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Guspini is a village of roughly 13,000 inhabitants located approximately 70 km from Cagliari and only 30 km from the extraordinary and unspoilt vegetation of the "Costa Verde" (green coast) the western coast of Sardinia. The main chharacteristic of this area concerns the amazing presence of Columnar Basalt, a marvellous and fairly rare rock formation that resembles a set of organ pipes, its 20 metres in height dominate the village, even if at a distance. The heart of Guspini is no doubt the piazza XX Settembre where the church of San Nicolò is situated. The church dates back to 1600 and has a stunning Gothic rose window. A large flight of steps joins the church to the old city centre, made up of little alleyways and streets with some mudbrick houses. The lovely church of Santa Maria di Malta is also a must see in Romanesque style and dating back to 1200. In honour of the Virgin Mary on the 15th of August a heartfelt and lively celebration takes place in Guspini. Throughout the entire month of August one can hear the Rosary chanted and sung in Sardinian dialect. The territory has ancient origins, the area in fact has a variety of remains pertaining to different historical periods that go from the neolithic with the evocative Domus de janas, to the Roman period and the Punic invasion; the Phoenician-Punic city of Neapolis dates back to the V century B.C. Another interesting historical feature concerns a mining past. Here between mid 1800 and 1900, the mineral extraction played a significant role and the nearby mining villages of Montevecchio and Ingurtosu are extremely evocative sites to visit. The old mining villages are roughly 10 km away, Montevecchio was closed in 1991 and offers guided tours (with a charge) of the old abandoned buildings; here one can observe and contemplate the school, hospital and miners'lodgings that make up a fascinating piece of history. A last important feature is the great tradition concerning the creation of the Sardinian knife characterised by extraordinary blades and by bone handles. The nearby village of Arbus which is only 6 km away, hosts the knife museum where one can admire the record breaking largest knife in the world.
CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVALS OF THE AREA In February, the "Camba de Linnas" carnival with its lively and colourful wagons showing allegorical figures. "Arresojas" a well known fair and exhibition of the traditional Sardinian knife which takes place every two years at the end of July beginning of August. "Sa Festa Manna" the "ferragosto celebration on the 15 th August with a variety of events and gastronomical delicacies. La Sagra del Miele" in other words a honey festival the last weekend of August in the mining centre of Montevecchio. Here one can taste honey and many other typical Sardinian products, like saffron, olive oil, and cold meats. "Festa del torrone guspinese" a Turron (praline made with honey and almonds) at the Christmas market stalls.
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