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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to BORTIGALI NUORO, ITALY Silanus Borore Dualchi


37 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Pattada, Ardara, Torralba
The bridge is a remarkable example of monumental architecture, built by the Romans under the Empire. 89 meters long and 4.30 wide, was built on six arches for exceeding the Rio Mannu Ozieri, along the road connecting Olbia to Karalibus-Turrem (Cagliari and Porto Torres) and was used until a few decades ago . With approximately 90 meters in length is one of the largest and best preserved Roman bridges of the island. Has six arches with radii decreasing from the center to the sides. The central arch is flanked by two arches to N and three high E. The last of these, in addition to not having corrispetivo the other end of the bridge, is discordant with the others in size, technique and parameter soffit . The round arches are erected on strong pillars that are upstream and downstream powerful beaks. The space between the pillars is paved. These artifacts, bolts and pavement, indisponsabili were the first to break the fury of the waters, the second because the foundations were not worn. The supporting structures and parameters are made the square work (opus quadratum), using the local limestone trachyte; while the filling inside and shoulders are in a work bag (random length). From the analysis of the building elements is detectable that the central arch with the other two for each side date back to a single tem, while the last SE to another. But for now it is not possible to specify the chronological order of the two construction operations. Used until the fifties, when they were knocked down parts of the shoulders to pass a bulldozer, has undergone continuous renovation works that are now visible in the filming of the gaps made with different techniques. The dating of the bridge, in the absence of investigations finalized, is established for comparison and is attributable to the imperial period. The work carried out in the 60s channeled and cemented the Rio Mannu, changing the natural course of the river that no longer passes under the bridge. In 1987, given the serious state of neglect of the area, the Chamber of Ozieri WWF has proposed a project to the City of rehabilitation and enhancement of the area, also in view of the small wetland area rich in the fauna. The first project, implemented by the Municipality with a yard-work, it was considered by the Regional Environmental Protection to the best project presented during the European Year for the environment and then rewarded with additional funding. In 1992 he resumed work, which run on a new WWF project involved the construction of a green oasis around the Roman bridge, which would reconcile the interests of archaeological and historical interest with naturalistic ones.


19 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Norbello, Aidomaggiore, Borore
  Brochure PDF
The Nuraghe Losa , located in the countryside in the Sardinian Abbasanta , is one of the most important and best-preserved monuments nuragici . The tower dates from the fifteenth - XIII century BC, while the rampart, the rampart and the walls date back to the thirteenth - end of XII. Already in the early Iron Age finds indicate that the site was down but did not fall entirely into disuse. It was also used for funerary purposes as witnessed by the findings of the seventh and eighth centuries . Located 304 m s.l.m. on a plateau of basaltic rock not far from the town of Abbasanta is clearly visible along the SS 131 in Cagliari and Sassari at the graft - road Nuoro Olbia (SS 131a ) . Nearby are the remains of a tomb of giganti.Costruito entirely of basalt rock , the Nuraghe Losa consists of a central tower and a three-lobed rampart in turn surrounded by a rampart . The whole complex nuragico , including the village , is surrounded by a wall vaguely ellipsoid of 172 x 268 m. The first excavations of the site conducted by Philip Vivanet , assisted by Philip Nissarda , began in 1890 and regarded the bastion . In 1915 , Antonio Taramelli led a new campaign of excavations brought to light new structures and the surrounding village . In the fifties John Lilliu examined the finds from earlier excavations . In the ' 70s Ferruccio Barreca conducted further excavations and restoration , thus making it possible to visit the monument . From 1989 to 1994 further investigations were carried out on the tower and the bastion .


26 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Scano di Montiferro, Modolo, Bosa
The City of Sennariolo is one of the smallest municipalities of Sardinia and is located on the western side of Oristano. The geographical position of the small town , between two rivers (Rio and Rio Mannu , Maral or Marafe' , in Sardinian Malafau ) and in low-lying country , it has favored human settlement since ancient times , as evidenced by the presence of some Domus de Janas . In the town there are numerous nuraghis : Fro'migas , Murgu , S'Ena and Tiana , and especially Liorti'nas , really impressive , guarding the confluence of the Rio Piraura and the Rio Mannu ; Guests can also find the graves of giants. Within the municipal area you can also admire the Funtana Ezza , old fountain in Italian , an ancient source . The territory of Sennariolo boasts a rich natural heritage and archeology. Dating from the early Middle Bronze Age , Sat Cobelcada is one of the rare examples of so-called architectural type in Sardinia Alle'e couverte . Several also the Nuraghe. Among them : S'Ena ' and Tiana , and Murcu Leortianas . This is a rare example of archaic dolmen , is characterized by the circular corridor viable for two-thirds of its length. A short distance from the village can be seen the imposing remains of the country church of San Quirico , headquarters, until the first half of the twentieth century , the solemn celebrations in honor of the saint. Detail of the architecture of the old town , typical of the area of Oristano : houses of good quality blocks of basalt and sandstone , sometimes embellished with jambs , lintels and cornices carved in sandstone . The grid of streets and narrow alleys then suddenly opens into several squares, meeting places and meeting place . In addition, with the redevelopment of the historic center that he wanted the creation of numerous murals that reflect the history and traditions of the place, Sennariolo has become popular tourist destination .


24 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Bidoný, Sorradile, Austis
  Brochure PDF
Sheep's cheese, among the most renowned in Sardinia, boasts among its ancestors types dairy island that date back to the end of '700. And 'the holder of the Designation of Origin since 1991, first great consecration for a typical cheese particularly representative of the Sardinian landscape, and the Protected Designation of Origin in Europe since 1996. The PDO Pecorino Sardo in two types, Dolce and Mature, is exclusively produced in Sardinia. The whole sheep's milk, inoculated with lactic acid bacteria in the area of origin and coagulated on calf rennet, gives a curd that after half cooking is welcomed into cylindrical molds, purged in the right measure serum, salted and matured for a short period, from 20 to 60 days to get the type Pecorino Sardo Dolce, while curing times over 2 months requires matured Pecorino Cheese. The cheese, cylindrical in shape with flat sides barefoot straight or slightly convex, in the two types presents differences related to some special technological. Pecorino Sardo Dolce, with weight ranging from 1.0 to 2.3 kilograms, has a smooth crust, thin, white straw color, a white paste, soft, elastic, compact or with rare holes and a sweet and aromatic taste or slightly acidic. Pecorino Sardo Mature, with weight ranging from 1.7 to 4.0 kilograms, has a smooth rind, firm, pale yellow color that darkens as it matures; the paste is compact with sparse and small holes, white tending to straw in the more mature forms, which are also greater consistency and a certain grit; the taste is pleasantly spicy enough to make it valuable both as a table cheese that grating. In order to ensure traceability and labeling of the product, the production regulations of the Designation provides affixing, at the time of release in the production area, a flag with the words PS PDO and the toll business identification and production, all 'act for consumption, identification with a label in the annulus outside the logo giving the name derived from the words Pecorino Sardo DOP, separated by a narrow cone with base slightly arched blue, and a green marker or blue to identify, respectively, the forms of pecorino sweet and mature pecorino.


BOSA  Apri
29 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Modolo, Sennariolo, Scano di Montiferro
The territory of Bosa is of exceptional scenic and natural interest , among the most beautiful of Sardinia, which are represented in almost all ecotems characteristic of the island ( marine, coastal , river and mountain ) , enriched by the presence of historical and archaeological evidence . From a botanical point of view the area is characterized by a great variety of plant species from the Mediterranean to the forests of holm oak and cork oak . From the point of view of wildlife the area has international importance as 58 nesting species protected under EU Directives and International Conventions ratified by the Italian State . Among these, of particular interest is the presence of the last Italian colony of griffon vulture . The area is scarcely populated , the only human presence is the traditional shepherds , and looks hardly accessible to outsiders , and for the conformation of the complex and rugged territory , and the absence of slopes and trails used by hikers inexperienced . We invite you to discover it in all its incomparable beauty, without damaging the delicate balance in strict compliance with the ecotems that constitute it.


24 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Bidoný, Sorradile, Austis
  Brochure PDF
The Fiore Sardo was the cheese of the shepherds of the island, one produced in greater amounts, until the milk processing passed by shepherds to industrial and Pecorino Romano became the first Sardinian cheese. The name kind flower apparently derives from the use that historically it was the flower of the thistle as rennet, but other witnesses say that you would use for its manufacture wooden molds wild pear, chestnut, or on the bottom of which was carved like a flower all'asfodelo or pink peony. Each manufacturer and in some cases each municipality was recognizable thanks to this kind of brand. It 'a cheese noble, ancient, strong personality, which sometimes presents harshness organoleptic decidedly anti-modern, especially when it is very seasoned. And 'the typical product of the fold of the inner areas of Sardinia and right in Nuoro, and especially in Barbagia, finds its place of choice. The traditional method of production is that which is already using them ag dawn of civilization and has essentially remained unchanged. Raw milk, whole, in Sarda breed sheep, is placed just milked in a copper and coagulated at an average temperature of 32, 35 ░ using lamb rennet normally produced by the same pastor. After 20-30 minutes, depending on the season, the curd is broken finely, until the size of a grain of rice and it deposits on the bottom. Then, without subjecting the mass to any type of cooking, collects patiently from the bottom of the boiler to pieces and is deposited in the characteristic molds in the shape of a d cone said pischeddas. At this point the shepherd-dairyman submit the form pressure and numerous frugature, to get the most of the whey. When it is very firm, the shape is extracted and laid to rest for about 24 hours, after which plunges into brine, where it remains generally from 8 to 12 hours every kilo of cheese. Later forms go on a trellis of reeds, knows cannizza, usually near the fire, where dry and smoke it for about two weeks. Finally go to mature, in a cool, dry, ground, where they remain for months, according to the style of the dairyman. Once you reach the right maturity, is periodically anointed with a mixture of wine vinegar, olive oil and salt. It is a simple technology, primordial, but that requires extraordinary attention by the cheesemaker, slow gestures, and a lot of patience. The aim was to get a cheese that was intended for the dry season, when the sheep do not give milk. seasonality Production takes place from December to June, the seasoning for at least four months.


13 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Norbello, Borore, Dualchi
Aidomaggiore ( Bidumajore in Sardinian ), is located in the central- western part of Sardinia , not far from Lake Omodeo , one of the main reservoirs of the island. Its territory covers an area of 41.33 square kilometers located in a depression below the plateau of Abbasanta . Sheltered from winds and surrounded by majestic forests, it is a agro-pastoral center located at 250 meters above sea level , in a very fertile territory . The Village of Authentic Aidomaggiore is crossed by several rivers , among which we find the Merchis Riu , Riu Siddo and other minor streams . The plateau on which it is located is of volcanic origin, originated from basaltic flows of the Pliocene era , fuoriscite from the volcano of Oristano. Its territory is rich in both natural attractions of interest , both archaeological and historical , yet retaining the centuries, the testimonies of its ancient occupations. The town's name derives from its geographical position. Aidumajore means ford major or major step , indicating the obligatory passage between the plateau and the ghilarzese Barigadu . The first settlements of the country must be made presumably date back to 1015 - 1016 d. C. when a first group of pastors , perhaps belonging to the villages of nuragici Sanilo and Sa Bastia , they decided to move into the valley below the plateau of Abbasanta , presumably attracted by the natural shelter provided by the surrounding hills . These groups were joined , in 1400 , the surviving inhabitants of the ancient villa of the Judicial Ruinas , scourged by the black plague , forced to search for a healthier place . During the Middle Ages it belonged to the Aidomaggiore Curatoria of the United Guilcer or judged by Arborea , right on the border with the Kingdom of Torres, and even today part of the municipality of Monte Aidomaggiore is called Arboreal . Towards the end of 700 Aidomaggiore also had its landowners who , during the same period , Giovanni Maria Angioy never tired of fighting, including one reminiscent of the Pitzalis , the Marras , the Vidili and Sanna. In 900 Mr. Luigi Sanna left to the City Palace where the town hall and the house in which he lives , the parish priest of the village. Joseph Sotgiu , during the period when he was mayor , built the fountain , with an adjoining washroom , to Cortejosso , which together with the fountain of Binzale and well Cortesusu guaranteed to Aidomaggiore an unlimited supply of drinking water. Electric lighting was made public in 1934 and between 1935-36 he was made the block for elementary and middle schools , where before there was the church of San Giorgio with an adjoining cemetery. ll 1953 saw the construction of a paved road Borore and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, while 1955 saw the start of work of the building that asylum will be completed only eight years later. In the '60s we realized the water network in the country and , in the years 1966-1974 , the asphalting , concreting and asphalt of the streets.


27 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Bosa, Sennariolo, Scano di Montiferro
The small village of Planargia , surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, is just 3 km from the blue sea of Bosa and coves of the coast that leads to Alghero. There are different interpretations about the origin of its name , Modolo may derive from the name nuragico Madala , an ancient term , introduced in Sardinia by migrants from the East Asia; or it could be originated from the Latin Modulus , is attributable to a small extent that the method used by the ancient peoples of these valleys to channel or intubate the water of the nearby sources. In Roman times there was already Module Vallis , center crossed by the road from western reaches Sulki Neapolis , Othoca (the current St. Just ) , Cornus , in the Gulf of Oristano , and continues to Bosa and Nure , until Turris Lybissonis , today's Porto Torres. The name is maintained throughout the Roman era , transforming the current Modolo only in the medieval period. Among the archaeological monuments must remember the Domus de Janas at Silatari and Coronedu . It is prehistoric burial structures carved into the rock , built by the people who lived in the area in the Neolithic era . You can not not also visit the Nuraghe Albaganes and Monte Nieddu , large stone monuments , evidence of a thousand year old civilization : a people of shepherds and farmers , divided into small communities , who lived in Sardinia for eight centuries and built these amazing structures , the use of which is still uncertain. Near the town you can still see the remains of an ancient monastery , probably the residence of the Dominican friars , and those of a Roman villa . They are located in the historic center , however, the church of Santa Croce, dating from the seventeenth century , and the parish church dedicated to St. Andrew the Apostle. The latter, built in the medieval period , it was destroyed by fire in 1828 and then rebuilt . Today, following the work of restoration , retains some of the features of the original . Inside there are several well-preserved wooden statues dating back to the seventeenth century. Finally, another church that is worth visiting is the one dedicated to Our Lady of the bunch .


Loc. DUALCHI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
  Area Noragugume, Aidomaggiore, Silanus
Dualchi ( Duarche in Sardinia ) is an Italian town of 684 inhabitants in the province of Nuoro in the subregion Marghine . The country is situated 321 meters above sea level in the northern highland of Abbasanta . It is part of Gal Marghine . The territory of Dualchi it still looks pristine and covers an area of 2344 hectares, of which 520 belong to the municipality. The land is rocky but great for the grazing of sheep and cattle , in fact one of the major resources of the place remains herding. The agro pastoral are delimited by the typical dry stone walls that become one with the vegetation that covers them also find various species including: bramble , hawthorn , and other kinds of wild bushes . The typical vegetation of the area is largely made up by: asphodel , oak, rock roses , thistles , splint . The territory of the municipality is rich mastic groves , cork oak , holm oak and downy oak . Dualchi is known as the poets of the country , in fact it was the birthplace of composers versatile Celestinu Caddeo in Bore Poddighe , known throughout the island for their works of great cultural and political . Walking through the narrow streets of the historic center of Dualchi , we find some nice views of the characteristics of stone houses. Walking through the narrow streets of the historic center of Dualchi , we discover the beautiful views of the characteristics of stone houses. You must visit the old mill now used as a museum. In addition, Dualchi can boast the distinction of owning six churches on its territory, all well preserved and used for religious worship , testimony to the strong faith of the community . Among the best known are: the church of the Blessed Virgin Itria , a small church in the hut, with a rectangular plan and gable roof , has a bell tower , flanked on the right side of the facade , probably dating back to 700 and presents a cross anthropomorphic red trachyte , precisely because of its shape was called s'angelu . The church of Saint Anthony , situated in the center of the country, dating back to the sixteenth century. It is surrounded by a square in honor of that saint, and was restored in 1998. Presents the external walls and the internal floor basalt . Finally , the church of Santa Croce , built in 1596 , is home of the fraternity . In discovering the village you can admire the beautiful murals , the old town hall, until you reach the beautiful Funtana Mazzore . These works of art in the open represent scenes of everyday life of the village, festivities and local traditions. You can admire Piazza San Sebastian, San Sebastian street , Via Parini and Piazza Trieste . But its territory is mostly known for the large number of megalithic archaeological sites dating back to prehistoric times . Dualchi has in fact as many as 17 sites between dolmen , dolmens and tombs . Among these are the Nuraghe S'Ulivera and Ono, the Nuraghe Crabas , the archaeological complex of Su Putzu Iu , with grave and source ; the area of Sa Court megalithic wall characterized by a length of about 20 meters , located on the southern outskirts of the village ; Finally , the Dolmen of Sa Fronte'e Uda .


22 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Bidoný, Nughedu Santa vittoria, Norbello
Along the Provincial Road 15 , on the slopes of a hill , relax Sorradile country of 356 meters above sea level , a small town in the province of Oristano , where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the valleys below and the lake Omodeo , offering a unique and charming, in an area rich in vegetation and water sources. To see him up against the sky , the country is individually extended , it is surprising to discover that in fact today , has more than 490 inhabitants. The City of Sorradile is situated in the historical region of Barigadu in the past played an important role as a hinge between the plains and the mountains ; geographically occupies a central position with respect to neighboring countries. The territory consists mainly of forests of oak trees and abundant springs of crystal clear water . It extends in a range of altitudes of 110 meters above sea level Omodeo along the lake , which has sandy shores and rocky , full of shrubs typical of wetlands. The perennial streams are the Tirso River and the river Taloro that flow into the reservoir dell'Omodeo , long considered the largest artificial lake in Europe . Primacy, which , however, did not bring benefits to the whole country , because with the invaded, they had to sacrifice much of the best land , and those flat fat valley . The landscape is unique , in fact , in the months of September and October , when the season was dry and hungry for rains , the lake is almost dry , and you can see the ghost forest . It is a very charming place , and because you can walk on the bottom of the lake, and because it is possible to admire the majestic trees that seem petrified . The City of administrative territorial Sorradile owns an island , on the border with the province of Nuoro , in the town of Salto Lochele , characterized by a harsh territory and rich in vegetation . Striking is the gorge that cuts the host territory Taloro the river , a tributary to the lake. Sorradile boasts a beautiful landscape can be admired from any glimpse , through the setting of the buildings in terraces ( with residential units at multiple levels above ground ) , and an impressive structure , with the ancient village consisting of houses characterized by shades and decorations trachyte . The main road ( SP15 ) with which they develop construction creates two distinct clusters . The upstream is still called short ' e susu and is located in a green slope overlooking the town . Here you can visit the church of St. Michael the Archangel , an ancient Romanesque church of setting the first of which dates back to before the eleventh century. The elders say that it was the parish church until it was built the church of San Sebastiano Martire .


29 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Gavoi, Ottana, Fonni
Olzai ( Ortza'i in Sardinia ) is an Italian town of 1025 inhabitants in the province of Nuoro, in Barbagia Ollolai . It is involved in territorial Gennargentu Park and occupies a mountainous territory of incredible value natural, historical and cultural heritage. The village is located in a valley , surrounded by a large and majestic mountainous amphitheater that rises to a height of 1127 meters above sea level with La Punta S'Asisorgiu . Surrounded by dense forests of holm oak and crossed by the Rio Bisine , the village of Olzai keeps a historical and cultural heritage that fully represents the importance of the area in the past. The historic church of Santa Barbara, the house-museum of the painter Carmelo Floris , a recently restored water mill in a wonderful way and the old granite houses of the village , are the distinguishing features of this Sardinian village , small in size but big for the artistic and cultural heritage which can offer. Within the country is also remarkable the work of canalization of the small river that , after the flood in the first decade of the '900, was channeled into a bed cobbled stone and very wide, the edges of which there are two distinct roads , associated by beautiful examples of an arched stone bridge . The country of Olzai differs from the other common Barbagia for the unmistakable architectural features and a quaint old town , crossed by streets and alleys latricati overlooked by ancient houses made of granite. Important to see are : the Church of Santa Barbara The church was built in the fourteenth or fifteenth century until 1738 , before it was transformed into an oratory for the brothers of the Holy Cross , was the parish church in the courtyard of the dead were buried . The main entrance opens onto the nave and consists of a portal , surrounded by a range of trachyte , of different sizes and sfully alternated. The jambs are given by small and fluted engaged columns supporting capitals in the form of small towers with which you want to refer to the Saint to whom the church is dedicated ( Santa Barbara, in fact, was locked in a tower as a Christian ) . The church has three naves . The lateral ones are detached from the central arches of pink trachyte , where there are decorative elements carved in the throat, with a central decoration in small ovals . Capitals with naturalistic motifs slightly machined tunnel Byzantine taste are placed in the chancel . The presbytery , slightly raised , has a vault with ribs trachyte resting on corbels , enriched themselves with slight grooves. The keystones are represented floral motifs and a Gothic face with lips and eyes shut . The nave has a barrel vault , while the lateral ones have a wooden roof .


22 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Scano di Montiferro, Abbasanta, Sennariolo
Located in the south eastern side of the chain of Oristano , Santulussurgiu is immersed in a landscape of rocks and woods , that knows how to combine the harshness of the mountain with lush vegetation and unexpectedly varied . In its urban structure and architecture still preserves the memory of the past , boasting one of the best preserved historical centers of Sardinia. The country has a characteristic structure of an amphitheater which protects against the prevailing winds and the single opening at noon. Dense forests of oak and chestnut trees surrounding the village , whose houses have the typical structure of the tower and in the streets, steep and winding , still retain the cobblestones. Picturesque spots are easily enjoyable in every district of the historical center of the town, where the houses are proudly displayed on the walls of exposed stone and with typical lintels and doors with antique knockers . Of the six churches in Santulussurgiu two are relevant from the point of view of art history : the church of Santa Croce and the church of Our Lady of the Angels. The church of the Holy Cross was originally dedicated to St. Lussorio , Christian martyr venerated in the whole island . The church was consecrated as evidenced by the documents , in 1185 by the Bishop of Bosa. Around this little country church arose the settlement of the country. The beautiful church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, late Gothic -Aragonese , was founded in 1473 at the behest of the Observant Franciscans and the Blessed Bernardino da Feltre , who came to Santulussurgiu in 1420. Atrium of the church , in fact, there is among other things, a plaque in which it states: Fue Fundado este por el convent B. Felt Bernardino de el dia 2 de agosto de 1478 The Convent , unfortunately, was demolished during the fascist period (1935) to give rise to the building of the elementary school . The memory of the past lussurgesi of what they were and what they did, is well documented in the Museum of Technology Peasant present Santulussurgiu , located on the premises of the Center for Popular Culture UNLA , in an ancient manor house of the eighteenth century and located in the central part of the country. The Museum was founded in 1976 and brings together over two thousand instruments of work and everyday objects from the past , donated exclusively by families lussurgesi , expertly collected and cataloged more than twenty years, testifying in a direct and concrete and very educational effectiveness , even the more subdued existential events that have marked , in days gone by , the difficult struggle for survival faced every day of community Santulussurgiu .


10 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Dualchi, Aidomaggiore, Silanus
Noragugume is located in a hilly area of alluvial type , between the lake and the mountain range Omodeo Marghine , dominated by the most massive Gennargentu and is part of the of the City of Marghine . The of Municipalities of Marghine insists on a territory that includes the historical region of Marghine which is located in the western part of the province of Nuoro, in a portion of the territory between the province of Sassari in the north and to the south the province of Oristano The region takes its name from the chain, is located in the central - western part of the island, in a central position and strategic communications for the entire territory of Sardinia . Since prehistoric times , in fact, the Marghine and in particular the seat of Macon , was the obligatory point of passage between the Cape and the Cape of Sotto Sopra , a function that still holds today. The current village of Noragugume dates from the fifteenth century , as evidenced by the small church of Santa Croce. There are several nuraghis in the area, among the most famous in Tolinu that still has a bastion and a well-preserved tower , the tower Irididdo with central and two lateral , the Nuraghe Muresune and Litzera . The name of the country, according to a hypothesis stems from a dolmen -shaped pot which is located just outside the town . One of the characteristic elements of the culture of an area is definitely the language. As in the rest of Sardinia, also in Marghine has maintained the use of the Sardinian language . The Sardinian is spoken Logudorese , with influences barbarian and campidanesi . According to Wagner, the Sardinian Marghine is the same that is spoken Meilogu and Goceano , albeit with some phonetic variants . The Sardinian Marghine is commendable in its most stately thanks to Canto a Tenore and poets who compose their poems at the table or extemporaneously (during special poetry competitions organized on the occasion of the celebrations for the patron saint festivals festivals are topics of general .) in the town center there are the churches of the Holy Cross, the Blessed Virgin Itria and St. James , the patron saint of the country. The center is very neat and small. Of great historical importance the Church of the Blessed Virgin of Gothic- Catalan. The church of St. Itria , at the center of the village of Noragugume in Piazza IV Novembre, dates back to 1620 and has been in recent times (1985 ) the subject of general restructuring and consolidation of some of its static structural parts. During this procedure, were found numerous human remains and clothing and objects also of particular interest, is testimony to the custom of burying the dead in churches but also the craftsmanship of the artisans of the time in working iron, wood and terracotta . The Nuraghe of Tolinu , located in the homonymous village , is located along the southern border with Sedilo , about 1.8 Km from the city center to the south- east . It ' a dolmen complex , dating from the Middle Bronze Age , with nearby civilian settlement . The type of construction is carried out in several stages, with reuse of the structure to the historical era .


41 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Gavoi, Olzai, Austis
The Dronnoro Nuraghe, the most important of the area, is a large dolmen complex consisting of a central tower and two side towers joined by a rampart. At the entrance of the main tower is accessed through a courtyard enclosed laterally by the two secondary towers, connected internally with the central through the corridors, still visible. Externally, the complex is fairly well preserved, but the interior of the dolmen is not accessible because all inputs are blocked by material collapse.


23 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Sennariolo, Modolo, Santu Lussurgiu
Scano di Montiferro is a town in the historical region of Oristano , mountains of volcanic origin. Located at an average altitude of 385 meters above sea level between the seven hills Saggioro , Santa Wrinkles , Puba , Iscala Ruggia , Cannedu , Wrinkles Bianca knows and knows or Serra Santu Giorzi , the town extends to mo'di amphitheater , in a hidden valley , protected by a ring of mountains sloping down to the sea and the Planargia . In the area of Scano of Montiferro there are many examples of religious architecture and in particular the Parish Church of St. Peter the Apostle , the Oratory of the Rosary , the Oratory of Souls and the Church and the ' Oratory of St. Nicholas ; there are also many country churches ( Church of St. George , Church of Sant 'Antioco , Church of St. Barbara , Church of the Holy Cross , Church of Santa Vittoria , Church of Pedras doladas and Church of S. Antioco ) . SorgentiTra the many environmental attractors should be counted the Natural Park of Sa Roda Manna ( recognized area of great natural interest by the Department of Defense of the Environment) and the park of Sant 'Antioco (located about 6 km from the village) rich sources . The City of Scano also abounds with examples of Civilization Nuragica (1700 , 1500-600 BC). In its territory there are as many as 47 nuraghis , including the three-lobed of Nurtaddu , the tritorre sa de Mura Mazzala and the complex four-sided sa de Mura Nuracale that was the most important inhabited center of reference for all the area . There are also several graves of giant , Domus de Janas and menhirs .


  Area Aidomaggiore, Bortigali, Dualchi
Borore is a village in the province of Nuoro, in the central area of Sardinia , bordering the territories of Macon , Scano Montiferro , Santulussurgiu , Norbury , Aidomaggiore , Dualchi and Birori . Located about 400 meters above sea level on the slopes of the mountains of Marghine , has an area of great environmental interest and natural beauty. The town of Boroughbridge is located at the foot of the mountain and plateau basalt Marghine Abbasanta . It is surrounded by a very fertile territory , the main reason of its ancient occupation by protosarde populations . The numerous archaeological finds which nuraghis graves of giants, Domus de Janas, dolmens and menhirs still bear witness to its origins . Borore is surrounded by fields and pastures, divided by the characteristic dry stone walls. While on the inside, runs a network of streets that weave around the parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin . It is part of the of Municipalities of Marghine GAL and the Foundation of Participation Marghine . Its economy is primarily based on agro-pastoral activities with a strong specialization in the cultivation of olive trees , vegetables , fodder , citrus , vines and fruit trees. As for the sheep , particularly common is the breeding of cattle, sheep and horses . Because of its position the center of gravity , Borore can be a convenient reference point for exploring the central area of Sardinia and part of the coast from Bosa to Oristano. Borore has so much to offer its guests , starting with the cultural heritage present in its center , to the archaeological sites scattered throughout the territory and natural landscapes , rich woods , streams , pastures and dry stone walls. Starting from the center , well worth a visit is the parish church of the Assumption Blessed Virgin , which has a neoclassical facade shapes and is bounded on either side by two towers. Inside, there is a wooden Baroque altar of the eighteenth century and four paintings by Emilio Scherer depicting the four Evangelists. The church of San Lussorio has inside instead , some paintings of considerable interest, depicting traditional costumes , while the church of the Carmelite houses the wooden statues of the Virgin and the Dead Christ. With regard to the archaeological sites of great interest are the graves of giants Imbertighe and Santy Bainzu , the Nuraghe of Porcarzos , Duos Nuraghes , Toscono , Craba and Oschera . Just outside the town of Boroughbridge , between the towns of Su fangarzu and Giunchedu you tova the dolmen burial Imbertighe with the same name similar to that of the tomb of the giants . The entire burial , seeds buried now , had a length of 11.50 m, with the burial chamber of 1 m wide by 9 feet . The monumental stele is 3.61 meters high , in the center of the exedra , composed of three rows of blocks , yet still perfectly in place that make the plan of the burial and the type of construction. Near the church of Santu Bainzu , a Km from the town of Boroughbridge and a few dozen meters from the dolmen Toscono and Porcarzos , lies the burial of Santu Bainzu . Originally the body tombstone was 13.70 m long with a rope exedra of 13.70 , while the burial chamber which is preserved today, is 6.00 m long by 1.10 wide. The large and impressive stelae, struck by lightning and renovated in the '60s, is now almost entirely devoid of the frame which is preserved only in the upper part .


Loc. CUGLIERI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
36 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Sennariolo, Santu Lussurgiu, Scano di Montiferro
Archittu is a fraction of the marine part of the town of Cuglieri , in the province of Oristano , bordering the village of Torre pit , which closes with the North Bay Is Arenas.La resort takes its name from the rock natural ( in Sardinian just S'archittu ) overlooking the cove located directly next to the resort and can be reached on foot thanks to a dirt road in the summer months , after sunset the arc is lit , creating a tourist attraction. From this they usually dive the young and not so young , in 2001 the rear arc of the rock was the scene of the World Championship of diving from great heights. The arch , 15 meters high , is the result of sea erosion of an ancient cave formed by limestone , marl and deposits fossiliferi.Vicino Archittu is located in the archaeological site of Cornus , and generally throughout the area there were the events surrounding the end of the rebellion Ampsicora during the Second Punic War. Studies suggest that in the area of the Arch there was the city's port.


Loc. ORANI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
34 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Orotelli, Gavoi, Olzai
  Brochure PDF
The sacred well is a Templar hypogeic addressed during the Bronze Age to the worship of water in Sardinia. There are numerous on the island and along with the tombs of the giants and the Megaron temples testify to the deeply religious people of sardines during the nuragica Civilization . These singular monuments (among the most elaborate of the island ) are a clear example of the architectural mastery of nuragici and confirm the great importance given to water sources. In the world there are other examples of sacred wells , for example, in Bulgaria ( Sacred Well of garlo ) . The older temples were built in the manner of dolmen and stone blocks are not perfectly square . Over time were then built with more refined technique and with greater accuracy in machining up to great perfection and precision , so that in years past were thought to be built between the eighth and sixth centuries BC The most recent findings , however, have led archaeologists estimate that the temples of the holy water reassembled at a time when there was a close relationship between the Mycenaean kingdoms of ancient Greece and Crete and the populations in Sardinia. These new estimations are of two millennia earlier than those made during the first findings . A dating almost certain comes from recent excavations in the sacred well of Funtana Coberta , near Ballasalla , where they are completely absent from the Iron Age pottery nuragiche . While there are artifacts from the Aegean . The shaft of Ballasalla , according to pottery nuragiche , was then built in the late Bronze to be abandoned in the bronze final . At this date are also dating from the bronze fragments found in the well in question.


32 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Nughedu Santa vittoria, Bidoný, Gavoi
Austis is nestled in the mountains of Mandrolisai and is characterized by massive granite rocks sculpted by nature and time. It is an agro-pastoral center dating back to nuragica , as evidenced by the different nuraghis scattered throughout the territory . Austis was the first country in Sardinia to have a farm that allows visitors to taste the typical products of the place , as you know fregula stufada , typical dish made of semolina pasta in the oven. Of great interest is the church of Our Lady of the Assumption, which contains a monumental sculpture contemporary dell'austese Elio Sanna. It plays a crucifix , made from a single piece of wood wild pear . The most important religious festival is held the third Sunday of September and is dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua. The church in her honor is located in the town of Basiloccu , and has a fine baroque altar. High-impact , finally, are the two rocks of Sa Crabarissa , resembling a woman , and that in the form of an eagle, in the Conca de Sa Su Cannizzu .


34 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Olzai, Fonni, Austis
Gavoi is located in the heart of Barbagia between mountains , valleys , plateaus and rivers. The village is surrounded by spectacular Gennargentu forests , home to rare animals of particular interest . Among them there are , the red kite , peregrine falcon , raven , wild cats and martens . It is not known the origin of the town, but it is certain that dates back to Roman times. The territory was inhabited since prehistoric times, has several standing stones , burial Domus de Janas, but especially the Nuraghe of Castrulongu and Talaike' . The town of Gavoi was awarded the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club, the presence of well-maintained green areas and archaeological sites . Striking is the basilica dedicated to Sant 'Antioco Martyr , surrounded by a large area of the catacombs. The church houses a wooden statue of the saint, dating from the eighteenth century , and many votive made of filigree gold and silver . Also within the village you can visit the museum Jocos , dedicated to the aspects of local agro-pastoral culture and the civilization of highland dedicated to the life of the transhumant shepherd . The village is famous for the production of tasty cheese with pecorino Fiore Sardo DOP and boasts the prestigious Presidio Slow Food . For lovers of sport fishing and water sports such as canoeing and windsurfing , Lake Gusana is one of the most important things to do in Barbagia for its relevance and natural landscape . The valley of the reservoir is surrounded by a thick forest of holm oaks, chestnut trees, holly, walnut and cherry . One particular event that takes place over three days (late June - early July ) is the Festival of L'Isola delle Storie, which includes meetings with authors , debates, readings and musical events of great importance.


24 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Ottana, Orani, Bolotana
Orotelli is a village about 20 km from Nuoro, in the heart of Barbagia Ollolai , with a population of 2239 inhabitants and placed at 420 m above sea level . Set in an area of granite on the border with plain Ottana , unlike the other towns of the district , has distinguished itself for its agricultural economy . Less important is the traditional pastoralism . In the sixties , with the crisis of cereals , disappeared definitively the farming community . In the field of artisan shoemakers have had many awards, known , in fact, throughout the province for Cambales . The center is located on a plateau characterized by granitic rocks of modest size, to the north of the village. The topography follows a syncline that degrades in northeast-southwest direction towards the Ottana flat . Because of this particular configuration , the village is divided into two parts separated by the syncline : the older one , with the old town which is built around the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist and a new district , called Mussinzua , which began in form from the thirties and still developing . Of particular interest is the parish church of St. John the Baptist, built around 1116, was Episcopalian bishop of temporary Othana ( today Ottana ) between 1116 and 1139 . Located in one of the highest points of the city center and overlooking the whole the valley sloping to the south. The original Romanesque structure with cross plan commissa ( T cross ) originally had a nave, apse , with trachyte beams and wooden roof trusses , while the arms of the transept have coverage with vaulted ceilings , plastered . The facade, always in trachyte in view, it is divided by two horizontal frames in three mirrors. In the lowest opens the portal lintel and bezel . The central mirror is characterized by a central eye and from the second frame decorated with a series of arches which rest on corbels molded . The eaves are also decorated with a series of arches on corbels that continue along the sides of the church and also decorate the apse prospectus . The central apse has a lancet window with Greek cross carved . Over the centuries it has been remodeled several times . Of great interest is the fourteenth-century bell tower , which is decorated with bas-reliefs of figures and mysterious symbols . In the sixties has been d the old seventeenth-century wooden altar and two aisles were added to increase the capacity of the central hall . Outside, on the north side of the church is the portal with round arch , which gave access to the recently restored Benedictine monastery and also delimited the ancient cemetery . Another church stands for interest : the church of San Lussorio a few dozen meters from the parish .


17 Km from BORTIGALI
Altitude: 319 mt. a.s.l.  Area Abbasanta, Aidomaggiore, Bidoný
Norbury is located on the eastern edge of the basalt plateau of Guilcier and overlooking the wide valley of the Rio Siddo , the cradle of the agglomeration of Domusnovas Canales, an integral part of the City . In the East you can see the valley Omodeo drawn from the lake and the ridges of the hills of Barbagia. The territory of Norghiddo , a little more than 10 km , looks like a wide corridor , the average width is 2.5 km , with an area of 2620 hectares in the fertile southern section , where you will find the core of Domusnovas Canales . This area is characterized by forests and abundant wildlife ; for this reason it is subject to agricultural and pastoral activities . The territory of Norbury is a flat strip of Monte Ferru (or Montiferru ) . The surface is due to basaltic volcanic eruptions of the volcano closely. The largest river is the Rio Siddo or Siddu right tributary of the Tirso, which flows into the artificial lake Omodeo . Important sources are those of Suei , placed at the origin of the valley of the Rio Benas . There are also fountains and Orconale Montigu , S'A'inas , Sos Bidiles , Ampridorzos , alinos , de Seurra and de Sella or Mulinu ' Etzu . The latter is indicated by the popular tradition for the healing of the sick. A Norbello the year begins with the fires of St. Anthony Abbot , as expressed by the rite de Sa Tuva (the trunk of an old oak tree , now so old cable ) : ritual is an opportunity for young people aged couple do the their entry into the society of their fathers. You know Tuva was erected in the square defendant and the night between 16 and 17 January will be burnt . The symbolism of the sa tuva , with erect toward the sky, expresses the ancient agrarian cult of fertility. Other rituals and festivities belonging to the tradition are: - Rites of Candlemas (February 2) ; - Carnival, with dances, masks, equestrian events , cakes and dishes typical characteristics. - The Passover rites , with the Via Crucis and the Solemnity of Palm Sunday , with particular functions in the country. - The syncretic celebration of St. John the Baptist (June 24) , with the traditional divination and public events , with the procession of confraternities , accompanied by horsemen. - The Massai , a threshing ended, celebrating St. Isidore , with the intervention of the yokes festively decorated with garlands of flowers and fruits of the field . - July 15 is the feast of the great patrons of San Quirico and Giuditta Santa .


16 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Modolo, Scano di Montiferro, Bosa
Sindia is a town in the province of Nuoro , on the border between the regions historical and geographical Marghine , Planargia and Lower Meilogu in western Sardinia. Located at 510 meters above sea level , its territory with an area of 58.30 square kilometers , bordering the territories of Pozzomaggiore (SS) , Suni (OR) , Sagar (OR) , Scano Montiferro (OR) , Macon (NU) and Semestene (SS) , has an area of great natural value due to the presence of thick forests of cork oaks, holm oaks and large areas devoted to pasture. Its history is linked to the construction of the Cistercian abbey of Santa Maria Court , also known as Cabbuabbas . The surrounding area is quite fertile and this has been inhabited since ancient ages , as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds which nuraghis , giants' tombs , dolmens and menhirs . Around the country you can see the fields and pastures divided by the characteristic dry stone walls. In the country runs a network of streets that weave around the Parish Church of SS. Rosario . Were registered in the territory sindiese forty nuraghis , many of which unfortunately in poor condition. Two of them are included in inhabited the country: the dolmen Giambasile and one called Sa Mandra de sa Giua , surrounded by a massive rampart , located on the southern outskirts of the village. There are several archaeological sites in the country , because of this abundance of finds : also , often , these areas of archaeological interest also represent a resource from the point of view of landscape and therefore lend themselves to hiking, biking, contact with nature. Places of worship exist in Sindia are very many compared to the number of inhabitants and all are of particular historical and architectural interest . The most important church for historical, architectural and religious, the Abbey of Santa Maria or the Court of Cabuabbas , built by Gonario II of Lacon , Judge (Re) Torres ( or Logudoro ) , in the twelfth century . Another important church is that of St. Peter ( Santu Pedru ) . Almost coeval Abbey Court , this little gem of architecture, was probably the first parish church of the villa of medieval Sindia which he joined around it ; the church of San Pietro was built by French masters in a reduced size in a single nave ; practically twin of the San Lorenzo Silanus , with whom he shared presumably the workers , the construction techniques and even functions. Other churches that we recommend you visit are the San Demetrio , of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary and St. George .


11 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Lei, Silanus, Bortigali
The municipality of Bolotana is located in a hilly area that stretches between the mountains of Marghine and the right bank of the river Tirso , with an elevation change that goes from 1200 meters above sea level Punta Palai , at 144 m above sea level . Its territory is rich in archaeological sites and artifacts that testify to the presence of man since prehistoric times. Among the natural beauties you remember in particular the rich flora and fauna of Badde Salighes , planted by Benjamin Piercy . It is located in the geographical area of Marghine and occupies the central western area of Sardinia. It is characterized by a particular variety cilmatica , wildlife , botany and landscape . It is part of the of Municipalities of Marghine GAL and Marghine . The urban landscape is characterized by the presence in its historic heart of an architectural layout of the medieval period , with narrow streets and irregular cut in every sense of the various blocks. The presence of frequent scenes contributes to this intricate and chaotic tangle , a living concept typical of a rural culture and pastoral , with a rationality edificatoria different from the post-industrial rationality . The most famous source of attraction of Bolotana is undoubtedly the beautiful villa Piercy , graceful Art Nouveau building , erected in rural areas of the country in the last decades of the nineteenth century , by engineer Benjamin Piercy , who had been given the project of railways sardines. Around the villa its owner had planted a real garden of lush exotic species, the engineer who brought with him from his travels around the world . The villa in colonial English style , consists of a rectangular body with round towers at the corners and inside was characterized by fixed furniture and finishes. The two-story building , rectangular quatrefoil , plastered stone , only vaguely inspired by a medieval castle with four towers because of the slit windows , surmounted by a domed cover onto which pinnacolini iron . In 2007 they completed the restoration work included in the project to develop on both the forest and the garden is to the architectural heritage of historic value represented by the villa and the contemporary agricultural village . Not to be missed is also the village of Badde Salighes , for its natural beauty and for the valuable role it plays as a witness of the local history of the last 150 years. Punta Palai , the highest peak of the area with its 1,200 meters , offers a spectacular panorama that sovrastra Marghine all the way to the Gulf of Oristano. For lovers of nature shows there is also a waterfall Mularza Noa with his gorge , particularly rich in floral and arboreal level and the banks of the river Tirso , perfect to explore on foot or horseback. The historic center is in itself a major attraction , with its old districts and its narrow streets lined by the craft shops, food shops , bars and restaurants . The churches of San Bachisio , St. Peter, St. Francis, St. John and St. Basil , located within the town , they all go back to the XVI - XVII century architectural elements and preserve their craft .


21 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Sorradile, Nughedu Santa vittoria, Norbello
The City of Bidoni' is located in the heart of Sardinia , 260 meters above sea level . It is located within the geographic Barigadu and is the center that, in the most direct route, overlooking the lake Omodeo , where you can enjoy a wonderful panorama . The territory of this region has the characteristics of a plateau trachyte - tuff , with a typical vegetation of the bush, inframmezata clearings extension media , used mainly for grazing cattle . The predominant tree species are holm oak and cork. Surrounded by the mountain chain of Marghine Bidoni' center has a rich history with the famous Temple of Jupiter, unique architectural landscape of the island . The origin of the name comes from the combination of two Phoenician words : beth which means country , oni which means the source, thus indicating the area particularly rich in water , due to the proximity of the lake Omodeo that today represents , not only one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe , but especially an ecotem of fundamental importance for the environmental tem of this region. The territory of Bidoni' has many attractions both natural character , and historical , archaeological and cultural heritage. First of all is definitely the Omodeo lake , reservoir among the largest in Europe. Arisen by the damming of the river Tirso , its construction was completed in 1924 , with the aim of regulating the river floods , generate electricity and irrigate the plains of Campidano . In addition to being a great work of architecture , the lake plays a Omodeo ' imporanza strategically throughout the country, creating a rich and diverse ecotem of species. The woodlands are located on its shores are characterized mainly by holm oaks, cork oaks, poplars , elms , tamarisk and laurels. The faunal species are formed largely by birds , such as the roller, the osprey , the pilgrim , moorhens , herons and ducks . The lake represents a major tourist attraction, as the site for many water sports , including conottaggio , windsurfing, water skiing and fishing. As for religious architecture, worthy of mention is the church of St. Peter, an example of Romanesque- Tuscan preserved without alteration. In the last century continued to receive burials in and around the ancient ruins of the cropped Benedictine monastery which was annexed . Dedicated to St. Peter , his reconstruction dates back to 1200 . And yet the church of Santa Maria Ossolo , novenario country of first medieval located about two kilometers from the village , was rebuilt and enlarged in 1600. According to oral tradition , the church would be built as an act of devotion to the Virgin by a Bidoni' soldier , that he would fight against the Moors . Finally, there is the church of St. John the Baptist , was rebuilt in 1970 on the same tem as the old one . The first building was erected in the late- Gothic-Aragonese in scenic location , accentuated by a flight of steps , towards the middle of the seventeenth century , but was demolished in 1966.


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Loc. LEI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
  Area Silanus, Bolotana, Bortigali
She is an Italian municipality of 581 inhabitants spread over a number of hills on about 500 m above sea level . Uncertain is the origin of the country , however, appear to be very remote. In the area there is , in fact, the presence of numerous testimonies of the pre- nuragica nuragica , Punic, Roman and medieval times. The name, however, appears for the first time , with the spelling Lee, Condaghe of Santa Maria of Bonarcado , one of the sources of greatest importance for the reconstruction of Sardinian history of the Middle Ages . Today, the area is characterized by an economy based on agriculture with the production of wheat , barley , legumes, flax, hemp, fruit, wine , olive oil, with excellent pastures and livestock , cattle and sheep and cow's milk cheese of high quality . In addition , the City is renowned for the processing of wool and carpets. For a few years , thanks to the rugged beauty of the landscapes and the mystery of the archaeological sites , which attract many visitors , is emerging more and more tourism. In the territory of the village, to visit the Nuraghe are first and foremost , the two Domus de Janas and the three graves of giants. The Nuraghe - if they are six - are large stone monuments , evidence of a thousand year old civilization of which we know very little, only that a people of shepherds and farmers divided into small communities , who lived in Sardinia for eight centuries , and built these extraordinary structures, the use of which is still uncertain. The most likely hypothesis is that they had a civil function ; we lived and kept watch on the surrounding area : defensive forts , holding or maybe even temples. The Domus de Janas , literally fairy houses are prehistoric burial structures carved into the rock , built by the people of the Neolithic. The tombs of the giants are funerary monuments consist of collective tombs belonging to the age nuragica . During the Medieval period , however, the church in honor of St. Michael the Archangel of the thirteenth century, a time device and now incorporated by the recent housing boom . The building of modest size, is formed from a single nave. To see, finally, the country church of San Marco.


  Area Lei, Bortigali, Bolotana
The town of Silanus is located on a low hill , at an altitude of 432 meters above sea level facing south east , an area of approximately 48.04 square kilometers , which includes the central part of the Marghine . The area where now stands the town has been inhabited since pre - nuragico . The ancient Roman town was built right on the modern town , probably near the lime quarry where, according to tradition , they would have worked even some Christians sentenced to forced labor . At the same site , the Cistercians of Cabuabbas ( Sindia ) built the church of S. Lorenzo (XII century . ) Constituting the church of Grangia ( shown by a few ruins and the gates to the walled ) . In the Middle Judicial country ( Sjlano ) was part of the parish of Marghine , belonging to or held by Torres Logudoro . The country's economy is based on agriculture and on agro-pastoral activities with typical production of carpets, pastries and breads. The land is very fertile , is cultivated with cereals , barley , beans, olives, vines and fruit trees. Of particular prestige in the religious architecture of Silanus we have the Church of San Lorenzo. The company was founded in 1150 as a dependency of the abbey of St. Mary of the Court, is interpreted in connection with the exploitation of the bottom of Mount Arbo . It was built by the Cistercians in accordance with the methods of French education workers , perhaps the same who worked at St. Peter of Sindia . It has a simple facade , adorned with hanging arches , ending with a belfry . Inside it has a nave with an apse , there are remains of frescoes of the fourteenth century , in which, among other images of saints, stands a figure of St. Christopher. Behind the church are some small betili found at the tomb of the giant Sa Pedra Longa , near the Nuraghe Corbos . Church of Mary Magdalene (Sa Maddalena ) The church was built in the sixteenth century Catalan Gothic style , consists of a single nave with three arches and with an apse vault. The arc that defines , rebated, has a capital base and finely crafted . The vault is supported by stone ribs , resting on corbels carved with keystone floors, and still shows the date of construction : 1582. Pediment tympanum is contained between two buttresses shaped , the Renaissance portal is enclosed by two semi- columns Catalan stone with reasons ; above the door is a framed window and on the left side stands the belfry. In the apse , until the '60s towered a beautiful wooden altar in 1600.


Loc. TORRALBA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
23 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Ardara, Bortigali, Ozieri
  Brochure PDF
The Nuraghe Santu doors , also called de Sa domo of the King ( in Italian House of the King ) is one of the most impressive Nuraghe in Sardinia and is also one of the most important among those esistenti.L ' entire complex is an important example of architecture from prehistoric Mediterranean and it is assumed that the original height of the central tower reached a size between 22 and 24 meters , the highest for that period after the Egyptian pyramids and the keep the palace of nuragica Arrubiu which measured between 25 and 30 metri.Quello nuraghe Santu doors is a poly-lobed , the oldest part consists of the central tower , and is of a later period the outer wall of the wall trefoil , which arrives at the first level . Access to the building is oriented towards the south , the interior of the first level of the central tower has three niches , but - something rare - are connected with each other by a circular corridor formed in the thickness of the wall. The scale , arranged clockwise , leads to the second level, completing 360 ░ of extension . The scale also reached the third level no longer exists, the residual height of the tower reaches 17.5 meters . The dolmen has two wells, one in the floor of a cell , the other in the yard. One of the galleries inside the palace nuragica Santu Antin. Dolmen is located adjacent to the village , with the classic circular huts of the period nuragico and homes with a rectangular plan of the Roman period that bear witness to the re-use of the structure in periods subsequent to the nuragica .


Loc. PATTADA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
41 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Ozieri, Buddus˛, AlÓ dei Sardi
Pattada is a mountain village, (almost 900 m above sea level), the highest in the Province of Sassari. It has a charming historic centre with paved and cobbled little streets which offer fascinating corners. The granite houses are characteristic with architectural elements on view, which often bear old inions and old well-preserved wooden doors and window frames. As well as the stone buildings, there are also a number of little town houses in neoclassical style with elegant facades and precious decorative elements and several particular buildings in Art Nouveau style. At the upper end of the village, there is a pine forest which joins up with the wooded countryside that surrounds it. The origins of the toponym are not clear and are being studied, but several hypotheses suggest that it refers to the position of the village on a panoramic plateau. The territory has been inhabited since the Nuraghic Age. In fact, there are many areas close to the villager, like the Lerno Nuraghe, where remains of this civilisation have come to light. Pattada is situated at the centre of an area rich with nuraghi and the remains of ancient times. It owes its fame to the craft of knife-making, born here thanks to the presence of a rich ferrous mineral seam, which has been exploited since ancient times. There are many craftsmen in the village who work steel and horn to produce the blades and handles. Not far from the village, we find the ruins of the medieval castle of Olocene, where a horde of money dating from the same period was discovered. Pattada's economy is mainly agro-industrial. There are a number of factories which gather and process milk to produce excellent cheese: pecorino sardo, fiore sardo, pecorino romano, peritas, various cream cheeses and fresh or matured ricotta cheese which are exported all over the world. Pattada's other typical food products are: bread, ravioli (of cheese and ricotta), gnocchetti, su succu maduru and su succu minudu, seadas, origliettas, honey, nougat and various sweets like amaretti, tiriccas, pabassinos and biscottos.


38 Km from BORTIGALI
  Area Torralba, Ozieri, Perfugas
Santa Maria is an imposing Romanesque church of the Kingdom of Sardinia, the small town of Ardara Parish , in the province of Sassari. The monument was palace chapel of the judges of Torres.La church was built in a very dark basalt to the work of craftsmen near Pisa. The facade is divided into five mirrors and presents a projecting coping . At the center is the portal lintel and relieving arch round arch , surmounted by a lancet window . The entire external face of the building is punctuated by pilasters and decorated with hanging arches . On the left side of the building alongside what remains of the bell tower, a square cane , currently docked . The interior, with a rectangular plan , is divided into three naves by two sets of columns supporting arches of carved capitals with floral motifs. The roof of the nave is a wooden trusses , while the aisles , divided into bays , shell have to cruise. The view of the semicircular apse is prevented by the imposing altarpiece Maggiore , the largest XVI century altarpiece in Sardinia , which stands behind the altar. The work, about ten meters high and six wide , consists of thirty- painted tables , separated by carvings of gilded wood. The tables show the different representations of prophets and saints , in addition to the events of Mary's life . At the center of the altarpiece , by a valuable niche , there is the wooden statue of Our Lady of the Kingdom, in which the Madonna, who is holding the baby Jesus , is clothed with royal insignia (crown and scepter ) . The altarpiece is accompanied by an inion on the dais , where he was appointed the author, John Muru, and the year of ution, 1515. From another entry shows the name of the purchaser , Joan Cataholo , canon of St. Peter Sorres in 1489 and dean of the cathedral of Sant 'Antioco Bisarcio in 1503. Inside the church you can admire the series of paintings leaning against the columns, representing the apostles and other saints of the seventeenth century , the altarpiece Minor , a work of the same school of Maggiore altarpiece , a carved wooden pulpit and the epigraph , copy probably thirteenth-century original, to commemorate the consecration of the temple , which took place may 7, 1107 .


Loc. OTTANA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
19 Km from BORTIGALI
Altitude: 222 mt. a.s.l.  Area Olzai, Orotelli, Noragugume
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Ottana is a town of 2,422 inhabitants in the province of Nuoro. The variant of the Sardinian language is barbaric. At the center of the village stands the beautiful former Romanesque cathedral of St. Nicholas, built between 1140 and 1160 (second phase of construction). Of great interest is the carnival of Ottana, for the characters of Merdules and utioner. These masks are characterized, first, with wooden monstrous forms, usually with long noses, the latter, with masks features veal, wearing fleeces of sheep. The country ''''s economy is based, in addition to'''' traditional activity of ''''livestock, mainly petrochemical industry and the production of synthetic fibers.



A journey sailing on an emerald sea among small and big coves with snow-white sand and this is Sardinia, an Island that strikes its visitors with natural contrasts, the lights and colours of a region that guards old traditions, amid wilderness and pure nature. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is a mainly mountainous region, without high peaks, with a vast and charming, yet bittersweet, natural environment. In fact, the presence of man does not seem to affect this territory; great surfaces still preserve their natural composition, luxuriant woods with even millenary trees, small desert areas and marshes inhabited by deer, wild horses and rapacious birds. The sea reigns over this region with its colours and it creeps into the coves, along the coasts, the beaches and the most popular resorts. An example is the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) with its pearl, Porto Cervo, that combines the history and culture of a region that has old traditions with a joyful and colourful nightlife. Porto Cervo was named after its enchanting cove, which looks like the antlers of a deer; the Old Port is considered the best-equipped tourist port in the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Rotondo is also a famous location; it overlooks the wide Gulf of Cugnana and is full of villas and piazzas embedded in a splendid natural environment. Those who prefer the mountain to the sea can explore the area of Gennargentu, the greatest mountain range in Sardinia, with its peculiar landscape, where Man and Nature joined one another and decided that the latter should have the priority. This region is rich in flora and fauna, with its mouflons, golden eagles, Sardinian deer and several species that are now threatened with extinction. Among its wonders, Sardinia offers the visitor the Nuragic complexes scattered all over the territory. These are unique monuments in the world that testify an ancient culture, that remains partly mysterious, and that went from the fifteenth century to the sixteenth BC. The Nuragic constructions were built using great blocks of stone and develop around a central cone-shaped tower that transmits strength and power. These are archaeological sites where it is possible to grasp the archaic charm of ancient rituals and domestic life. Of these many constructions, the complex of Barumini, in the province of Cagliari, is among the sites in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The provinces of the region are: Cagliari (regional capital), Carbonia-Iglesias, Nuoro, Olbia-Tempio, Oristano, Medio Campidano, Sassari and Ogliastra.