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Luca L.

Tertenia, Nuoro, Italy

Hello. My name is Luca. I was born in Sardinia, and have lived until age 19 in my hometown Tertenia, where one side of my family has resided for at least 10 generations since the 1700s.

I have then studied history, archaeology and related disciplines here in Sardinia (BA, MA) and then I got a PhD in anthropology at the University of South Florida (USA). I came back in 2008, and have been teaching between high school and university, while doing research in biochemistry applied to archaeology.

Over the last several years, most of our relatives and friends who've come to visit that we took on tours have been saying "you should do this as a job/ you are excellent at this…". Finally, a few years ago a friend asked me to replace him in a cycle of lectures and tours for American tourists. I then realized how interesting and fulfilling it is to take people places, tell them about Sardinian history, art, and people, and to listen to their perspectives and questions.

My background gives me a perspective both professional and critical, but I am also a local, which provides me with the enthusiasm, the attachment, and the knowledge of positives and negatives of Sardinia and its people, beyond postcard landscapes: this is something I am always keen to share and discuss with visitors, which usually turns out to be interesting and fun for both.

Sardinia, as every nation, has its unique aspects that make up its identity; I try to convey this by pointing out and explaining all that is seen and unseen, but anchored to the places we will visit and to the actions and people we will experience together. This includes nuraghi, 3000-years old monuments that have never disappeared from the local lives, beautiful countryside medieval churches, a language that maintains the echo of Julius Caesar's language better than any other in Europe, and internationally known contemporary artists as Sciola, Nivola, Lai, or Manca.
Please, let me welcome you in, for a taste of this little universe.


BA in Classics (specialized in Greek History), 1998,
MA in Sardinian Studies (specialized in Bronze Age archaeology), University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, 2001
PhD in Anthropology (biochemical methods applied to Sardinian Prehistory),University of South Florida, USA, 2008.
State Diploma in Archival Studies and Paleography, 1999
Teaching and research in different subjects at levels between high school and graduate college since 2001. Tour guide license (Sardinian Region registry #2959)



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