Pariglia in Sant’Antioco

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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 mainly in Sardinia. Knights and amazons, usually two or three juxtaposed to one another, perform acrobatics riding their horses. It is amazing to see their ability and the setting in Sant’Antioco is super: the Pariglias’ path is seafront so that not only the show is breathtaking, but also the view.


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