Sardinia: A Culture to Live!

Uri

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  • Theme: Can¬≠to a Tenore (Sar¬≠din¬≠ian Pas¬≠toral Song);
  • Place: Uri (Sar¬≠dinia);
  • When: Decem¬≠ber;
  • Ser¬≠vices offered dur¬≠ing the itin¬≠er¬≠ary:
    • Mul¬≠ti¬≠lin¬≠gual trav¬≠el guides (Ital¬≠ian, French, Ger¬≠man and Eng¬≠lish;
  • Tar¬≠get: Seniors aged 55+ inter¬≠est¬≠ed in His¬≠to¬≠ry, tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al styles of artis¬≠tic expres¬≠sion and typ¬≠i¬≠cal food;
  • Dif¬≠fi¬≠cul¬≠ty: Easy;
  • Par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar offers/services dur¬≠ing the itin¬≠er¬≠ary: 
    • Lunch and Din¬≠ner in agri¬≠tourisms ad typ¬≠i¬≠cal house¬≠hold busi¬≠ness¬≠es;
    • Demon¬≠stra¬≠tions and prac¬≠ti¬≠cal ses¬≠sions of Sar¬≠din¬≠ian tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al Dance;
    • Sem¬≠i¬≠nars about Sar¬≠din¬≠ian ancient pas¬≠toral song, ‚ÄúCan¬≠to a Tenore‚ÄĚ;
    • Work¬≠shops on the prepa¬≠ra¬≠tion of typ¬≠i¬≠cal food;
    • Tast¬≠ing ses¬≠sions of local typ¬≠i¬≠cal¬≠food, wines and liquors;
    • Excur¬≠sions at the dis¬≠cov¬≠ery of the local site her¬≠itage;
    • Prac¬≠ti¬≠cal ses¬≠sions on the pro¬≠duc¬≠tion of local typ¬≠i¬≠cal hand¬≠i¬≠crafts;
    • Vis¬≠its to local cul¬≠tur¬≠al and folk asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tions

Description

Uri is a vil¬≠lage locat¬≠ed in North¬≠ern Sar¬≠dinia with¬≠in the province of Sas¬≠sari, ca. 12 Km,  far from the provin¬≠cial cap¬≠i¬≠tal. The vil¬≠lage counts a total of 3,044 inhab¬≠i¬≠tants.

The com­mu­ni­ty insists on an area pro­found­ly shaped by rur­al as well as tra­di­tion­al pat­terns of set­tle­ment and iden­ti­ty, deeply embed­ded in Sardinia’s mul­ti­fac­eted his­to­ry and com­pos­ite cultural/archeological back­ground.

The local econ¬≠o¬≠my is strong¬≠ly based on the rur¬≠al sec¬≠tor, with a con¬≠sid¬≠er¬≠able dif¬≠fu¬≠sion  of vine grape and olive cul¬≠ti¬≠va¬≠tion. Vine grape and olive cul¬≠ti¬≠va¬≠tion is con¬≠nect¬≠ed to the exis¬≠tence of an estab¬≠lished pro¬≠duc¬≠tion of local wine and oil blends.

Among local agri¬≠cul¬≠tur¬≠al prod¬≠ucts, par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar¬≠ly impor¬≠tant and long estab¬≠lished in time is the cul¬≠ti¬≠va¬≠tion of arti¬≠choke, which makes up the most sub¬≠stan¬≠tial por¬≠tion of Uri‚Äôs agri¬≠cul¬≠tur¬≠al indus¬≠try and is renowned across the entire Sar¬≠din¬≠ian ter¬≠ri¬≠to¬≠ry. The embed¬≠ded¬≠ness of arti¬≠choke pro¬≠duc¬≠tion in local tra¬≠di¬≠tion as well as its impor¬≠tance in region¬≠al terms are tes¬≠ti¬≠fied by the year¬≠ly recur¬≠rence of an ‚ÄúArti¬≠choke Fair‚ÄĚ (Sagra del Car¬≠cio¬≠fo‚ÄĚ which gath¬≠ers vis¬≠i¬≠tors from the whole of Sar¬≠dinia in Uri on the sec¬≠ond Mon¬≠day of March.

In his¬≠tor¬≠i¬≠cal and arche¬≠o¬≠log¬≠i¬≠cal terms, Uri and its imme¬≠di¬≠ate sur¬≠round¬≠ings are char¬≠ac¬≠ter¬≠ized by an impor¬≠tant mate¬≠r¬≠i¬≠al and imma¬≠te¬≠r¬≠i¬≠al her¬≠itage, bear¬≠ing the marks of the most ancient remain¬≠ing ves¬≠tiges of Sar¬≠din¬≠ian human his¬≠to¬≠ry- the so called ‚ÄúNurag¬≠ic Civ¬≠i¬≠liza¬≠tion‚ÄĚ which thrived in the Island between the ear¬≠ly Bronze Age in around 1800 BC to the II cen¬≠tu¬≠ry- as well as of the peri¬≠od of Roman dom¬≠i¬≠na¬≠tion and of the Mid¬≠dle Ages.

The afore¬≠men¬≠tioned her¬≠itage is vis¬≠i¬≠ble in a series of rel¬≠e¬≠vant sites and arche¬≠o¬≠log¬≠i¬≠cal remains, a list of which is pro¬≠vid¬≠ed below:

-  Nurag¬≠i¬≠cal Site ‚ÄúSan¬≠ta Cad¬≠ri¬≠na‚ÄĚ. The site is com¬≠posed of the remains of a Nurag¬≠i¬≠cal com¬≠plex made up of a 3 tow¬≠er Nuraghe bor¬≠dered by a vil¬≠lage, which can be made out by the remains of the foun¬≠da¬≠tions of the village‚Äôs huts. The site, dat¬≠ing back to the ear¬≠ly bronze age, dis¬≠plays the remains of more recent addi¬≠tions dat¬≠ing back to the Roman age. The Nurag¬≠i¬≠cal site is the most promi¬≠nent among the ca. 40 Nuragh¬≠es locat¬≠ed in the sur¬≠round¬≠ings of Uri.

- Giants‚Äô Tomb ‚ÄúSa Pedra Lon¬≠ga‚ÄĚ. Locat¬≠ed a few kilo¬≠me¬≠ters from Uri‚Äôs urban cir¬≠cuit, the site com¬≠pris¬≠es a men¬≠hir which was orig¬≠i¬≠nal¬≠ly part of a bur¬≠ial com¬≠plex dat¬≠ing back to the medi¬≠um Bronze Age (1700‚Äď1350 BC). The small dimen¬≠sions of the men¬≠hir sug¬≠gest the lat¬≠ter might date back to the ear¬≠ly Bronze Age. On top of the men¬≠hir, the observ¬≠er can still notice three holes, which are like¬≠ly to have been func¬≠tion¬≠al to host small cer¬≠e¬≠mo¬≠ni¬≠al stones.

- ‚ÄúNos¬≠tra Sig¬≠no¬≠ra di Paulis‚ÄĚ Abbey. The ‚ÄúNos¬≠tra Sig¬≠no¬≠ra di Paulis‚ÄĚ Abbey is locat¬≠ed in Uri‚Äôs coun¬≠try¬≠side, a few kilo¬≠me¬≠ters from Uri‚Äôs urban cir¬≠cuit. The Abbey was built along a Roman road, then renamed ‚ÄúThe Road of Fathers‚ÄĚ (S‚Äôistrada de sos Padres‚ÄĚ). The Abbey was found¬≠ed in 1205 by monks belong¬≠ing to the Bene¬≠dic¬≠tine monas¬≠tic order and remained active until the 15th cen¬≠tu¬≠ry. After its aban¬≠don¬≠ment, most of the Abbey fell in ruins, notwith¬≠stand¬≠ing sev¬≠er¬≠al attempts at restau¬≠ra¬≠tion. Of the entire remark¬≠able com¬≠plex remain a well, part of the cen¬≠tral right nave, the tra¬≠chyte floor, the bar¬≠rel ceil¬≠ing in tufa, the base of the altar and the two chapels on the sides.

- ‚ÄúSan¬≠ta Croce‚ÄĚ church. The Church of San¬≠ta Croce is locat¬≠ed with¬≠in the very urban cir¬≠cuit of Uri. The Church is a rel¬≠ic of the medieval his¬≠to¬≠ry of the vil¬≠lage (whose site was inhab¬≠it¬≠ed since the ear¬≠ly Bronze Age), hav¬≠ing been built in the XII cen¬≠tu¬≠ry. The Church was the parish wor¬≠ship place of the Vil¬≠lage since the ear¬≠ly XV cen¬≠tu¬≠ry. In the XV cen¬≠tu¬≠ry, the ‚ÄúSan¬≠ta Croce Broth¬≠er¬≠hood‚ÄĚ, a reli¬≠gious com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty, move its head¬≠quar¬≠ters to the Church. The Church became the host¬≠ing place of Uri‚Äôs ele¬≠men¬≠tary school in 1840, being aban¬≠doned after the Sec¬≠ond World War.

A num­ber of cul­tur­al events and fes­ti­vals take reg­u­lar­ly place in Uri, as fol­lows:

- The ‚ÄúArti¬≠choke Fair‚ÄĚ (Sagra del Car¬≠cio¬≠fo), held each year on the sec¬≠ond Sun¬≠day of the Month of March.

- The ‚ÄúPaulis Vir¬≠gin Cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tion‚ÄĚ (Fes¬≠ta del¬≠la Madon¬≠na di Paulis), held each year in the month of May in hon¬≠our of the Vir¬≠gin Mary. The event involves a reli¬≠gious parade fol¬≠lowed by a pub¬≠lic cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tion.

- The ‚ÄúSaint Antho¬≠ny Cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tion‚ÄĚ, held each year in July. The event involves a reli¬≠gious parade and a pub¬≠lic cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tion.

- The cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tion of ‚ÄúNos¬≠tra Sig¬≠no¬≠ra del¬≠la Pazien¬≠za‚ÄĚ ded¬≠i¬≠cat¬≠ed to the ‚ÄúPazien¬≠za Vir¬≠gin‚ÄĚ, patron of the vil¬≠lage. The event involves a reli¬≠gious parade and a pub¬≠lic cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tion.

The vil¬≠lage is deeply immersed in the cul¬≠tur¬≠al as well as tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al her¬≠itage of Sar¬≠dinia, fea¬≠tur¬≠ing an high¬≠ly appre¬≠ci¬≠at¬≠ed choir of ‚ÄúCan¬≠to a Tenore‚ÄĚ (a form of Sar¬≠din¬≠ian pas¬≠toral song rec¬≠og¬≠nized as an UNESCO intan¬≠gi¬≠ble her¬≠itage) as well as an ensem¬≠ble of Sar¬≠din¬≠ian tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al dance.

Uri is home to sev­er­al asso­ci­a­tions work­ing in pro­mot­ing the tra­di­tion­al and cul­tur­al her­itage of the vil­lage:

- ‚ÄúSan¬≠ta Rughe‚ÄĚ Folk Group. The group is involved in per¬≠form¬≠ing and pro¬≠mot¬≠ing the typ¬≠i¬≠cal dances of Sar¬≠din¬≠ian in gen¬≠er¬≠al and of Uri in par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar.

- ‚ÄúUri‚ÄĚ Folk Group. Asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion involved in val¬≠oriz¬≠ing local tra¬≠di¬≠tions, dances and cos¬≠tumes. It orga¬≠nizes and par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pates in sev¬≠er¬≠al cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tions and ini¬≠tia¬≠tives orga¬≠nized in the vil¬≠lage.

- ‚ÄúCoro di Uri‚ÄĚ. Folko¬≠ric-Musi¬≠cal asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tions and ‚ÄúCan¬≠to a Tenore‚ÄĚ choir involved in the dis¬≠cov¬≠ery and val¬≠oriza¬≠tion of the typ¬≠i¬≠cal ‚ÄúCan¬≠to a Tenore‚ÄĚ songs of Sar¬≠dinia in gen¬≠er¬≠al and Uri in par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar. The Choir per¬≠forms in sev¬≠er¬≠al cul¬≠tur¬≠al, reli¬≠gious and tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al events in Uri and across the Sar¬≠din¬≠ian ter¬≠ri¬≠to¬≠ry.

- Cul¬≠tur¬≠al and Vol¬≠un¬≠teer¬≠ing Asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion ‚ÄúPaulis‚ÄĚ. Asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion involved in the pro¬≠mo¬≠tion of the local cul¬≠tur¬≠al assets of the ter¬≠ri¬≠to¬≠ry (songs, dances, arti¬≠facts, his¬≠to¬≠ry etc.).

Sardinia:  A Culture to Live!- Itinerary

Day 1- Sardinian Traditional Dance

Upon arrival to the des¬≠ti¬≠na¬≠tions, Senior tourists will enjoy a first wel¬≠com¬≠ing by the team of guides and orga¬≠niz¬≠ers in a local agro-tourism busi¬≠ness where¬≠in they will acquire a first taste of local food as well as tra¬≠di¬≠tions of hos¬≠pi¬≠tal¬≠i¬≠ty. After lunch, an offi¬≠cial wel¬≠com¬≠ing cer¬≠e¬≠mo¬≠ny will be held, with annexed a pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion of the whole ‚ÄúSar¬≠dinia: A Cul¬≠ture to Live!‚ÄĚ itin¬≠er¬≠ary: its phi¬≠los¬≠o¬≠phy, con¬≠text and activ¬≠i¬≠ties. Senior cus¬≠tomers will as well be intro¬≠duced to ‚ÄúFor¬≠ev¬≠er Young‚ÄĚ, the project in the COSME frame on which the itin¬≠er¬≠ary is ground¬≠ed. After the pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion, Senior cus¬≠tomers will fol¬≠low the team of orga¬≠niz¬≠ers and guides to a local house¬≠hold restau¬≠rant for din¬≠ner. The clos¬≠ing event of the first day of the itin¬≠er¬≠ary will be rep¬≠re¬≠sent¬≠ed by a demon¬≠stra¬≠tion of Sar¬≠din¬≠ian tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al dance held by the ‚ÄúSan¬≠ta Rughe‚ÄĚ folk group, a local folk asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion expe¬≠ri¬≠enced in the per¬≠for¬≠mance of tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al dance pieces ground¬≠ed in local his¬≠tor¬≠i¬≠cal tra¬≠di¬≠tions. The demon¬≠stra¬≠tion will be fol¬≠lowed by a danc¬≠ing evening where¬≠in Senior cus¬≠tomers will have the occa¬≠sion to direct¬≠ly test them¬≠selves in Sar¬≠din¬≠ian tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al dance. After the event, par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants will be led to the accom¬≠mo¬≠da¬≠tion for the night.

Day 2- Discovering Canto a Tenore and local Gastronomy

After break¬≠fast, par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants will be led to a Sem¬≠i¬≠nar on ‚ÄúCan¬≠to a Tenore‚ÄĚ, the ancient Sar¬≠din¬≠ian form of musi¬≠cal expres¬≠sion sanc¬≠tioned with UNESCO recog¬≠ni¬≠tion as one of mankind‚Äôs intan¬≠gi¬≠bile assets. The Sem¬≠i¬≠nar will be orga¬≠nized in coop¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion with ‚ÄúCoro di Uri‚ÄĚ (Uri‚Äôs Choir), a local folk group spe¬≠cial¬≠ized in the pub¬≠lic per¬≠for¬≠mance of Can¬≠to a Tenore pieces. The ses¬≠son will include a pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion of Can¬≠to a Tenore, its fea¬≠tures and his¬≠to¬≠ry, fol¬≠lowed by a prac¬≠ti¬≠cal demon¬≠stra¬≠tion per¬≠formed by the Coro di Uri group. After the pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion, a final clos¬≠ing of the Sem¬≠i¬≠nar will be held where¬≠in Senior tourists will be involved in the per¬≠for¬≠mance of a num¬≠ber of Can¬≠to a Tenore pieces. In the ear¬≠ly after¬≠noon, the team of orga¬≠niz¬≠ers and guides will lead Senior tourists to a local house¬≠hold restau¬≠rant, where¬≠in lunch will be served. Lat¬≠er in the after¬≠noon, Senior cus¬≠tomers will move to the head¬≠quar¬≠ters of the local ‚ÄúPro-Loco‚ÄĚ, an asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion involved in pro¬≠mot¬≠ing local tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al and cul¬≠tur¬≠al her¬≠itage. In coop¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion with the Pro-Loco asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion, Senior cus¬≠tomers will be offered a spe¬≠cif¬≠ic work¬≠shop on the prepa¬≠ra¬≠tion of local typ¬≠i¬≠cal food. The work¬≠shop will be intro¬≠duced by a demon¬≠stra¬≠tion per¬≠formed by the Pro-Loco staff, which will be fol¬≠lowed by a prac¬≠ti¬≠cal ses¬≠sions where¬≠in par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants will direct¬≠ly work, with the sup¬≠port of Pro-Loco staff, in the prepa¬≠ra¬≠tion of dif¬≠fer¬≠ent typ¬≠i¬≠cal dish¬≠es form¬≠ing part of the local gas¬≠tro¬≠nom¬≠i¬≠cal tra¬≠di¬≠tion. After the prac¬≠ti¬≠cal ses¬≠sion, Senior cus¬≠tomers will have the occa¬≠sion to taste local food (pre¬≠pared by them¬≠selves dur¬≠ing the activ¬≠i¬≠ty), togeth¬≠er with local oils and sausages. Din¬≠ner will be served in a local house¬≠hold restau¬≠rant. After din¬≠ner, Senior cus¬≠tomers will be involved in a ses¬≠sion of tast¬≠ing of local wines and liquors, per¬≠formed in coop¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion with the restau¬≠rant. The activ¬≠i¬≠ty will involve a pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion, where¬≠in each wine and liquor will be intro¬≠duced as well as described, fol¬≠lowed by a tast¬≠ing ses¬≠sion.

Day 3- Historical Heritage and Traditions

The morn¬≠ing of the third day will be entire¬≠ly ded¬≠i¬≠cat¬≠ed to the dis¬≠cov¬≠ery of the local his¬≠tor¬≠i¬≠cal her¬≠itage. The area of Uri can dis¬≠play a com¬≠pos¬≠ite his¬≠tor¬≠i¬≠cal her¬≠itage whose cen¬≠ter¬≠pieces are rep¬≠re¬≠sent¬≠ed by the ves¬≠tiges of the ancient Nurag¬≠i¬≠cal civ¬≠i¬≠liza¬≠tion, which flour¬≠ished on the Island from the ear¬≠ly Bronze age to around the II cen¬≠tu¬≠ry BC, and of the Medieval his¬≠to¬≠ry of the vil¬≠lage, epit¬≠o¬≠miz¬≠ing a con¬≠ti¬≠nu¬≠ity of human set¬≠tle¬≠ment Uri‚Äôs area across the ages. The first des¬≠ti¬≠na¬≠tion of the tour, led by the team of orga¬≠niz¬≠ers and guides will be the ‚ÄúSan¬≠ta Croce‚ÄĚ church, sit¬≠u¬≠at¬≠ed near the very cen¬≠ter of Uri‚Äôs urban cir¬≠cuit. The con¬≠struc¬≠tion of the church dates back to the XII cen¬≠tu¬≠ry, with the for¬≠mer hav¬≠ing been the village‚Äôs parish church until the XV cen¬≠tu¬≠ry. After the vis¬≠it to the San¬≠ta Croce church, the team of orga¬≠niz¬≠ers and guides will lead par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants to the dis¬≠cov¬≠ery of Uri‚Äôs Nurag¬≠i¬≠cal her¬≠itage in coop¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion with the local asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion ‚ÄúArcheouri Vagan¬≠do‚ÄĚ. Archeouri Vagan¬≠do is a local youth asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion spe¬≠cial¬≠ized in dis¬≠cov¬≠er¬≠ing and pro¬≠mot¬≠ing the vast Nurag¬≠i¬≠cal her¬≠itage of Uri and its sur¬≠round¬≠ing ter¬≠ri¬≠to¬≠ry. The first step of the tour will be a vis¬≠it to the ‚ÄúSan¬≠ta Cate¬≠ri¬≠na‚ÄĚ Nuraghe, locat¬≠ed in the imme¬≠di¬≠ate prox¬≠im¬≠i¬≠ty of Uri‚Äôs urban cir¬≠cuit. Nuraghi (the plur¬≠al for Nuraghe) are the char¬≠ac¬≠ter¬≠is¬≠tic form of archi¬≠tec¬≠tur¬≠al expres¬≠sion of the Nurag¬≠ic civ¬≠i¬≠liza¬≠tion. Their appear¬≠ance is that of mega¬≠lith¬≠ic cone-shaped con¬≠struc¬≠tions made up of dif¬≠fer¬≠ent lay¬≠ers of stone. Notwith¬≠stand¬≠ing a grow¬≠ing con¬≠cern of present his¬≠tor¬≠i¬≠cal research about the func¬≠tion Nuraghi were designed to per¬≠form in the epony¬≠mous civ¬≠i¬≠liza¬≠tion (mil¬≠i¬≠tary, reli¬≠gious etc.), no ulti¬≠mate agree¬≠ment has at present been reached among schol¬≠ars as of yet. The San¬≠ta Cate¬≠ri¬≠na nurag¬≠i¬≠cal com¬≠plex is com¬≠posed of the remains of a Nurag¬≠i¬≠cal com¬≠pound made up of a 3 tow¬≠er Nuraghe bor¬≠dered by a vil¬≠lage, which can be made out by the remains of the foun¬≠da¬≠tions of the village‚Äôs huts.

 After the  vis¬≠it to San¬≠ta Cate¬≠ri¬≠na, Senior tourists, along¬≠side the team of orga¬≠niz¬≠ers and Guides will move on to vis¬≠it¬≠ing the Giants‚Äô Tomb ‚ÄúSa Pedra Lon¬≠ga‚ÄĚ locat¬≠ed a few kilo¬≠me¬≠ters from Uri‚Äôs urban cir¬≠cuit. Trans¬≠porta¬≠tion will be ensured through the cars ut at the dis¬≠pos¬≠al of the group by the accom¬≠pa¬≠ny¬≠ing staff of Archeouri Vagan¬≠do. The Giants‚Äô Tomb Sa pedra Lon¬≠ga is a men¬≠hir orig¬≠i¬≠nal¬≠ly part of a bur¬≠ial com¬≠plex dat¬≠ing back to the medi¬≠um Bronze Age (1700‚Äď1350 BC). Albeit the orig¬≠i¬≠nal  com¬≠plex is no more in place, the con¬≠sid¬≠er¬≠able dimen¬≠sion of the men¬≠hir tes¬≠ti¬≠fy to the sheer size of the lat¬≠ter in ancient times. Giants‚Äô Tombs are mega¬≠lith¬≠ic bur¬≠ial com¬≠plex¬≠es dat¬≠ing back to the Nurag¬≠i¬≠cal age many exam¬≠les of which can be find scat¬≠tered across the Sar¬≠din¬≠ian ter¬≠ri¬≠to¬≠ry. The very denom¬≠i¬≠na¬≠tion by which they are com¬≠mon¬≠ly referred to by the gen¬≠er¬≠al audi¬≠ence and the expert alike is relat¬≠ed to their size, which in ancient times gen¬≠er¬≠at¬≠ed the belief that these mon¬≠u¬≠ments host¬≠ed the bod¬≠ies of giants. Upon con¬≠clu¬≠sion of the vis¬≠it, Senior cus¬≠tomers, along¬≠side the team of orga¬≠niz¬≠ers and guides will move on to vis¬≠it¬≠ing the ‚ÄúNos¬≠tra Sig¬≠no¬≠ra di Paulis‚ÄĚ abbey, locat¬≠ed a few kilo¬≠me¬≠ters from Uri. Trans¬≠port will be ensured through the cars put at the dis¬≠pos¬≠al of the group by the team of Archeouri Vagan¬≠do. The Abbey was found¬≠ed in 1205 by monks belong¬≠ing to the Bene¬≠dic¬≠tine monas¬≠tic order along a Roman road, then renamed ‚ÄúThe Road of Fathers‚ÄĚ (S‚Äôistrada de sos Padres‚ÄĚ) and remained active until the 15th cen¬≠tu¬≠ry. As of now, only parts of the orig¬≠i¬≠nal com¬≠plex remain in place:  a well, part of the cen¬≠tral right nave, the tra¬≠chyte floor, the bar¬≠rel ceil¬≠ing in tufa, the base of the altar and the two chapels on the sides. The vis¬≠it to Nos¬≠tra Sig¬≠no¬≠ra di Paulis will close the morn¬≠ing excur¬≠sion and the team will lead Senior tourists to a local house¬≠hold restau¬≠rant where¬≠in lunch will be served. After lunch, Senior tourists will be involved in a work¬≠shop on the cre¬≠ation of local typ¬≠i¬≠cal hand¬≠i¬≠crafts in coop¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion with Pro-Loco. The work¬≠shop will include a pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion and a series of demon¬≠stra¬≠tions by Pro-Loco staff, fol¬≠lowed by a prac¬≠ti¬≠cal ses¬≠sions where¬≠in Senior tourists will be direct¬≠ly involved in the pro¬≠duc¬≠tion of dif¬≠fer¬≠ent local typ¬≠i¬≠cal hand¬≠i¬≠crafts. The remain¬≠ing part of the after¬≠noon will be spent in a num¬≠ber of edu¬≠ca¬≠tion¬≠al vis¬≠its to local asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tions work¬≠ing in the pro¬≠mo¬≠tion of local cul¬≠tur¬≠al her¬≠itage: the Cul¬≠tur¬≠al and Vol¬≠un¬≠teer¬≠ing Asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion ‚ÄúPaulis‚ÄĚ and the ‚ÄúUri‚ÄĚ Folk Group. Vol¬≠un¬≠teers from each asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion will deliv¬≠er a pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion explain¬≠ing the ori¬≠gins of their asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion, its core prin¬≠ci¬≠ples and the nature of its work. In the evening, din¬≠ner will served in a local house¬≠hold restau¬≠rant. After din¬≠ner, Senior tourists will take part in a pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion of Uri‚Äôs arti¬≠choke indus¬≠try deliv¬≠ered in coop¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion with the Pro-Loco asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion. The ses¬≠sion will involve an expla¬≠na¬≠tion of the local tra¬≠di¬≠tion of arti¬≠choke farm¬≠ing fol¬≠lowed by a ses¬≠sion of tast¬≠ing local arti¬≠chokes.

 

Contact:

Via G.D’Annunzio, 4,
Perfugas, 07034,
Sar­dinia (Italy)

 

Web­site and tele­phone:

Email: info@minevaganti.org

 

Con­tact per­sons:

Dr. Rober­to Soli­nas (Pres­i­dent)
Dr. Maria Grazia Piri­na (Vice Pres­i­dent)