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, […]Read more "Who is Saint Antiochus martyr?"
Don’t forget: #santantiocogoestor0me! 31/10-8/11 itinerary #art #exhibition at Palazzo Valentini, Rome.Read more "Sant’Antioco goes to Rome: a journey through art and devotion"
On the occasion of the European Heritage Days 2015, the Punic necropolis situated at Is Pirixeddus in Sant’Antioco has been exceptionally re-opened to public, just for a day. Visitors had the chance to visit this amazing beauty (photo credits Carlo Eustacchi) In ’98 there were stability problems and the necropolis has been closed for restoration works […]Read more "Sant’Antioco’s hidden treasures: is Pirixeddus punic necropolis"
On 18th September Sant’Antioco went to Expo2015 together with other small beautiful islands. In this video by RaiExpo (in italian), a short resume of how it went there at the Auditorium. http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-0d9a84b5-32c7-462a-968d-f01864b68ce4.html?iframe Mario Corongiu, Sant’Antioco’s Mayor, president of the small island committee spoke on behalf of the island and a tasting of some of Sant’Antioco’s excellences […]Read more "Sant’Antioco goes to EXPO 2015 Milan"
There are so many things to discover in this island apart from beautiful sea, beaches, hidden coves etc. This Island is rich of history and peculiarities. One of its main attraction is the byssum Museum where Chiara Vigo still makes sea silk following the tradition and process handed down by her grandma. Discover more on […]Read more "Chiara Vigo, the last woman who makes silk sea – Sant’antioco on BBC news"
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. You might wonder what the figure of a Sardinian Saint has to do with thousands of people dying in […]Read more "Sant’Antioco goes to Rome: a journey through art and devotion"
Do you know that silk comes from the sea and that there is just one person left able to weave it? Maestro Chiara Vigo lives and works in Sant’Antioco and you can meet her at Byssus Museum and discover the magic of this fabric. Enjoy this video featured on BBC, the magical fabric known as sea […]Read more "The magical fabric known as sea silk featured on BBC"
This one is amazing: a farm in the area of Cala Sapone on Sant’Antioco Island where you are welcomed by two giant spouses made of straw and by other nice characters. The ideator and creator is the farm owner, Daniela Carta, whose creativity and ability of working with straw is sensational. Not least is their meat and Daniela’s […]Read more "Straw art on Sant’antioco island, Sardinia"
The nature is amazing here on this paradise island: still wild, unspoilt. Trees, flowers, fruits grow easily here because the island is volcanic and its soil very fertile. If you had seen our lemon tree and bougainvillea few years ago, you wouldn’t tell that this blooming tree is ours and that we just harvested so […]Read more "Wild nature on unspoilt Sant’Antioco Island"
Imagine a beautiful sandy beach, enclosed between two crowns of smooth rocks and easy to walk. Imagine natural “swimming pools” where you can dive and swim in full safety. Imagine a lunar beach where you could even celebrate your wedding. Stop imagining: Cala Sapone is real and you can experience it all on Sant’Antioco Island. Cala Sapone […]Read more "Cala Sapone, the lunar beach on Sant’Antioco Island, Sardinia"