MOUNTAINS

Supramonte, Monte Corrasi, Oliena

Supramonte is a mountainous complex characterized by highlands and valleys. With an extension of approximately 35.000 hectares, it also includes the vast coastal strip of the Gulf of Orosei and falls into the territorial spheres of the municipalities of Oliena, Orgosolo, Urzulei, Dorgali and Baunei. Huge rocky bastions characterize the landscape, alternating with deep canyons and rocky peaks that stand out toward the sky. The Supramonte of Oliena, known for its limestones, houses the famous Nurra de Sas Palumbas, a grotto of major fauna importance. Mount Corrasi is the highest peak in the whole mountain complex with its 1463 meters. It is characterized by a bare and rocky environment with peculiar geomorphologic elements such as karst plains, carriageways, caves, rocks, spikes and pinnacles of the most strange forms.

Punta Cupetti, Lula

Punta Cupetti is one of the highest peaks on the west side of Mount Albo, a limestone bastion that extends for about twenty kilometers, with a typical elongated and imposing form dominating the historic territory of the Barons. The limestone relief rises to the mesozoic and is full of white gorges and caves that resemble the Dolomites. Characterized by vertical slopes, cut by deep ravines, reaches the highest height with the peaks of Punta Caterina and Punta Turuddo (1127m).

Piano d\'Otzio, Baunei

Supramonte is a mountainous complex characterized by \"carbonate\" plateaus and valleys. With an extension of approximately 35,000 hectares, it also includes the vast coastal strip of the Gulf of Orosei and falls into the territorial spheres of the municipalities of Oliena, Orgosolo, Urzulei, Dorgali and Baunei. Huge rocky bastions characterize the landscape, alternating with deep canyons and rocky peaks that stand out toward the sky. The Supramonte of Baunei is located at the eastern end of the plateau, in the highest part of Ogliastra, and houses the famous limestone pinnacle called Agugliastra or Pedra Longa, Punta Ginnircu and Pranu Supramonte. Feature in the territory of Baunei is the grotto of Su Sterru, 275m deep. The vortex is one of the deepest swallows in Europe.

Iscuvudè Park is a lush forest of roverelle in the territory of llorai, a place rich in natural resources that attracts visitors from all over the island. Significant points are S\'Ena, full of springs, and Sa Cariasa is known for the size of the swarms growing up. The multi-century rover of the neighboring resort of Melabrina is even considered one of the largest in Europe. In the resort \"Sos Banzos\" there are mineral sources suitable for treating rheumatic pains. In the surrounding area you can visit the Nuraghe Mannari. The Iscuvudé park also houses some facilities to accommodate tourists in the most comfortable way. Also worth a visit is the bridge over Tirso, Pont\'Ezzu, a structure of Roman origin that in the centuries suffered several destructions and remakes, until the XII century assumed the current appearance of the Pisani. In the Middle Ages it was probably the only link between the two banks of Tirso.

Monte Linas, Villacidro

The mountainous area of Monte Linas is included in the municipalities of Cagliari, Domusnovas, Fluminimaggiore, Gonnosfanadiga, Iglesias and Villacidro. Not very high (the Perda de Sa Mesa reaches 1236m), stretches from Mount Arcuentu to the mining area of Oridda and the Cixerri plain. The mountain consists essentially of two geomorphologically distinct areas: Monte Linas, where the granite prevails, and Marganai, formed by shingles and limestones on which stands the Punta Campu Spina. The two areas are joined by the plateau of Oridda. In the areas where granite prevails, the landscape is characterized by deep gorges interrupted by waterfalls. In the limestone areas of the mountain run underground rivers that over time have developed suggestive caves.

HILLS AND PLAINS

The territory of Asuni is very varied, rich in woods and Mediterranean scrub, with harmonious hills and steep barbarian mountains. The limestone rocks reign uncontested, with walls approaching 100 meters high. There are also numerous valleys, such as Riu Misturadroxiu and Riu Mannu. There are numerous caves on the hills, one of the most important is Su Stampu De Muscione Stunnu. Very important are also the springs, which pour into the rivers creating spectacular phenomena.

The hilly area is at the foot of the southwest side of the Seven Brothers Mountains, in the Sarrabus region. In the same area there is a nuragic complex comprising the remains of a multi-tower nuraghe, a votive cockpit, and a pit temple. The fields are partly cultivated and partly left in the natural state and exploited for pasture.

Piana di Tortolì

Tortolì is in the center of the Ogliastra region, in a vast plain extending towards the sea. He shares with Lanusei the role of provincial capital. All the territory is rich in historical-artistic and naturalistic testimonies. The highest value lies in its hilly, flat and coastal landscapes. Immersed in this landscape, the archaeological complex of San Salvatore, made up of a nuragic village, a tomb of giants and some menhirs, was discovered on the summit of two contiguous hillsides, separated by a passageway.

Piana di Macomer

The territory of Macomer consists of hills and plains and the Marghine mountain range. The town is at 572 meters above sea level, perched on the banks of the S\'Adde River. Descending towards Oristano, there is a very wide plain, which precedes the highlands of Abbasanta and Paulilatino. Climbing towards Sassari you cross the Campedda plateau, a very dry soil that resembles the steppe. Campaigns are rich in archaeological evidence: domus de janas, dolmen, nuraghi, giant tombs.

It evokes a Mexican landscape, the small and suggestive Cemetery of Fornelli, on which they graze horses in the most complete freedom. The plain, within the Asinara National Park, is practically inhabited only by bearded animals. Of particular beauty are the rare white donkeys. Enchanting landscapes, flat and small hills, deserted beaches and beaches make the landscape unique. The Asinara hosts a maximum security prison, a cemetery site and a fortress: the Castellaccio, with an unknown origin, is now a firefighting site and visitors can only access it with the guides of the Park.

Situated on a hillside in the suburbs of the Gallura town, the granite massif is also known as the \"mushroom rock\", from the particular shape conferred by the weather. It is believed that from the recent Neolithic until the nuraghic period was used by the local populations as a shelter.

The hill of Marmilla Castle and the village of Las Plassas are located in the Flumini Mannu valley floor, extending over an area of about 11 square kilometers, at an altitude of 148 meters above sea level. The inhabited center rises and developed in medieval times. The various service houses at the castle joined together to become a homogeneous village. The castle, though reduced to ruin, is one of the most picturesque and fascinating in Sardinia, with its scenic isolation at the top of a perfectly conic hill, dominating the broad and low plains surrounding it. Close to the hill and a short distance from the town center, there is the splendid country church dedicated to Santa Maria Maddalena.

Nuxis\'s countryside is rich and varied: from holm-oak and roverelle forests to Mediterranean scrub, as well as juniper and olivaste. In the woods and in all the hilly areas, different species of wildlife can be encountered, especially deer, wild boar and numerous birds. The village is at the foot of Mount Tamara. Not too far away are some volcanic highlands. The fields are partially cultivated, especially with vineyards and olive groves, and partly for pasture. In the surrounding area there are also some archeological sites with necropolis, a sacred well, nuraghi and various Domus de Janas.