Around every corner lies a medieval surprise and when we passed Nuraghe Santa Sabina we just had to stop and admire the ancient architecture and beauty.
Unfortunately, we were there in the off-season and the office was closed but that didn’t stop us from stretching our legs, breathing the fresh mountain air and investigating this fabulous structure, albeit from afar.
Nuraghe Santa Sabina is in the small rural town ofSilanus in the province of Nuoro. This structure is the perfect example of the ancient Bronze Age stone towers (nuraghe) that dot the island of Sardinia. In front of the nuraghe is a stunning Byzantine style church.
The next time I’m in town a full investigation into this medieval church and nuraghe is a must!
Mamoiada is a small rural town in the province of Nuoro and is famous for its carnival held in February. I recently had the pleasure of visiting this mountain town and it held up to my expectations. Follow me on a photographic journey to the heart of Sardinia – Mamoiada.
View of Mamoiada from the watch tower at Cantina Puggioni Giampietro.
Tzilleri = Bar
Beautiful old alleys and doorways.
Typical bread for that special day.
Patience and care goes into making this typical bread from Mamoiada.
Masks of the Mamuthones.
The most comical guy I’ve met in a long time at Mamoiada.
Tappas in Mamujada 2013
I’d like to personally thank the Mamoiadini for throwing such a BIG fabulous festival at the Tappas in Mamujada. From what I read there were about 25,000 people in attendance this past Sunday. Keep up the great work. I look forward to a return visit.