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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to ULASSAI Seui Torre di Bari Cea


31 Km from SU MARMURI
Altitude: 505 mt. a.s.l.  Area Orroli, Isili, Sadali
The Archaeological Park Pranu Muttedu is situated on an area characterized by a high concentration of standing stones , the largest of Sardinia, and a series of megalithic burials type circle . The menhirs are all over sixty and are arranged in lines , among which the most important is the size of 20 menhirs, in groups of three , in pairs, or more rarely isolated and often also places can be found at the tombs . The tombs are the most characteristic mounds (that were originally covered by a mound of earth ) , built with stone blocks and consist of an entrance hall, an entrance hall and a square-shaped room , while the outer wall is circular and are often surrounded by wider circles . But there are also tombs Domus de Janas, finely carved out of the most monumental and important roccia.La grave , grave II , considered by scholars as the centerpiece of the entire sacred area , perhaps the tomb of a deified leader , has elements of both the domus de janas of the tombs in circles . To build it were transported from a distant place two huge blocks of stone, seated one behind the other , and dug as the Domus de Janas , who were connected with other parts built smaller blocks . After he was laid the body whole structure was covered by a mound of earth , surrounded by stone circles , standing stones in front of the entrance was a small place and everything was built around another circle with a diameter of about 30-35 m , which is almost in the center of another small stone circle , while to the south of the great circle is a closed rectangle . Other details are the two tombs tomb IV , called the triad , because it is placed in front of a triad consisting of three standing stones , and grave V , called nuraxeddu , which is characterized by having the rectangular room , very carefully built with blocks of squared stone of medium to large . The archaeological investigations conducted at the site in the 80 ' have yielded numerous finds of Neolithic and Eneolithic , largely attributable Ozieri Culture ( 3200-2800 BC) and led to the interpretation of the site as a sacred area , probably in part intended to ancestor worship , as suggested by the presence of so monumental tombs , partly rites and ceremonies of other , perhaps related to religiosity and rural populations fertilistica era.


Loc. SADALI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
19 Km from SU MARMURI
  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 .


Loc. ORROLI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
24 Km from SU MARMURI
  Area Goni, Sadali, Isili
L'Arrubiu (arrubiu = rosso, il colore del basalto) e' uno dei nuraghi piu' importanti ed imponenti dell'isola. E' l'unico pentalobato fino a oggi conosciuto. E' costruito alla base con grossi blocchi di basalto sui quali poggiano filari regolari di massi piu' piccoli rincalzati con zeppe e abbondante malta di fango. E' costituito da un mastio circondato da un bastione di 5 torri e da un antemurale di 7 torri, forse in origine piu' ampio, che delimita all'interno 3 cortili. Il mastio, in origine a due piani e terrazzo conserva la tholos inferiore e parte della camera del primo piano , nonche' un piccolo vano cupolato con accesso dall'esterno che aveva la funzione di alleggerire la massa muraria. La camera inferiore e' accessibile attraverso un ingresso volto a S e un andito piattabandato. Presenta la tholos integra e tre nicchie irregolari disposte a croce. Ha restituito un grande focolare e, interrato al centro, un vaso globulare con delle microfratture forse destinate alla dispersione di liquidi a scopo rituale. Privo di scala d'andito, il mastio era raggiungibile ai livelli superiori dagli spalti del bastione attraverso una scala elicoidale ricavata nello spessore della cortina, quasi sull'andito d'ingresso del bastione. L'andito immette nel cortile centrale, poligonale, con banchina lungo il lato destro, cisterna e annesso sistema di canalizzazione. Sui blocchi a coltello del basamento poggiano architravi che creano cinque ripiani. Davanti alle feritoie e' una zona lastricata delimitata da lastre a coltello. L'antemurale raccorda 7 torri e racchiude 3 cortili. A questi si accedeva attraverso ingressi architravati e retrostanti anditi, e con scale intramurarie collegate con la sommita' delle cortine e delle terrazze delle torri della cinta. Le cortine presentano nicchie, un bancone e numerose feritoie in parte occluse in antico. Nel cortile Y si trovano un vano a goccia che racchiude un alto silos, e una capanna semicircolare con focolare centrale. Del villaggio che si estendeva attorno all'antemurale sono state scavate 3 capanne: tra queste una probabile capanna delle riunioni dotata di bancone. I dati di scavo, pur parziali, portano a datare l'insediamento tra le fasi finali del Bronzo medio e il Bronzo finale. All'inizio dell'eta' del Ferro la vita si interruppe bruscamente. Una piccola tomba di giganti con camera a filari si trova a circa 800 m a N-O del complesso


35 Km from SU MARMURI
  Area Gergei, Laconi, Orroli
The dolmen is Paras is justly famous for the beautiful time tholos of the central tower, which, with its 11.80 m is the highest of Sardinia. After the recent excavations of 1998 it was possible to delineate more precisely the history of this monument, which reached its present form as a result of construction operations carried out over several centuries, from the fifteenth to the eleventh BC Initially the dolmen comprised only the central tower, which was built between the fifteenth and fourteenth centuries BC, using local white limestone blocks. The tower was composed of two superimposed floors, of which today retains only the lower one. The wall has a gap above the entrance, which has endangered the stability of the monument and has necessitated an intervention of recovery in the 70 ', during which the original lintel, heavily damaged and prone to mechanical breakdown, was replaced. Going into the tower, reached by a monumental corridor to the central chamber, with its majestic tholos; the stones that now close the tholos from the outside, they are the result of a restoration, made during surgery in 1998, aimed at preventing the erosion of the blocks inside the chamber. At the center of the room opens a circular well, with the walls lined with blocks of stone, which was discovered and investigated during the latest survey, even if the soil conditions it was not possible to completely repair the hole. A 5 m high, on the right wall is the entrance to the stairwell leading to the second floor, which originally could be reached by a wooden staircase, and it is very likely that this same height in a wooden loft divide the first floor into two rooms. Nuraghe Is Paras the tholos Nuraghe Is Paras The entrance hallway In the second phase, dating from the thirteenth to the twelfth centuries, was built in front of the tower, a smaller tower, and between the two towers, a small courtyard enclosed by straight walls. External access was from the east side by a covered corridor with lintels that led into the courtyard. The structures dating from this period are preserved quite well, although the tower, equipped with two slots, is partially collapsed and maintains a closeup of 2.50 m. In the third phase (XI-XII century), were added to the other two towers, one north and one to the west, joined together and the oldest structures by curtain walls straight, and the whole structure was surrounded by a rampart tailed turn of the towers, which were brought to light some traits with the excavations of 1998. This phase is the least known because the two towers north and west are still, especially the north, buried, recent investigations have shown, however, the point where the walls lean to that of the second phase, and the difference in the size and type of squaring blocks, facts show that as between the two phases of construction has passed a long time. All around the dolmen, in and out of respect all'antemurale esteva is a large village of round huts, still completely dig. The area was inhabited in the Roman and early medieval periods in fact date back to these few traces of walls and numerous artifacts found during the excavations.


Loc. ULASSAI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
<1 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


37 Km from SU MARMURI
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.


44 Km from SU MARMURI
Altitude: 220 mt. a.s.l.  Area Isili, Collinas, Laconi
The complex nuragico BARUMINI, as it is seen today with the majestic dolmen surrounded by a large village is the result of occupation of the site lasted for almost 2000 years, from 1600 BC approximately, until the third century AD, the Roman period. Initially the dolmen complex consisted of five towers, the central one, also called the Keep, and four side towers joined by straight walls, within which lies the inner courtyard with a well with active source today. The towers were all formed by two superimposed levels and still have intact the ceiling of the first floor, while the second are a few rows of masonry with the exception of the central tower, which houses internally both floors. The highest part of the tower, where there were terraces, was very finely built with blocks smaller than those used below, squared with much more precision and stacked in rows that ended with protruding corbels. These blocks, which fell from their original positions, were found in large quantities during the excavations of the dolmen and are currently exposed, partially reassembled along the fence of the archaeological site. Around this dolmen was a primitive defense wall with three towers that surrounded the property and that it was perhaps partially integrated with wooden palisades. This phase, which is given during the Bronze MEDIUM around since 1600 BC until 1200 B.C. ended just around the latter date, when after severe structural damage due to reasons largely unknown, they proceeded to a large-scale renovation of the complex, which completely transformed the look. The entire complex was rifasciato by a massive masonry which basically doubled the total thickness of the wall, the entrance was moved from the south side to the west side and rather than be at the ground level as before, was placed in (see more at http :/ / several meters in height, making it possible to access only using a wooden ladder. The ancient rampart was built and arrived to cover the entire circumference of the dolmen, the wall was punctuated by towers, with the addition of four new towers reached the total number of seven. It was then that the dolmen was given the massive and imposing appearance that he still retains. This second phase ended in the Late Bronze Age and the Late Bronze, when the area was abandoned for a certain period of time. Around the tenth century, given the reoccupation of the site and the construction of the first huts, which will occupy not only the surrounding area but also included within the ancient rampart, often exploiting the surviving masonry addossarvi for new construction. The Nuraghe this period had already begun the long period of decline that will continue throughout the course of the Iron Age and Roman imperial era until, during which it was used as a quarry for building materials, as can be seen by observing many village huts partially built with blocks clearly from the dolmen and even in Roman times, as a place of burial, as evidenced by numerous graves with their kits, found during gliscavi within the structure, especially in the inner courtyard that in this was already buried for a considerable height.


19 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


23 Km from SU MARMURI
  Area Tortoĺ, 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.


43 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


Loc. URZULEI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
32 Km from SU MARMURI
  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


Loc. SEUI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
11 Km from SU MARMURI
  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. .


Loc. LACONI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
39 Km from SU MARMURI
  Area Isili, Aritzo, Gergei
Gateway to Barbagia, Lacock is a green oasis surrounded by massive relief . The origins of ancient and precious , are demonstrated by the presence of an environmental, cultural , historical and archaeological heritage of great value. The urban fabric of Lacock expresses unequivocally the history of this country. The first core perched at the foot of the castle dates back to the Middle Ages through the winding streets of the old town houses overlooking the low profile, with walls of stone and mud , or , less frequently, plastered with a mixture of lime and silica sand of the place, is the case of the districts of Corongiu Romao're , Pitzie'dda . Modern hand, is the part of the village built around the neoclassical architecture of the Palace Aymerich and the Municipal House , whose facade was rebuilt by the Summit on the original design engineer Balestri . In its urban development , Lacock shows clear signs of change and growth of the place, also determined by a more equitable distribution of resources , after liberation from feudal power of many families of farmers and shepherds. Until the first half of '800 , the epicenter of political, economic and feudal Lacock resided in the Castle and the surrounding park . Only the parish church, dedicated to Saints Ambrose and Ignatius, seemed to breathe in absolute freedom. Today, the front elevation of the ecclesiastical structure , which manifests renovations over time have marred the score late Gothic original . The first step to learn about Lacock , can not begin with a visit to the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Lacock , all 'inside of the center. St. Ignatius is the most revered saint of the island of Sardinia and the celebrations in his honor are held in August , attracting thousands of visitors every year . Lacock is a paradise for botanists and reserve many surprises to those who carefully explores the territory. A witness to the special natural interest , rich in biodiversity , there is the orchid of Sardinia, an endemic species that finds its highest concentration in this zone . Inside the Garden Aymerich we can admire the gigantic Himalayan cedar , beech and the Pendulum Colletia cruciata ( a rare plant with leaves forming a very attractive many small fighter planes ) . You can admire the Magnolia grandiflora , the Thuia orientalis and Taxus baccata , known as the ' Tree of Death. But it is inside the park Aymerich that we can observe the many botanical species , which can not go unnoticed among the majestic cedar of Lebanon and the Corsican pine . Just water is one of the major attractions of the park abundant in all seasons , it creates an atmosphere of incredible charm and shows unusual for a region such as Sardinia , endemically dry . The fulcrum of the attractive waterfall is greater . Another wealth of Lacock is the medieval castle , inside the park Aymerich , composed of a more ancient than the other, a rectangular building , perhaps a tower, crossed by a monumental step with a barrel vault and preceded by an entrance arch , which originally opened into a ' large courtyard . On the right side of the passage is an epigraph walled part of most segments , citing the presence of a door and a date : 1053 . Adjacent to the fortified gate facing south -west , stands the palace itself, a noble body wall , embellished with doors and windows, elegant frames of which are preserved Gothic- Catalan residence of the Lords of the manor of Lacock until the first half of 800 .


16 Km from SU MARMURI
  Area Cea, Tortoĺ, 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.


29 Km from SU MARMURI
Altitude: 649 mt. a.s.l.  Area Altopiano del Golgo, Lotzorai, Tortoĺ
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.


28 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


Loc. ORROLI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
25 Km from SU MARMURI
  Area Goni, Isili, Sadali
  Brochure PDF
The territory of Orroli located in the area of Sarcidano and is home to one of the most important Nuraghe of Sardinia - the Nuraghe Arrubiu (the only five-lobed island) - as well as two artificial lakes created by dams on Flumedosa and Mulargia . In the village there are many activities such as bed and breakfast accommodation and hotel built according to the ancient tradition of the shepherds' huts and absolute respect for the environment by using the many manor houses of traditional Sardinian plant , with spacious courtyard , storage for supplies and animals, arched entrance . There are many reasons for which it is proposed to visit Orroli , now known as Country Museum and Country of long life . Country outdoor museum , specifically, by the number of truly exceptional archaeological sites to visit. Country of long life , thanks to the presence of many centenarians ( about ten years ago, at the ripe old age of 113 years died the second oldest in the world grandfather ) . The area is very interesting from the point of view of natural and environmental , archaeological and cultural-historical , and with the possibility of on-site practice different types of tourism , such as tourism archaeological , historical, cultural, natural and environmental , tourism and lakeside religious tourism , all types , these , which can be integrated with each other , because Orroli is able to ensure the great opportunities of integrated tourism , making tourists and visitors to live moments of great emotion , any route or route they decide to undertake . Thus, throughout the year, because every season has its colors and perfumes, always unmistakable and unforgettable . Archaeology is the leading sector of tourism in the village , being Orroli some archaeological sites of great interest , such as that of de Motti and the Nuraghe Arrubiu , which are subject to examination by an increasingly large number of visitors , Sardinian , Italians and foreigners. For those who choose to stay more days in Orroli propose two routes . You can start with the urban itinerary , to visit the village and take the vision of its cultural heritage. The second route , which can last more than a few days , takes place in the extra-urban , archaeological sites and the sites next to the lakes Flumendosa and Mulargia , with exceptional views from an environmental point of view and landscape .


31 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


32 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


Loc. TORTOLI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
19 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


Loc. BAUNEI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
38 Km from SU MARMURI
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.


Loc. FONNI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
41 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


43 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


Loc. CEA OG, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
17 Km from SU MARMURI
  Area Torre di Bari, Tortoĺ, 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.


34 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.


Loc. BAUNEI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
38 Km from SU MARMURI
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.


34 Km from SU MARMURI
  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.



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.