Salude & Trigu is the programme created by the Sassari Chamber of Commerce to promote all the most charming events in northern Sardinia.

Sardinia is a land of disarming beauty where the fantasy of nature blends with a thousand-year-old history and ancient magic that you can feel in the air.

If you visit this island, you will feel that in the masks on display in the shops, in the jewellery and the sound of the traditional instruments, a soul has come down to us from distant times. You cannot experience Sardinia without experiencing its traditions and festivals, listening to its songs and tasting its food. You can't live Sardinia without knowing its stories and hearing the sound of the footsteps of the figures parading through the streets. There is no Sardinia without its events that bring the past to life and speak of the present.

The Sassari Chamber of Commerce knows this well. So it created the Salude & Trigu project to promote the most important and fascinating events in northern Sardinia. In this way, visitors to the island can get to know a magic land that knows how to be loved.

What is Salude & Trigu

events of Sardinia: typical costume

Salude & Trigu is a review of the most charming events in northern Sardinia, namely those taking place in the provinces of Sassari and Olbia-Tempio.

The calendar for 2022 includes 50 events in the period from spring to the grape harvest, divided into four themes: "food & wine", "culture & music", "nature", and "tradition".

Here you will find yourself immersed in the culture and folklore of the villages and towns of the island's north. There where the past has never completely passed, and the present adds its energy to an already enormous heritage.

Wonders of northern Sardinia

The coast and its scents

Northern Sardinia: bear rock

The cadenced sound of the waves breaking on the rocks greets the new day as it dawns. Meanwhile, strangely shaped rocks project their silhouette onto the surrounding land from the top of some hill. There is an enormous stone bear that guards the town of Palau in Gallura and used to strike fear into the hearts of sailors. But this is not the only creature born of the patience of Sardinian nature.

Here, the Mistral wind, together with the force of the sea, has shaped cliffs, dunes and trees. And so it is easy to find oneself staring at some maritime pine, wondering why it has such a bizarre shape.

The scent of mastic, helichrysum and myrtle mingle with the smell of salt, the protagonists of a nature that has almost entirely preserved its wild beauty.

The coast of northern Sardinia is a spectacle that is never the same, part of an island considered a micro-continent because of the variety of its ecosystems. Jagged coastlines hiding coves with impalpable sand give way to long sandy shores. As fine as talcum powder, white sand alternates with a coarser, rougher grain as red as granite.

The interior of the island, villages and towns

Northern Sardinia: Mount Limbara

The island's interior is undulating mainly, made up of a few flat stretches and different heights, such as the imposing rocks of Mount Limbara and the soft lines of the Romangia hills. Silent and austere, thousands of years old truncated cone-shaped buildings suddenly emerge from the earth, guardians of a unique culture in the world.

Towns and villages spring up here and there in nature that there is still the master of the land. There are villages where time seems to pass more slowly than elsewhere, where people live without haste, and more sparkling and modern towns. And here are the two faces of the same island, living side by side: one more hidden and authentic, the other more touristy and worldly.

The people and their traditions

folk events of Sardinia

And then there are the Sardinians. Profoundly and irrevocably in love with their land. A people who live their traditions with enormous respect and who, especially in certain parts of the island, still believe in magic. They are proud and hospitable people, very attached to the family, for whom food is a ritual, and festivals are so important that they still respect ancient practices.

From dawn to dusk, Sardinia has nothing "already seen" and nothing "taken for granted" in its sounds and silences, landscape, and everything that cannot be seen. Salude & Trigu may be the best story-teller you can find because it was created by someone who deeply knows his land and knows how to tell it.

Salude & Trigu's calendar for 2022: the best of events in northern Sardinia

April:

Moscato DOC 50. 1 - 3 April in Sennori

The Moscato DOC event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moscato di Sorso Sennori DOC. It will take place in the village of Sennori. This wine is one of the most prized and representative products of Romangia. In tastings and conferences, visitors can learn about the most important aspects of the wine born from one of Italy's oldest terroirs.

Jazz Alguér. 30 April - 25 November in Alghero

Jazz Alguer is the International Review of Jazz and the Arts organised in various appointments to be held in the usual space of Lo Quarter and other suggestive locations in the city of Alghero.

May:

Mediterranean Festival. May - October in Alghero

The Mediterranean Festival "Review of Music and Culture in Sardinia" aims to contribute to the dissemination of musical culture. Alghero will host performances featuring both traditional folk music and "cultured" music.
There are three main events: the XXII International Organ Festival 2022; the XI International Master's Degree Course for Wind Instruments "Riviera del Corallo"; and the XIV edition of the 2022 Conference-Concert, "El Senyal del Judici".

International Festival Un'Isola in Rete. 6 May - 9 July in Castelsardo

The International Festival for the Promotion of Books and Reading Un'Isola In Rete aims to promote culture, books and literature through 50 events, including presentations, concerts and shows.

Naturally Riviera. 14 May - 16 October in Alghero

Naturalmente in Riviera consists of several events dedicated to the beauty of the Riviera del Corallo, the marvellous area in which Alghero is located. The first event on 14 May features a photo contest and visits to the coast's main natural attractions.

Bardunfula. 27 - 29 May in Sassari

Bardunfula - Festival of children's cultures and literature will take place at the "Giardini pubblici" in Sassari. The event includes three days of child-friendly events dedicated to promoting reading, with book presentations, shows and music.

Jazz Alguér. 30 April - 25 November in Alghero

June:

Festival delle Bellezze. June - November in Sassari

Sardegna a km 0 la Fiera del Gusto. June - October, itinerant

Primavera in Gallura. June - September in Tempio and Aggius

Porto Rotondo Festival. 4 June - 30 September, Porto Rotondo

Figari Short Film Festival. 17 - 22 June in Olbia

Domos Abbeltas. 18 - 19 June in Luras

Cavart. 19 June in Sennori

Jazz Alguér. 30 April - 25 November in Alghero

Naturalmente in Riviera. 14 May - 16 October in Alghero

Festival del Mediterraneo. May - October in Alghero

July:

I Treni del Vino. In July in Tempio

Wine Experience. 1 - 2 July in Oschiri

To Be in Jazz. 1, 8, 15, 22 July in Sassari

S'Ischiglia Pariglie di Bonorva. 1 - 2 July in Bonorva

Percorsi di Romangia. 15 - 17 July in Romangia

Ittiri Folk Festival. 21 - 26 July in Ittiri

Aria Performing Art Festival. 21 - 24/30 July in Sassari

Sagra della Cipolla. 23 - 24 July in Banari

Ciogghitta d'Oro. 28 - 29 July in Sassari

Festa N.S. di Buoncammino. 29 July - 14 August in Sassari

Mejlogu: la Cultura delle Tradizioni. 30 - 31 July in Mejlogu

Jazz Alguér. 30 April - 25 November in Alghero

Naturalmente in Riviera. 14 May - 16 October in Alghero

Festival del Mediterraneo. May - October in Alghero

Festival Internazionale Un'Isola in Rete. 6 May - 9 July in Castelsardo

Festival delle Bellezze. June - November in Sassari

Sardegna a km 0 la Fiera del Gusto. June - October, itinerant

Primavera in Gallura. June - September in Tempio and Aggius

Porto Rotondo Festival. 4 June - 30 September in Porto Rotondo

Cavart. 2 - 3 July, 16 - 17 July in Sennori

Moscato DOC 50. 22nd July in Sennori

August:

Cinemartis. 1 - 7 August in Martis

Musica sulle Bocche. 1 - 15 August in Castelsardo and other villages

Chenamos a Carrela. 3 - 6 August in Villanova Monteleone

Ballos de Austu. 5 - 7 August in Nule

Sagra del Carciofo Estiva. 5 - 6 August in Uri

Rock in Beer. 5 - 8 August in Valledoria

Foresta in Festa il Rit. dei Nuraghi. 13 - 15 August in Burgos

Festa della Montagna. 14 - 15 August in Tempio

Festa Santa Sabina. 25 - 29 August at Pattada

Festa per il Santo Patrono. 26 - 29 August

Festival Bookolica V° edition. 28 August - 4 September in Tempio

Jazz Alguér. 30 April - 25 November in Alghero

Naturalmente in Riviera. 14 May - 16 October in Alghero

Festival del Mediterraneo. May - October in Alghero

Festival delle Bellezze. June - November in Sassari

Sardegna a km 0 la Fiera del Gusto. June - October, itinerant

Primavera in Gallura. June - September in Tempio and Aggius

Porto Rotondo Festival. 4 June - 30 September in Porto Rotondo

September:

Sardinia Food Parade. In September in Sassari

Dall’Uva al Vino. September - October in Bono

Mamatitta Festival VI° edition. 1 - 29 September in Alghero

Note Senza Tempo. 1 September - 30 November in Sassari

Voci d’Europa. 1 September - 4 September in Porto Torres 

Premio Maria Carta. 3 - 4 September in Siligo 

Isole che Parlano 2022. 4 - 11 September in Palau and other villages

Festa Beata Vergine della Difesa. 7, 8, 10, 17, 18 September in Stintino

Cantende con su Coro 19 - 11 September in Usini

Genera Festival. 9 - 11 September

Saint Miquel Festival. 16 September - 2 October in Alghero

Festival del Turismo Itinerante. 30 September - 2 October in Alghero

Jazz Alguér. 30 April - 25 November in Alghero

Naturalmente in Riviera. 14 May - 16 October in Alghero

Festival del Mediterraneo. May - October in Alghero

Festival delle Bellezze. June - November in Sassari

Sardegna a km 0 la Fiera del Gusto. June - October, itinerant

Primavera in Gallura. June - September in Tempio and Aggius

Porto Rotondo Festival. 4 June - 30 September in Porto Rotondo

October:

Benvenuto Vermentino. 13 - 16 October in Olbia

Premio Enoletterario Vermentino. 15th October in Olbia

Weekend dei Gusti. 13 - 16 October in Sassari

Jazz Alguér. 30 April - 25 November in Alghero

Naturalmente in Riviera. 14 May - 16 October in Alghero

Festival del Mediterraneo. May - October in Alghero

Festival delle Bellezze. June - November in Sassari

Sardegna a km 0 la Fiera del Gusto. June - October, itinerant

Dall’Uva al Vino. September - October in Bono

Note Senza Tempo. 1 September - 30 November in Sassari

Saint Miquel Festival. 16 September - 2 October in Alghero

Festival del Turismo Itinerante. 30 September - 2 October in Alghero

Moscato DOC 50. October in Sennori

November:

Ajò a Ippuntare. November - December in Usini

Wine and Life. 11 - 13 November 

Su Trinità e Sant' Andria. 25 - 26 November in Ozieri 

Jazz Alguér. 30 April - 25 November in Alghero

Festival delle Bellezze. June - November in Sassari

Note Senza Tempo. 1 September - 30 November in Sassari

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