|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The house is at the entrance of Muravera when you come from the North (SS 125 provincial road). A small garden planted with trees and public parking lots are adjacent to the left façade of the house and at the rear of the house, there is a row of eucalyptus that protects the legendary citrus fruits of Muravera. The town centre is only within a few minutes on foot. You will find a well-stocked shopping centre with minimarkets, butcher’s, bakeries, bars, restaurants and artisans within 5 to 10 minutes on foot. On Monday, there is the market of Muravera, on Tuesday the one of Villaputzu and on Friday, the one of San Vito. These 2 villages are within 5 minutes. You can reach wonderful beaches of the South-East coast: between the coast of Orosei and Arbatax, more than 30 km of beach in San Giovanni, Colostrai, Feraxi, Capo Ferrato, Cala Sintzias, Costa Rei, many wonderful wild coves where you can plant a parasol and spend a pleasant secluded peaceful day in family or with friends.
On 15 April 2012, the 40th Citrus Fruits Festival announces the beginning of the summer season.
The Lemon and Orange Festival represents the image of ancient people who want to innovate in their traditions and forget their past. The Citrus Fruits Festival takes place in Muravera at the beginning of the spring and has become one of the greatest events for those who choose Sardinia in spring. It announces the beginning of the touristic season in the Sarrabese Territories. It is a great showcase for all the local citrus fruits producers. Beautiful colourful costumes with hand embroidered fabrics decorated with filigree jewels that natives are proud to make you discover. The streets of Muravera are decorated with beautiful tapestries but the true star of the festival is the “citrus” that not only can be bought but also can be appreciated in different recipes.
In the streets, the atmosphere of the festive town infects the people that have significantly contributed to the organisation of this event. During the days of the festival, there is a huge parade in the main street with folkloric groups of villages from the entire Sardinia, then the agricultural museum and Etnotraccas wagon that illustrate the past rural life. By night, folkloric groups with launeddas wind instruments composed of 3 bamboo pipes (local antique instrument) with harmonious sound.
During these 3 days, there are many events in particular exhibitions, museums as well as itinerary shows with wall paintings and typical products tasting inside houses steeped in history.
You will find the masks of La Barbagia, stand dedicated to food-processing, hand-made knives that became works of art, live music played by music bands from the town of Muravera.
From 1 or 2 years, they open the courtyard of the most typical and representative houses of the village (Campidanese).
In February, the carnival is in full swing in the streets of San Vito and Villaputzu
From June to mid-September, nights in Muravera are animated by different events from cultural, musical and naturalist events to theatre plays and circuits that give you the opportunity to discover the town and its typical houses, handicraft exhibitions and local products with free tasting of all sorts of food such as typical malloreddus pastas, “ravioli di patate” or “di ricotta”, “pizza de tomate e melanzane” typical from San Vito, cheese, pork products, honey and all our local products. There are many attractions to meet children and adult’s requirements along the pedestrian street in the town centre until late at night.
Nodas - International Folklore Festival
Dedicated to traditional music and dance, the festival takes place on Pizza Europe in the village centre where 4 or 5 folkloric groups from all over the world, alternating with the groups of Muravera and other Sardinian villages, perform traditional songs and dances. This traditional festival gives the opportunity to visitors not only to gain knowledge of the former traditions of Sarrabus but also of the entire world.
OHI Moru UP!
In the surroundings of the marina of San Giovanni, each year on the last Sunday of July at the foot of the historic Tower of 10 horses, Muravera produces the play “Oh de moru!” thanks to the ethnical theatre group “Le Guitti”.
This used to be the alarm signal as the Barbarian pirate boats approached a few centuries ago and terrorised the people of the Sardinian coast. Therefore, the echo of this alarm signal generated from a tower to another with a horn or with smoke signals depending on day or night. All the people of the village were warned and ready to defend with courage and their miserable wooden weapons their territory that was often invaded by Barbarians. The actors must take a leap in the past and fully identify themselves to the play. The first step is the account of the life of the Sarrabesi villagers during the attacks of the Moor pirates. This event is not to be missed not only for the originality of the scenarios but also for the tower which story is told for the occasion and also because it offers the opportunity to know better our history.
Maskaras: the Sardinian Ethnic Carnival
Each summer, in early August Muravera presents not only to tourists but also to the entire local population “Maskaras” which is a unique event. This carnival is very different and less jovial. The tragic black masks that slowly move and the heavy and menacing sound of bells that parade along the entire main street with their ritual dances and rites of propitiation linked to the life in the fields. In the middle of this event, people often forget to be simple spectators because the many masks and their ancestral rites will involve you in this event that will surely fascinate you.
The different masks are mainly from the North of Sardinia and are called “Mamuthones” and “Issohadores de Mamoiada”. Walking and dancing to the heady, sacred and sad rhythm which purpose is to clear bad spirits, they move amongst the people who love them enough to be one of them. The dark masks produce intense and unique silence through the bell noise with a heady and mysterious rite.
The “Boes e Merdules Ottana” in a disordered and turbulent procession with a rope that inexorably links the man and the beast to the life yoke. Amongst the different figures, the most feared and mysterious is “Sa Filonzana” who represents the Greek Fate of Death.
The “Sos Thurpos” (“blind” and “lame”) of Orotelli are also very fascinating. They wear a velvet dress, gaiters and dark wool coats that shepherds used to wear in winter. The sewers which faces are hidden fight against the owners of the pastures which is represented by the role reversal between the farmer and the bullock.
Thanks to the “Sos Tumbarinos” from Gavoi you can enjoy dances with constant melody to the rhythm of the “Pipiolu” (archaic flute made of reed).
The “Su Bundu” from Orani are unique and mysterious cork masks which represent the sowing ritual with all the beliefs and superstitions of the farmers in the Barbagia region.
Do not miss the dance of the “Mamutzones” and “Urzu” from Samugheo who ring the bells to the inexorable rhythm of passion and death with a propitiatory dance to curry favour with nature in order to have abundant harvests.
The origins of S’Urthu from Fonni date back to 800 and its rites represent the procession, the stake and the trial of “Ceomo” the puppet that symbolizes carnival. He is hanged and burned at the stake for being responsible for all the sins committed by the members of the community during the past year.
S’Urtzu from Ula Tirso, victim of the carnival is tragic masquerade who is half-man half-beast and the true and ideal representation of the god Dionysus, praised but feared figure who has the power ward off curses and drought, invoking prosperity and fertility.
Saint Augustine Festival
The devotion to Saint Augustine which is still widespread among the people of Muravera is celebrated during a great feast that lasts 5 days during which you can observe alternating religious rites in a program that offers visitors different cultural and entertainment options. Among the religious rituals, the procession guides the statue of the saint through the streets of the village on an antique chariot drawn by decorated bullocks. It is also escorted by believers and folkloric groups who, with their costumes and melodies, improve the antiquity and tradition of the feast. The group opens the way for the saint. The statue is escorted in the streets of the district that are decorated by the population. Decorated with plants and a colourful carpet of petals, the windows and balconies are embellished with old cooking utensils and wonderful carpets and there are small chapels in some areas of the streets during the procession. The procession concludes with a Mass celebrated in the courtyard of parish church because of the many believers who regularly come to honour the saint. There are fascinating civil rites with dialect songs, heady music with launeddas and typical dances from the Sardinian tradition. During this manifestation, sport events, cultural exhibitions and local products are offered. Do not miss the fireworks.
Muravera territory is a perfect blend of sea and mountain. It is located 64 km from Cagliari, the main town of Sarrabus. Nestled in an alluvial valley behind hills that do not exceed 500 m, this soft gradation is mixed to the turquoise crystal-clear water. Fascinating lagoons embellish the region. There are ponds: Feraxi, Colostrai, Salinas and San Giovanni. The most important river that flows in this historic region is the Flumendosa which was formerly known as Soeprus. The region remained isolated during a long period because of the limited roads and maybe this is why this region has remained wild and pleasant. In our hills, an abundant fauna is hidden and among the woods, wild boars, stags and golden eagles, the flora fascinates all the nature lovers with its explosion of colours in spring.
I am a Sardinian with a French mentality and I love this island that still has a true soul and where are my roots. A landscape and originality that you only find in a few countries of Europe and I hope this will remain like this. I would like to share these jewels with many people.
Jean-Marc Cireddu purchased this apartment in 2007
To make as many people as possible discover this wonderful unspoilt coastline without abusive building on the coast and well-preserved coves where you can spend nice relaxing or resting days but also to make discover a population that was already here 3000 years before Christ. I want to offer a new type of tourism: conviviality, kindness, discovery and friendship but also fair tourism respectful of tradition in order to keep reasonable rates and flexible rental dates to give the opportunity to many people to come here by low-cost planes. I particularly appreciate the fact that I kept in touch with Gérard and Terese or my Belgian, Breton, Strasbourgeois, German, English and Swiss friends who, after visiting other countries, send me emails confirming what I just said.
Welcome: I prefer my guests to say what they think about it through their reviews on the website.
I live alone all year round and welcoming tourists both in summer and winter gives me the opportunity to talk and to improve the way I welcome and guide people. I love talking, to improve myself every year and to keep in touch with all the people who come here and with whom I had the pleasure to share typical recipes while eating a good Sardinian meal.
Endroit superbe, maison et appartement nickel propre, très bien situé et pour compléter le tout, Jean-Marc le propriétaire, hyper sympa et serviable à souhait.
Profitez bien de ses conseils, que ce soit comme guide ou comme cuisinier.
Un vrai plaisir de découvrir ce beau pays dans des conditions telles que celles-ci !
Un tout grand merci Jean-Marc et à bientôt !
Jacqueline et Bernard
Less than 5 km from the beaches
Shops within 5 minutes on foot
Town centre within 10 minutes on foot
Villaputzu and San Vito within 5 minutes by car
New SS 125 (provincial road) within 3 minutes by car
Costa Rei within 20 minutes by car
Villasimius within 30 minutes by car
To the South-East coast of the island, 60 km from Cagliari and 64 km from the airport of Elmas while heading to the North towards Ogliastra, it will take 40 minutes to reach Tertenia or Barisardo Cove and the wonderful coves of Orosei, Cala Luna, etc. while going towards Arbatax and Olbia. From Muravera, you are 76 km from Arbatax and 233 km from Olbia via the SS 125 provincial road (Strada Statale).
We are in a quiet housing estate where there is not traffic and where children peacefully play in front of the house adjacent to a very beautiful public garden.
Extra information about the rental rates
During the low season, air-conditioning is not offered. You will have to pay a surcharge (energy consumption). There is a different meter for each apartment. Do not forget to read the meter with me.
In the charges are included the tourist tax and air-conditioning in summer (rate adjusted accordingly).
Tapering charges according to the length of the stay
30 % of the rental rate is asked upon booking
The balance is paid in euro and in cash when keys are handed over
Payment: deposit by bank transfer and balance in cash upon arrival
The security deposit is to be paid in cash and will be asked upon check-in (arrival) and refunded upon check-out (departure) if the apartment is in the same conditions.
You can rent the house linen:
You must add € 3.50 for the booking of a set of sheets, € 3.50 for the house linen (large, medium and small terry towel), € 3.50 for a tablecloth, 2 tea towels and the tableware and € 3.50 for terry beach towel. You can bring your own linen. It is € 21 for 2 people. In July and August, the laundry for 2 people is included in the rate.
The cleaning is not included: € 35 to pay on site
A booking contract with the description of what you will find in the apartment will be sent by email. You do not need to send it back. Its purpose is to indicate the services and the deposit and balance paid when the keys are handed over.
The customers can arrive from Monday to Sunday. For fortnight stays and more, I often prepare dinner. You can arrive whenever you want.
You can drop off your luggage in case you arrive early, just give us the time to finish the cleaning, to read the individual electric meter and to give you the keys.
Check-in: from 4:00 p.m. until any particular time
Check-out: from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
I can rent it for 1 or 2 nights but you must add 30 % on the basic rate
Apartment sleeps 4. If there is a baby, I can provide a baby cot and a high chair for extra € 5
Cleaning: € 35.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
5 Oct 2014 - 12 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
13 Jun 2015 - 24 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Très Haute Saison
25 Jul 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||€100|
Afin de faire économisé sur le prix du billet d'avion j'offre la possibilité d'avoir la blanchisserie de maison,
Je fourni la blanchisserie pour deux compris dans le pris.
Un service comprend :
- Une ou 2 paire de drap
- 1 service de toilette comprend de 1 grande serviette 1 moyenne serviette et 1 petite serviette pour l'intime
- 1 Serviette de Plage
- Decente de lit plus 1 nappe et 2 torchons et tapis pour la douche
Afin de bloque la location je demande le virement sur mon compte courant 30% de la location, le solde + menage doivent êtres payer en espèce lors de la consigne des clefs.
Exemple: 450,00€ - 30% = 135,00€ d'acompte le solde en espèce 315,00€ ménage compris
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (EUR), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.