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CASTELSARDO & TEMPIO PAUSANIA FROM OLBIA - COSTA SMERALDA

CASTELSARDO & TEMPIO PAUSANIA FROM OLBIA - COSTA SMERALDA - Castelsardo, Italy

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Castelsardo, Italy

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Castelsardo is a medieval fortress surrounded by nature and steeped in history, religious traditions and ancient crafts. It sits perched on promontory in Anglona, in the center of the Asinara Gulf in north-western Sardinia ... More info ›

Castelsardo is a medieval fortress surrounded by nature and steeped in history, religious traditions and ancient crafts. It sits perched on promontory in Anglona, in the center of the Asinara Gulf in north-western Sardinia. It was already an impenetrable centuries-old fortress protected by thick walls and 17 towers, until the advent of modern weaponry. The original nucleus of Castelsardo grew up around the castle of the Dorias, which tradition dates to 1102,

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Stop At: Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo, Via Parrocchia, 07029 Tempio Pausania OT, Italy

In the heart of the Gallura, amidst impressive granite rocks, wild "macchia", cork and Holm oaks, lies TEMPLE PAUSANIA. On a first visit to the city, the contrast between the loveliness of the landscape and the austerity of the granite buildings is striking. TEMPIO PAUSANIA was founded by the Romans, though the most ancient settlements dates back to Nuraghi and pre-Nuraghi times (3000 B.C. to 1600 B.C.), with well-preserved examples including the Nuraghi Majori. The village is known for its superb chestnuts and vermentino wines, its mineral springs, and its pleasant climate.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Valley of Luna, Monte Pulchiana, 07020 Aggius, Sardinia Italy

a wild valley with spectacular granite boulders and wind-shaped trees

Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Piazza della Misericordia, 07031, Castelsardo, Sardinia Italy

CASTELSARDO is a picturesque historic town on the northern coast of Sardinia. The old town, fortified with a castle, is an interesting and atmospheric place to visit. There are attractive restaurants in historic lanes, and shops selling all kinds of Sardinian handicrafts and other souvenirs. CASTELSARDO's castle, the Castle of the Doria, houses the Museo dell'Intreccio del Mediterraneo, a museum of basketball-weaving, an important local handicraft. From the castle to the storage area. The castle was built by the Doria family of Genoa, and then called Castelgenovese, was the home of a Doria bride: the Sardinian heroine Eleanora d'Arborea.

Duration: 3 hours

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Entrance Ticket to MIM and MOG Museums in Castelsardo

Entrance Ticket to MIM and MOG Museums in Castelsardo - Castelsardo, Italy

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Location: Castelsardo, Italy

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Visit eleven rooms dedicated to the history of basketmaking in Castlsardo. The basketwork of the town of Castelsardo is still considered an ancient skill, not written down but documented and handed down to the new generations by the villagers who inhabit the medieval town ... More info ›

Visit eleven rooms dedicated to the history of basketmaking in Castlsardo. The basketwork of the town of Castelsardo is still considered an ancient skill, not written down but documented and handed down to the new generations by the villagers who inhabit the medieval town. Visit MOG (Museo delle origini Genovesi) museum dedicated to the genoan origins of Castelsardo.

Visit: Museo dell'Intreccio Mediterraneo, Via Marconi, Castelsardo, Sardinia Italy

You will visit the museum of Mediterranean Weaving and the Genoa origins of the town of Castelsardo, which also gives a panoramic view from the fortess.

Along the streets of the town one can still come across basketmakers who are both historical and modern figures, sitting in front of their houses weaving with dwarf palm, marine hay or raffia, almost as if they need to communicate this tradition to tourists as well as to their own fellow citizens, Their artifacts, on display for the tourists and passersby, recall the techniques, forms and decorations of the ancient basketworking tradition of Castelsardo but also reflect the personal tastes and innovative talent of the contemporary local craftsmen.

In Sardinia, the varying distribution of the weft fiber on the warp determines the distinction between two different compositional techniques: coiling and twining. To these we can add the techniques used for roofing and mats; for sacred occasions or ceremonies, like the Easter palms; for the caning of the typical Sardinian kitchen chairs; for articles used in daily work activities depending on the type of work involved; fishing creels or breadbaskets.

The history of Castelsardo originates under the medieval name of Castelgenovese, the fortress belonging to the Ligurian family, the Doria. Its story is linked to a myth belied by historical fact: its founding, for centuries dated at 1102, because of an erroneous interpretation of medieval data by the historian and humanist Giovanni Francesco Fara from Sassari (1543-1591). The exact year is difficult to establish because a foundation charter of the fortress does not exist, it was first mentioned in 1272 in a letter sent by Carlo D’Angiò, King of Sicily to the municipality of Genoa asking that justice be rendered to Guglielmo di Saint-Gilles, a citizen of Palermo, who had been imprisoned in the fortress.

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