Holy Week in Sant’Antìoco

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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Who is Saint Antiochus martyr?

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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Sant’Antioco goes to EXPO 2015 Milan

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 […]

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Open Caves (Gruttas Obertas) in the underground village, Sant’Antioco Island

Among the necropolis of Punic age in Sardinia, on Sant’Antioco island there is the most important one for the vastness of the funeral plant and for the complexity of the architectural and archaeological remains found in the graves during excavations. From 1754 to the 60s of the last century, Punic tombs were elected as private […]

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Sant’Antioco martyr’s summer solemn procession

Every 1st of August is the Sant’Antioco Martyr’s solemn procession. Sant’Antioco is the protector and patron saint of the island of Sardinia and every year he is celebrated twice in the island: fifteen days after Easter and every 1st of August. It is a very suggestive occasion, which involves local people and pilgrims devoted to Sant’Antioco coming from all over the island of Sardinia, wearing their local costumes.

This year was a special procession since Sant’Antioco Martyr’s relics are back to Sant’Antioco after 400 years .

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After 400 years absence, Sant’Antioco’s relics are finally back to the place of its discovery. On the occasion of the “holy extraordinary year”  (18th march 1615 – 18th march 2015 4th centenary of the discovery of the body of Sant’Antioco martyr), people devout to the patron of Sardinia will have the opportunity to worship his recomposed relics in the Basilica of Sant’Antioco. People from all over Sardinia came to follow the solemn procession. Here are some pics for you: enjoy it!








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