Rally Italia Sardinia 2015, 11th ‘til 14th June

Following the success of the rally held in Sardinia in 2014, the Italian trials for the World Rally Championship will be held in Sardinia, from 11th ‘til 14th June. This year, for the first time, each of the four historic provinces of Sardinia will be present (Cagliari, Oristano, Sassari, Nuoro), as well as Olbia-Tempio. As in 2014, this year’s edition of Rally Italia Sardinia will be hosted in Alghero, one of the most popular Sardinian tourist destinations with its Catalan-style old town, on the northwest coast of the island. (more…)

European Jazz Expo – July 2015 in Sardinia, Italy

The 10° edition of the European Jazz Expo is taking place in Sardinia from 2nd ‘til 5th July 2015. The venue for this year’s event is Riola Sardo, part of the Sinis peninsula, on the central west coast of the island. Guest musicians from the international jazz scene include the Japanese pianist Hiromi, performing with her trio, the Cuban composer and pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and the Volca’n Quartet, with Giovanni Hidalgo, Armando Gola and Horacio El Negro Hernandez, and the British acid jazz band, Incognito. (more…)

Sardinia, elixir of long life: secrets to longevity.

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. (more…)