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S'ORROSA 'E MONTE

Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to URZULEI Altopiano del Golgo Baunei Lotzorai

LIDO DI ORRI

LIDO DI ORRI  Apri
Loc. SPIAGGIA DEL LIDO DI ORRI, SS 125, TORTOLI OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
26 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Cea, Lotzorai, Torre di Bari
Orri is considered one of the most beautiful and clean beaches of Sardinia. It is a very long beach and wide, nearly 16 km of coastline, characterized by fine white sand with water from shallow water to about three hundred meters from the shore and a light sky-blue color. The beach has a white sandy bottom with rocks polished by the time, both on emerging from its waters, which are of a changing blue to the play of light created by the sun reflected on the seabed.

CALA OSALLA

CALA OSALLA  Apri
Loc. SPIAGGIA DI CALA OSALLA DI DORGALI, STRADA STATALE 125, OROSEI NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
30 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Cala Gonone, Galtellý, Cala Liberotto
The beach of Cala Osalla, entered the wide gulf of Orosei, shows a background of golden sand bordered by dark cliffs thin enough as, on the one hand, that of Black tip Osalla. Its waters are clear and of a changing blue due to the play of light created by the sun reflected on the seabed: a further color is offered by the thick vegetation of the hills that border the creek.

CASCATA SADALI

CASCATA SADALI  Apri
Loc. SADALI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
37 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Seui, Orroli, Isili
The waters gurgle seraphic in the center of the country ending in a waterfall that is well worth a visit Sadali . In the mountains , with a lush undergrowth , there is a strong scent of the maquis and you can wander through beautiful forests where oaks, oak, and the Sugherella the cork , offer glimpses of rare natural beauty. The stream is swallowed by a hole in the ground to re-emerge many feet below a small cave with a beautiful waterfall that gives life to a pond of fresh water , from which it takes the life stream. To visit the churches , like the one dedicated to the patron saint valentine , built at the end of the sixteenth century in the lower part of the country : the only temple in Sardinia dedicated to the saint of lovers. This church , originally built in the late Byzantine style with influences of the nascent local Romanesque , suffered over the centuries the influence of Gothic - Aragonese then Savoyard . The temple in the middle of the last century was equipped with a bell tower which gave a new face to chiesa.La campaign in any season is a polychromatic explosion : the pinkish white asphodel , the pale purple rock rose , pink peonies decided , are the most common colors . The ancient origins of the village are testified by the presence of the remains of nine Nuraghe, the innumerable tombs of the giants, and some Domus de Janas . But the caves are at least forty scattered along the territory of Sadali , the main attraction of this country watered by the passage of the Green Train . The main one Is Janas , pervaded by an aura of mystery tied to an ancient legend , is annually visited by thousands of visitors. Also suggestive of Stampu and Turrunu , a unique karst on the Rio On Longufresu which marks the border with the municipal territory of Seulo .

GROTTA DEL FICO

GROTTA DEL FICO  Apri
Loc. BAUNEI OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
18 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Baunei, Altopiano del Golgo, Lotzorai
The Cave of the Fig highlights a particular value for the quality, quantity and variety of calcareous concretions. Also unique to the historical presence of the monk seal, continuing until the seventies. The emotion felt by cavers, the middle of the last century, have explored these fascinating cavity must have exceeded all expectations when they were in front of the monk seals, whose habits were then studied for a long time, until the their disappearance. The presence of stalactites, stalagmites and columns, diversissi of sizes and colors, allowing you to enjoy a unique sight, enhanced by the play of lights and transparencies created in its internal routes. Consisting of two separate tunnels and connected by a long siphon with the open sea, the cave is passable through walkways, lining the fossil bed of the ancient underground river whose waters have created over the millennia the cave itself.

GAVOI

GAVOI  Apri
Loc. GAVOI NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
28 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  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.

FORESTA DEMANIALE DI MONTES

FORESTA DEMANIALE DI MONTES  Apri
Loc. FORESTA DEMANIALE DI MONTES, PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GENNARGENTU, SP 48, ORGOSOLO NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
12 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Fonni, Urzulei, Gavoi
The forest of Montes offers the visitor a set of wonderful scenery and natural species of great interest as the extraordinary lecceta of Sas Baddes - one of the few survivors on the European continent - the spectacular view overlooking the plateau of On Mudrecu - characterized by the tragic forms, but also unique, with the skeletons of junipers, evidence of the catastrophic fire that destroyed the forest in 1931 - and Monte Novo San Giovanni with its spiers rising up to 70 meters, easily accessible via a path perhaps prehistoric origin. In the forest, there is a little 'everywhere, the remains, including age nuragica of folds that are witness that the human presence in the region of Montes was more pronounced. Along the way which leads to Funtana Bona Sa Senepida are numerous Cuiles, ie the shepherds' with the characteristic Pinnetos who are the inhabitants of the mountain shelters built on a stone foundation and wooden roof and branches. Among the settlements nuragici most interesting we mention the village of Sas Baddes, perfectly ed in a thick forest of holm oaks. In the vicinity of the river that runs through the valley Sa Senepida are instead two tombs of giants and in the heart of the forest you can see the remains of an impressive dolmen: Nuraghe Mereu. From this dolmen, built with blocks of white limestone, you can enjoy an exceptional view on the walls cut the throat of Gorropu.

ONANI

ONANI  Apri
Loc. ONANI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
44 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Bitti, Buddus˛, Galtellý
Onani' is a small village situated in the heart of Sardinia, has retained its deepest roots in ancient customs and usages , which is still present and visible . The area includes a large communal forest , used largely to grazing . There is also the penal colony Mamone counts 2,300 hectares . The economy is based primarily on farming. A country rich in history and traditions , inhabited since ancient times, of which there are precious testimonies thanks to wonderful nuraghis , giants' tombs and Domus de Janas . Located on a hill at an altitude . 500 above sea level, overlooking a characteristic landscape and very impressive chain of mountains extending from the register, and Dorgali Oliena to the mountains of Lula and a pleasant valley of Bittese . Onani' set in a stunning natural scenery very varied , with hills covered in forests of oak and maquis. The town has preserved its traditional structure with houses typical of barbaric , some decorated with murals made special by the painter Diego Asproni . Of particular interest is the church of St. Peter, built in the Romanesque style and dates back to the twelfth century. There are also examples of architecture is nuragica , such as nuragheses and the Domus de Janas , both medieval , like the old country

LOTZORAI

LOTZORAI  Apri
Loc. LOTZORAI OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
19 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Tortolý, Baunei, Cea
Lotzorai is a municipality located in the central eastern coast of Ogliastra Sardinia. The village lies between two rivers, the Rio Pramaera and Sunflower, at the center of a natural amphitheater formed by the massif of Monte Oro. The origin of the name is uncertain, although it should be pre-Roman. The medieval village belonged to curatoria of Ogliastra in the United Judicial Calari. The urban structure is typical of the rural economy countries, where it is possible to see large houses with large courtyards. The narrow streets of the historic center repeatedly intertwine and offer a very picturesque setting for visitors. To see the castle known as Medusa, built in the Middle Ages on the ruins of an ancient Punic construction. In the area there are some Domus De Janas, collective tombs carved into the rock in the Copper Age (2700-1800 BC), located mostly in the area of Funde Mountains and along the road to Talana. Tradition has it that the Domus de Janas you were the houses of benign or malignant, called in Sardinian Janas. Also worth seeing is the dolmen of Orzudeni. In front of the beach is located Lotzorai 's dell'Ogliastra Islet, a beautiful mass of pink porphyritic rock 47 meters high and extended over 10 hectares. A picture postcard oasis just a short distance from Arbatax is from Santa Maria Navarrese, accessible by sea, as well as with their own boats and ships.

POZZO SACRO DI SANTA CRISTINA

POZZO SACRO DI SANTA CRISTINA  Apri
Loc. ORANI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
32 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  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.

NURAGHE DRONNORO

NURAGHE DRONNORO  Apri
Loc. SP2TER, FONNI NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
22 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  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.

MASSICCIO DEL GENNARGENTU

MASSICCIO DEL GENNARGENTU  Apri
Loc. FONNI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
19 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Aritzo, Urzulei, Gavoi
Peaks in shades of silver shape the mountainous profile of Gennargentu, silver door: a mountain range divided into a number of offshoots (one of which is the Supramonte) coming north almost to Nuoro, in the south to the valley of the fluorescent, in an easterly direction from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west ranging Tirso. We originate the main rivers that descend towards the east coast of Sardinia, the Cedrino and Flumendosa. The highest peaks are the Bruncu Spina (1829 m) and Punta La Marmora (1834 m): here it is possible to enjoy a view that spans 360 degrees on an extremely picturesque landscape. The Gennargentu offers one of the most distinctive natural scenery of Sardinia is a vast territory largely untouched wilderness, frequented by wildlife of great naturalistic value, where there are deep gorges and canyons. In the sky you can spot the elegant pirouettes and Bonelli's eagle, the kite, griffin, while the area is frequented by wild boar, fox, marten, wild cat. See also the precious botanical repertoire, which includes oak trees, oaks, yews, chestnut, hazelnut, dwarf juniper, thyme, helichrysum, santolina. With regard to the geological morphology, the mountain range is dominated by shale, sometimes accompanied by granite, both dating from the Primary Era. They are more recent areas of heels and limestone, was formed in Secondary. The protected areas are found in the valleys and mountains of Uazzo (Tonara and Belvi') and Funtata Cungiada (Aritzo). Tascusi' is an interesting point to visit the south-western side of Gennargentu. The area, known as Gennargentu Desulo, is dotted with interesting archaeological remains: at the step of Tascusi' is the Nuraghe Ura 'and one is located at a height of about 1331 meters. From the pass, towards the east, two roads branch off: the most northerly along the valley of the Rio Aratu, with scenic views. Passing under Monte d'Iscudu (1599 meters), after traveling a short road, you can reach the Bruncu Plug, well 1829 meters high.

CALA LIBEROTTO

CALA LIBEROTTO  Apri
Loc. CALA LIBEROTTO - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
45 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
Altitude: 6 mt. a.s.l.  Area Orosei, Galtellý, Siniscola
The beach of Cala Liberotto has a light-colored sand mixed with coarse-grained rocks. Behind her, the tin of Sos Alinos with the typical vegetation of reeds and agave. The sea waters are crystal clear, the surrounding environment, can be found especially prickly pears and palms near the beach. Windy, it is also the ideal destination for surfers, is loved by scuba fishing or just want to dive in and cool off in its waters. The area is also renowned for the particularly vivid nightlife.

CALA SISINE

CALA SISINE  Apri
Loc. SPIAGGIA DI CALA MARIOLU, SS 125, BAUNEI OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
15 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
Altitude: 17 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altopiano del Golgo, Urzulei, Lotzorai
The beach of Cala Sisine, small pearl of the Gulf of Orosei lies between the spectacular cliffs of the Serra Ovra that the height of over 500 m plummet vertically into the sea. It is flanked by two rocky ridges that give this place a unique aspect of the mountains, enhanced by the forest on the walls of the gorge with its centuries-old carob trees and holm oak. The bottom consists of coarse, calcareous white sand and pebbles rounded by the sea. This location presents itself as an ideal destination for those who want to immerse themselves in its waters and explore the underwater world.

AUSTIS

AUSTIS  Apri
Loc. AUSTIS NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
37 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  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 .

CALETTA DI OSALLA

CALETTA DI OSALLA  Apri
Loc. CALA GONONE NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
24 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
Altitude: 36 mt. a.s.l.  Area Dorgali, Galtellý, Cala Liberotto
The Beach Osalla Dorgali is located in the northern part of the Gulf of Orosei. It is a beach alluvial formed by the mouth of the river Cedrino and behind him is the Pond of Cedrino, attended by numerous waterfowl. The coastline of golden sand and is about 5 km, bathed by a clear blue sea, transparent and crystalline. Osalla, bordered by dark cliffs and usually deserted even in high season, offers a secluded and very suggestive. It can be reached from the village of Orosei, via a dirt road heading south. The beach offers ample parking, a refreshment and hotels nearby.

OLZAI

OLZAI  Apri
Loc. OLZAI NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
33 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  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 .

PECORINO SARDO DOP

PECORINO SARDO DOP  Apri
Loc. ARITZO NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
32 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Austis, Laconi, Sadali
  Brochure PDF
Pecorino Sardo cheese is one of the oldest in Sardinia and has a long history, which has its roots in the days of Nuragica population: population devoted to the breeding of sheep rather than agriculture. At the time of the Carthaginians, then the Romans, Sardinia became a major center for the production of wheat in the Mediterranean. The forests left in place as wheat, but also in the pasture, which spread quickly due to the particular and very favorable environmental and climatic conditions of the island where natural meadows, covered with a rich and varied vegetation bushy represented then, just as today, an important food source for sheep reared on the island. The first detailed historical information about the ancient origins of Pecorino Sardo DOP from the late '700. The cheeses of which we speak were called the Whites, the Reds Fini, the Smoked, the cutter and the Spiatatu. Among them, the Red and Smoked Up can be considered the ancestors of Pecorino Sardo. These cheeses were made from raw milk or from milk heated with hot stones immersevi for this purpose. With the passage of time processing techniques are refined and the teachings of the tradition as blend with new and more innovative practices of transformation. And 'especially between the late 800 and early' 900 which are beginning to spread new methods of production of Pecorino Sardo we introduce the use of the thermometer, filtration of milk, the use of liquid rennet titled and modern machinery . It also introduced important technological innovations to improve the hygienic conditions of processing, streamlining the heat treatment, the semi-cooked, the use of the natural cultures of lactic acid bacteria and rennet. This is partly because of the fact that the new and larger markets that open horizon, require products that are safe from the point of view of sanitation, with organoleptic qualities defined and easy convenience. For this reason, since the '60s, there was a continuous refinement of technology feature production of Pecorino Sardo comes to the present day, but always in full and more comprehensive than the teachings of the tradition. The Matured Pecorino, is cylindrical in shape with flat sides barefoot right. The rind is smooth, firm, brown in more mature. The paste is white, with the progression of aging tends to yellow, compact or sparse holes, strong flavor and pleasantly spicy. The shapes, the maturing of not less than 2 months, weigh around 3 kg, but may even reach 4 Kg Pecorino Sardo Dolce has a cylindrical shape with flat sides barefoot straight or slightly convex; has a smooth crust, thin and white or pale straw. The flesh is white, soft, compact or sparse holes, sweet and aromatic. The shapes, the vesting of which is 20 to 60 days, weighing about 2 kg. All forms of PDO Pecorino Sardo Dolce and Mature are released for consumption under the brand name of radially disposed and a numbered stamp that uniquely identifies each form: - The GREEN LABEL distinguishes forms of Pecorino Sardo SWEET; - The BLUE LABEL forms of Pecorino Sardo MATURE.

COMPLESSO DI ROMANZESU

COMPLESSO DI ROMANZESU  Apri
Loc. BITTI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
45 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Onaný, Buddus˛, AlÓ dei Sardi
Romanzesu is one of the most important housing complexes and cultic nuragica of Sardinia, with a hundred huts, five buildings of worship a well temple and four in Megaron - and a large enclosure ceremonial. It is built with local granite. The area has developed around the well temple, built in the rock from whose clefts gushing spring water. It has access ladder and circular chamber (diameter 3.40 m, height 3.60 m) built with regular rows of blocks accurately machined. The floor is paved and a counter-seat runs along the perimeter of the wall. The well were associated three betilini discovered in N and S of the structure. A sort of hall with steps, marked by some menhirs, connects well with a large circular basin terraced steps (14 m diameter), with flagstone floor, perhaps destined to ritual ablutions, where they collected the water flood source. The area of the pit returned materials of the Late Bronze (IX-XIII century BC.). The four temples to megaron and the fence are located in the village, on the gentle slope next to the well. The first megaron (length 12.15 m, width 5.40 m / 6.20; residual height 2.15 m) is about 100 m from the well and aims to E. It had in its first phase, the fourteenth sec. BC, a scheme doubly in antis (long sides long on the front and back) with a vestibule leading into an entrance through splayed in the rectangular room inside (length 5.30 m, width 3.30 m). This was equipped with seats and counters deals, while a central fossa appears to document the presence of an architectural element ritual. In XIII-XI century BC the hall was closed with straight walls and with space for ritual use containers; in X-IX century BC was expanded with the construction of a curved front. Near the temple is a large elliptical enclosure (diameter 18.40 m / 16.70) with entrance to E and an internal structure of concentric walls. These create a circular route, almost labyrinthine, connecting with a central space paved (diameter 4.74 m) at the center of a base built with wedge blocks had to take an element of worship, perhaps the same clay model of nuraghe returned into fragments by excavation. The discovery of a thousand quartz pebbles seems to confirm the ritual function of the environment. The second megaron located upstream of the well. It is rectangular (length m 11,90 / 11,20; width from 6 to 5.50 m) and is built with blocks arranged in irregular rows leveled with wedges. The interior rectangular (length 5.15 m / 4.90, width 1.65 m) retains the cobbled paving and a part of a large counter. Outside, on the right side, rest two bases for deals with remnants of lava lead. The third megaron is located at 100 N but the former. Incorporates some highlights of the rock and has a rectangular shape doubly in antis (length 8.80 m, width 2.30 m). The walls of the interior are made with regular rows of blocks just blanks. The temple was surrounded by a fence flagstone which keeps the base. Among the village huts, circular, some particularly spacious feature-seat benches, niches and internal subdivisions, similar to the huts of the meetings of other villages nuragici island. The ceramics returned from a primitive huts attest plant up area in advanced stages of the Middle Bronze Age (sixteenth century BC.). Other buildings on a rectangular plan, with bottom side apse and counters spiral or circular, were perhaps functional reception of pilgrims.

TORRE DI BARI BEACH

TORRE DI BARI BEACH  Apri
Loc. TORRE DI BARI OGLIASTRA, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
33 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Cea, Tortolý, Lotzorai
The beach called Torre di Bari extends to the sides of the spanish tower which rises above the sea. E 'divided into two parts by the rocky promontory on which stands the tower: the northern part called Sea of men (Mari de is ominis) and the southern Sea of Bitches (Mari de is femunas) names that go back the post-war years, a period in which the two beaches were frequented by men and women separately. The northern part of the spanish tower, with coarse sand ocher, behind a thick pine forest, stretches to the foot of the Plateau basalt Teccu. The southern part of the Tower has a back of gray pebbles and fine sand and extends to the small granite promontory that separates it from the beach of Marina knows. Its waters are of an intense blue, with abundant marine fauna and the vegetation is well represented by the Posidonia Oceanica, a plant that is an important indicator of the clarity of the water. Beaten by the winds of north east and SCIROCCO is the ideal destination for surfers and kiters. The rocky seabed around the Tower is much loved by those who practice snorkeling and fishing subacquea.Facilmente reached along the panoramic SS 125 Eastern Sardinia swerving within the country for Torre di Bari which is about four kilometers from the same.

CEA SCOGLIUS ARRUBIUS

CEA SCOGLIUS ARRUBIUS  Apri
Loc. TORTOLI OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
25 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Cea, Lotzorai, Torre di Bari
Easily reachable by car, both heading south from Orri, for a little over 4 km, is taking a special fork, poorly marked but pretty obvious, from ss125, halfway between Tortoli and Barisardo. From the paved path, near the village of Cea, it is necessary to deviate for a short stretch of dirt road, until one of the stands. The beach is very white and quite extensive; his middle name (red rocks) is originated from the curious spurs of red porphyry that can be seen on the north side, a short distance from the shore, isolated and surrounded by the waters of a beautiful bright blue color. Still interesting and beautiful landscape on the shore; large; golden sand clear, fine, with pebbles; blue-green sea, shallow; crowded, but not so much in high season; clean, with little presence of seagrass stranded.

GOLA DI GORROPU

GOLA DI GORROPU  Apri
Loc. ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
23 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
Altitude: 9 mt. a.s.l.  Area Cala Gonone, Galtellý, Onaný
  Brochure PDF
The gorge of Gorropu marks the natural border between the municipalities of Urzulei and Orgosolo , is 1.5 km long , from the tip Cucutos (d. 888) , it sinks to about 500 m . ; Narrows at the bottom until it reaches some points, the minimum width of 4-5 m . These characteristics of size and shape , make Gorroppu a masterpiece of nature and at the same time a valuable treasure trove of biodiversity. The rainwater from the northern foothills of the Gennargentu are concentrated in Flumineddu , crossing raging Supramonte , have eroded , smooth and dissolved the limestone to form the throat of Gorropu . The smooth and karstified carbonate rocks contain a rich fossil content ( shells of various shapes , sea urchins and gastropods ) that reveals their genesis submarine occurred between 190 and 60 million years ago. During the Mesozoic era , and particularly in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods , powerful thicknesses of sediments were deposited on the bottom of a shallow basin and then turn into limestone rocks (limestone, dolomitic limestone , dolomite and limestone marl ) who meet through the supramonte . The water flowing in huge amounts and with deafening noise during floods ( in Sardinian says: Cando Falat know Codula letter . When it goes full ) , for the rest of the year flows under the narrow Flumineddu . A part infiltrates following the immense subterranean galleries of Supramonte, another portion comes from the resurgent present in the entrance to the valley of the throat , pushed by the impermeable layer of shale paleozoici.La Gorropu gorge is popular with most of the typical fauna of the supramonte . From the marten mouflon , wild boar, cat , fox the dormouse . But particularly worth mentioning the presence of the increasingly rare golden eagle that , between the high walls , still nests with several examples .

OTTANA

OTTANA  Apri
Loc. OTTANA, PROVINCE OF NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
43 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
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.

CALA MARIOLU

CALA MARIOLU  Apri
Loc. BAUNEI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
15 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
Altitude: 17 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altopiano del Golgo, Urzulei, Lotzorai
The beach of Cala Mariolu opens into the Gulf of Orosei, in the resort of Punta Ispuligi. The name is linked to the Mediterranean monk seal, nicknamed by the fishermen mariolu (thief) because it took fish from the nets. The waters are clear, the sand is mixed with pebbles round pink. The area is full of caves, one of which opens directly onto the bay, while nearby is the Grotta del Fico, reached by boats departing from ports of Arbatax, Cala Gonone and Santa Maria Navarrese. The beach is characterized by shallow waters, making it quite safe for children to play. It is always crowded by the enchanting beauty of the natural scenery and backs, which attract those who wish to immerse themselves in its waters.

CALA GOLORITZE'

CALA GOLORITZE'  Apri
Loc. CALA GOLORITZE', PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GENNARGENTU, LOCALITA' CALA GOLORITZE', BAUNEI OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
15 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
Altitude: 133 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altopiano del Golgo, Baunei, Lotzorai
Ogliastra, a land of enchanting beauty, is situated along the eastern side of Sardinia. The territory, between the peaks of Gennargentu and the Tyrrhenian Sea, is considered among the most beautiful island. Defined in the amphitheater overlooking the sea, Ogliastra includes several natural monuments, beaches, trails for hiking, biking and climbing.

CALA CARTOE

CALA CARTOE  Apri
Loc. DORGALI NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
23 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Cala Gonone, Galtellý, Urzulei
The beach of Cartoe, positioned within the wide Golfo di Orosei, has a covering of coarse, light-coloured sand mixed with stones and enclosed by rocks. Its waters are transparent and of a changing blue for the plays of light created by the sun reflected onto the seabed: a further spray of colour is offered by the green of the vegetation that hems the beach. This corner of paradise was the setting for the film Swept Away in the remake of 'Travolti da un insolito destino' which sees Madonna as lead actress.

FORESTA DI MONTARBU

FORESTA DI MONTARBU  Apri
Loc. FORESTA DEMANIALE DI MONTARBU, PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GENNARGENTU, SEUI OG, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
29 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Sadali, Ulassai, Aritzo
The Montarbu Forest covers an area of 2765 hectares and is one of the most beautiful and best preserved forests of Sardinia. The oldest part of the forest was sold by the Bank of Agricultural Credit Cagliari Company of State for the State Forests . Following the establishment of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia the forest of Montarbu became regional heritage. In 1965 the City of Seui alienated another 1100 acres Demaniale Company (now the Forestry Agency of Sardinia ) . In the forest site Montarbu currently 37 employees are busy most other 9 semi . He lies to the east of Seui , at the southern slopes of the mountains of Montarbu and Tonneri . The course Flumendosa separates it from the big Gennargentu . The central part of the forest consists of a limestone plateau of about 1000 meters. It is a large area characterized by the presence of calcareous Heels dominate with their vertical walls deep valleys crossed by streams, tributaries of the Flumendosa , as well as an area rich in water thanks to the numerous springs that sometimes form beautiful waterfalls in the open (such as the cascade of Middai ) . The Forest of Montarbu has remarkable naturalistic- environmental : its morphological characteristics , the presence of the forest and the protectionist regime in force for a long time , have prevented the disappearance of many species of both animals and plants , which are of great importance from the point naturalistic historical and scientific . In addition, in 1980 the whole area of the forest has become a haven for wildlife protection . The vegetation varies depending on terrain , altitude and exposure . The cooler slopes you can find also among the oaks and hornbeam blacks in some limited parts of holly, yew and manna ash . In the vicinity of the peaks prosperous garrigue , scrub with combination of oaks , conifers and evergreen shrubs such as helichrysum , thyme and dwarf juniper . While further down the arbutus, heather, juniper , mastic and turpentine create the classic band of Mediterranean . In addition , the presence of endemic plants is also characterized by the presence of rare species of fauna . Montarbu is the habitat of wild sheep , wild boar , wild cats , foxes and even the golden eagle , the marten , the weasel, monaco vulture , the griffon vulture , the Dormouse, the deer etc. .

FIORE SARDO D.O.P.

FIORE SARDO D.O.P.  Apri
Loc. SARDEGNA, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
43 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Bidoný, Sorradile, Austis
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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.

GALTELLI

GALTELLI  Apri
Loc. GALTELLI NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
34 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Cala Gonone, Dorgali, Cala Liberotto
Galtelli' located at the foot of scenic Mount Tuttavista , in the lush valley of the Cedrino . The giant bronze statue of Christ , the work of Pedro Angel Madrid Terror Manrique , dominates the valley , from where you can enjoy a spectacular view that is poured in the beautiful scenery of the Gulf of Orosei. Located in a strategic location , the country provides a varied range of natural beauty, the trails of Mount Tuttavista , where you can explore the endless variety of plant species , until the conquest of the charming perforated rock Sa Preta Istampata excursion destination and climbing area by hiking enthusiasts . Its proximity to the coast also allows you to easily reach the famous seaside resorts on the island, such as the beaches of Orosei and Cala Gonone. Within the country , it is also possible to visit a large green area , city park Malicas that inside as well as the presence of trees and shrubs of various species , contains the Castle Guzzetti , a building of the early 900 . In the area of Galtelli' you can admire several historical and architectural treasures , including: the Romanesque Cathedral of San Pietro ( ninth century) , in which are preserved precious frescoes of the Byzantine tradition , and just outside the town , the Castle of Pontes . These two buildings are the political and ecclesiastical power gravitated in this medieval village. The castle, the ruins of which are preserved , was built around 1070 and was a bulwark of defense in times of war. Recently restored , it is a destination for excursions by curious and interested in history and archeology . The religious heritage is found in the numerous testimonies of the past, gathered in churches scattered in the urban and rural . In the heart of the country, in the Parish Square , stands the Church of the Holy Cross , built in 1500 by the church of Santa Maria and the Judicial ' Turres . The church houses a wooden statue of Christ in 1300 which are attributed miraculous acts . In the same square is the church of Santa Croce ( XVI century), chapel of the confraternity , and less than a hundred feet below , the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin ( seventeenth century), in front of which are the remains Convent of the Friars Mercedarians (1611) . As demonstrated by the significant presence of elements of the Christian tradition , the history of this small village is crossed by a religious sentiment that still lives in his community. Galtelli' offers visitors an interesting literary and cultural heritage that reveals itself in its variety of places, events and characters, ed in the splendid setting of its ancient medieval village. The symbol of the cultural rebirth of the country is certainly the writer Nobel Prize for literature in Galtelli' Thanks Deledda has set one of his most famous novels , Reeds in the Wind . The strong link with the writer was consecrated by the participation in the project Literary Park , a guided tour to relive the suggestions evoked in his works, between the towns protagonists of the stories .

CASCATE DI SANTA BARBARA ULASSAI

CASCATE DI SANTA BARBARA ULASSAI  Apri
Loc. ULASSAI OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
32 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Seui, Torre di Bari, Cea
The falls are located at locations of Lequarci Santa Barbara, in the municipality of Ulassai, in the Province of Ogliastra in Sardinia. Are considered the most impressive waterfalls of the island. The waters of the Rio Lequarci, coming from the plateau of Baulassa, down with several rivulets from a limestone cliff amphitheater making a jump of about 50 meters (700 to 650 meters above sea level) to a width of about 70 meters, then run for impetuously a further of 75 meters before flowing into small lakes. Are observable only during periods of high rainfall.

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GENNARGENTU

PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GENNARGENTU  Apri
Loc. PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GENNARGENTU, OGLIASTRA, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
11 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Urzulei, Dorgali, Cala Gonone
The National Park of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu was established in 1998. Surface of the protected area amounts to 73,935 hectares (but the boundaries have not yet been defined), in the province of Nuoro. Even for the Marine Protected Area is not established its extension. Terrestrial and marine park pending administrative definition: it includes the most important mountain range in Sardinia, with sides that slope down to the shores of the east coast of the island. There are 24 municipalities that gravitate to the area of Gennargentu Aritzo, Arzana Baunei Tavern, Desulo, Dorgali Fonni, Gairloch, Lodine, Meana Sardo, Oliena Ollolai Olzai, Orgosolo, Ovoda, Seui, Seulo, Arise, Talana , Tiana, Tonara, Urzulei, Ussassai-Villagrande Strisaili. Most of them are mountain. Others, such as Dorgali, with the village of Cala Gonone on the east coast, including the coasts and beaches among the most important and beautiful of Sardinia.

ACQUARIO DI CALA GONONE

ACQUARIO DI CALA GONONE  Apri
Loc. CALA GONONE, NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
24 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Cala Gonone, Galtellý, Cala Liberotto
  Brochure PDF
Visiting the beautiful structure of the Aquarium of Cala Gonone, in the Gulf of Orosei , overlooking the picturesque bay of Cala Gonone among olive trees and shrubs of the Mediterranean scrub , you can discover the secrets of the sea of Sardinia. The 25 tanks of the exhibition host species typical of the sea with a small exception : a room dedicated to tropical seas . The attention to environmental issues , typical of the species in the tank, the use of recycled materials , such as glass in granular filtration tems , the choice of host animals zero kilometer , in collaboration with local fishermen , Aquarium of Cala Gonone make a unique structure that gives the visitor an intense emotion ! The aquarium was established in 2010 , has 25 tanks , 24 of which contain species typical of the Mediterranean , while one is devoted to the fauna of the tropical seas . There is also a touch pool where visitors can touch stingrays, hermit crabs and starfish.

OROTELLI

OROTELLI  Apri
Loc. OROTELLI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
42 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  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 .

CALA CARTOE

CALA CARTOE  Apri
Loc. DORGALI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
23 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Cala Gonone, Galtellý, Urzulei
Cala Cartoe Dorgali opens a kilometer after the wide gulf of Orosei in Cala Gonone . It is a beach where the sand has a darker color than the sand of the nearby areas . The coast is bordered by cliffs and behind is bordered by green vegetation . The sea is very beautiful, blue and transparent. Behind the beach is a pond, while in front there is a shoal in the water that creates beautiful play of light. The beach offers ample parking, a refreshment bar and a bar. To reach Cala Cartoe take the SS125 in direction of Orosei , until the right fork for Ispinigoli . Once you reach the paved road proceed straight ahead for about 4 km, coming to the end of the paved road , and he embarks on a dirt road for 500 meters , then back to a paved road. After 400 meters turn left and the road 3 km. The asphalt stops again, it continues for another km. of dirt and then leave the car along the coastal road and down the coast on foot.

IL MONOLITE DI PERDA LONGA

IL MONOLITE DI PERDA LONGA  Apri
Loc. BAUNEI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
15 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
Altitude: 649 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altopiano del Golgo, Lotzorai, Tortolý
It was named for the characteristic shape , from ancient mariners , Spire , Garfish or Agugliastra what gave rise , according to some scholars , the same name of the region , Ogliastra . The monument looks like a rocky outpost on the sea , located at a lower height than the rear bastion limestone dolomite , from which it would be isolated by erosion marine and atmospheric and intense karst phenomena . It comes partially sectioned into three elements: one to ground , one larger central (128 m ) and one smaller and thinner sea . Bushes and small trees twisted vegetate in the cracks . . The promontory of Monte Santo was an important landmark for sailors , who pointed him out as Monte Santu Baunei , to distinguish it from other mountains of the same name . The view of Mount Santu Baunei , especially in Punta Ginnircu , it is very beautiful . To S , the panorama includes the coast of S. Maria Navarrese and the islands of Ogliastra. From the harbor hiking by sea can reach the most attractive resorts on the coast. There are no known archaeological remains in the immediate vicinity , which are abundant in the circle of mountains and plateaus surrounding the plain of Sunflower and Tortoli.

PECORINO SARDO DOP

PECORINO SARDO DOP  Apri
Loc. SARDEGNA, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
43 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  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.

CANYON GORROPPU

CANYON GORROPPU  Apri
Loc. URZULEI OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
1 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Altopiano del Golgo, Baunei, Lotzorai
The gorge of Gorropu or Gorroppu is a deep canyon located in the Supramonte, Sardinia, and marks the border between the towns of Orgosolo and Urzulei. The gorge originated thanks to intense erosion caused the waters of the Rio Flumineddu. Gorge Gorropu, with its more than 500 m in height and a width that varies from a few dozen to 4 meters, is considered one of the deepest canyons in Europe and is home to several endemic Sardinian, among which, the columbine Gorropu, otherwise known as nuragica. The easiest access route to the tectonic fault, which extends from the Gulf of Orosei to Supramonte, is near Urzulei, in locations Genna Sila, along the highway 125 at km 183. The canyon can be reached along a hiking trail expert for which requires the proper equipment. The trail extends for a length of 12 km, an altitude difference of 200 meters, until you reach the Gorropu, the bottom of which flows the Rio Flumineddu. Travel time is three hours. The Gorropu is reachable from Dorgali: cross (by car) Oddoene the valley until you reach the bridge S'abba Arva, from there continue on foot for about two hours for a stretch along the Rio Flumineddu and the South East side of Mount Oddeu. The particularity of the place and the high walls that surround the throat, gave birth to strange legends: it is said that, by the narrowest point and obscure the throat, where the walls rise vertically surpassing the 450 meters, you can see the stars in broad daylight. Another says that, through the steep, bloom at night, the magic of flowers fern. Only the bravest is given catch them, descending from Orgosolo Supramonte. The Euprotto is endemic Sardinian-course considered the rarest amphibian in Europe over the Geotritone Supramonte, in nearby cave Su Palu. Other rarities are the grass snake and between fish trout Sardinian. However, is the very large colony of wild sheep, hares sardines, foxes, hedgehogs and wild boars

CALA SISINE

CALA SISINE  Apri
Loc. SPIAGGIA DI CALA SISINE, PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GENNARGENTU, BAUNEI OGLIASTRA, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
14 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Altopiano del Golgo, Cala Gonone, Urzulei
Cala Sisine is a beach located in the municipality of Baunei, in the province of Ogliastra. It is part of the coves in the Gulf of Orosei. The beach is about 200 m wide, is the mouth of a small stream (Sardinian codula) winter that comes down from the neighboring mountains plateau of Golgo. It is composed of pure white pebbles that stand out with the color of the water making it particularly clear and transparent. The cove is accessible by land along a dirt road that ends at the resort Planu 'Murta and about two kilometers from the sea, where, for an easy path, in about thirty minutes, you reach the beach. Following the winter rainfall almost every year the dirt road was severely damaged and then restored at the beginning of the summer.

LIDO DI CEA

LIDO DI CEA  Apri
Loc. CEA OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
30 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Torre di Bari, Tortolý, Lotzorai
The beach of Cea is over a kilometer long, comes with a white sandy bottom and thin, with flat rocks, polished by the sea and time. The water is really clear and the beach is very well known and recognizable by the presence of only a few meters from the shore of two stacks called Red Is Scoglius Arrubius, porphyry (Arrubius just means red) on the horizon, offering an unusual jump color. Behind the beach lies a thick Mediterranean vegetation which gives a further detachment of color, as well as a fresh scent. Nearby there is a small bay with rocks and stones fund, which provides berthing for recreational craft. Cea is characterized by shallow waters, making it safe for children to play. The beach has many facilities: it has a large car park, bar, refreshment and entertainment. You can rent beach umbrellas, beach chairs and pedal boats. Windy, it is the ideal destination for surfers and is loved by scuba fishing.

MONUMENTO NATURALE SU STERRU

MONUMENTO NATURALE SU STERRU  Apri
Loc. ALTOPIANO DEL GOLGO - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
14 Km from S'ORROSA 'E MONTE
  Area Baunei, Lotzorai, Urzulei
The Monument On Sterru, better known as the Cracks of Golgo and in Sardinian as Su Sterru or S'Isterru, is a natural sinkhole that suddenly opens the plateau of Golgo near the rural church of San Pietro in Supramonte baunei. It is considered among the deepest chasms single span of Europe. The current meaning of the name Sterru is stretched, from the verb iste'rrere (spread), that would not seem therefore correlated. It also means digging, then on Disterru can understand the abyss. It is a chasm created in the limestone karst Jurassic, is at an altitude of about 400 meters above sea level and has its bottom after an almost vertical leap of about 295 meters. The section of the pit, of elliptic type, remains uniform for a good part of its development with a diameter of about 25 meters which become 40 to the bottom. The most superficial part dell'inghiottitoio, of about 25 meters, is formed by black basalt rocks, the remainder is formed by white calcareous rocks. The cavity, known since ancient times, has undergone several attempts at exploration for several years proved fruitless because the strings used by various cavers in attempts to reach the bottom, were too short compared to the size of the pit. Only in the summer of 1957 cavers Group Caves Nuorese managed to touch base dell'inghiottitoio which however was completely covered by the numerous stones thrown by visitors. In more recent times several expeditions have reached the bottom; the walls dell'inghiottitorio were photographed meter by meter and a group of biologists has stayed for several days inside the cavity in order to study the flora and microfauna present. The Crack of Golgo is not equipped for a tourist flow. For its difficulty is accessible only to specialists.

Excursions and attractions in SARDEGNA close to URZULEI Altopiano del Golgo Baunei Lotzorai: 'LIDO DI ORRI'   'CALA OSALLA'   'CASCATA SADALI'   'GROTTA DEL FICO'   'GAVOI'   'FORESTA DEMANIALE DI MONTES'   'ONANI'   'LOTZORAI'   'POZZO SACRO DI SANTA CRISTINA'   'NURAGHE DRONNORO'   'MASSICCIO DEL GENNARGENTU'   'CALA LIBEROTTO'   'CALA SISINE'   'AUSTIS'   'CALETTA DI OSALLA'   'OLZAI'   'PECORINO SARDO DOP'   'COMPLESSO DI ROMANZESU'   'TORRE DI BARI BEACH'   'CEA SCOGLIUS ARRUBIUS'   'GOLA DI GORROPU'   'OTTANA'   'CALA MARIOLU'   'CALA GOLORITZE''   'CALA CARTOE'   'FORESTA DI MONTARBU'   'FIORE SARDO D.O.P.'   'GALTELLI'   'CASCATE DI SANTA BARBARA ULASSAI'   'PARCO NAZIONALE DEL GENNARGENTU'   'ACQUARIO DI CALA GONONE'   'OROTELLI'   'CALA CARTOE'   'IL MONOLITE DI PERDA LONGA'   'PECORINO SARDO DOP'   'CANYON GORROPPU'   'CALA SISINE'   'LIDO DI CEA'   'MONUMENTO NATURALE SU STERRU'  

SARDEGNA


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.