A photo reportage from a typical Sardinian village, Ghilarza, which happens to be also Antonio Gramsci’s and my hometown. Stone walls, a persistent nature, colourful flowers and churches are possibly the main characters of most villages in the big Italian island of Sardinia.
Being a small town surrounded by a huge countryside, houses in Ghilarza are usually pretty big, for sure bigger than what we are used to if we live in the city. This is why usually most houses, gorgeously looked after, have a big garden or courtyard, and are large enough to contain a big elliptical for home use.
View of ancient San Palmerio church with the bell tower of the main church in the background.
Mother nature lurking around every bend!
Typical stone walls
Flowers never missing outside Sardinian houses.
Very old, and not in use anymore, house.
Typical Sardinian stone wall used in the countryside with the ever-present cactus.
More typical stone buildings.
Blue flower I’ve known since childhood. Not sure what its name is, but I think I used to eat it…
The bell tower is always a benchmark wherever you go in Sardinia and all of Italy.
In the outskirts, near the countryside, nature and old houses.
More local flora.
Lemons, so beautiful I couldn’t refrain from taking a picture.
Locals in a mural on the main road.
One of the murals in the main road portraying Antonio Gramsci, Italian politician, writer and founder of the Communist Party.
One more mural.
Building under construction overlooking the main road.