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Stintino

The origin of Stintino village is due to the decision of the Italian Governement to introduce on 22 nd June 1885 in Asinara island the first lazzareto for medical use in Cala Reale district and the penal colony in Cala d'Oliva distict. In this period in the island it was possible to count 45 families for 411 people; the residents of Cala d'Oliva were fishermen coming from Camogli, they were attracted by many economic possibilities and by the presence of Tunny net of Saline. The abitants of Cala Reale and Fornelli were Sardinian farmers and shepherds, it is possible that both groups have already adopted dialect of Sassari .

On 15th August of the same year, before receiving the notice to quit, Salvatore and Cristoforo Murtola, two brothers coming from Sassari, defended the fishermen's cause, obtaining a compensation of 750 lire for each family and adquiring a land where stands the new village called

Cala Savoia. The regulator plan divided in an olderly way the tight peninsula in two sea arms

(now Porto Vecchio and Porto Nuovo/Porto Mannu) called Isthintinu or sthintinu, both words derived by Sassari dialect that mean intestine or bowel, , finally called Stintino in Italian language. On 1st January 1865, before Asinara island has been abandoned, the religious brotherhood of "the Blessed Virgin of Protection", patron saint of the village, was started and many citizens of Stintino of at least 12 years old joined it. In the month of May, among religious manifestations there is Saint Isidoro in Ercoli Day close to a countryside little church, and the 8th of September is the Madonna Day: the simulacrum of the patron saint of the village is carried by fishermen boats of brotherhood, there is a sea procession in memory of the establishment of 1885.

On 10th December 1904, in order to improve fish activities, 68 stakeholders, all of them from Stintino, set up the "mutual cooperative society of Stintino fishermen". You can find This and other series of local industry in the Museum of Tunny net, situated in the quay of the port. It is just/quite

seafood the main aspect of local cooking, the main speciality are sea hurchuin and other seafood, shellfish and tuna botargo.

Among main courses we remember Soup with potato & lobster with local seafood, Octopus in onion sauce, Octopus at Stintino way, a salad with octopus, potato, vinegar , parsley and sometimes onion; Tumbarella is the main sweet/dessert.

The port of Stintino still welcomes numerous sailing boats, which after the introduction/advent of the motor boats find new life thanks to the yachting tourism and sailing regatta; many middle-class families from Sassari , as the Berlinguer and Segni 's families, always chose this type of boats. In 1983 the first " Latin Sailing regatta" was organized, reaching the 25th ediction in 2007. For this reason Stintino was renamed as the "Capital of Latin Sailing boat" by the giornalist Mario Marzari.

On 8 August 1988 Stintino village became indipendent. In 2008 Stintino village celebrated 20 years of local autonomy, there were various events like the Tricolour Sweeps show in front of Saline, Pazzona and Ezzi Mannu beaches. So Stintino village has seafaring origins but it has also an important rural culture. Nowadays there are numerous farms that come one after another in the rural landscape, bounded on the ovest by high cliffs, on the south by Nurra valley and on the east side by marvellous beaches that faces on the peaceful Gulf of Asinara. There are also numerous ponds and swamps, habitat for water birds that formerly gave hospitality to the famous Salt pan of Tunny net.

 

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