The ancient Past of Sardinia

From the #nuragic, bronze age ancient past to the medieval roots and most beautiful boroughs of #Italy. Travel #Sardinia.
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THE ROMANESQUE CHURCH OF SAN SIMPLICIO IN OLBIA
The romanesque Church of San Simplicio in Olbia
an aerial view of a small town by the ocean
CASTELSARDO: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOROUGH IN ITALY
Castelsardo: the most beautiful borough in Italy
a body of water that has some buildings on the hill in the background and trees around it
POSADA: A TOUR OF MEDIEVAL BOROUGHS
Posada: a tour of medieval boroughs
an old castle sitting on top of a hill
GIOLZIA: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS
Blog with news, experiences and activities in Sardinia Golfo Aranci, close to Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites: festivities, food and costume traditions of Nord and Center Sardinia. The remains of a fortress dating back to the medieval period (10th-11th century), on Mount Limbara, are located in a place called Giolzia. Within history and epic, here is the fascinating story of this feminine legend of Sardinia: Giolzia, the Warrior Princess. Judge Comita had three sisters, Giolzia, Caterina and Pre
an old stone building with stairs leading up to it
A JOURNEY INTO THE LOCAL PAST: SA DOMO DE MARRAS
Blog with news, experiences and activities in Sardinia Golfo Aranci, close to Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites: festivities, food and costume traditions of Nord and Center Sardinia. An excursion from which I brought back with me a captivating experience was at the ethnographic museum "Sa Domo 'e Sos Marras", an ancient eighteenth century manor house, located in the historical center of Galtellì, in the Nuoro province, 110 km far, one hour and forty by car from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel &a
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THE SHARDANA: WARRIORS OF SARDINIA
Blog with news, experiences and activities in Sardinia Golfo Aranci, close to Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites: festivities, food and costume traditions of Nord and Center Sardinia. Nuragic civilization was born and developed in Sardinia, confined in a period dating from the Bronze Age (1800 BC) to the 2nd century BC, already being Roman Age. The Shardana, populations from the western Mediterranean and belonging to the alliance of the Sea People during the 2nd millennium BC, would be identifiabl
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ATLANTIS, THE CENTER OF THE WORLD AND ... SARDINIA!
Blog with news, experiences and activities in Sardinia Golfo Aranci, close to Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites: festivities, food and costume traditions of Nord and Center Sardinia. I love Sardinia. And it’s not only due to the famous imposing Sardinian rocks, and it’s not only due to the Mediterranean scrub nor due to the enchanting emerald-like color of the sea. It’s the Mistral’s dry air dehydrating my lips that reminds me of the windy plateau of the land where I was bo
an unusual rock house in the middle of a forest with trees and rocks around it
TREASURES OF MAGIC ORIGIN: THE "JANAS" OF SARDINIA
Blog with news, experiences and activities in Sardinia Golfo Aranci, close to Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites: festivities, food and costume traditions of Nord and Center Sardinia. Sardinia, besides being such a beautiful place worth to be visited and experienced, is also magical. Magical is the color of the sea, magical is the bursting of stories silence of the mountains, the magical legends … And we, at Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, are here to tell you all about them. Fascinatin
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ELEANOR FROM ARBOREA
Blog with news, experiences and activities in Sardinia Golfo Aranci, close to Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites: festivities, food and costume traditions of Nord and Center Sardinia. When it comes to her, the edging between reality and mythology is not always clear. Both history and legend tell of an exceptional woman: Eleanor, Iudex of Arborea. Around the middle of 1300, Sardinia was divided into four independent kingdoms, called Judges: Torres, Gallura, Cagliari and Arborea, each governed
a large stone statue sitting on top of a lush green field next to rocks and trees
TOMBS OF THE GIANTS
Blog with news, experiences and activities in Sardinia Golfo Aranci, close to Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites: festivities, food and costume traditions of Nord and Center Sardinia. It seems that the Giants' Tombs were religious sites, but the most interesting and intriguing discovery is that these structures were built exactly where the energy channels of magnetic forces existing in the granite are superior. Granite (silicon dioxide) delivers energy and has a natural magneto-therapeutic effect.&
moss covered rocks surround a circular stone structure in the middle of an area surrounded by trees
PLAN A VISIT: HOLY WELLS & SACRED SPRINGS
Blog with news, experiences and activities in Sardinia Golfo Aranci, close to Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites: festivities, food and costume traditions of Nord and Center Sardinia. The nuragic Holy Wells (or Well Temples) are typical Sardinian underground structures designed, during the Bronze Age, to the worship of the waters and to safeguard water springs, an indispensable and vital resource on every lifecycle. Devotion to water considers life, death, rebirth and purification: the child in the