WHY SAN SPERATE

torurists in San Sperate

San Sperate, also known as PAESE MUSEO (Museum Town), is a small municipality in the south of Sardinia, just a few kilometers from Cagliari. The area knows how to impress visitors with its myriad of open-air artwork. Strolling along its colorful streets means being fully immersed in a world of art, colors, and tranquility. The community has warmly welcomed artists and visitors for half a century, with various cultural events throughout the year. For PAESE MUSEO , art and color offer an excuse for people to lose and find themselves, to spend time with others, to exchange ideas, to chat, to share experiences, and to express different emotions.

Pane Carasu
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PAESEMUSEO

Over 400 pieces of contemporary art are hidden in the streets of San Sperate, an open-air museum that can be visited freely 365 days a year. Wall paintings, sculptures, site-specific installations--even the roads themselves are painted. The colorful landscape is continuously evolving.

Villino Tola
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THE MONUMENTS

Every single space, building, and materials were repurposed and transformed throughout the years. Following just some of the centuries-old buildings that have a historical significance.

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GIARDINO SONORO

The “Giardino Sonoro “ (Sound Garden) is an open-air museum created by the artist Pinuccio Sciola, inside a citrus fruit plot. It’s a charming place where art and nature are harmonized in an indissoluble blend. There you can admire a sort of retrospective artwork created by the brilliant mind of a world-famous sculptor, showcasing his artistic career.

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GIARDINO FANTASTICO

Visiting the Giardino Fantastico (fantastic garden) is like a dreamlike journey through numerous multi-material pieces of art, mainly made of day-to-day and recycled materials.

Giampaolo Mameli Ceramista
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RESIDENT ARTISTS

The concentration of artists and craftsmen is quite impressive for a small village such as San Sperate. Some scientific observers are doing research about unique properties of the tap water or volatile substances in the air of San Sperate. All kidding aside, the quality of the work is very high. Following some of those in the business that are open to show their artworks to visitors.

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THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH

San Sperate is well known for his soil fertility, perfect climatic conditions, and the water from the nearby rivers that make it one of the most important agricultural centers in Sardinia. Citrus fruits and peaches (even more so) are renowned for their quality.

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