Tinnura

Tinnura is a small village of 247 inhabitants, it is located in the Planargia, an area mostly belonging to the province of Oristano, well known for its murals. The village is in fact an ‘open-air’ museum of modern art rich in picturesque murals painted on the facades of the houses, depicting moments of rural life and the village. Famous also for the realization of the asphodel baskets. The name of pre-Roman origin, derives from thinnías, that is the plants of the thorny rush of the nearby rivers. The patron saint is Sant’Anna celebrated on July 26th with religious and civil rites. Another heartfelt feast is for the Blessed Virgin of Remedy, at the beginning of September.

The murals, very representative in Tinnura and of great artistic quality, are paintings made in the walls of the buildings representing scenes of daily life, images of denunciation, suffering and hopes of a community. The diffusion of this expression that became artistic in Sardinia originated from the social discomfort of the 60s, and then became an instrument for telling and communicating the history of the small realities of the island. The small village of Tinnura, in the province of Oristano, has to offer an extraordinary example of murals that tell the life of its inhabitants in pictures.

Everything is depicted with an incredible realism, every gesture and expression is taken care of in the smallest details, the walls of the buildings come alive becoming the stage of memory and memory.

It is worth a visit. It leaves visitors speechless. The fountain representing the signs of the zodiac in the centre of the city, from which fresh and vital water flows out, is also pleasant.