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From Barbagia di Nuoro to Capo Testa: Sardinia in 10 enchanted stages

Archaic landscapes and deserted streets in the presence of the Supramonte, disturbing pagan masks, the highest stalagmites in Europe and a sea of ​​Gaugin paintings. Sardinia, with its millennial traditions, the scented air of berries and aromatic herbs and the cyclopean stones smoothed by the Mistral wind shrouded by turquoise reflections of rare intensity, is a land of extraordinary beauty and rare historical overlaps immersed in harsh and enchanted landscapes .

Strategic docking from the dawn of time and a crossroads of civilization from the Nuragic period onwards, the second Mediterranean island is also a precious collection of archaeological finds, soothing activities in nature, great food and rarefied emerald atmospheres, great luxuries in candid architecture and rounded off just a few steps from the shore. An experiential itinerary; a prestigious two or four-wheel on the road adventure with incipit in Civitavecchia with a car in tow in the belly of the Grimaldi Zeus Palace.

Poetry starts sailing under a star-studded sky and continues in crescendo with the certified stages of this route from the eastern side of Sardinia to the majestic and unrepeatable northern coast. A Barbagia di Nuoro – Capo Testa only going through San Teodoro, the refined Pevero and the Tombe dei Giganti near Arzachena; unique and precious places that reach maximum enjoyment at the end of the high season as in the months of September and October; moment of the year when the beaches are empty, the water is still warm and the hinterland is illuminated by cutting light to announce the autumn.

1: Barbagia on the road

Once you get off the ferry at Olbia proceed for an hour towards the south towards Nuoro until you see the imposing profile of the almost Supramonte dolomite. When the photograms become barren and bucolic, go into the heart of the archaic Barbagia di Nuoro along the SS19 and the SP58 passing through Oliena, Mamoiada, Orgosolo until you reach Fonni in the heart of the Gennargentu ogliastrino. The landscape, nostalgic, seductive, silent and remote among olive trees, gorges, crags and streams born at high altitude among the rocks, appears wild and wild. The roads, not all of impeccable asphalt, are often empty and almost always panoramic with ups and downs in sequence and panoramas contended between the sky, mountains with rounded peaks and a sunny countryside with an ancient flavor and traditions unchanged over the centuries.

2: On Gologone

A name three destinations; source of pure water from the heart of Supramonte to feed the snake Cedrino, one of the best restaurants in central Sardinia but above all jewel of the Italian hotel industry with stories, perfumes, history and stories of Barbagia. The Su Gologone is unusual – as particularly special in terms of charm and references to local traditions – a four-star structure built in typical style in the shadow of the famous mountain plateau. Here, among cacti, geraniums and stylistic vivacity, the colors bring back to the ancient costumes of the nearby Oliena and every element and detail conveys sweet sensations of authenticity. Materials, furniture, objects (bertulas and collanas on all ed) ceramics, paintings and masks located in the common areas and in the halls of the hotel are decorated with craftsmanship, recipes of the memory and territory while the exciting artistic routes, located in the common areas depending on the genre, reach a climax in the suite dedicated to Giuseppe Biasi; one of the greatest interpreters of Sardinian artistic identity.

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