The main Sardinian traditions through the main festivities, including music, dance, and gastronomy.

"Life in Sardinia is perhaps the best a man can hope for: twenty-four thousand kilometres of forests, countryside and coastline immersed in a miraculous sea should coincide with what I would advise the good Lord to give us as a Paradise."

Fabrizio De Andrè

The timeless charm of Sardinian traditions

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Sardinia is an ancient land whose origins go back a long way. Long, various dominations that have followed one another in the island, together with its geographical position, have contributed to the development of a complex culture with original and, at the same time, conservative traits in the Sardinian population. 

In addition to its many beautiful beaches, each one different from the next, where white sand and pebbles alternate with rocks of the most imaginative shapes. In addition to its dawns and exciting sunsets, its undulating landscapes and art-rich villages, Sardinia is tradition to the nth degree.

It is an irresistible mix of art, history, music, craftsmanship and food and wine that has something unique that has endured over the centuries. Even the dialect of this land is so characteristic. It is considered a language distinct from Italian.

At the heart of Sardinian culture is a strong sense of identity and pride in one's roots, which have made Sardinia famous throughout the world. You only have to attend a folk festival in any Sardinian village to realise how deeply rooted traditions are in the society of this beautiful island.

An everlasting charm characterises most ancient Sardinian traditions. The appeal of an island that, besides the turquoise sea coasts, has a lot to tell.

Cantu a Tenore: Music and Dancing

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Traditional Sardinian music, both sung and instrumental, is ancient. The typical folk groups of the "Cantadoris", with their period costumes and clothes, periodically enliven the narrow streets of the historical centres. 

The "coros", on the other hand, are dedicated to liturgical singing and vary in number, while the "tenores" are composed of four male voices and have a repertoire of secular songs. "Canto a Tenore", or "cantu a tenore'" is a style of Sardinian choral singing of great importance in the local tradition, both because it is an artistic expression of an original and indigenous matrix and because it developed within the religious culture of Sardinia. It is a polyphonic singing performed by four men using four different voices called "Bassu", "Contra", "Boche" and "Mesu Boche", taking up the verses of animals such as animals calves, sheep and lambs. 

Standing in a circle, the soloists sing a piece of prose or poetry, which may also belong to contemporary forms of cultural expression. At the same time, the other voices make an accompanying chorus. Most of the practitioners of this song live in Barbagia and central Sardinia and perform spontaneously in bars called "su zilleri" but on formal occasions and ceremonies and during the Barbagia carnival. 

It is considered a unique artistic expression in the world. In 2005, UNESCO included it among the "Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" and is therefore considered an intangible heritage due to its uniqueness. The song in its current form is the result of the encounter between traditional local melodies and the guitar brought to Sardinia by the Spanish.

This song has been viral since the 20th century thanks to the numerous village festivals. There are actual competitions between "cantadores", usually men, accompanied by a guitarist and often an accordionist. 

Many traditional instruments accompany these songs, such as drums, tambourines, accordions, guitars, and the "Launeddas".

The Sardinian dances are also extraordinary; the dancers move their feet frantically but keep the rest of the body still; men and women, in groups, dance together following complex and synchronised steps. The characteristic Sardinian dance called "su ballu tundu" is accompanied by the sound of the Launeddas, an ancient instrument made up essentially of three marsh reeds and played with the technique of continuous blowing. 

Music: Tradition meets Innovation

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There are many occasions to listen to characteristic Sardinian music and watch performances of traditional Sardinian dances, such as the event, now in its third edition, Cavart- Estrazioni Culturali- Musiche dall'Isola, organised by the Associazione Girovagando, "Theatre en vol", cultural workshops, in collaboration with the Sennori Town Council. 

It takes place in the former Cava di Tufo di Sennori, transformed into an unprecedented venue for culture and experimentation, featuring some of the most important exponents of the island's music scene.

Four days dedicated to traditional Sardinian music, blues, classical music and recent experimentation and contamination. The first meeting was held on 6 June 2021 with Sonos I Logus, collaborating with the Orgosolo Tenor Choir, the Neoneli Tenor Choir and the Ballu Tundu Cultural Association Maracalagonis (Sardinian Popular Orchestra conducted by Maestro Orlando Mascia).

From choral music to the world of the blues, on 16 July 2021, "Habitat in Blues" was presented, a preview of the Narcao Blues Festival 2021 and part of "Aspettando Calici di Stelle". The site-specific event, realised in collaboration with the Associazione Progetto Evoluzione of Narcao, featured the "Trio Bulla of Sassari" and the "Duo Don Leone of Carbonia" dragged the audience into the overwhelming rhythm of blues music. 

On 6 August 2021, it was the turn of Contaminations, featuring the indie sounds of Lacana and Between Moons,  a sound project by Daniela Pes and Mario Ganau that is an original project born of the contamination of the musical universes of the two artists and the sound worlds from which they draw inspiration. 

Sunday 22 August 2021 will conclude with Operazioni Concertistiche: the Cadossene Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Giacomo Medas, will perform classical music, ranging from Cimarosa's comic opera to Mozart's concerto for clarinet and orchestra.

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In Alghero, Sardinia's most beautiful city, which offers not only unspoilt beaches and wild nature but also a lively old town and an archaic language, there will be 13 evenings of music with a variety of proposals: from 1 July to 28 August, JazzAlguer returns, the Festival organised by the Bayou Club-Events Cultural Association, now in its fourth edition with a change of artistic direction: from Paolo Fresu to Massimo Russino, a leading drummer on the island's jazz scene with vast international experience.

The setting for all the evenings will be the welcoming Lo Quarter space, in the historic heart of the Catalan town in northern Sardinia, apart from a single evening at the "Maria Pia" rugby field and an "extra moenia" sortie to the Nuraghe Palmavera, in the Porto Conte park, 12 kilometres from Alghero. 

From 1 July to 28 August the stage will be taken by pianists such as Andrea Pozza, Sade Mangiaracina and Dino Rubino with their respective trios, the voices of Greta Panettieri, Nick The Nightfly and Mario Biondi as special guests of Paolo Di Sabatino's Quartet, and Paolo Fresu himself and, among other Sardinians, harpist Marcella Carboni, two-thirds of the Meldrum ensemble, the Happy Feet Jazz Band with the dancers of the Cagliari Lindy Circus, and Massimo Russino's New York project with Sicilian singer Gaetano Riccobono.

There will also be international appearances with the trio of Californian singer and pianist Rose Ann Dimalanta and Majorcan double bass player Pere Bujosa, who together with the Florentine Quiet Quartet and the Bolognese group Nu Breeze will compete for first place on the podium of the "JazzAlguer Mediterrani", the international competition for young bands.

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For years, the Festival has had a relationship with the vast territory of Northern Sardinia through the innovative formula of the "Caravan", which crosses 19 locations in Northern Sardinia but is based in Castelsardo, where the Arena of Musica Sulle Bocche is set up.

It is a project that brings together localities at risk of depopulation and tourist flows, playing a "Strategic Cultural Institution" role. It is a precursor of the new tourist model that has emerged in recent years, defined as Experiential Tourism.

The Festival programme integrates quality music, innovative proposals, environmental sustainability and natural beauty, generating the so-called "Happening", a model of coexistence from the 1980s, rediscovered and enhanced with the enhancement of the territory, generating a unique experience.

The Festival will begin with "I cuncordu" choirs from Bulzi and Castelsardo and the original "Mystic Geography" project.

From the beaches of Vignola to Basilica of Saccargia, from the fortress of Castelsardo to Castle of Chiaramonti, passing through the historic centre of Alghero, the mouth of the Coghinas in Valledoria, the sacred nuragic well of Nulvi and the countryside of Gallura.

On the calendar are big names from the international jazz scene such as Mino Cinélu and Nils Petter Molvaer, the American saxophonist Seamus Blake, the percussionist Trilok Gurtu, together with artists of the calibre of Roberto Gatto, Ada Montellanico and Mogol.

Musica Sulle Bocche will also take its audience on board the "Green Train", confirming its vocation for eco-sustainability. On 25 August, with the music of Enrico Zanisi, Marcello Peghin, Marco Pacassoni and Enzo Favata, it will connect Arzachena to Tempio, discovering unique landscapes.

Because of its focus on the territory, the Festival is supported by the Sassari Chamber of Commerce thanks to the "Salute & Trigu" project and the Education Department of the Autonomous Region Sardinia. The participation of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage, the Fondazione di Sardegna, the sixteen municipalities that will host the concerts, and in collaboration with Arst.

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From 5 to 12 September, the search for innovation continues, linked to the enjoyment of art concerning the extraordinary territory of Palau, which hosts the International Festival "Isole che Parlano", now in its 25th edition, directed by Paolo and Nanni Angeli.

Since its first edition, the festival system has successfully combined tourism, entertainment, culture, archaeology, local products and the environment authentically.

Sardinia, with its deepest roots, confronts contemporary society by drawing an ideal bridge with the world.

Once again, the programme will be characterised by the fascinating combination of historic landscape, heritage, and cultural content, which constantly dialogue between the traditional and the contemporary.

 Will create an itinerary that will take the public to discover ancient rural churches, lighthouses, archaeological sites and villages, cliffs characterised by the uniqueness of Gallura granite, coves and beaches, and Sardinian Piedmontese forts.

A week of music, photography and workshops for children that will open on Sunday 5 with a preview of "Aspettando Isole che Parlano" in Arzachena at the Tomb of the Giants Coddu Vecchju, one of the most characteristic monuments of Nuragic Sardinia, and then continue until Sunday 12 between Palau, La Maddalena and Luogosanto.

Finally, from 20 September to 2 October, the Festival of Sant Miquel is celebrated in Alghero with a 12-day festival in honour of St Michael, the city's patron saint.

Celebration marks the climax of the summer season in Alghero and has become more of a must for visitors with its games, music and many events. 

Folk parties on the Island


Festivals have always marked the life of island communities and are linked to the desire to reaffirm their unique cultural identity. In Sardinia, going to festivals means immersing oneself in ancient culture, discovering unknown sounds and harmonies, rhythmic dances with rich traditional costumes, poetic competitions out of time, wild horse races, and folkloric parades with precious and colourful clothes of yesteryear.

Often the festivities last several days and involve the whole community. For the occasion, unique sweets are prepared, and banquets with traditional dishes are organised for all to partake in.

An example of a festival celebrating Sardinian folklore is "Primavera in Gallura", organised by the Associazione Stazzi e Cussogghi, starting on 13 June 2021.

Gallura, whose centres are Olbia and Tempio, is the north-eastern part of Sardinia. The event is intended to strengthen the tourist vocation of the Gallura area, which is recognised as a vital destination for sustainable tourism and the administration of local gastronomic excellence.

The inhabitants have their own language, "Gallurese", Customs, traditions and a reasonably independent character. 

The Customs and traditions of the people of Gallura are different from those of the rest of Sardinia because history, culture and relationship with the landscape and nature are different.

The "Primavera in Gallura" project was launched with the aim of re-appropriating their civic, cultural and musical traditions to strengthen their sense of belonging to their community. It aims to rediscover past traces, signs, and testimonies and stimulate the younger generations' knowledge of their own history.

This event also contributes to strengthening the collective perception of culture as a primary value and to making the local population and participants aware of the scientific, civic, cultural and tourist value of the historical and cultural heritage of their territory.

The most religious and most eagerly awaited event by the inhabitants of Sassari is the "Faradda di li Candareri" an event that will take place, as always, on 14 August 2021. Its origins date back to the vow that inhabitants of Sassari made to Our Lady of Assumption, asking to free them from the scourge of the plague in 1652.

The Faradda, or Descent, is a dancing procession in which heavy votive candles are carried on the shoulders of representatives of the city's various trades, the "Gremi" of Sassari, around the town, along Corso Vittorio Emanuele until they reach the church of Santa Maria di Betlem.

This is followed by various 'minor' events such as the Descent of the small Candlesticks, the Descent of the medium ones, the roasting of the Candlesticks (a typically gastronomic event) and the Candlestick concert.

It is one of the most prestigious events in Sardinia. It is part of the Network of the Great Italian Shoulder Machines and, since 2013, has been included in the UNESCO Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The celebration is followed every year by about 120,000 people, with visitors coming to Sassari worldwide. 

On 5 September 2021, in Siligo, in the north of Sardinia, the "Premio Maria Carta" will be held, named after the Sardinian popular music singer-songwriter, who succeeded in bringing Sardinian popular music into broader widespread awareness in events at the national and international level.

Born to promote and remember the artist who died in 1994, the "Premio Maria Carta" has widened its scope to play a role in safeguarding and promoting Sardinian musical culture.

Its various expressions beyond tradition give visibility to the island's excellence in the economic sphere and the contribution of our emigrant communities worldwide. Among those who have received the prestigious award over the years are Carla Fracci, Ennio Morricone, Alda Merini and Andrea Parodi, unforgettable protagonists of the culture of recent decades. 

Among the main festivals, the "Festa Della Patrona Beata Vergine Della Difesa" (Feast of the Patroness of the Blessed Virgin of Defence) is worth mentioning.

A traditional religious, cultural event is celebrated in Stintino, on the date of Mary's birth, with the characteristic procession at sea, in memory of the crossing that 45 families made in 1885 from Asinara to Stintino with the simulacrum of the Virgin, for the foundation of Stintino. 

On 8 September, the Madonna della Difesa, the town's patron saint, is carried in procession on a boat. Every year, a small committee elects the "Obriere". It becomes the ceremony's grandmaster to organise the patron saint's feast and attend the main religious events with a minimum number of brothers. On these occasions, they wear the typical dress consisting of a long skirt and white shirt, with a blue cape and a cord of the same colour.

The "Confraternita Madonna della Difesa" is a voluntary association with religious and socio-cultural aims. In addition to its activities for the Ecclesiastical Association, it takes care of and carries out activities to preserve the traditions of Stintino, an ancient fishing village on the extreme north-western tip of Sardinia.

The festival takes place over a week and consists of various events and activities. Sporting events are also organised, especially for children, and musical and theatrical performances and multiple entertainments attract thousands of visitors. 

In Ittiri, a large town in the Sassari area, it has been understood for over thirty years that to live in the present, it is necessary to keep alive the traditions. For this reason, one of the most famous events in Sardinia, the Ittiri Folk Festival, is held every year. 

It is the International Festival of dances from all over the world. Organised by the Ittiri Cannedu group, it hosts folk groups from all over the globe who excite all spectators through their dances, music, costumes, and colours every year. 

The event, which lasts about a week, is dedicated to traditional music and dances and sees the participation of the Ittiri folk group, joined by various Sardinian folk associations and from many other parts of the world. 

Every year, dancers and orchestras from all over the world come to the Sassari town, with their performances want to keep alive the customs, music and movements that belong to their roots. 

During the Ittiri Folk Festival, visitors can enjoy folk concerts in the streets and squares of the town, traditional dances and characteristic parades in which dozens of groups take part, bringing joy with their music and colourful costumes. 

This lively event attracts many people to the streets of Ittiri, including many young people who take an active part, attracted by the cultural novelties brought by the various groups.

Christmas in Sardinia

The Sardinian Christmas festivities are characteristic and original. They will find their fullest expression with the event "Illumina il Natale, Presepe in Carrela" (Light up Christmas, Nativity Scene in Carrela) promoted by the Pro Loco of Bono.

Bono is a small town at the foot of Mount Rasu, characterised by a great variety of landscapes made up of 8 historical districts.

The Pro Loco will organise the "Presepe in Carrela" competition through which each district will aim to decorate every corner of the village with cribs set up outside.

A commission will then judge the cribs according to precise criteria: overall realisation, formal accuracy and care, artistic and devotional aspect, materials recycling, craftsmanship, chromatic effect, scenery and special effects, message and values proposed.

On 8 December, after the solemn mass on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the local nativity scenes will be inaugurated and blessed. During the event, visitors will admire the cribs on board a small train that will take them on a guided tour of the village.

The "Tenores and Cori" will perform traditional Christmas carols, followed on 12 December by events to promote local food and wine and many cultural events.

On 19 December, in the setting of the Christmas markets, there will be an award ceremony for the Presepe in Carrela competition, with a panel of expert judges, and the award ceremony for the Social Facebook Competition, which will see the winner being the crib that receives the most likes on the Pro Loco page.

The event will be the Santu Matteu Choir, San Francesco Choir, San Michele Choir, and Giuliano Mocci.

At a specific time of the year, when the cold winter air has arrived, and you can feel the Christmas atmosphere in the air, a small village in Gallura prepares itself in the best possible way to host one of the most evocative and magical events in the whole of Sardinia.

We are talking about Berchidda and its famous "Notte de Chelu", an event with a traditional, historical, and religious flavour open to all curious and affectionate people who want to come and see for themselves.

In December, Berchidda dresses up to celebrate, becoming a veritable open-air museum, with its life-size nativity scenes, Christmas songs by Pietro Casu, food and wine and cultural events, offering an unparalleled spectacle. 

During the Notte de Chelu, the eight districts of the village of Berchidda display eight nativity scenes of all styles and shapes, handmade by the inhabitants of the town. The cribs are then displayed along the streets that branch off Piazza del Popolo throughout the historic centre. A route of music, stalls and refreshment points with food and wine tasting of typical local products is created around them. 

The event takes its name from the famous pastoral by Pietro Casu, parish priest of Berchidda, writer, poet, philologist. He wrote the famous "Cantones de Nadale" (Christmas Carols) in 1927 and are still sung throughout Sardinia.

It combines magic, taste, warmth, hospitality, scents and a Christmas atmosphere.

Sardinian food: Scents and Flavours

Talking about Sardinian culture also means talking about its food and wine and its typical cuisine.

Sardinian cuisine is very varied and is based on authentic and straightforward ingredients derived from pastoral, peasant and maritime traditions. It varies from area to area, not only in the name of the dishes but also in the components used.

Olives and mushrooms accompany wild boar and pork hams, and sausages. Some typical first courses are the "malloreddus", a kind of small gnocchi flavoured with tomato, spinach and saffron; they are dressed with a full-bodied sausage sauce, called "alla campidanese", or with cheese, called "casu furriau"

Also typical are the "culurgiones ogliastrini", the "pane frattau", the "fregula", the "zuppa gallurese" and the "lorighittas".

Roasts are a unique feature, and the roast suckling pig is considered the emblem of Sardinian cuisine. 

Sardinian bread, also known as "Pane Carasau", is famous everywhere. The exquisite myrtle-based liqueurs and the local brandy are called "Filu ferru" in dialect, and the favourite red wine "Cannonau", excellent with tasty meats.

Other typical products are cheeses and Sardinian pecorino cheese, appreciated for its ageing, and sweets with a unique flavour such as "seadas" or "gueffus".

The custodians of Sardinian traditions are the festivals and numerous popular feasts, ideal occasions to taste the island's typical dishes.

One example is the traditional "Sagra della Cipolla Dorata" (Festival of the Golden Onion) of Banari, a village in the Meilogu region, not far from Sassari.

The new edition of the festival was held on 24 and 25 July 2021. It was an opportunity to taste typical dishes based on the delicious local onion, drink a good glass of wine and visit the ancient village. 

The event took place in central Piazza Umberto I. It was conceived and organised to respect the principles of eco-sustainability, with a programme full of folklore, typical products, art, traditions, literature, trekking and mountain biking.

Specifically, 24 July was dedicated to tasting typical onion-based products, prepared and served by the Pro Loco of Banari, Bessude, Thiesi, Uri, Villanova Monteleone and Sestu.

A guided excursion to discover the Banari area was also organised during the day.

The second day, 25 July 2021, was wholly dedicated to a conference and culinary competition, a prize competition in which participants displayed their onion dishes, judged by a jury of chefs.

A characteristic event of the Uri area is the Artichoke Festival

This identity event recalls the village's history, which has grown up with an artichoke-growing vocation since the mid-eighteenth century and has increased its number of visitors exponentially over the years. 

The quality of the event and the right mix of food and wine, folklore, tradition have created an event that is eagerly awaited not only by the Uri community but, above all, by tourists. 

In fact, it allows visitors to visit the most representative places in the town, such as churches, ancient dwellings, exhibitions and craft workshops that recall old trades.

It allows discovering inside the village the Nuragic village of "Santa Cadrina" and the ancient washhouse. It will enable to live the characteristic traits of the folklore, admiring the typical costumes and attending the traditional dances and songs.

 It allows, finally, to taste, thanks to the involvement of various enterprises, the specific products of the territory, such as oil, wine, sweets, bread and "bitta". 

Over the years, the Sagra has grown intending to bring about a natural development of the territory and create an ever-stronger sense of belonging of the Uri community with its environment to stimulate the conditions for the development of this agricultural tradition.

The event took place on 06 August at the municipal library. A technical-scientific conference will be held on this day, creating conditions for continuous innovation in the sector thanks to partnerships with Laore, Agris and the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Sassari.

Speakers at the conference included experts in the sector, scholars and workers in the agricultural industry who experience the problems and benefits of cultivation daily and the need to continue investing in increasingly modern and precision farming. 

At the same time, exhibitions, museums and guided tours were opened to disseminate the country's historical and folkloric culture. 

An itinerary that led visitors to discover ancient dwellings, the cycle of life closely linked to the changing of the seasons and the agricultural-pastoral calendar, and the archaeological sites of Uri. 

The day ended with an evening of music and, at the same time, the tasting of artichoke dishes prepared on the spot.

On Saturday, 7 August, from the early afternoon, with the opening of exhibitions and guided tours, the large audience had the opportunity to experience the beauty of weaving and handicrafts, archaeological sites and ancient dwellings. 

Starting from Piazza Alisa, the event within the event began: the "Corri Uri", during which athletes competed in the streets of the historic centre. 

The event's highlight was the dinner. This year, the artichoke was proposed, together with the Pro Loco of Banari, Using and Sestu, a menu told of the island combined with local wine and typical desserts. All in the name of an eco-sustainable event.

The dinner was marked by the colours of Uri's traditional dress, which, accompanied by the characteristic music of the accordion, engaged Uri's folk groups in traditional Sardinian dances and songs.

Autumn Flavors

In Sassari, from 16th to 18th September, the event "Weekend Dei Gusti" will be back.

This event was born in 2006 to promote the culture of taste, showing the experiences of street food typical of the city of Sassari. Enhancing the offer of commercial businesses, contributing to broadcast from a touristic point of view the city, its gastronomical tradition and its most charming corners. 

It is one of the most important events of the island dedicated to the valorization of the agro-alimentary production and the gastronomic tradition, particularly of the city of Sassari and its territory. 

The Weekend of Tastes has always taken place in the city's heart, among the alleys, the stores, the restaurants, the clubs, the trattorias of the historical city centre. 

A choice born from contributing to its requalification, the desire to support activities that have chosen to operate and invest in the historical centre favouring its growth and rebirth, from the will to promote from the tourist point of view the beating heart of the city. 

Characterizing is, in fact, its transient nature: different paths of taste that wind through the alleys, streets, small and large squares of the centre and network bars, restaurants, trattorias, inns, historical clubs, sandwich shops, pizzerias and bakeries. 

The Weekend of Tastes is an event with a strong appeal thanks to its ability to promote the city's gastronomic culture and valorize Sassari's historical centre.

Over the years, it has been structured to be a tourist event, offering itineraries, a series of activities, workshops, and events that help involve the visitor and make his experience complete and satisfying. Also, this year, it will confirm its commitment to eco-sustainability.

The articulation of the event in three days full of appointments and side events favours represents an opportunity for those directly involved in the event and those who operate from a cultural and economic point of view in the city. 

The autumn tour of events to taste the typical Sardinian products continues with "Autumn in Anglona- Romangia".

It is an event that aims to enhance Anglona and Romangia, with local festivals, games, meetings, culture and music, surrounded by local street food.

Its territory is rich in spring water and natural caves; the most famous is, without a doubt, that of Santa Caterina.

Usini sinks its roots and traditions in the culture peasant and agro-pastoral.

The town is renowned for producing artichokes such as Spinoso di Sardegna DOP, extra-virgin olive oil, a member of the National Association "Città dell'Olio" and wine much so that it is part of the "Città del Vino".

Dedicated to the "nectar of the Gods", among the events stands out, "Ajò a Ippuntare", an exhibition dedicated to the new wine, that is the tradition of "s'Ispuntu", the tasting of the new wine that takes place, usually, during the third Saturday of December.

Ajo' a Ippuntare was born at the beginning of 2000 to discover the wine sector of the territory of Usini to rediscover the ancient eno-gastronomical, cultural, folkloristic and historical traditions.

The chosen period is the second Saturday of December, which very often coincides with the almost maturation of wine. 

The 2021 event will be a different edition. If it is not possible for the itinerant tastings in the wineries, the event will be set up in piazza Europa, which can gather many people in maximum safety conditions.

There will be set up some stations for the tasting of typical local products. The didactic laboratories at schools will be ensured with the theme related to the reconstruction of traditional dress and the computer lab associated with detecting archaeological sites. 

There will be other laboratories of the gastronomic sector such as the traditional Sardinian pasta, the typical sweets, the bread of the parties and the traditional Sardinian pasta. It will also be the occasion of the presentation of books concerning the daily life of the country peasant and the census of the prehistoric hypogea. Everything will be carried out, guaranteeing the principle of eco-sustainability.

The folk groups, together with the various musical realities, will cheer the tasting. There will be guided tours to historical buildings, churches and monuments, and painting, photographic and handicraft exhibitions. On the occasion of the event, it will also be possible to attend the marathon "Ajo' a Correre", which boasts the presence of many regional athletes. 

"This land does not resemble any other place".

David Herbert Lawrence

Salude & Trigu

To promote and support local traditions, craftsmanship, agribusiness, trade and services, the Sassari Chamber of Commerce has relaunched the "Salude & Trigu" programme for 2021. A brand to promote the Sardinian territory internationally through its best events.

"Salude & Trigu systematises and enhances the various local events, through the active involvement of the territory's public and private stakeholders, accompanying the qualitative improvement of the events, promoting and organising local and territorial tourism products with the creation of a network of events represented by a single identifying brand. Sassari Chamber of Commerce President Stefano Visconti explains. To increase the visibility of the North Sardinia destination and encourage the development and strengthening of the North Sardinia entrepreneurial ecosystem". 

Thanks to this winning intuition of the Sassari Chamber of Commerce, tradition and innovation in Northern Sardinia are united for a common goal: enhancing the territory and promoting genuine Sardinian hospitality.

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