Omuaxiu is located in Orroli, in via
Roma 46, and is a typical, old country house, covering
an area of more than 1200 sq. m.. The house has been in
the Vargiu family since 1500 and is known by the locals
as OMUAXIU (literally “the Vargiu house” in
the local dialect). Today the house has been transformed
into a fascinating ethnographical and embroidery museum.
The museum recreates scenes from the past and as visitors
pass from room
to room they will get an insight into ancient
local customs and trades and smell
the mouth-watering fragrances
and aromas of traditional delicacies from the rural communities
in the Sarcidano region. The guided tour takes visitors
through the house to the storage areas filled with farming
tools, to the rooms with ovens used for baking bread, to
the cellar, where full-bodied cannonau wines aged and to
the storeroom, where cold meats, cheese and preserves are
still kept, all prepared according ancient customs.
is a genuine living museum: skilled hands prepare all the products
and dishes using traditional methods and recipes passed down
from one generation to the next. Visitors are then given the
chance to sample the delicacies in the museum restaurant.
The rooms upstairs have been transformed into an embroidery museum
with beautiful collections of clothes, trousseaux and various
articles belonging to the family.