I just came back from my Holy Week in Sant’Antìoco. It was amazing for the warm and sunny weather, the good food we ate and the solemn processions we followed. Since it took me a while to understand what was going on in town on that week, I decided to sum everything up in a […]
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The Holy Week in Sant’Antìoco starts on Wednesday with the way of the Cross. The painful procession stops at the stations located in the area of Bonaria church in Sant’Antìoco village. This way of the Cross starts at dusk and it is very suggestive and peculiar. Christ and all the other characters are played by […]
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Tonight we are headed to Sant’Antìoco. We are travelling by ferryboat with our two little kids. We chose Moby lines because they are designed with all Looney Tunes characters and they have many activities to entertain them on board. Besides their cabins are very comfortable as we’ll be spending the night on the boat. You […]
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Tomorrow is the 15th of August: ferragosto. It is a popular festival in Italy and people enjoy the day out with friends and family. Here are some places in Sant’Antioco organizing mid summer festival lunch or dinner: Hotel Restaurant Buckuka Martinelli Su Recantu – il canneto Maladroxia Hotel Maladroxia Ristorante Zefiro We personally […]
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The local festival “Sagra di Sant’Antioco” takes place every year, 15 days after Easter. It is one of the oldest religious celebrations in Sardinia, this year recurring its 657th edition. Here follows the programme manifesto (in Italian) of the celebrations, from 8th to 12th April. Here’s a brief summary of the main events (in english) […]
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Antiochus is the saint who gave the name to the island of Sant’Antioco. His story is very interesting. In an historical moment in which the migration of people from our neighboring countries is the daily debate, the figure of the Holy Martyr Sant’Antioco – the saint who came from the sea – is even more relevant. Antiochus, despite the difficulties, […]
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Antiochus of Sulcis ( 95-127 ) was the first Christian martyr in Sardinia and the founder of the first Christian community in Sardinia. He was probably a doctor under the empire of Adriano, working in Cappadocia and Galatia, converting many people to Christianity. For this reason, Antioco was tortured and sentenced to exile in Sardinia, an […]
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Sant’Antioco’s most important festival (656th Sagra of Sant’Antioco) is approaching and its programme is particularly rich, being the “extraordinary holy year” (18th march 1615 – 18th march 2015 4th centenary of the discovery of the body of Sant’Antioco martyr). On 19th April you’ll have the possibility to watch the Pariglias live. The Pariglia is a particular horse race, practiced […]
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