Autumn in Barbagia, program and brochure 2017

Autumn in Barbagia, program and brochure 2017: It all started 21 years ago when in Oliena – village in the heart of the mountains of the inland of Sardinia – was organized an event entitled “Cortes apertas” (“open courts”). The houses of the ancient mountain village, in fact ,opened their courtyards to visitors as a sign of hospitality, exposing the products of their culinary tradition and craftsmanship.

A journey through the history, traditions and products of the real Sardinia:

That idea has developed over time, giving life to “Autumn in Barbagia“, a path that in 4 months goes through 32 villages of the inland of Sardinia, which by their isolated location kept intact centuries-old traditions and rituals, where the recipes and dishes are still those of our ancestors.


Each village in Barbagia has unique characteristics:

Each village has its own history, its customs, its language versions, its dishes, its traditions and offers a different view about Sardinia to visitors: there are the villages of centenarians as Ovodda and Tiana; the good wine villages such as Atzara, Arise and Oliena; the mountain villages as Fonni (the highest of the island with its thousand meters high), Desulo and Tonara; the chestnuts villages such as Aritzo and Belvì; the most famous villages as Mamoiada (famous for their masks and traditional Mamuthones and Issohadores) and Orgosolo; villages from the most important archaeological sites like Bitti and Teti; museum villages as Orani (there was born the great Costantino Nivola); villages close to the sea as Dorgali or ghost towns as Lollove and even a big city like Nuoro (called the Athens of Sardinia for its culture from the Nobel Prize Grazia Deledda).


Appointments for “Autumn in Barbagia” September 2017:

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd September, 2017: BITTI
  • 8th, 9th & 10th September, 2017: OLIENA
  • 16th & 17th September, 2017: DORGALI and SARULE
  • 23th & 24th September, 2017: AUSTIS and ORANI
  • 30th Oct.  & 1st Nov., 2017: LULA and TONARA

Appointments for “Autumn in Barbagia” in October 2017:

  • 30th Oct. & 1st Nov., 2017: LULA and TONARA
  • 7th & 8th October, 2017: GAVOIMEANA SARDO and ONANI’
  • 14th & 15th October, 2017: ORGOSOLO and LOLLOVE
  • 21th & 22th October, 2017: SORGONO and BELVI’
  • 28th & 29th October, 2017: ARITZODESULO and  OTTANA

Appointments for “Autumn in Barbagia” in November 2017:

  • 3th, 4th &d 5th November, 2017: MAMOIADA
  • 11th & 12th November, 2017: NUORO and TIANA
  • 18th & 19th November 22, 2017: OLZAI and ATZARA
  • 25th & 26th November, 2017: OLLOLAI and OROTELLI

Appointments for “Autumn in Barbagia” in December 2017:

  • 2th & 3th December, 2017: GADONI, TETI and ONIFERI
  • 8th, 9th & 10th December, 2017: FONNI and ORTUERI
  • 11th, 12th & 13th December, 2017: ORUNE and OVODDA 
photo credit: The first pic is a courtesy of Mamoiada municipality, through Regione Sardegna. The second and the third are taken by the Dorgali and Bitti brochure of Autumn in Barbagia 2015.
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