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children carnival mask

Carnival in Sardinia

You really cannot miss the carnevale barbaricino. Their costumes and their wooden masks bring back to the prehistoric man-animal connection, and their steps, forceful and constant, rigorously occur simultaneally in order to produce the hipnotic, haunting sound of the bone-made clapper banging against the bronze of the cowbells, to stave bad spirits off.

trenino verde the old train

Trenino Verde the unhurried green sloth

According to many trenino verde‬, or green train if you prefer, remains one of the best ways of ‪‎exploring‬ Sardinia’s interior, a slow, sluggish, quiet ‪‎steam engine‬ locomotive with wooden wagons from which to breath the panorama.

Luigi Pitzalis, one of the last coppersmith master craftsman in Italy

The last coppersmith

Tasting Sardinia is working on a tour among the traditional and unique crafts of the island to be released soon, in this article we want to introduce Luigi Pitzalis the last coppersmith.

centenarian knitting

Golden genes

A kent’annos, meaning may you live to be 100, the traditional Sardinian greeting could not sound up-to-date anymore: with some 150 centenarians out of a population of 1.60 million the rate is curiously doubled than the usual average.