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Sardinia - The Art of Making Sardinian Traditional Masks

The Art of Making Sardinian Traditional Masks

Safir Workshop, Cabras, Sardinia, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Between past and present, magic and religion, drama and comedy, the origins of masks date back to millennia ago and are rooted in humans' special desire to change their identities and plunge into a fantasy world. Graziano Viale has researched and studied the evolution of masks in the Mediterranean culture for many years conducting specific research on Phoenician-Punic ritual masks as well as traditional Sardinian masks, benefitting from fertile international contacts covering all art forms, and especially the European theatre - both classical and avant-garde. By now a much sought-after guest at various international festivals - including Avignon, Nancy, Bremen, Goslar, and Gerona - Viale is presently co-operating with Italian theatrical groups (Verona, Como, Belluno, Forlì…). In this tour, I'll show you the craft workshop of Graziano Viale, a skilful artist expert in the use of clay, wood, and leather. Translating his precious information we will understand how born the idea of a mask and how it is made. The tour is signed as 45 minutes format but the visit takes about 30 minutes. The remaining time will be dedicated to chat, questions and answers

Meet your local guide


Silvia is born and raised in Ravenna where she attended her studies of language and mosaic art. Since 2000 she works with passion as a national tourist guide. A lover of art and good food, a tireless traveler, she chooses a profession that can make her feel like traveling even from home, meeting visitors from every corner of the world and ambassadors of different cultures. Based in Ravenna, Emilia Romagna, but with the heart in Sardinia, her tours make people feel her love for her Country and the desire to transmit it to visitors. Always looking for new destinations and itineraries out from the beaten path, through the virtual tours Silvia will make you discover not only wonderful cities and breathtaking landscapes but also the goodness of the typical local food prepared at home with love, bringing on your tables the original made in Italy flavor.

Silvia has been guiding since Apr 2000

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Sardinia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Sardinia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

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