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“Nice trip to San Sperate, guided by Alessandro Alexandros”

San Sperate Art Village
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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