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Atzara

Atzara

Antonio Ortiz Echague - La fiesta de la confradia di Atzara (1908)

Atzara

Atzara

Atzara

Atzara

Atzara

Atzara

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara

Atzara

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara
Gianluca Murru

Atzara

The ancient village of Atzara, in Barbagia, dates back to the year 1000 and rises at the source of Bingia de Giosso, still existing. The old town is divided into the ancient ruins of Su Fruscu, Lodine, Montiga and josso, Montiga and Susu, Sa Cora Manna, Su Cuccuru de Santu Giorgi and Tzùri, with old houses and the most monumental buildings built mostly in granite. It belonged to the court of Arborea, which was included in the curator of the Mandrolisai. At the fall of the judged (15th century) he passed to the Aragonese and was incorporated into the Incontrada of Mandrolisai. In 1711 it was united to the county of San Martino, Valentino's feud, which was redeemed in 1839.

They certainly deserve a visit to the Church of San Giorgio, the Parish of Sant'Antioco Martyr, the delightful church of Santa Maria 'e Susu and the Antonio Ortiz Echague Modern and Contemporary Art Museum. In the surrounding area are preserved the remains of "domus de janas" (Corongiu Senes resort), "giant tombs" and Abbagadda nuraghe (hot water) with a central tower of about 6 m high. Other nuraghi are those of Ligios, Ni 'and Crobu, Su Nurache, Figos, Su Pisu and Suergèdu. There is an old graphite and quartz mine.

The painters who came to Atzara in the first decades of the twentieth century were fascinated by the particular colors of the costume worn by everyone in the country, especially the feminine, characterized by vibrant and bright colors, and a particular headgear called "Tiaggiòla", attracted forever photographers and painters, because it has no equal in any other island costume. Nowadays the costume is brought by many elderly women in the country, while men have stopped wearing it since the Second World War.

Atzara has been known since the Middle Ages for its wine production of excellence, thanks to the presence of numerous vineyards and a special microclimate, which have always favored the cultivation of the vine. Unlike the other areas of Barbagia, where wine production is based exclusively on Cannonau, the wines produced at Atzara are born from a measured and wise dose of different qualities of grapes, including Cannonau, Monica and Bovale Sardo, represent the main. Lastly, it is renowned for the production of carpets, made with the "pibiones" technique and characterized by the variety of colors and geometric themes.

Municipality of Atzara
Province of Nuoro
Sardinia Region

Population: 1.132
Altitude centre: 540 m s.l.m.

the Muncipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città del vino
Comunità montana Gennargentu Mandrolisai

Municipality of Atzara
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 20 - Atzara (NU)
Tel. +39 0784 65205

Pro Loco Atzara
Via San Mauro - Atzara (NU)
Tel. +39 339 3561113

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Next or present Events

  • Rural Feast of Santa Maria de Josso
    22-08-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-08-22 2019-08-22 Europe/Rome Rural Feast of Santa Maria de Josso Atzara

  • Rural Feast of Santa Maria 'e Susu
    08-09-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-09-08 2019-09-08 Europe/Rome Rural Feast of Santa Maria 'e Susu Atzara

  • Sant'Antioco's Feast
    13-11-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-11-13 2019-11-13 Europe/Rome Sant'Antioco's Feast Atzara

Past Events

  • From Wine to Painting. Autumn in Barbagia
    From 18-11-2017
    To 19-11-2017
    Expo

  • 32nd Wine Festival
    From 12-05-2018
    To 13-05-2018
    32nd Wine Festival
    Feasts

    The traditional procession in honour of St. Isidore is matched with the important wine and food event called Sagra del Vino. The saint is accompanied by the streets of the old town from the traditional chariot drawn by the oxen and the most beautiful costumes of Sardinia.

  • The Romantic Night
    23-06-2018
    The Romantic Night
    Festival

  • 30-06-2018
    Shows

  • Pane 'e presta
    07-07-2018
    Shows

    Brilliant Theatre in Sardinian language

  • Inflatable games and Water games
    26-07-2018
    Festival

  • 18-08-2018
    Shows

Other Events

  • Weekly Market: Every monday, in the center;
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Where to sleep

Hotel Castello Malicas

Via Grazia Deledda, 52-08020, Galtellì (NU)
63.03 Kilometers from Atzara