Religious in Iglesias

Settimana Santa

In the week before Easter, Iglesias celebrates its Spanish roots and traditions in a series of dramatic religious processions. Every night between Holy Tuesday and Good Friday, white-hooded participants bear effigie…
Cultural in Santadi

Sa Coia Maurreddina

Like many rural towns, Santadi celebrates its traditions in high style. On the first Sunday of August, townspeople gather for Sa Coia Maurreddina (the Moorish Wedding), a costumed rite accompanied by folk dancing, e…
Cultural in Sant'Antioco

Festa di Sant'Antioco

Held over four days around the second Sunday after Easter, this festival celebrates the town's patron saint with processions, traditional music, dancing, fireworks and concerts. It's one of the oldest saint's festiv…
Music in Sulcis

Narcao Blues Festival

One of Sardinia's top musical events, the Narcao Blues Festival is held in the second half of July. The sleepy Sulcis town of Narcao stages blues, funk, soul and gospel concerts, performed by a cast of top internati…
Food & Drink in Isola di San Pietro


Dedicated to the tuna catch of the mattanza, the island's main annual event features cooking competitions, tastings, seminars, concerts and various nautical-themed events. It's held over four days in late May or Jun…
Cultural in Iglesias

Estate Medioevale Iglesiente

Iglesias' Medieval Summer comprises a series of themed events that involve much dressing up and flag-waving. Highlights include a huge costumed procession through the centro storico on 13 August.
Music in Carloforte

Creuza de Mà

This annual three-day festival is dedicated to cinema music with concerts and screenings of films and documentaries. The dates vary from year to year – in 2016, it was in October – so check the website for details.
Food & Drink in Portoscuso & Portovesme

Sagra del Tonno

Portoscuso celebrates its tuna fishing heritage with much festive eating and drinking in mid-June.