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Gola di Gorropu

S.S. 125 km 183, 08040 Urzulei NU, Italy

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About Gola di Gorropu

The Gorropu gorge is a deep canyon located in Supramonte, in Sardinia, and marks the border between the municipalities of Orgosolo and Urzulei. In the local dialect, Gorropu means ravine or excavated area. The gorge originated thanks to the intense erosive action caused by the waters of the Rio Flumineddu. The Gola di Gorropu, with its over 500 m high and a width ranging from 4 meters in the narrowest points to a few dozen in others, is considered the deepest canyon in Italy and one of the deepe



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The National Park of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu was a national park established by a decree of the President of the Republic of 30 March 1998 and published in the Official Gazette of 14 May 1998, number 110. It was located in Sardinia, in the territories of the provinces of Nuoro and South Sardinia. It ceased to exist on April 7, 2008, with sentence number 626 issued by the Regional Administrative Court of Sardinia due to the opposition of the municipalities involved.

Supramonte8.6km from Gola di Gorropu

The Supramonte is a vast limestone-dolomitic mountain complex formed by carbonate plateaus that occupies the central-eastern part of Sardinia. It covers an area of ​​about 35,000 hectares. In prehistoric times, the Supramonte area was more densely populated than it is today, as attested by traces of at least 76 villages, 46 nuraghes, 14 dolmens, 40 Giants' graves, 17 holy wells, and 3 megalithic walls.

Cala Sisine11.29km from Gola di Gorropu

Cala Sisine is a beach located in the territory of the municipality of Baunei , in the province of Nuoro . It is part of the coves present in the Gulf of Orosei . View of Cala Sisine The beach , about 200 m wide, represents the mouth of a small winter stream ( codula in Sardinian ) that descends from the nearby mountains of the Golgo plateau . It is made up of very white pebbles that stand out with the color of the water making it particularly clear and transparent.

Cala Luna11.49km from Gola di Gorropu

Cala Luna is a beach in the Gulf of Orosei, halfway between the towns of Dorgali and Baunei.  The beach represents the mouth of a stream that marks the boundary of the municipalities of Dorgali and Baunei.  The beach is characterized by the presence of some caves and inlets in the part in front of the shoreline, due to the erosion of the sea on the limestone rock.  Cala Luna is famous for its beauty and particularity and has been used as a setting for the recording of some cinematographic films.

Sorgente Su Gologone11.53km from Gola di Gorropu

Su Gologone is the main resurgence of a vast karst system located in Sardinia, in the Supramonte di Oliena area, in the province of Nuoro.  The water escapes from a crack in the limestone rock, which penetrates underground to the depth currently explored by speleologists of 135 meters. The maximum lean flow rate of the spring was measured in 1995 as 60 liters per second while the full flow rate is estimated at 8,000 liters

Grotta del Bue Marino12.39km from Gola di Gorropu

The Bue Marino caves are coastal caves located in the territory of the municipality of Dorgali on the eastern coast of Sardinia. They owe their name from the Sardinian name of the monk seal, a marine mammal believed to have disappeared from the area due to excessive anthropogenic pressure.  More than 20 kilometers long, after a common entrance, the cave branches out into three distinct sections: the north branch, the middle branch, and the south branch.

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Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy.  The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.