Supramonte, 08025 Oliena, Province of Nuoro, Italy
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.
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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
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
The Ortobene is an ancient granite hill, which rises to the east of the town of Nuoro. t is 955 meters high above sea level. On the top visible from the city, at an altitude of 925 meters, you can admire the large statue of the Redeemer, a bronze work by the sculptor Vincenzo Jerace, which was erected in 1901 on the occasion of the celebration of the jubilee. The Ortobene is the mountain of the Nuorese who visit it for picnics and walks or outdoor games.
The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari is the most important archaeological museum in Sardinia. Located since 1993 inside the museum complex of the Citadel of Museums, in the spaces designed by the architects Piero Gazzola and Libero Cecchini. In its display cases, many of the most significant finds of Sardinia are exhibited, mainly coming from the provinces of Cagliari and Oristano, although there are also precious objects found in the other provinces of the island.
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.
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.