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Sardinia is a big island with an equally big personality. Its spectacular coastline leads to rugged mountains, with archeological and architectural wonders to behold. Sardinia’s 6,000-year history reveals itself in long-held traditions, regional dialects, coastal cuisines, and handicrafts.
AMBIENCE OF SARDINIA
While Sardinia is officially a part of Italy, it has special autonomous status similar to Sicily. Sardinia’s distance from the rest of Italy (120 mi./193 km. away) gives the island a wholly unique look and feel. Rather than pizza and pasta, you’ll discover unique seafood dishes, roasted pig, sheep’s milk cheese, and exotic mushrooms. While Italian is the official language, residents speak Sardinian, an unusual Romance language with hints of ancient Latin and Greek. Festivals are a common occurrence—more than 1,000 festivals yearly—and are an important aspect of Sardinian life. The Sardinian people are strong and proud of their rituals, yet friendly to visitors.
HISTORY OF SARDINIA
Sardinia’s first human settlements date back to 6,000 B.C. The island’s name is thought to be derived from the Shardona “sea pirates.” Around 1,500 B.C., tribes banded together into villages around fortresses known as nuraghe, of which thousands still exist today. The Phoenicians arrived around 1,000 B.C., followed by the Carthaginians in 500 B.C. After the Punic War, Sardinia fell into Roman hands. After the fall of the Roman empire, the island endured a series of raids and invasions by many cultures, forcing the population to move inland. It wasn’t until the last century that inhabitants have shifted back to the coasts, spurred by tourism and technical advances.
FACTS ABOUT SARDINIA
Top Photo Slice: Sunrise in Olbia (℗ 53547) Photo contributed by © Jennifer Marx
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