Events not to be missed in Sulcis Iglesiente

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Do you want to fully experience Sulcis Iglesiente in its traditions, festivals, and ancient cultures and discover its historical roots? This territory, immersed in the magnificence of Sardinia, offers a series of unmissable events that will captivate you and allow you to experience the beauty of this land in its deepest origins.
Discover them all and plan your vacation in Sulcis Iglesiente!

The Feast of Sant’Antioco: history and tradition
The Feast of Sant’Antioco is one of the most emblematic events in Sulcis Iglesiente, furthermore, it is one of the oldest festivals in Europe and the oldest in Sardinia. Every year, 15 days after Easter, the community gathers to celebrate the patron saint of Sardinia with the festival. The celebration continues with two more appointments: on August 1st and November 13, the anniversary of the saint’s death.

Gruppo di persone alla festa di Sant'Antioco uno degli eventi del sulcis iglesiente nel sud ovest Sardegna

The roots of this festival go deep into time, transmitting a rich cultural heritage that fascinates anyone who takes part in it.
The highlight of the festival is the majestic procession featuring the statue of the saint carried through the streets, accompanied by groups in traditional costumes, on roads covered with petals.

Artichoke Festival: a delightful gastronomic journey
The Artichoke Festival is an unmissable culinary event for food enthusiasts, held in Masainas in spring. Sulcis Iglesiente is known for the exceptional quality of its artichokes, and this festival is the celebration of this delicious gastronomic excellence.
During the festival, visitors have the opportunity to taste a variety of artichoke-based dishes prepared by local chefs.

Girotonno: the sea tradition event
Girotonno is the most renowned event in Carloforte on the island of San Pietro that celebrates the culture of tuna, a precious product of Sulcis-Iglesiente, and the marine tradition of this fascinating community. Carloforte becomes the perfect stage to celebrate the tradition and richness of the sea in June.
Girotonno is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culinary delights related to tuna, with local and international chefs performing spectacular culinary demonstrations. From traditional dishes to innovative tastes, the festival offers a wide variety of tuna-based delicacies to experience the best of local cuisine.
But Girotonno is not just about food—it’s also music, culture, and fun. The festival offers a rich program of events, including concerts, art exhibitions, and activities for the whole family. The streets of Carloforte come alive with energy and vitality.

Carbonia Film Festival
The Carbonia Film Festival celebrates cinematographic art in a unique and fascinating context. In addition to screenings, the festival hosts feature films and short films that mainly address themes of work and migration, as well as meetings with directors and actors, and moments of discussion dedicated to cinema. It will be a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of cinema, meet industry professionals, and share a passion for this art form.
Join us in celebrating the power of stories told through cinema, as the Carbonia Film Festival establishes itself as an internationally resonant event in the heart of Sulcis Iglesiente.

Narcao Blues Festival
Narcao Blues, a musical event that transforms the streets of this charming town into a vibrant and engaging stage. Immerse yourself in the deep soul of blues music, as Narcao becomes an unparalleled sonic experience. Narcao Blues is more than just a festival; it is a musical journey that embraces the roots of blues and reinterprets them in a unique context, where passion and energy merge with the warm hospitality of Sulcis.
Internationally renowned artists perform in picturesque settings, giving unforgettable moments to music enthusiasts. The enveloping sounds of the blues resonate through the cobbled streets of Narcao, creating a unique atmosphere that captures the hearts of anyone embarking on this musical journey.

Musicisti che suonano al Narcao festival uno degli eventi del sulcis iglesiente nel sud ovest Sardegna

Narcao Blues is not just an event for music lovers, but an opportunity to discover the true soul of Narcao. Taste the local cuisine, immerse yourself in traditions, and let yourself be carried away by the beauty of this village that comes alive with the powerful melody of the blues.

Sulcis Iglesiente is a unique destination that offers a perfect combination of history, culture, and natural beauty. These events are just a few of what Sulcis Iglesiente has to offer, a small taste of what this extraordinary region gives to its visitors.

Other events that we recommend not to miss are ‘At the Borders between Jazz and Sardinia,’ the Santa Barbara Music Festival, and Holy Week in Iglesias.

Get ready to live an unforgettable experience!