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Top Choice Archaeological Site in Supramonte

Tiscali

Hidden in a mountain-top cave deep in the Valle Lanaittu, the mysterious nuraghic village of Tiscali is one of Sardinia’s must-see archaeological highlights. Dating from the 6th century BC and populated until Roman …
Top Choice Canyon in Supramonte

Gola Su Gorropu

Sardinia's most spectacular gorge is flanked by limestone walls towering up to 500m in height. The endemic (and endangered) Aquilegia nuragica plant grows here, and at quieter times it’s possible to spot mouflon and…
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…
Landmark in Baunei & the Altopiano del Golgo

Il Golgo

Follow the signs from Baunei up a 2km climb of impossibly steep switchbacks to the plateau, then continue 6km north on pavement before taking the signposted turn-off for the final unpaved 1km to Su Sterru (Il Golgo)…
Sardinian in Baunei & the Altopiano del Golgo

Locanda Il Rifugio

Managed by Cooperativa Goloritzè, this converted farmstead puts on a generous spread of regional fare such as ladeddos (potato gnocchi) and spit-roasted kid and suckling pig, washed down with local Cannonau red. Aft…
Archaeological Site in Valle di Lanaittu

Sa Sedda ‘e Sos Carros

The 5-hectare site of Sa Sedda ‘e Sos Carros is sprinkled with the remains of some 150 nuraghe huts, but the standout attraction – unique among Sardinia's nuraghic sites – is the circular Temple of the Sacred Well, …
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…