How to tell you’ve had a good time at Carnival | Tempio Pausania, Sardinia, Italy

How do you define a good time? Is it with music or dance? Is singing in your repertoire? What if we combine all those ingredients and throw a six-day festival in honour of a dead King?

The party starts here:

The festival parade of masks and floats generally occurs before Lent. People of all ages and walks of life come out to celebrate the King of Carnival – King George (or Giorgio if you’re in Italy). Many of the ancient traditions have disappeared over the centuries, but one thing clearly stays the same –  Carnevale Tempiese, The Carnival of Tempio Pausania.

Tempio Pausania is in the Gallura region of northern Sardinia and is the administrative capital (along with Olbia) making the province of Olbia-Tempio.

The 14,000 inhabitants know how to throw an impressive Carnival and have shown up by the thousands to pay homage (and party) in honour of the King.

In just a few weeks time people from all over Europe will take part in dance, costume and play, at one of Sardinia’s biggest celebrations, after brushing out the winter cobwebs and hailing in the new sun shine.

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The Number One Best Thing About Living in Sardinia

***Post orginally written in October 2011. February 2012 we’ve been hit with snowstorms and blizzards for a week. Check out my most recent posts on the snow in Sardinia.

Sardinia Covered in Snow | Sardegna Sotto la Neve

Sardinian Snow Angel 

Video – Sardinia Covered in Snow

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Welcome to MY Sardinia

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Have you any idea where this lovely island is? She’s right here. Right in the middle of the Mediterranean. Welcome to MY Sardinia I hope you have the time to explore Sardinia with me, she’s worth the three-minute peek on your lunch … Continue reading

Sun Shining Sardegna

It’s only April 3rd and the sun is shining with fierceness, and the weather is utter sweetness in Sardegna.  High of 35 celsius and the lows are just not important to remember.  If you are planning on visiting Sardegna this summer or any summer for that matter, there are two very important things to remember: Continue reading

Spring Teaser

Spring has sprung in Sardegna this weekend. With temperature lows of 10c and highs of 30c.  The flowers are blooming and their scent floats in the warm air this weekend; a new season is sprouting.  Mating Season.  The cows are howling, the cats are going crazy and the town joker has begun his slow decent fuori. Escaping to the beach was the only answer.  Sardegna is a blooming-exotic delicious island.  Happy Spring.  Happy Weekend.  Please enjoy the following photo’s from a day at the beach.

Spring Has Sprung

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