The village, almost entirely uninhabited, retains the medieval urban structure and architecture of ancient Sardinian rural villages. The 17th-century church of La Maddalena is the result of the expansion of a pre-existing house of worship. It is in late Gothic style, with pointed arches in red trachyte. The former monastery on Bixio Street, inhabit...

Physical and mental health are essential to persevering through these challenging times. This May, many readers share my concern on how to keep fit and optimistic during the various stages of lockdown. Personally, I've been running on my treadmill at home and doing a lot of push and sit-ups. But all of this exercise would be for nil without proper...

There's an ancient Sardinian proverb — Furat chie venit dae su mare — that means, "He who comes from the sea comes to steal." Waves of occupation — by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Byzantines, and Romans — instilled a culture of fierce independence. Over the centuries, those living near the coast escaped inland, where the mountains offered protec...

If you are leaving for a family holiday to Sardinia, you are certainly not bothering about what to do: white beaches, crystal clear waters within the reach of the little ones, cities on a human scale and plenty of nature. Children will be delighted to build sand castles and explore the shallow water between one ice cream and the next, all day long....

Malloreddus, also known as Sardinian gnocchetti, are one of the most well-known and beloved types of pasta in Sardinia. They have the shape of thin striped shells, about 2 cm long, and are made of semolina flour and water.  The pasta’s unique shape and its striped surface are obtained through the use of a special tool, the ‘rigagnocchi’, a striped...

A stunning book that bursts with the author’s passion for the delicious, healthy and colourful cuisine of his native Sardinia, as well photography (the author’s own) that captures the vistas, culture and joy de vivre of his fellow Sardinians. Dedicated to his mother, this volume of 50 carefully selected recipes showcases the vibrancy and mouth-wate...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Italian Cultural Institute in New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY. Entrance Free. Book Now. Shardana USA, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, proudly presents the US premiere of the biography film on Maria Lai written and directed by Stefano Scialotti: Assetata di libertà. “...

There is light at the end of the tunnel for overseas travel again as borders begin to reopen, and there are plenty of tunnels to pass through in Europe. Many years ago when our family travelled around Italy by car our young children were so fascinated with the tunnels that they started recording the number we passed through. As there were so many t...

New technologies have enabled us to travel even by just moving a finger on our smartphones. Here tourism has become somewhat virtual. And we have noticed it in these two years of lockdown and pandemic. Enabling it was the innovation introduced in 2007, just 15 years ago, by Google, which after changing our lives with the Maps application, launched...

A jewel of the enchanting Sardinia ready to show its visitors all the charm and beauty of the Italian island, this is Santa Teresa di Gallura! The town is located in the northern part of Gallura separated from Corsica by the Strait of Bonifacio. Its jagged coasts and the turquoise-colored sea are just some of the elements that characterize the Sard...