Known for the beautiful murals decorating walls of the buildings, the zodiac fountain and asphodel baskets, Tinnura is a small village of 247 inhabitants, located in the Planargia region, an area mostly belonging to the province of Oristano. The village is in fact an ‘open-air’ museum of modern art, which will enchant you with picturesque murals painted on the facades of the houses, admired every year by Italian and foreign tourists. The name of the village has pre-Roman origin and derives from thinnías, the plant of thorny rush which grows in the nearby rivers. The patron saint is Saint Anna, celebrated on July 26th with religious and civil rites. Another heartfelt feast takes place at the beginning of September and is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Remedy.
The murals of Tinnura
While walking around Tinnura you will discover numerous murals covering walls of the buildings. These paintings of great artistic quality represent scenes from the daily life of the community, images of denunciation, suffering and hopes. The origin of the Saridnian murals comes from the social discomfort of the 60s. As the times passed, the murals became a tool to tell the history of the small local realities of the island. The small village of Tinnura, in the province of Oristano, has to offer an extraordinary example of murals that tell the life of its inhabitants in pictures, depicted with an incredible realism. As a matter of fact, every gesture and expression is taken care of in the smallest details, the walls of the buildings come alive and become the stage of memory. The little village is worth a visit, it will leave you speechless.