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In the middle of the Mediterranean Sea there is an island with a millenary civilisation and a great variety of natural environments that for centuries has enchanted ordinary people, explorers and writers attracted by the stories and the magic of this land.
In the middle of the Mediterranean Sea there is an island where very ancient rites and traditions still exist; islands in the island where life goes by following the rhythms of the seasons.
There are times and places that wait just to be visited, that wait just to be experienced with the heart and the spirit of the traveller.
The name Ichnusa is derived from an ancient legend: in the beginning, after creating all the parts of the earth, the Lord started to create Sardinia. He looked inside his heavenly basket, but he realized that there wasn't much left to mould an island, just a pile of poor stones.
But the hesitation lasted only a moment, after gathering the stones he scattered them in the sea and when he saw the last of them surface, he stamped them with his foot, and the first shape of Ichnusa took place.
God's work was not over though: something had to be added for life to be possible among those bare stones. Therefore the Lord took what was missing in Ichnusa from the other lands and, scattered it on the stony base of the island, covering it with a wonderful nature, then created men and animals with a breath of life.
This is, in a few words, the origin of the name Ichnusa, which means footprint.
The name Sardinia, instead, is supposed to be derived from Sardus, a Berber hero who came from Africa.
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