Sardinia is an island of extraordinary geographical diversity, with an exceptionally rich history and tradition. Although most tourists associate it with the emerald coastline and major cities such as Cagliari and Alghero, the island is also full of small villages that hide true pearls of history and culture. One such place is Flussio, a town where tourists will discover spots connected with the island’s extraordinary history and unique local traditions.
Flussio, a village full of history
Flussio is a little village in the region of Planargia, located on the north-east of Sardinia. The settlement, inhabited by around 440 people has been a home of humans since prehistoric times and still nowadays conserves traces of its millennial past. Among the most relevant ancient monuments, there are the nuraghes of Caddàris, Carcheras, Giannas or Murciu, two giant tombs called sa figu bianca and sos trainos, as well as a nuragic wall situated in proximity to the wonderful church of San Bartolomeo from the 12th century.
Artisanal production in Flussio
The little village is also famous for the traditional artisanal production of baskets called corbule. In April, during the harvest of the material used for baskets production – asphodelus, the inhabitants of the village celebrate the feast called Tirende isciareu. The festival is a perfect possibility to discover more about the asphodelus harvesting and traditional basket weaving. Visitors who will not have the opportunity to participate in the event should pay a visit to MUDAS (Museo Diffuso dell’Asfodelo), the museum of asphodelus. As far as the gastronomic tradition is concerned, the village is well-known for the production of the Malvasia wine and belongs to “Strada della Malvasia di Bosa”, the network of local wine producers.