The town of Flussio runs into Tinnùra, with which it shares a main street that crosses through both towns (ss292). Flussio is a small town with less than 500 inhabitants in the Planargia, which sits on a gentle slope between the lower valley of the Temo river valley and a basaltic spur known as Pedra Senta. It’s a fertile land specialized in asphodelus plants which, when dried, are the raw material used to make elaborate woven baskets known as corbule, and other containers, and the reason why Flussio is famous first and foremost for its weaving, an art handed down over generations and still today practiced by the town’s womenfolk. In April you’ll be able to enjoy the re-enactment of the rituals of harvest during the shared festival called Tirende isciareu, or “gathering the asphodelus.” Don’t miss a chance to walk through town right after the harvest, when the plants are left to dry in bundles in courtyards, on streets and piazzas, covering every square inch of the town, and to listen to stories about how the baskets are woven. To learn more about this ancient tradition, visit the museo dell’Asfodelo. Items are also made using reed, willow, elm and olive branches. Malvasia grapes are the other main product of Flussio. The Planargia wine cooperative, located in town, makes a very pleasant wine and has earned the DOC denomination. They also make sparkling wine and grappa. Flussio belongs to the Strada del vino malvasia di Bosa wine road.
The area was first inhabited in prehistoric times, as proven by numerous Bronze Age constructions like the Giannas, Murciu, Caddàris and Carcheras nuraghes, the sos Trainos and sa Figu Bianca Giant Tombs, and the megalithic wall, which appears to date to the Nuragic Era, near the parish church of San Bartolomeo. This church was built in the XII century and is now part of a larger and more modern structure. Legend has it that San Bartolomeo himself taught the inhabitants of Flussio to weave. In the late 1800s stone weapons, the remains of a tomb and the ruins of a Roman building were brought to light. It may well have been a fortified settlement.
Celebrations in Flussio include 16 January when bonfires are lit in honour of sant’Antonio Abate, in August when their patron saint is honoured with a procession from the church of Santa Maria della Neve along the towns streets, and the festivities surrounding saints Bartolomeo and Costantino, featuring a picturesque procession on horseback. In mid-December they celebrate Santa Lucia and hold the su binu nou festival to celebrate the new wine.