Author James Martin

  • San Salvatore is a dusty little village you might pass on a drive to some of the Sinis Peninsula’s fine beaches. Stop in. Kick your shoes off. There are surprises in store.

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  • Tharros is an ancient Phoenician-Roman Port on the Sinis Penninsula of Sardinia near Cabras. On a fine spring day the iconic Corinthian columns of Tharros seem to hold up the sky to keep it from falling upon the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean.

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  • Santu Lussurgiu sits pretty on the south-eastern slope of the Montiferru mountains in Oristano Province. Its centerpiece is the 18th century palazzo housing an incredible collection of artifacts donated by local residents, over 2000 in all, that make up the Museo della Tecnologia Contadina, one of the best ethnographic collections you’ll ever visit.

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  • Ever heard rocks sing from their souls? Well, get ready, because sculptor Pinuccio Sciola has opened his Giardino Sonoro, a “sound garden” in his home town of San Sperate north of Cagliari, where you can hear giant boulders sing.

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  • A photo essay showing the potential tourist what to expect when you visit the Barbagia mountain region around Nouro, Sardinia.

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