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The Supramonte: a photo, a description (Supramonte)

The Supramonte is an area covered with mountains and hills in the Central and Eastern parts of Sardinia. It lies northeast of the Gennargentu massif, extending to the coast of the Tyrrhenian sea. The total area of the Supramonte is about 35 thousand hectares, which is located of baunei, Dorgali, of Oliena, Orgosolo and Urzulei. However, all these settlements lie along the borders of the mountainous terrain and steep cliffs and deep canyons covered with lush vegetation, for the most part is uninhabited. The highest peak of the Supramonte, the peak of Monte Corrasi (1463 meters).

This area consists mainly of karstic highlands in which the rivers have dug deeply gorges and canyons. Today most of the rivers flow underground, creating majestic caves, such as Grotta del Blu Marino, the Grotta di Ispinigoli highest in Europe with stalactites and stalagmites, Sa Oka ("Voice") and su Bento ("Wind"). Among other interesting natural places of the Supramonte are plain, Donegore, a sinkhole su Serkon, a deep gorge Gorroppu and limestone massif of Monte Novo San Giovanni (1316 m). So-called " Supramonte Marino, that is the coastal part of the mountain country lying within the commune of baunei and Dorgali and borders the Gulf of Orosei. Here is located the excellent beaches of Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Mariolu, Cala Goloritze.

In prehistoric times, the Supramonte area was more populated, which is confirmed by the existing ruins of at least 76 villages, 46 of the Nuraghi, dolmens, 14, 40 "tombs of giants", 17 sacred sources and 3 megalithic structures. Among the most important archaeological sites worth noting is the settlement of Serra Orrios with about 70 circular huts and two temples, and the Nuraghe village of Tiscali, located in a strategic position between the valleys Lanaittu and Oddoene.