Mamuthones e Issohadores: i misteri dietro le maschere del carnevale mamoiadino

Mamuthones and Issohadores: the mysteries behind the masked characters of the Mamoiada’s carnival

Mamuthones and Issohadores, archaic symbols of the Mamoiada village Mamuthones and Issohadores, the centuries-old masked characters of a unique Carnival. Among the uses and popular customs of the most authentic Sardinia, Mamuthones and Issohadores stand out as symbols of a Sardinian tradition that could date back to the Nuragic era. These are the two millennial masked characters of Mamoiada’s Carnival, located in the heart of the Barbagia area. This ancient rite is handed ...

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Sardinian New Year customs and curiosities

Sardinian New Year customs and curiosities

The Sardinian New Year in the name of auspicious traditions From September to December: the last day of the year in Sardinia, a fabulous "ancient world". Right after Christmas, New Year's Eve is one of the most awaited moments of the year, that special day in which to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one, full of good intentions, hopes and dreams. Just like the rest of Italy, nowadays ...

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Bamboo’s characteristics, properties and uses: in the Forte Village’s garden grows the plant that symbolises resilience

Bamboo’s characteristics, properties and uses: in the Forte Village’s garden grows the plant that symbolises resilience

Bamboo, the thousand uses of this plant that is good for the body and the environment Bamboo boasts countless properties that make it a fundamental resource for our well-being, the environment and other varied fields. Forte Village, the award-winning resort in Santa Margherita di Pula in the Cagliari province, boasts a park where nature and wonder meet giving life to an oasis of greenery and well-being in a spectacular setting a stone's ...

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Christmas in Sardinia among myths, history and traditions

Christmas in Sardinia amongst myths, history and traditions

Christmas in Sardinia: the flavours of the holidays and family togetherness In Sardinia, Christmas has always been the "holiday" par excellence, it’s the perfect time to rediscover the family’s warm embrace and fully experience the local traditions. Christmas in Sardinia is "La Festa" (The Holiday), "Sa Paschixedda". Today, as in the past, it is the time to reunite with family and affections in the name of ancient traditions, legends and rituals of ...

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Nuragic Sardinia: the evocative Sant'Anastasia’s sanctuary

Nuragic Sardinia: the evocative Sant’Anastasia’s sanctuary

Nuragic Sardinia: Sant'Anastasia sanctuary, echoes of prehistoric cults At the heart of the village of Sardara, Sant'Anastasia’s sanctuary and its well reveal the true charm of Nuragic Sardinia. Sardinia’s deep bond with its important Nuragic past is revealed in the heart of the village of Sardara, about fifty kilometres from Cagliari, in the Medio Campidano. Right here stands the evocative Nuragic sanctuary of Sant'Anastasia, which takes its name from the nearby church that ...

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10 experiences to enjoy not far from the Forte Village Resort

 10 must-do experiences within 1 hour of Forte Village Resort

10 experiences to enjoy not far from the Forte Village Resort The guests of the resort, in addition to enjoying their holiday in its magnificent settings, can reach, within an hour, equally magnificent locations for unique experiences.  A holiday at Forte Village Resort means indulging in a dreamlike experience in an authentic paradise. A perfect place for all ages with its 50 hectares of beautiful gardens, white sunny beach, 13 luxury villas, ...

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Green Sardinia: 5 extraordinary natural monuments

Green Sardinia: 5 extraordinary natural monuments

Sardinia’s natural monuments: features that leave you breathless Thanks to its extraordinary variety of landscapes, geological features and biodiversity, Sardinia is the Italian region that boasts the largest number of natural monuments. In addition to its fabulous sea and white fine sand shores that have made it the top destination for beach holidays, Sardinia boasts landscapes and natural heritages of immeasurable value. Its magnificent territory, largely still unspoiled, is home to many nature ...

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Aloe: the plant of immortality growing in the Forte Village’s garden

Aloe: the plant of immortality growing in the Forte Village’s garden

Aloe, a miraculous plant with countless merits and virtues Aloe vera is a succulent from which is extracted the "elixir of long life" gel, renowned for its undisputed beneficial properties. The park of the award-winning elegant resort Forte Village in Santa Margherita di Pula (province of Cagliari) is an oasis of greenery, nature and wonder where the scent and colours of the Mediterranean scrub meet the exotic charm of tropical vegetation.  In this ...

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The Santa Gilla Pond: one of the most important wetlands in Europe

The Santa Gilla Pond: one of the most important wetlands in Europe

The Santa Gilla Pond, a unique environment in Sardinia Sardinia is rich in natural treasures of undisputed natural value and the Santa Gilla Pond is without a doubt one of its unmissable landscapes. Also known as the Pond of Cagliari, the Santa Gilla lagoon extends into the southern plain of Campidano and includes the municipalities of Cagliari, Assemini, Elmas and Capoterra. It is considered one of the most important wetlands in Europe and ...

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Cathedral of San Pantaleo: one of the most important medieval churches in Sardinia

Cathedral of San Pantaleo: one of the most important medieval churches in Sardinia

The Cathedral of San Pantaleo is a splendid example of a Romanesque church The Cathedral of San Pantaleo is one of the most important monuments of Romanesque-Pisan art in Sardinia. It is located in Dolianova, in the historical territory of Parteòlla. One of the main Romanesque monuments in Sardinia is the Cathedral of San Pantaleo. It is located in Dolianova, in the south-east of the island, a few kilometers from Cagliari, in a ...

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Sustainable vacations: 5 tips for traveling green

Sustainable vacations: 5 tips for traveling green

What are sustainable vacations? Sustainable vacations are a growing trend. Check out our tips for traveling green, respecting the environment and people. Vacations, particularly summer vacations, are always highly anticipated. However, they affect the environment. But is it possible to organize sustainable and environmentally friendly vacations? Yes, tourism and environmental responsibility can go hand in hand: bike routes, nature trails and eco-friendly facilities are everywhere throughout Italy. Choosing sustainable vacations and responsible travel ...

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Sanctuary of Santa Vittoria: an archaeological evidence of Nuragic Sardinia

Sanctuary of Santa Vittoria: an archaeological evidence of Nuragic Sardinia

Sanctuary of Santa Vittoria, one of the most important archaeological areas in Sardinia The Sanctuary of Santa Vittoria is one of the most significant cultural complexes of Nuragic Sardinia. The sanctuary of Santa Vittoria is in the central-southern part of Sardinia, on a basaltic plateau in the municipality of Serri, between Sarcidano and Trexenta. It is one of the most important and ancient archaeological sites on the island, together with that of ...

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Sardinian honey: secrets and properties of a superfood

Sardinian honey: secrets and properties of a superfood

Sardinian honey is an excellence of the island's gastronomy and goes perfectly with the flavors of tradition Sardinian honey is a symbol of past and present island culture The territory of Sardinia is covered by a wide variety of plant species. The resulting honey shows this variety. Wildflower honey is exceptional, as is that of lavender, strawberry tree or asphodel, just to name a few. For millennia Sardinian honey was the only known ...

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Pranu Muttedu Archaeological Park, the Mediterranean Stonehenge

Pranu Muttedu Archaeological Park, the Mediterranean Stonehenge

Pranu Muttedu Archaeological Park is a symbol of prehistoric Sardinia The Pranu Muttedu Archaeological Park is located in the countryside of Gerrei, a region of south-eastern Sardinia, and is one of the most important funerary areas on the island. The Archaeological Park of Pranu Muttedu is not far from the small picturesque town of Goni, about thirty minutes away from Cagliari. It is one of the most evocative pre-Nuragic sites in Sardinia ...

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