The ‘Fairies’ House of Sedini
According to Sardinia’s folk legends, certain cavities dug out of the rock, scattered in the interior of our island, are the homes of the ‘janas’, the fairy folk, tiny magic creatures, generally harmless unless disturbed, in which case they might become mischievous and even a little dangerous.
To tell the truth, I have never come across the ‘janas’, nor have I ever disturbed them by disrupting the peace of their remote homes, which in actual fact are prehistoric chamber tombs. Better not to hurt the feelings of what doesn’t exist, since for that very reason they might begin to exist, and that would mean trouble. While most ‘fairies’ houses’ are situated in the countryside and are small or medium in size, there is one set right in the heart of the historic centre of a town and having a size which spreads over an area of some 129 m2, set on no less than three floors: this is the Domus de
Sedini is a small town of some 1300 souls, in the province of Sassari, about 80 km from Alghero. But it’s well worth the trouble to make the trip to admire the spectacle of this imposing, extraordinary, crooked, dreamy house, dug out of a sandstone rock as tall as a
In the Domus de
Today the fairies of Sedini must have found a little peace and