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

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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 planned calendar 2023 includes a series of events from spring to the end of the year, divided into four categories: '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 2023: the best of events in northern Sardinia

April:

La Sagra dell'Asparago Selvatico. 29 - 30 April in Tissi 

The Wild Asparagus Festival, now in its 14th edition, includes educational meetings, tastings of asparagus dishes and excursions to places of historical and cultural interest in the village. In addition, there will be exhibitions and workshops, concerts and the opportunity to attend the dressing of the traditional dress of Tissi.

Holy Week, Easter and Easter Monday in the Borgo. 2 - 10 April in Aggius 

Holy Week in Aggius brings ancient traditions that have remained virtually unchanged, including the unique choral chant 'a tasgia'. Pasquetta nel Borgo, for the past five years, has seen the Pro Loco and the Municipal Administration committed to organising an event that features traditions, the discovery of the territory, folk music and local products.

Quarantennale della Regata della Vela Latina. 28 April - 1 May in Stintino

The event's slogan is 'Stintino Capital of Latin Sail and Maritime Traditions'. The 'Forty years of the Latin Sail Regatta' event is also aimed at the non-expert public, involving it with sea outings and initiatives such as conferences and musical performances.

Festival del Mediterraneo. April - December in Alghero and other countries

The Mediterranean Festival is organised by the "Associazione Arte in Musica" to contribute to the dissemination of musical culture. Alghero and other locations in Northern Sardinia will host performances where traditional popular and 'cultured' music will be the protagonists.

Bardunfula. April - July in Sassari and Thiesi

The fourth edition of Bardunfula, the 'Festival of Children's and Young People's Culture and Literature', will have as its theme: 'Living Nature, the World is Home', i.e. the delicate relationship between human beings and the world around us.

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.

Festival Letterario “Dall’Altra Parte del Mare”. March - October in Sassari, Alghero and other countries

This literary festival originated in Alghero and is dedicated to books, writers and stories. 2023 is the year of its 10th edition, organised into three thematic sections. The public can meet writers, illustrators, scriptwriters and YouTubers at book presentations, workshops and performances on this occasion.

May:

Festival del Mediterraneo. April - December in Alghero and other countries

The Mediterranean Festival is organised by the "Associazione Arte in Musica" to contribute to the dissemination of musical culture. Alghero and other locations in Northern Sardinia will host performances where traditional popular and 'cultured' music will be the protagonists.

Festival Internazionale Un'Isola in Rete. 4 May - 8 July in Sassari, Nuchis, Sennori and Alghero

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

Musica Maestro. 14 - 20 May in Porto Torres

The 'Musica Maestro' festival, now in its 12th edition, features several musical evenings with a particularly prestigious programme that will give Porto Torres international visibility. The award-winning English vocal ensemble The Gesualdo Six is the last evening guest.

Naturalmente in Riviera. 28 May - 12 November in Alghero

The project aims to discover Porto Conte Park's beauty and combines nature, food and wine, and musical concerts under the banner of active eco-sustainability. Naturalmente in Riviera 2023 kicks off on 28 May with 'Sentieri Musicali al Parco'.

Bardunfula. April - July in Sassari and Thiesi

The fourth edition of Bardunfula, the 'Festival of Children's and Young People's Culture and Literature', will have as its theme: 'Living Nature, the World is Home', i.e. the delicate relationship between human beings and the world around us.

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.

Primavera in Gallura. May - October in Gallura

Primavera in Gallura is an itinerant festival dedicated to the most fascinating gastronomic and folkloristic traditions and customs of North-East Sardinia. The Stazzi e Cussogghj Association organises the event. In Santa Teresa di Gallura, on 27 and 28 May, the rites and customs characterising the traditional Gallura wedding will be staged.

Quarantennale della Regata della Vela Latina. 28 April - 1 May in Stintino 

The event's slogan is 'Stintino Capital of Latin Sail and Maritime Traditions'. The 'Forty years of the Latin Sail Regatta' event is also aimed at the non-expert public, involving it with sea outings and initiatives such as conferences and musical performances.

Festival Letterario “Dall’Altra Parte del Mare”. March - October in Sassari, Alghero and other countries

This literary festival originated in Alghero and is dedicated to books, writers and stories. 2023 is the year of its 10th edition, organised into three thematic sections. The public can meet writers, illustrators, scriptwriters and YouTubers at book presentations, workshops and performances on this occasion.

'Organica', Museo di Arte Ambientale in the Limbara Park. 13 May - 14 December in Tempio Pausania 

The Organica project, held at the new Museum of Environmental Art in Tempio Pausania, is an exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and the enhancement of the natural heritage and landscape of Limbara Park. In addition to exhibitions, the busy programme includes events, lectures, literary presentations, workshops and experiential tourism activities.

June:

Fiera delle Ciliegie. 2 June in Bonnanaro

The Cherry Fair, now in its 32nd edition, returns after a two-year stop. Besides many cherries, the programme includes folk parades, dances, concerts and entertainment for young and old.

Nautic Event: la Sardegna Entra in Porto. 9 - 11 June in Alghero 

The Nautic Event showcases the excellence of Sardinia's tourism and yachting offer. The central theme of the 2023 edition is Environmental Sustainability. Partner of excellence is the One Ocean Foundation (OOF), a project of international importance that has drawn up a code of ethics for protecting the marine and coastal environment.

Festival del Mediterraneo. April - December in Alghero and other countries

The Mediterranean Festival is organised by the "Associazione Arte in Musica" to contribute to the dissemination of musical culture. Alghero and other locations in Northern Sardinia will host performances where traditional popular and 'cultured' music will be the protagonists.

Primavera in Gallura. May - October in Gallura

Primavera in Gallura (Spring in Gallura) is an itinerant festival dedicated to the most fascinating gastronomic and folkloristic traditions and customs of North-East Sardinia. The event is organised by the Stazzi e Cussogghj Association.

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.

Domos Abbeltas. 16 - 18 June in Luras

The ninth edition of Domos Abbeltas will be held in the village of Luras on the third weekend of June. The event is a hymn to local culture, food and wine, art and handicrafts. The Theatre of the event will be the Domos (houses), where private citizens will share with visitors a wonderful heritage of ancient customs, arts and crafts. There will also be performances in the centre's streets and musical entertainment.  

Cavart. 24 - 25 June in Monteleone Rocca Doria

CAVART - Extrazioni Culturali, the Festival of Arts and Environmental Culture, is now in its fifth edition. It is an event created to reinterpret unusual theatrical settings in North Sardinia in a cultural key. This year it will bring music and art to the former quarry of Monteleone Rocca Doria.

Ciogghitta d’Oro. 24 - 30 June and 27 July in Porto Torres, Sassari and Sorso 

Snails are among the typical protagonists of Sassari's cuisine. The 'Ciogghitta d'oro' is a snail-sucking competition that has filled the streets of Sassari's historic centre (and other localities) for more than ten years, a moment of joy, competition and musical entertainment.

Naturalmente in Riviera. 28 May - 12 November in Alghero

The project aims to discover Porto Conte Park's beauty and combines nature, food and wine, and musical concerts under the banner of active eco-sustainability. Naturalmente in Riviera 2023 kicks off on 28 May with 'Sentieri Musicali al Parco'.

Festival delle Bellezze. 21 June - 22 November in Sassari and other locations

Now in its sixth edition, the festival will be held in the most evocative locations in the Province of Sassari. Through music and the arts, it aims to enhance the archaeological, monumental and natural heritage of Northern Sardinia, involving leading artists from the island's panorama.

Festival Letterario “Dall’Altra Parte del Mare”. March - October in Sassari, Alghero and other locations

This literary festival originated in Alghero and is dedicated to books, writers and stories. 2023 is the year of its 10th edition, organised into three thematic sections. The public can meet writers, illustrators, scriptwriters and YouTubers at book presentations, workshops and performances on this occasion.

Bardunfula. April - July in Sassari and Thiesi

The fourth edition of Bardunfula, the 'Festival of Children's and Young People's Culture and Literature', will have as its theme: 'Living Nature, the World is Home', i.e. the delicate relationship between human beings and the world around us.

Festival Internazionale Un'Isola in Rete. 4 May - 8 July in Sassari, Nuchis, Sennori and Alghero

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

'Organica', Museo di Arte Ambientale in the Limbara Park. 13 May - 14 December in Tempio Pausania

The Organica project, held at the new Museum of Environmental Art in Tempio Pausania, is an exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and the enhancement of the natural heritage and landscape of Limbara Park. In addition to exhibitions, the busy programme includes events, lectures, literary presentations, workshops and experiential tourism activities.

July:

Chenamos in Carrela. 8 - 9 July in Villanova Monteleone

Chenamos in Carrela consists of presenting traditional local dishes based on local products. It celebrates an ancient tradition of 'good neighbourliness', and the main event is a large dinner in the square. In addition, there will be guided tours to discover the area's beauty and musical entertainment.

Sagra della Cipolla Dorata. 22 July in Banari 

The golden onion is one of the typical products of Banari, a village not far from Sassari. During the onion festival, it will be possible to taste traditional dishes based on this local delicacy. Alongside the food and wine, notable cultural and artistic events and organised excursions will be included.

La Ciogghitta d'Oro. 27 July in Sassari

Snails are among the typical protagonists of Sassari's cuisine. The 'Ciogghitta d'oro' is a snail-sucking competition that has filled the streets of Sassari's historic centre for more than ten years, a moment of joy, competition and musical entertainment.

Ittiri Folk Festa. 19 - 25 July in Ittiri

The 38th edition of the Ittiri Folk Festival will take place from 19 to 25 July 2023 in Ittiri, a village in the province of Sassari that is famous for its agricultural products, handicrafts, and folklore, expressed in local dances and beautiful folk costumes. The event is dedicated to traditional music and dances and sees the participation of Sardinian folk groups and those from many other parts of the world.

Be In The Move Festival. 12 - 16 July 2023 in La Maddalena

This festival features theatre, dance and music in the beautiful setting of the La Maddalena archipelago. The festival is dedicated to the hero Giuseppe Garibaldi and aims to be a bridge between Italian and French artists. The fifth edition, 'Garibaldi, Memory and Actuality in Dialogue', will focus on resilience.

Musica e Natura. 22 July - 18 August in Porto Torres and Alghero

Musica e Natura (Music and Nature) is a concert event that ranges from classical, jazz and modern music and boasts the participation of high-calibre artists, both Italian and foreign, to discover the cultural heritage of Northern Sardinia.

Naturalmente in Riviera. 28 May - 12 November in Alghero

The project aims to discover Porto Conte Park's beauty and combines nature, food and wine, and musical concerts under the banner of active eco-sustainability. Naturalmente in Riviera 2023 kicks off on 28 May with 'Sentieri Musicali al Parco'.

Festival Letterario “Dall’Altra Parte del Mare”. March - October in Sassari, Alghero and other locations

This literary festival originated in Alghero and is dedicated to books, writers and stories. 2023 is the year of its 10th edition, organised into three thematic sections. The public can meet writers, illustrators, scriptwriters and YouTubers at book presentations, workshops and performances on this occasion.

Bardunfula. April - July in Sassari and Thiesi

The fourth edition of Bardunfula, the 'Festival of Children's and Young People's Culture and Literature', will have as its theme: 'Living Nature, the World is Home', i.e. the delicate relationship between human beings and the world around us.

Festival del Mediterraneo. April - December in Alghero and other countries

The Mediterranean Festival is organised by the "Associazione Arte in Musica" to contribute to the dissemination of musical culture. Alghero and other locations in Northern Sardinia will host performances where traditional popular and 'cultured' music will be the protagonists.

Festival delle Bellezze. 21 June - 22 November in Sassari and other locations

Now in its sixth edition, the festival will be held in the most evocative locations in the Province of Sassari. Through music and the arts, it aims to enhance the archaeological, monumental and natural heritage of Northern Sardinia, involving leading artists from the island's panorama.

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.

Festival Internazionale Un'Isola in Rete. 4 May - 8 July in Sassari, Nuchis, Sennori and Alghero

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

'Organica', Museo di Arte Ambientale in the Limbara Park. 13 May - 14 December in Tempio Pausania

The Organica project, held at the new Museum of Environmental Art in Tempio Pausania, is an exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and the enhancement of the natural heritage and landscape of Limbara Park. In addition to exhibitions, the busy programme includes events, lectures, literary presentations, workshops and experiential tourism activities.

Bookolica Festival. July - September in Tempio Pausania and other countries 

Bookolica is 'The Festival of Creative Readers', which takes place in Tempio Pausania, in the hinterland of Gallura. It will be possible to participate in readings, music, workshops and artistic performances during this event.

August:

Sagra del Carciofo Estiva. 5 - 6 August in Uri

The Artichoke Festival of Uri is the festival dedicated to this fantastic product with a PDO denomination. It is the perfect occasion to taste excellent Sardinian artichoke dishes. Many cultural and folklore events accompany the festival.

Rock n'Beer. 4 - 6 August in Valledoria 

This is the most rockin' summer event in northern Sardinia: three days of music and partying, great artists, the best DJs on the island, stands with handmade gastronomic products, street performers, and attractions for children.

Festival dello Zichi Festival. 12 August in Bonorva

During this event, you'll taste the Zichi traditional bread in its classic version and also with boiled mutton, potatoes, onions, and various seasonings. Events and a parade of typical costumes are also planned.

Chenamos in Carrela. 6 - 10 August in Villanova Monteleone

Chenamos in Carrela consists of presenting traditional local dishes based on local products. It celebrates an ancient tradition of 'good neighbourliness', and the main event is a large dinner in the square. In addition, there will be meetings with local producers, workshops, musical entertainment and lectures.

Festa di Santa Sabina. 26 August - 2 September in Pattada 

The patronal festival of Santa Sabina is the right occasion to discover the beauty of the Pattada area, its culture and food and wine. During the festivities, there is an unmissable evening horse ride, singing, dancing, the blessing of the horses, the procession as well as shows and concerts. 

Festa di N.S. del Buoncammino. 4 - 14 August in Sassari

The Festa di Nostra Signora del Buon Cammino is the prelude to the great Descent of the Candlesticks, a Unesco heritage site. The celebration will take place in Sassari in the Church and square of S. Agostino, and on all evenings, the ancient Gosos in the Sardinian language will be sung.

Festival Internazionale del Folklore a Manu Tenta. 5 - 15 August in Usini, Chiaramonti, and other countries

The Folklore Festival will take place on 5/6 August in Usini, 9 August in Chiaramonti, 10 August in Trinità d'Agultu, 12 August in Ossi, and 15 August in Stintino. There will be exhibitions of traditional costumes, songs and dances by international groups, parades of Sardinian masks, and typical island dishes.

Ballos de Austu. 7 - 10 August in Nule 

With its exhibitions, parades and performances, this event is the perfect opportunity to admire traditional costumes, listen to tenor music and be swept away by Sardinian and international folk dances.

Mamatita Festival. 30 August - 10 September in Alghero and Putifigari

The Mamatita Festival takes place in Alghero. The event is a theatrical project dedicated to the new circus, street theatre, and urban performance, intending to create a theatre spread throughout the city. 

Musica sulle Bocche. 8 - 30 August in twelve towns in northern Sardinia

The twenty-third edition of the international 'Musica sulle Bocche' festival is an essential date for Jazz in Sardinia. Thirty-eight concerts are scheduled, at dawn and dusk, in places with unique panoramas and extraordinary monuments.

Bastida di Sorres. 25 - 27 August in Borutta 

This event is a historical re-enactment in Borutta, on the hill of San Pietro di Sorres, recounting the historic battle of 1334 between the Doria and the Aragonese.

Naturalmente in Riviera. 28 May - 12 November in Alghero

The project aims to discover Porto Conte Park's beauty and combines nature, food and wine, and musical concerts under the banner of active eco-sustainability. Naturalmente in Riviera 2023 kicks off on 28 May with 'Sentieri Musicali al Parco'.

Musica e Natura. 22 July - 18 August in Porto Torres and Alghero

Musica e Natura (Music and Nature) is a concert event that ranges from classical, jazz and modern music and boasts the participation of high-calibre artists, both Italian and foreign, to discover the cultural heritage of Northern Sardinia.

Naturalmente in Riviera. 28 May - 12 November in Alghero

The project aims to discover Porto Conte Park's beauty and combines nature, food and wine, and musical concerts under the banner of active eco-sustainability. Naturalmente in Riviera 2023 kicks off on 28 May with 'Sentieri Musicali al Parco'.

Festival del Mediterraneo. April - December in Alghero and other countries

The Mediterranean Festival is organised by the "Associazione Arte in Musica" to contribute to the dissemination of musical culture. Alghero and other locations in Northern Sardinia will host performances where traditional popular and 'cultured' music will be the protagonists.

Festival delle Bellezze. 21 June - 22 November in Sassari and other locations

Now in its sixth edition, the festival will be held in the most evocative locations in the Province of Sassari. Through music and the arts, it aims to enhance the archaeological, monumental and natural heritage of Northern Sardinia, involving leading artists from the island's panorama.

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.

'Organica', Museo di Arte Ambientale in the Limbara Park. 13 May - 14 December in Tempio Pausania

The Organica project, held at the new Museum of Environmental Art in Tempio Pausania, is an exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and the enhancement of the natural heritage and landscape of Limbara Park. In addition to exhibitions, the busy programme includes events, lectures, literary presentations, workshops and experiential tourism activities.

Bookolica Festival. July - September in Tempio Pausania and other countries

Bookolica is 'The Festival of Creative Readers', which takes place in Tempio Pausania, in the hinterland of Gallura. It will be possible to participate in readings, music, workshops and artistic performances during this event.

September:

Mamatita Festival. 30 August - 10 September in Alghero and Putifigari

The Mamatita Festival takes place in Alghero. The event is a theatrical project dedicated to the new circus, street theatre, and urban performance, intending to create a theatre spread throughout the city.

Festa di Santa Sabina. 26 August - 2 September in Pattada

The patronal festival of Santa Sabina is the right occasion to discover the beauty of the Pattada area, its culture and food and wine. During the festivities, there is an unmissable evening horse ride, singing, dancing, the blessing of the horses, the procession as well as shows and concerts.

Voci d'Europa Festival Internazionale di Musiche Polifoniche. 2 - 10 September in Porto Torres and other countries

The 40th edition of "Voci d'Europa" International Polyphonic Music Festival will take place in Porto Torres and other towns in North Sardinia, including Sassari, Sorso, Santa Maria Coghinas, Borutta and Monteleone Rocca Doria. The programme includes the participation of internationally renowned Italian and foreign groups and artists and artistic, tourist, craft, cultural, educational and entertainment initiatives.

Isole che Parlano. 2 - 10 September in Palau and other countries

The Isole che Parlano International Festival will bring to Palau, Arzachena, Luogosanto, and La Maddalena some of the most avant-garde artists on the international scene and Sardinia's most original expressions in a marvellous combination of innovation and tradition. The programme includes four sections: Islands That Speak of Music, Islands That Speak to Children, Islands That Speak of Photography, and Islands That Speak of Flavours.

Premio Maria Carta. 3 September in Siligo

The award was created to remember the famous Sardinian singer-songwriter who passed away in 1994. Over time, it has become a landmark. It aims to highlight the main expressions of Sardinian, national and international music and to promote the progress of Sardinia by rewarding companies that contribute to the island's economic and social growth.

Aria Performing Art Festival. 7 - 10 September in Ossi

ARIA is an International Festival of Performing and Visual Arts now in its second edition. Four days dedicated to theatre, dance, live music, installations and video, during which two extremely suggestive locations in the Ossi area will host performances, events, workshops, tastings, archaeological visits and thematic meetings.

Festa della Beata Vergine della Difesa. 2 - 17 September in Stintino

The local community deeply feels the Feast of the Blessed Virgin of Defence of Stintino. It dates back to 1 January 1865, when the inhabitants of Asinara founded the religious confraternity 'Beata Vergine della Difesa' before being forced to leave their island. A highlight is the procession of boats on 8 September, in which the simulacrum of the Madonna is carried on fishermen's boats. 

Chenamos in Carrela. 9 September in Villanova Monteleone

Chenamos in Carrela consists of presenting traditional local dishes based on local products. It celebrates an ancient tradition of 'good neighbourliness', and the main event is a large dinner in the square.

Festa della Beata Vergine del Rimedio. 15 - 17 September in Ozieri

It is a festival deeply felt by the local community, with a very ancient bond with the Virgin of Remedy. During these days, the programme is packed with events and shows, sacred and profane moments. To be noticed is the solemn horseback procession on 17 September, in which Ozieri's traditional costume is parading.

Sant Miquel Festival. 17 September - 1 October in Alghero

The Sant Miquel Festival brings together the long celebrations in honour of Saint Michael, the patron saint of Alghero. Music, street theatre, cabaret, literature and exhibitions will create a sort of contamination and exchange between popular tradition and contemporary forms of representation.

Genera Festival - Journalist Award City of Castelsardo. 21 - 23 September in Castelsardo

This is a journalism festival for young people in which Sardinian high school students can confront themselves with undisputed professionals in the field. Under the banner of cultural innovation, it explores and interprets new and old information languages.

Note Senza Tempo - Festival Internazionale di Musica Antica. 9 September - 2 December in Sassari and other locations

The 5th edition of the International Festival of Ancient Music features ten concerts, internationally renowned ensembles, and numerous period instruments. Four appointments are scheduled in September.

Festival delle Bellezze. 21 June - 22 November in Sassari and other locations

Now in its sixth edition, the festival will be held in the most evocative locations in the Province of Sassari. Through music and the arts, it aims to enhance the archaeological, monumental and natural heritage of Northern Sardinia, involving leading artists from the island's panorama. September events are scheduled for the 1st in Ploaghe, the 7th in Cargeghe, the 15th in Sorso, and the 30th in Nughedu San Nicolò.

Festival del Mediterraneo. April - December in Alghero and other countries

The Mediterranean Festival is organised by the "Associazione Arte in Musica" to contribute to the dissemination of musical culture. Alghero and other locations in Northern Sardinia will host performances where traditional popular and 'cultured' music will be the protagonists.

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. Sunday 17 September at Casa Gioiosa, 11 a.m., Elias Lapia 4et.

'Organica', Museo di Arte Ambientale in the Limbara Park. 13 May - 14 December in Tempio Pausania

The Organica project, held at the new Museum of Environmental Art in Tempio Pausania, is an exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and the enhancement of the natural heritage and landscape of Limbara Park. In addition to exhibitions, the busy programme includes events, lectures, literary presentations, workshops and experiential tourism activities.

Bookolica Festival. July - September in Tempio Pausania and other countries

Bookolica is 'The Festival of Creative Readers', which takes place in Tempio Pausania, in the hinterland of Gallura. It will be possible to participate in readings, music, workshops and artistic performances during this event.

October:

Naturalmente in Riviera. 28 May - 12 November in Alghero

The project aims to discover Porto Conte Park's beauty and combines nature, food and wine, and musical concerts under the banner of active eco-sustainability. Naturalmente in Riviera 2023 kicks off on 28 May with 'Sentieri Musicali al Parco'. The activities on the calendar for this month are scheduled for 1 and 22 October.

'Organica', Museo di Arte Ambientale in the Limbara Park. 13 May - 14 December in Tempio Pausania

The Organica project, held at the new Museum of Environmental Art in Tempio Pausania, is an exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and the enhancement of the natural heritage and landscape of Limbara Park. In addition to exhibitions, the busy programme includes events, lectures, literary presentations, workshops and experiential tourism activities.

Sant Miquel Festival. 17 September - 1 October in Alghero

The Sant Miquel Festival brings together the long celebrations in honour of Saint Michael, the patron saint of Alghero. Music, street theatre, cabaret, literature and exhibitions will create a sort of contamination and exchange between popular tradition and contemporary forms of representation. 

Benvenuto Vermentino. 2 - 8 October in Olbia 

Benvenuto Vermentino 2023 is the event dedicated to Vermentino di Gallura. During the 'Settimana del Vermentino' (Vermentino Week), tastings of this fine wine, art, culture, music and gastronomy await you in the streets of Olbia's city centre. In addition, it will be possible to take guided tours of some wineries and taste Vermentino-themed menus and aperitifs in participating restaurants, bars and hotels.

Festival del Turismo Itinerante. 6 - 8 October in Ozieri

This event promotes active tourism, including many outdoor activities, meetings, music, street food and tastings. It's a way to experience Sardinia all year round, valuing the journey, the discovery of the territory and its excellences, and the direct relationship with places and communities.  

Premio Nazionale Eno-letterario Vermentino 2023. 7 October in Olbia 

The National Eno-Literary Award 'Vermentino' is related to the Benvenuto Vermentino event. The eno-literary award ceremony features Italian novels and short stories published about the world of wine and will take place in Olbia at the Archaeological Museum. 

Note Senza Tempo - Festival Internazionale di Musica Antica. 9 September - 2 December in Sassari and other locations

The 5th edition of the International Festival of Ancient Music features ten concerts, internationally renowned ensembles, and numerous period instruments. On 7 October, Note Senza Tempo awaits you in Sennori.

Festival delle Bellezze. 21 June - 22 November in Sassari and other locations

Now in its sixth edition, the festival will be held in the most evocative locations in the Province of Sassari. Through music and the arts, it aims to enhance the archaeological, monumental and natural heritage of Northern Sardinia, involving leading artists from the island's panorama. The only appointment on the calendar for this month will take place on 10 October in Olbia.

Festival del Mediterraneo. April - December in Alghero and other countries

The Mediterranean Festival is organised by the "Associazione Arte in Musica" to contribute to the dissemination of musical culture. Alghero and other locations in Northern Sardinia will host performances where traditional popular and 'cultured' music will be the protagonists. The dates scheduled for October are 14, 20, 21, 26 and 28. 

Jazz Alguer. 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. Sunday 15 October at Chiostro San Francesco, 11 a.m., Movlin’ Sextet. 

November:

Jazz Alguer. 30 April - 3 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. Friday 3 November, at the Poco Loco Club at 10 p.m., Antonio Ottaviano - The Bright 6tet.

Organica', Museo di Arte Ambientale in the Limbara Park. 13 May - 14 December in Tempio Pausania

The Organica project, held at the new Museum of Environmental Art in Tempio Pausania, is an exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and the enhancement of the natural heritage and landscape of Limbara Park. In addition to exhibitions, the busy programme includes events, lectures, literary presentations, workshops and experiential tourism activities.

Festival delle Bellezze. 21 June - 22 November in Sassari and other locations

Now in its sixth edition, the festival will be held in the most evocative locations in the Province of Sassari. Through music and the arts, it aims to enhance the archaeological, monumental and natural heritage of Northern Sardinia, involving leading artists from the island's panorama. The November appointments are on 10 November in Alghero at Tenute Sa Mandra at 18:00 and on 22 November in Sassari at Santuario di N.S. del Lattedolce at 20:00.

Wine and Life. 17 - 19 November in Sassari 

Wine and Life, now in its fourth edition, is a format inspired by the great national and European wine fairs, conceived on a Sardinian scale. It aims to become a reference point for the sector first at the regional level and then at the Mediterranean level. There will be meetings, seminars, and conferences for professionals. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste the best Sardinian wines thanks to the exhibition stands set up by local producers and restaurateurs and thanks to themed aperitifs.

Note Senza Tempo - Festival Internazionale di Musica Antica. 9 September - 16 December in Sassari and other locations

The 5th edition of the International Festival of Ancient Music features ten concerts, internationally renowned ensembles, and numerous period instruments. Saturday 18 November in Sassari, c/o the church of Santa Maria di Betlem, at 19:00, TOMEU SEGUI CAMPINS (organ and harpsichord).

December:

Tempio a Colori. 1 - 13 December in Tempio Pausania

The event aims to enhance the artistic and architectural heritage of the city of Tempio. Thanks to a contemporary art project and various artistic installations, the city will be transformed from a 'city of stone' to a 'city of colours'.

Su Trinta e Sant'Andria. 1 - 2 December in Ozieri

The hills of Ozieri have always had a great oenological vocation. On the occasion of the re-enactment of the traditional moment of tapping new wines, the village is preparing to welcome visitors with cultural, archaeological and artistic exhibitions and concerts. But, above all, it will be an opportunity to take part in tastings of ancient vines and 'unicums'.

Ethno’s Festival Letterario. 18 November - 15 December in Martis

The festival places reading and literature at the centre of its activities, making it interact with theatre, music, and other arts. There will be live music, exhibitions, theatre performances, and meetings with authors, emerging artists, actors and musicians.

Note Senza Tempo - Festival Internazionale di Musica Antica. 9 September - 16 December in Sassari and other locations

The 5th edition of the International Festival of Ancient Music features ten concerts, internationally renowned ensembles, and numerous period instruments. Saturday 2 December in Sassari, c/o Sacro Cuore church, 7.30 pm SCARLATTI PROJECT ORCHESTRA; Saturday 16 December in Sorso CENACOLO MUSICALE.

To be in Jazz. 3 - 24 December in Sassari

One of the most eagerly awaited events of the Christmas season returns to the Teatro Verdi in Sassari: the festival '(to) be in Jazz - I Concerti Aperitivo', now in its 22nd edition.

Natale e Capodanno a Castelsardo. 8 December - 6 January in Castelsardo

Christmas and New Year in Castelsardo is an event that brings together entertainment, traditions, typical gastronomy, traditional crafts, exhibitions and museums, cartoon characters, street bands, and stilt walkers. From 8 December to Epiphany, a series of side events are planned. The central event is the New Year's Eve concert in the square, featuring performances by some leading Italian artists and bands over the years.

Notte de Chelu. 9 December - 6 January in Berchidda

In December, Berchidda turns into a village of nativity scenes. Every year, the inhabitants of each of the village's eight districts create true works of artistic genius: eight life-size nativity scenes installed in each district.

Weekend dei Gusti, delle Arti e dei Mestieri. 11 - 17 December in Sassari

The event Weekend of Tastes, Arts and Crafts takes place over several autumn weekends and aims to promote the culinary excellence of Sardinia. In the streets of Sassari's historic centre, there will be over 40 tasting points where you can sample typical Sardinian dishes and wines and participate in craft workshops to learn how to make some delicious traditional products.

Ajò a Ippuntare. 16 December in Usini

Ajò a Ippuntare is an event dedicated to itinerant wine tasting. From 3.30 p.m. until late at night, the event takes place in the streets, squares and open cellars. Various side events, such as traditional choirs, folk groups wearing typical costumes, concerts, and the inevitable stalls with local gastronomic delicacies, are also planned.

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