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Walk around the town to get to the open museum

From the bus parking place we walked the main street of the town and we saw the many nice drawings... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Ester Z
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Jerusalem, Israel
Wonderful walk with an unexpected highlight

San Sperate was the first stop on a shore excursion from the Norwegian Epic. The town is covered... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
GWP917
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SAGAMORE HILLS
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

There are unexpected art installations all over San Sperate. Many are sculptures, apparently by a well known Italian artist. My favourites are the murals, many of which are trompe l'oile, occasionally religious, occasionally folksy, often humorous.

However, San Sperate suffers from the widespread Sardinian malaise of being ambivalent about tourism; liking the attention and income, but not really happy with the intrusion. We appear to be better tolerated as long as we stick to our tourist ghettos, and spend lavishly.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

It might sound over the top, but in San Sperate lives what is at the moment the most visionary artist in the world: Pinuccio Sciola.
His name is not renowned as the one of other world-class artists simply because is not from the world dominant culture: the Anglo-Saxon.
But take the time to see what he has made of his own village, an open-air museum, and more importantly visit his lab-atelier known as "Sounding Garden" (Giardino Sonoro) to understand what I am talking about.
As Pinuccio loves to say, he achieved what Michelangelo could not: to make the stone talk! In other words he crafts the Sardinian stone in a way that they can be used to produce sounds as delicate as the one of a violin.
Highly recommended if you are in the South of Sardinia.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

Loved the paintings and searching them out. Nice little town with few local products and craft shops

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

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.

Date of experience: December 2013
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