of Porto Ferro (see post), surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub there is the Lake of Baratz. Famous for being the only natural lake in...

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Fregola with artichoke

Fregola with Artichokes Time of Artichokes   Winter, period of artichokes... those from Sardinia, very appreciated, match well with the fregola (see post), another typical food  of Sardinia, so why not write a recipe? Bon Appetite! Ingredients (serves 4): 320...

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#ilikesardinia: The Carnival

The Carnival The Feast of St. Antonio   The feast of St. Antonio Abate, which is celebrated on January 17, opens the Carnival and trough the rite of the lighting of large bonfires perpetuates an ancient tradition that has its origin in the pagan agro-pastoral...

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Beaches of Sardinia: The Bidderosa Oasis

Natural Oasis of Bidderosa A Paradise for Few   Today we talk about a natural oasis that is undoubtedly among the most beautiful in the world: here the fine sand is of a pure white, and hosts white flowers of lily, the sea is emerald, the sides are made of red...

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Sardinian Cake with Ricotta and Lemon

 Cake of Ricotta A classic among the Sardinian desserts   Today we suggest to you one of those recipes suitable for all occasions, that you can prepare when you want to please everyone, easy to prepare and made of simple and typical ingredients : the ricotta is...

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The Giants of Mont’e Prama

The Giants of Mont'e Prama A fascinating mystery   When about 25 years ago I moved to Tuscany, I had never heard of the Giants of Mont'e Prama and so last year, when I saw for the first time a newspaper article that talked about the discovery of new statues, I'm...

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Sardinia&Christmas: Gueffos, almond cakes

Gueffos Delicious pralines of almond paste   The Gueffus or Guelfus or Gueffos are pralines(cakes) made of soft almond paste, typical Sardinian pastries, very easy to prepare at home. As for the "sospiri"(from which those differ by the absence of the icing and...

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Sardinia&Christmas: Papassini, Christmas cookies

Papassini Celebration Cakes   When I was little I was always happy to go to visit relatives or family friends taking a tour of  some villages of Sardinia. Usually we did these trips during the holidays, especially Christmas or Easter, and every time and in every...

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Beaches of Sardinia: Sinzias Cove

Cala Sinzias The Eden a hair's breadth away   We are on the southeast coast of Sardinia, in the province of Cagliari, surrounded by a stunningly beautiful landscape, an Eden a few kilometers (14) far from Castiadas and from the well-known tourist areas of...

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Not Only Beaches: Tiscali

Tiscali The Hidden Village   We are in the Supramonte area(see post), in the territory of Oliena. Starting from "Su Gologone", a dirt road leads us into the beautiful and picturesque Lanaittu valley, where were found the first evidence of human presence in...

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