49 imagesThe Sinis Peninsula is a small area different from any other place of Sardinia, with naturalistic sites, archeological treasures and a protected marine area on the western coast of Sardinia with a coastal line nearly untouched, many sandy beaches, small cliffs and Is Arutas, 8 km of dunes for one of the most unusual beaches Sardinia, formed by small white pieces of quartz that the sea has deposited on the beach. Near St Marco cape the Phoenician founded around the 800 a.D. the city of Tharros, is one of the most famous archaeological areas in the Mediterranean. In the 238 a.D., it passed under the roman dominion, but was has abandoned on the VIII or the IX century because of the continuous raids Muslims pirates. Nearly are the villages of St Giovanni di Sinis with his beautiful Bizantyne Christian Church (6th century) and San Salvatore di Sinis with a beautiful hypogeum sancutary of S. Salvatore. In the Cabras village don't miss trying the local specialty of bottarga di muggine (mullet roe).
46 imagesGrazia Deledda was the first woman to win the Literature's Nobel Prize in 1926. In Deledda's novels there is always a strong connection between people and places. The environment depicted is that of native Sardinia, mainly traditional Barbagia, with her characteristic natural landscapes and folk culture inside the mountains villages. The most popular novel of Grazia Deledda Reeds in the Wind ("Canne al vento") sets the scene mainly in the small village of Galtellì and presents the story of the Pintor sisters, a family of noble landowners in decline. Today Galtellì is the hearth of the Literary Park dedicated to Grazia Deledda with his well maintained historic centre characterised by low whitewashed houses. Around are churchs and villages also connected to Garia Deledda's novels, like Orosei and Orune, and the landscapes of the near imposing Tuttavista mountain.