Architecture and museums

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Architecture and museumsThe typical architecture of Sardinia has its own lines, which are distinguished from the rest of the peninsula.

The traditional residential architecture is still evident in the folds of the north island, examples of rural architecture linearly developed on one level, in the high two-store homes in mountain areas, built of stone and wood, and courtyard houses built with “làdiri”(clay brick mixed with straw) of the Campidano plain.

Castles, churches, monuments and buildings destined to the most diverse uses, express the island’s identity through their style and signs of influences over the centuries by the conquerors.
Museums and other exhibition spaces are interesting for understanding the cultural and natural complexity of the island. These are almost always linked to their geographical location, thereby instruments of knowledge from which to draw useful keys to interpret the peculiarities of this land.

The Battle of Sanluri

The Battle of Sanluri

On the 30th of June 1409, the Battle of Sanluri ( “Sa Battalla de Seddori” in the local dialect) upset the plain of Sanluri. The Catalan-Aragoneses troops, guided by Martino “il Giovane” (the young), moved against the castle where the soldiers of Guglielmo III of Narbona were waiting for them. The night before the attack, Guglielmo ordered his men to hide behind a nearby hill, in order to surprise the…