San Sperate Art Village
San Sperate Art Village
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Pinuccio Sciola, world famous sculptor and still a resident of San Sperate suggested in the 60s to turn the village into an open air museum, sort of a skansen by putting muralsonto the walls of the buildings. The advice was taken and today you could visit one of the most fascinating villages in the world!
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LPEdwards
Suffolk, England26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Not exactly the 'traditional farming village' it is made out to be, but fascinating nonetheless. Skip the 60€ tour offers and buy a bus ticket for 2.30€. If the tourist office is closed the nice ladies at the Farmacia have the guide leaflets with a great map and pictures of what to look out for. I think I found the gardens and hanging baskets just as delightful as the murals. Spent a very enjoyable few hours wandering around getting lost!
Written May 17, 2022
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Adele H
Leeds, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Great little village with surprises round every corner.
Start at the San Sperate information centre , ( on the corner of Via Cagliari and via Risorgimento ) where you can buy an audio guide for three euros per person. You get to keep the headphones. Then you get a map and follow the map with your audio guide. We pressed lots of buttons and it took us approximately 2 1/2 hours to get round, not including a lunch break.
Look out for the biscuit shop on the route. Biscuits were particularly amazing.
There are lots of different murals, sculptures, artwork, decorated walls et cetera all round the village. It’s a lovely place to while away a few hours .
Don’t miss the singing garden, which has a separate entrance fee of five euros per person, and is well worth the 40 minutes of guided tour and demonstration of how the singing stones work.
Written September 21, 2019
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Ester Z
Jerusalem, Israel346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
From the bus parking place we walked the main street of the town and we saw the many nice drawings on the walls, it was very quiet place until we arrived to the museum.
Written October 29, 2016
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emieke
Cagliari, Italy3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
We were driven by Alessandro himself to San Sperate. There he told us a lot about the Murales, different kind of paintings and pictures on the outside walls of the houses in the Village. It was just one big public museum, incredible. Because of his information, also about the painters themselves, it was very interesting. And that he is a nice guy, also was pleasant. This trip was combined with a visit to the Giardino Sonore, in the same village. See my comment on this topic. I will never forget this trip, it was really interesting. Thanks Alessandro!
Written September 14, 2016
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GWP917
Sagamore Hills, OH102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
San Sperate was the first stop on a shore excursion from the Norwegian Epic. The town is covered with murals. As the murals age, they are replaced with new murals by new artists. My wife and I found this very interesting. The last stop on our walk through town was at The Sound City. This is an area full of stone carved by Pinuccio Sciola. What makes it unusual is that the artwork is played like an instrument. The sounds are fantastic. We were fortunate enough to get a guided tour by Pinuccio's daughter and then a concert, of sorts, by Picunnio himself at the end of our tour. Since my wife is a musician, this was an unexpected highlight of the tour. We would highly recommend visiting The Sound City in San Sperate, if you are fortunate enough to visit Sardinia.
Written March 14, 2016
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Col M
Market Harborough, UK72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
Loved the paintings and searching them out. Nice little town with few local products and craft shops
Written September 13, 2014
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chartseven
Godalming, UK177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
In the village of San Sperate many of the buildings are decorated with murals or hung with sculptures. Some of these are by well known artists. Of particular interest is the sculpture gallery of Pinuccio Sciola. His sculptures, carved from stone, can be played like musical instruments. If you are lucky, as we were, the sculptor may be present and will demonstrate his art.
Written December 21, 2013
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Happy Wanderer
Newmarket, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
We were lucky enough to be taken here by friends in the village. What an amazing experience. I would urge anyone who is in the area to try and see these beautiful stones, the carvings and hear them sing.
These stones, set in a garden fill the senses and for me was an awe inspiring experience. we shall certainly be going back.
Take time to enjoy.
Written October 8, 2013
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Steven O
Victoria, Canada12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
San Sperate was totally disappointing - the murals are not nearly as nice as they are made out to be. The “village” is pretty nasty - definitely skip this stop.
Written September 19, 2023
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We stopped here just to see the murals, they were nice, but we have seen better ones at Tinnura. The best bit was when an old man who invited us to his yard to see his prized flower the Aristolochia. He was such a sweet old man and the plant was amazing.
Written September 16, 2019
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