Tag Archives : Sardinia

Modest Saints in Sardinian Art: the National Gallery in Cagliari

National Gallery of Art of Cagliari, Pinacoteca Nazionale Di Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Over the years I have changed my attitude towards art quite drastically.  When I was a teenager, I loved the Old Masters, the Renaissance, and the Italian world generally.  Then I realised that I preferred the pre-Renaissance period.  That I didn’t really like Italian paintings.  That actually I…

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Little Holes in the Hills: the Punic Necropolis of Tuvixeddu

Necropolis of Tuvixeddu, Necropoli di Tuvixeddu, Cagliari, Sardinia Cagliari is a town full of unusual details: one of the most unusual is probably the Punic necropolis of Tuvixeddu that basically serves as a dog-walkers’ park.  Other creatures you may see are toads, mosquitoes and die-hard history buffs. In Sardinian, the word Tuvixeddu means the hill of the little holes, which…

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Textiles and Toothpicks: Sardinian Ethnography in Cagliari

Ethnographic Museum, Museo Etnografico Regionale – Collezione Cocco, Cagliari, Sardinia Due to its position in the Mediterranean, Sardinia has a unique and interesting culture.  Life along the coast is different to life in the rugged interior of the island, and through everyday items it’s easy to see the tastes and preoccupations of Sardinians across the island. This collection on show…

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