Festival Internazionale Corale Al Sole della Sardegna

Iglesias, 12th  April 2022

Festival 2022: finally singing again!

After two years of pandemic hiatus, the Festival is back to its former schedule hosting three fantastic choirs from Ireland, Scotland and Sweden singing together with local Sardinian groups.

8 choral events are being hosted in Sulcis from September 7 to 16.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.


Announcement: Here the dates for the Festival 2023

1st session:   28.8. - 1.9.2023
2nd session:   2.9. - 6.9.2023

The festival is held for the most part in South-Western Sardinia and in the islands of San Antioco and San Pietro, where sea and land, frozen in time and history, are yet untouched by progress and mass tourism.

You will find a comfortable weather every time of the year in this corner of the island, as well as the beauty of the most renowned sea in the Mediterranean.

The inland is vast and wild, perfect for outdoor trips of any kind, from a simple stroll in the open air to more intense days-long hiking trips, and for discovering the island’s culture, traditions and millenary art. Many picturesque villages are easy to reach and visit, as well as the mysterious Nuraghi.

The region’s centuries-long isolation is the reason for the conservation of its rare scents and flavors unique in all the Mediterranean.

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