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Top Choice Spring in Oliena

Su Gologone

Tucked beneath sheer limestone cliffs, this gorgeous mountain spring is the final outflow point for Italy's largest underground river system. Water percolating through the countless fissures and sinkholes in the Sup…
Top Choice Sardinian in Oliena

Su Gologone

Nestled at the foot of mountains, this rural retreat is a delight, with a bougainvillea-draped terrace for balmy evenings. The local Cannonau red goes well with the Sardinian classics on the menu – culurgiones (Sard…
Cultural in Oliena

Autunno in Barbagia

From September to December, 27 mountain villages in Barbagia take it in turns to host a weekend of events, from cheese-making workshops to exhibitions and craft demonstrations. Residents open their doors to visitors…
Cultural in Oliena

Settimana Santa

The village is a hive of festive activity during Easter week. The culmination of the weeklong celebrations is the S’Incontru (The Meeting), a boisterous procession on Easter Sunday in which bearers carry a statue of…
Sardinian in Oliena

Agriturismo Guthiddai

Guests are welcomed like family members at this whitewashed agriturismo, romantically set between vineyards and olive groves. Home-grown wine, olive oil and vegetables appear on the dinner table, and the house speci…
Church in Oliena

Chiesa di San Lussorio

The blessedly simple 14th-century Chiesa di San Lussorio is one of Oliena's wonderful old churches.