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This tour is recommended to those who aim to discover Sardinian culture and tradition through some of the best artistic and craft products in town.
Sardinian arts and crafts

Cagliari offers the opportunity to take a trip to discover Sardinian art and traditional crafts. The place that brings together the most significant works of contemporary Sardinian painting and sculpture is the Municipal Art Gallery, located inside the public gardens, inaugurated in 1933. The sculptures of the artist Francesco Ciusa stand out, in particular. In the field of craftsmanship, the Luigi Cocco Collection known as the Ethnographic Museum, located in the citadel of museums, collects artifacts of Sardinian popular culture dating back to the second half of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century. Carpets, jewelery, furniture, tools and carving works are exhibited.


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  • A

    Feminine and Masculine Figures

    Via Roma
    presso Palazzo del Consiglio Regionale

    Sculptures of archetypal feminine and masculine figures , carved in travertine, marble and granite by the Sardinian sculptor Costantino Nivola (1911-1988).

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  • B

    Luigi Piloni Sardinian Culture Collection

    via Università, 32

    Collection of Sardinian art and handicrafts, featuring paintings, maps, traditional clothing, carpets, rosaries, jewellery and silverware.

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  • C

    Luigi Cocco Collection (Ethnographic Museum)

    Piazza Arsenale
    c/o Cittadella dei Musei

    The Ethnographic Museum is a huge collection of fine Sardinian handicrafts. It features textiles, jewellery, forniture, tools and carvings, dating back to the 19th and the 20th century, All items were collected by Sardinian magistrate Luigi Cocco.

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