Holidays in Sardinia
Holidays in Sardinia: Travel Deals, Events and Tourist Information
April 10, 2015
 

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Sardinia has recently been in the international press for its longevity statistics: the number of centenarians on the island is twenty times higher than in the US. Genetic studies in collaboration with the NIH have shown that circa 20 percent is due to genetics, with many other factors contributing.
National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner, identifying Blue Zones around the world that have a high incidence of citizens living to and beyond the age of 100, has studied lifestyle habits in these areas for over a decade. Read more »

March 20, 2014
 

This-morning at dawn, a thick layer of fog hung over the island of Sardinia. I saw it from my rooftop terrace in the heart of the old town in Cagliari, right on top of the hill, but facebook posts soon revealed the whole island was enveloped in an unusual, heavy mist. Read more »

July 13, 2012
 

Byssus The silky filament which the Pinna nobilis, a species of saltwater clam, uses to attach itself to the seabed is known as byssus. Who first took this byssus and used it as a fabric via a process of spinning and weaving is not known, nor is when this discovery took place, but this ‘sea-silk’ has a long history, and is even mentioned in the Bible! Read more »

July 10, 2012
 

An example of Sardinian 'murales'Today the art of drawing, painting or writing on walls is known as ‘street art’. In the past it was called graffiti or murals. Whatever name we use, whatever the technique used by the artist to decorate a public area, all such artworks have one thing in common – they seek to convey an idea, an emotion or a state of mind. In many towns in Sardinia there is a vast amount of street art, true open-air masterpieces gifted to us by the talents of the artists, some famous, some completely unknown. Read more »

April 4, 2012
 

Handicrafts of SardiniaSardinia is a land that always has a great tradition of craftsmanship. The handicraft  that are produced have been tools of everyday life and in some cases means of livelihood of the local economy but now are also popular souvenirs for tourists, curious and lovers of beauty.

There would be many handicrafts of Sardinia to speak about, but certainly some products are distinguished by reputation such as the famous Mamoiada masks that are worn by Mamuthones during the Carnival representation of the city. Read more »

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