Top Choice Cave in Ulassai

Grotta di Su Marmuri

High above Ulassai, the mammoth Grotta di Su Marmuri is a 35m-high cave complex. Visits are by guided tour only (minimum of four people), which take you on a one-hour, 1km walk through an underground wonderland fest…
Viewpoint in Ulassai

Scala di San Giorgio

Accessible from the village of Osini, the Scala di San Giorgio is a vertical gully that takes its name from the 12th-century saint who is said to have divided the rock as he walked through the area proselytising in …
Landmark in Tortolì & Arbatax

Rocce Rosse

If you have a moment in Arbatax, head across the road from the port and behind the petrol station to the Rocce Rosse (red rocks). Like the ruins of some fairy-tale castle, these bizarre, weather-beaten rock formatio…
Gallery in Ulassai

Stazione dell’Arte Maria Lai

Housed in the old railway station, the outstanding Stazione dell’Arte Maria Lai showcases the emotive works of the late artist Maria Lai. Born in Ulassai in 1919, Maria was one of Sardinia’s most important contempor…
Beach in Ogliastra

Spiaggia delle Rose

To reach this glorious pine-backed beach – in Lotzorai, about 6km north of Tortolì – follow signs for the three camping grounds that are clustered just behind it. Even in peak summer season, it doesn't get all that …
Waterfall in Ulassai

Cascata Lequarci

Most spectacular after heavy rainfall, this arresting waterfall 7km southwest of Ulassai has wispy threads that plummet almost 100m over a vertical rock face.
Winery in Jerzu

Antichi Poderi di Jerzu

Each year about 50,000 quintals of grapes are harvested to make two million bottles of wine at the Antichi Poderi di Jerzu, the town’s modern cantina. Guided visits and tastings can be arranged by calling in advance…
Mountain in Santa Maria Navarrese

Monte Scoine

Rearing above the landscape like a bishop’s mitre, the crag of Monte Scoine attracts climbers to its bolted routes (4b to 6b), especially in summer when it stays shady until midafternoon.
Landmark in Santa Maria Navarrese

Isolotto di Ogliastra

Offshore are several islets, including the Isolotto di Ogliastra, a giant hunk of pink porphyritic rock rising 47m out of the water.