Category: Art&Culture

Open Breweries 2015

This year also Sardinia will attend the recent event “Birrifici Aperti” (Open Breweries), established only in 2014 but already highly acclaimed and ready to kick off the second edition, to be held on 19th and 20th September 2015.

This event was born by the purpose of offering beer enthusiasts an opportunity to visit the breweries so that they can learn more about the production process of this beverage that, with nothing to envy to wine, in recent years has earned a remarkable position in food and wine tourism.

brewery-lara-birrificioBeer Tourism” is in fact a constantly growing phenomenon and with the increase of collective interest, it is also increasing the visibility of many small companies that, at international level, testify and promote the excellence of our country in this field too.

In light of the great success of his debut, for 2015 edition the organizers of Birrifici Aperti are collaborating with various local administrations and some tour operators, with the aim of organizing a program of side events and create holiday packages “tailor-made” for the participants, which include accommodation, meals and, of course, the unmissable tastings.

To represent Sardinia will be the “Microbirrifico Lara” in Tertenia in Ogliastra which, founded in 2009, will present the creations of master brewer Gianni Piroddi. Eight beers, including several weizen and an IPA, to suit all tastes and intrigue all palates.

Really interesting initiative that will offer pleasant moments in the company of other fans of this sector, interesting tastings of craft products of excellent quality and will allow you to discover, know and appreciate another of the many Sardinian excellences sardines: beer.

The season continues at Capo Ceraso Resort!

At Capo Ceraso Resort holidays continue! The period in which holidays coincided only with the month of August is finished, the season has now become much longer, opening already between late April and early May, to then continued even until the beginning of October.

capo-ceraso-resortIn the light of these new habits of holidaymakers, also the season of our Resort revolutionises itself with the aim of maintaining the same level of quality for the whole duration of this new, long season.

Until September 26th, in fact, you can taste delicious breakfast at Bar Vega, or enjoy refreshing cocktails at the Beach Bar. To let you savour the local delicacies, the staff of the Restaurant Sabores is waiting for you, ready to surprise you with tasty and original culinary creations, made with fresh and genuine ingredients.

The beach, fully equipped, and the wonderful swimming pool will be at your disposal, for relaxing moments in the sun and rejuvenating swims or fun games with children.

ristorante-sabores-capo-ceraso-resortAll this to make it even more memorable your holidays, during which you can venture into pleasant walks in the 16 hectares of park of Mediterranean maquis that surround the Capo Ceraso Resort and enjoy the breathtaking views offered by the privileged position of the Resort, located on a panoramic promontory that opens over the Marine Park of Tavolara and Capo Figari.

Enjoy a last glimpse of summer, be enchanted by the changing colors and enveloping scents of Sptember Sardinia: come and discover the Capo Ceraso Resort!

For info and reservations: +39 348 6527823 or visit our website.

Autumn in Barbagia 2015

At its start on September 4th 2015 the 14th edition of “Autumn in Barbagia 2015, the event that since 2001 has become a must for lovers of Sardinia, but also for those who are looking for the perfect occasion to know it.

program-autumn-barbagia-2015This year, the fascinating journey to discover the island will begin on September 4th in Bitti. The 2015 edition includes the participation of over 28 municipalities, which until December 13th will be the setting of a picturesque route through the traditions and typical products of Sardinia. Visitors will be offered the chance to appreciate the typical Sardinian culinary and handicraft excellence, to observe production processes, to understand its origins and, in the case of manufactured goods, their deeper meanings.

As a background to this exciting experience, the stunning landscapes of Sardinia, its vivid colors, its pristine nature and the magical atmosphere typical of places that hold centuries of history.

Autumn in Barbagia is an incredible opportunity to explore the many aspects of a multifaceted land, all equally captivating, a sort of excursion into a parallel world where time stands still to offer to whoever ventures in a moment of absolute tranquility to fully taste its various shades and impress upon the mind a wonderful and unforgettable memory.

Nuragic Sardinia arrives in Milan

Sardinia keeps confirming itself among the great Italian protagonists of Expo 2015.

isle-towers-sardinia-milanOn this occasion, in fact, from May 6th to November 29th, the Civic Museum of Milan will host the exhibition “The Island of the towers, treasures of Nuragic Sardinia”.

Born to celebrate the figure of the tireless Sardinian archaeologist Giovanni Lilliu, the exhibition presents the main findings of the last two decades, thanks to which it was possible to redesign the history of the Nuragic civilization. More than a thousand exhibits, including many unprecedented or recently acquired, from all over Sardinia, as representatives of the many archaeological sites located throughout the island.

nuraghi-sardiniaAt the same time at Palazzo Litta, in front of the Civic Museum, will also take place an exhibition of photographs dating back to the ’80s, carried out by Gianni Berengo Gardin. The shots of Berengo Gardin was given, in 1985, the task of documenting the first stay of the Sardinian nuraghi in Milan.

30 years after that first meeting between the megaliths of Sardinia and the City of Milan, visitors are offered a new unmissable chance to immerse themselves in the surreal and magical atmosphere of these stone giants, mysterious and silent witnesses of an era that has deeply marked the history of the island and its role in the Mediterranean.

An interesting opportunity to witness the fascinating new meeting between two histories and two cultures that, while belonging to the same country, turn out to be profoundly different from each other.

“Cammino a cuncordu”: walking through Sardinia.

The Nomad Republic arrives in Sardinia for the conclusion of its tour of Italy on foot.

cammino-cuncordu-sardiniaThe initiative was born in 2011, when Antonio Moresco, along with a group of writers, gives life to “Walk, walk,” a project that plans to travel the country, and not only, on foot. The first section, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, covers the distance from Milan to Naples-Scampia, in a long and fascinating “promenade” lasted 44 days.

This first way is very successful, both among the participants and the inhabitants of the crossed localities, gaining popularity and support by many people, but also by many institutions. This gives its creators the possibility to broaden their horizons: that’s how “Star of Italy” takes shape, a new path that, in 2012, sees five groups of walkers leaving from opposite ends of the country, with the intention to meet each other in L’Aquila, in a time when the city, recently hit by the earthquake, is the heart of Italy.

In the following years the paths of the Nomad Republic continue to explore far and wide our beautiful regions, up to trespass through Switzerland, Germany and France, in 2014, towards Strasbourg.

sardinia-on-footSardinia is the stage of arrival of this incredible adventure, that in few years has managed to involve thousands of people. Started from Portoscuso on May 31st, the members of the Nomad Republic will cross, always rigorously on foot, the entire island. From the most pristine natural areas to the mysterious charm of the archaeological sites, from the mining areas to the suggestive atmosphere of the lesser-known towns of the inland, with their traditions and their customs.

During their transit, the participants of the “Cammino a cuncordu“, this is the name of the Sardinian stage, will be guests of various cultural events, with the common intention to discover and value the most hidden and authentic Sardinia, thanks to the company and contribution of all those who live there.

A definitely unusual journey, but able to be much more exciting and engaging than many routes by now expected. An experience to live with curiosity and enthusiasm, in order to fully grasp all the unforgettable emotions it has to offer.

Porto Rotondo Festival 2015

After celebrating its 50th anniversary, this year Porto Rotondo Festival prepares to pay homage to the 20 years of activity of the Theatre “Mario Ceroli”.

porto-rotondo-festival-2015The 2015 edition will be opened by sport, with “Estiva Cup”, organized by the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo and scheduled for May 30th and 31st. The calendar of sailing competitions will then continue until October, but the actual inauguration of the festival will take place on July 8th, right at the Theatre “Ceroli”. For the occasion are planned performances by Rossana Casale and Maurizio Di Fulvio Trio. Fine songwriter and performer the former, eclectic guitarist the latter, they will surely give life to a truly unforgettable night of live music.

In the following weeks on the stage of “Ceroli” will alternate a number of remarkable artists, from the folkloristic representative of local musical tradition to big names of Italian music, who will range between various genres, from pop to classical, from jazz to flamenco.

In addition to exciting challenges on the water surface and magical melodies to make even more impressive the summer nights of Porto Rotondo, the Festival will certainly give pleasant emotions to the lovers of the theatre-ceroli-porto-rotondobig screen, too, with a rich Cinema Programme, to which you can attend in the beautiful arena of “Mario Ceroli”, under the enchanting mild Sardinian starry night. As every year, there will also be appointments dedicated to children, with events, games, animation and projections tailored for the little ones.

The Porto Rotondo Festival is getting ready to be, once again, one of the most exciting events of the 2015 season, with its inexhaustible repertoire of amazing performances and memorable moments.

Sardinia wins over Expo 2015

Not even a month after the inauguration ceremony and Sardinia has already won over many visitors of Expo 2015.

sardinia-wins-over-expo-2015Globally renowned for cheeses, wines and pastries, Sardinia amazes guests of its pavilions with two products that are less known, but equally valuable: bread and pasta.
Video clips that illustrate the manufacturing processes of traditional breads and pastries typical of the island run on giant screens installed in the spaces of Cibus, Eataly, Federalimentare and famous names of Italian excellences.

For those who still do not know them, it will be a pleasure to discover firsthand textures, flavors and fragrances of these tasty Sardinian wonders. The choice is varied, starting from breads: modizzosus, carasau, civraxiu, pintau breads, bread of the newlyweds. It continues with fresh pasta, which offers an equally wide variety: malloreddus filindeu, lorighittas, fregola.

sardinia-expo-2015Dozens of recipes will also be described in detail in the islander corners present at the Universal Exhibition, allowing visitors to take advantage of this opportunity, which can not be defined otherwise than “greedy”.

Sardinia is also at the Pavilion of Biodiversity, at Palazzo Itala, where it was staged a green area in which 21 essences represent the regional specificities and peculiarities. Aa a symbol of the island has been elected the cork, material of vegetable origin, appreciated in different fields of production, especially for its versatility and for its insulating ability.

“Stazzi e Cussogghj 2015″

Now in its fourth edition “Stazzi e Cussogghj“, the traveling exhibition that aims to discover and value the traditions, the knowledge and tastes of Gallura.

stazzi-cussogghj-2015Although part of Sardinia, Gallura has always had special features that make it unique, they are indeed different the history, culture and the relation with landscape and nature that, over the years, have characterized this area of the island. Slogan of this event is “With the cart and oxen on the paths of Memory”, indicating a real journey to discover the historical and cultural roots of the most picturesque towns of Gallura, with its customs, its crafts and its culinary excellences.

The 2015 edition, which started on April 12th from the Rural Sanctuary of Our Lady of Castro in Oschiri, will see Santa Teresa di Gallura protagonist of the weekend of 9 and 10 May. The theme of this year will be “Earth and Sea – Lu Coiu (The Wedding)“: from the natural union between land and sea, emblem of the whole Sardinia, but especially of Gallura, you go to the local rites celebrated on the occasion of wedding, complete with traditional costumes.

Enriched with four locations more than last edition, this unusual and surprising journey will continue with its steps up to Luogosanto, where it will end on June 21st. An event with a magical atmosphere, full of charm and suggestion, a unique opportunity for those who, in addition to enjoying the spectacular nature, are looking for the most authentic identity of Gallura.

Europa Nostra awards Sardinia

Europa Nostra, the European Federation for Cultural Heritage, has recently awarded with one of its prestigious awards the team that, led by Roberto Nardi, worked on the restoration of the “Giants of Mont’e Prama”.

restoration-giants-mont-e-pramaA real army of stone, over 5000 fragments reassembled to give shape to five archers, four warriors, sixteen boxers and thirteen models of nuraghi. A complex and meticulous work, carried out with great professionalism, but especially with enormous passion, by the team of the Center for Archaeological Conservation of Rome, hosted by the Center for Restoration of Li Punti, in Sassari.

Awarded of one of the 14 prizes of the section ‘conservation’, the statues of Cabras triumphed against a really cutthroat competition: 29 countries and 263 candidate projects. Winning choice, and plus, the fact that the entire restoration has taken place “outside.” The public has in fact had the opportunity to witness with their own eyes the gradual revival of the Giants and the local population has taken the opportunity to enhance their identity thanks to this significant europa-nostra-awards-sardiniatestimony of the history of the region.

The Europa Nostra Awards are considered among the most prestigious prizes in the field. This makes it even more significant the results achieved by the team of Nardi and strongly supported by the Archaeological Superintendence of Sassari and Nuoro.

The awards ceremony will take place on June 11 in Oslo, attended by Mayor Fabian Stang and with the participation of Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Placido Domingo, president of Europa Nostra.

Open Monuments 2015

On April 18th will begin the Nineteenth Edition of Open Monuments (“Monumenti Aperti”), which has become a fixed appointment for many municipalities of Sardinia and not only, at least for this year.

open-monuments-2015For the 2015 edition will be the 51 the Sardinian villages that will participate in the event, but the opening will feature two municipalities on the mainland: Mango and Santo Stefano Belbo, both in Piedmont. The weekends on the island will start during the celebrations of April 25th, and will continue until 31st May.

By now consolidated tradition, Open Monuments is an unmissable opportunity to discover and learn about the archaeological, historical, artistic and environmental treasures of a territory that has to offer a lot more than we used to believe. Sardinia is in fact the vacation paradise of your dreams, but also a land with a rich and deep-rooted cultural tradition to be discovered.

The event will open the doors of nearly 700 monuments, with the main objective to strengthen, especially in the younger generation, the sense of collective identity and belonging to their community, but also with the intent to value the enormous potential of growth and tourist development enclosed in a project that has by now reached a high level of participation and appreciation, both from organizers and from public.

Looking at 2015 calendar, enriched by 5 locations and a weekend more than last year, you will have plenty of choice: museums, churches, historic buildings, archaeological and natural sites, all authoritative witnesses of the priceless beauty of the most authentic Sardinia.