From the village of Posada to the coasts of Arbatax, between the granite and limestone mountains of Gennargentu and Supramonte and a clear and amazing sea, the areas of Barbagia and Ogliastra, in the heart of Sardinia, are ready to welcome you and let you discover the authentic Sardinian culture.
Here are our suggestions with all the attractions that you can’t miss to discover this region, between flavors, nature, culture and traditional events!
Orgosolo is the first of the villages we recommend visiting: here the streets tell the story of the places through the murals that narrate the life, culture and political claims of this area. The must see of this area are also Mamoiada, Oliena and Dorgali, internationally recognized locations to taste the Cannonau, the black grape that distinguishes the oenological production of the area. If you want to lose yourself in taste you must also try Filu ‘e ferru, a Sardinian spirit that you can taste in many places in Barbagia.
Are you passionate about nature? Then your next stop is the Gola di Gorropu, the most fascinating canyon in Europe, which rises in the mountain range of Supramonte. From these beautiful mountains we suggest you to continue towards the Ogliastra, among Nuraghi, domus de janas, sacred springs and menhirs, to discover these magical and mystical places, in a landscape suspended between clear waters and imposing mountains.
From nature to culture: another must is Nuoro, which will allow you to get the full picture of the barbaric history through the museo della Vita e delle Tradizioni popolari sarde, in which you find works representing a peasant, pastoral and proud people. From here you can head to admire the Complesso nuragico di Serbissi, with the three towers, the village of 8 huts and the cave below, which allows you to cross the underground mountain and reach the Tomba dei Giganti de S’Orku, an archaeological monument built in basalt dating back to 1500 BC.
To really appreciate the traditions and knowledge of Sardinia, the best time is autumn! From September to December the inhabitants of the local villages open their homes to travelers, inviting you to try an immersive experience between taste and artistic beauties. Known in the past as “Cortes apertas”, the Autumn event in Barbagia, hosted in 32 countries in the area, will offer you the opportunity to get in touch with the inhabitants who still speak Sardinian as a first language, artisans at work in historical shops, street artists, people wearing traditional clothes and producers of Pecorino that open their dairies to travelers. All accompanied and colored by shows, folklore and traditions, for a total immersion in the Sardinian culture and the wonders of its territory!
Ready to leave? From the Gennargentu with the village of Fonni, to the beaches of Ogliastra, Sardinia, with the surprising hospitality of its inhabitants, is waiting for you to experience the intense aromas and colors of its autumn.
Article curated by Viatoribus
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