Secrets of Sardinia

Discover Sardinia: from ancient nuraghi to the secrets of the Blue Zone - A journey through history, traditions, and legends.

The renowned singer-songwriter Fabrizio De Andrè once said, "Life in Sardinia is perhaps the best a man can wish for: 24,000 km of forests, countryside, and coasts immersed in a miraculous sea should coincide with what I would recommend to God to give us as paradise."

Course structure:

Course objective:

This course aims to promote Sardinian culture by introducing the beauty and curiosities of this fascinating and ancient island, including its unique customs and traditions.

Topics covered:

  • Nuragic civilization: Historical insights into an ancient land with settlements dating back to prehistoric times, including nuraghi, domus de janas, dolmens, and menhirs and their functions.

  • Festivals and traditions: Festivals such as Sant'Efisio in Cagliari, Cavalcata Sarda in Sassari, Sartiglia in Oristano, craftsmanship, and gastronomy as cultural aspects of this land.

  • Myths and legends: Sardinia is rich in legends and mythological figures such as Janas, fairies who dispense treasures, mischievous goblins, and darker figures like Sa Femmina Accabadora, S’Ammutadori, and Sa Filonzana.

  • Blue zones: Ogliastra, a region in the central-eastern area of Sardinia, is one of the 5 blue zones in the world. What is the secret of its inhabitants who live to be 100 years old, still working and enjoying life? Let's discover it together!

Final project:

The teacher will propose intercultural exchange activities, encouraging students to present on the history, customs, and traditions of their homeland.

Additional notes:

  • Participants must have at least an A2 level of Italian to attend this course.

  • Optional excursions will be organized during the course to further explore Sardinian culture and landscapes.


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