Inside Sardinia: Urthos and Buttudos at Cortes Apertas Fonni

There is no better way to experience the ancient rituals and traditions from Sardinia, than at the highest town on the island, at Fonni. It is at 1000m above sea level where the mysterious customs of Urthos and Buttudos were born. They are gruesome characters that parade throughout the streets and take over balconies by jumping to the sound of golden bells held by a cloaked man. These rituals are played out during holidays and festivals and are acted out on the street for all to witness. Come face-to-face with their ancient rights, traditions and culture only here, only at Fonni.

Who are Urthos and Buttudos?

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Travel Theme: Spooky Sardinia

I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.” – Tom Clancy

A Sardinian autumn sky
casts clouds of winter
doubt.

Other spooky articles:

La Accabadora – The Woman of Death | Sardinian Folklore
The crazy bat house of Sardinia

Check out other spooky photo’s here.

La Accabadora – The Woman of Death | Sardinian Folklore

La Accabadora – The Woman of Death

La Accabadora is a middle-aged woman dressed in black with a long shawl covering her head. Her job, as appointed by the community, was to apply euthanasia to the old and infirm using a cudgel (a short thick stick used as a weapon).

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