Localita Sant'Antonio, Jerzu, 8044, it
Favorite thing: Jerzu Ogliastra in sardinia
Ogliastra is a land full of attractions. The Tacchi (plural of tacco, the Italian word for heel; the Tacchi resemble upturned heels) are its symbol and its ancient heart. They make up in fact one of Sardinia’s largest historic zones, with over 1840 square kilometres in the centre-east of the island overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and reaching as far as the slopes of the Gennargentu. Ogliastra has always been an island inside the island of Sardinia, where the rugged and uncontaminated countryside stuns the visitor of Jerzu Ogliastra, with the variety and beauty of the mountain scenes that often overlook or give a glimpse of the crystal sea and expanses of fine sand, creating a thrilling mix of places and lighting that intermingle in a way found only here. A corner of paradise, among the Mediterranean’s most charming, that brings together granite and schist with imposing limestone cliffs with their inaccessible pinnacles often surrounded by dense forests of oak and holm-oak full of the scent of mirto and broom. A landscape that, by its very nature, marries in a perfect and harmonious union the mountains and the sea: the coastline offers the visitor thrilling landscapes of superb, incomparable beauty, with stupendous oases wedged between rocks and Mediterranean macchia, sandy bays reachable only by boat or on foot (Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Goloritzè), the white beaches of the Gulf of Sarrala, the Marinas of Gairo and Cardedu, of Girasole and Orrì, passing via Coccorrocci, Cea and Tancau. A land for the curious and inquisitive tourist who wants to understand all its secrets: the many paths that wind up between the rocks and the woods on which you can enjoy unforgettable days out at Ogliastra, losing yourself in the panorama of a thousand shades. It’s a paradise for trekking, climbing, caving, nature photography, and harmony… After having experienced the arcane magic of this land, the pleasures of sampling the local dishes and wines when you are completely relaxed, or immersing yourself in the mysterious and elusive atmosphere of the traditional feste (parties) of the proud and hospitable people of Ogliastra, with their colourful costumes and dances, will be indescribable. Just come and visit Jerzu Ogliastra
Fondest memory: Sardinia Jerzu Ogliastra
Ogliastra is a complex and picturesque area, of magical beauty, on the east coast of Sardinia, with a succession of extraordinarily fascinating landscapes extending for 1800 square kilometres between the sea and the mountains. The coastline presents one of the Mediterranean’s most magical marine landscapes: beaches, sandy bays, and lagoons which alternate with high overhanging limestone cliffs overlooking the emerald waters of the Tyrrhenian sea, immersed in the warm and enveloping scent of the rosemary and Mediterranean macchia. The more inland part is mountainous, rugged and wild, where the limestone rocks and the immense tabletops of the Tacchi, the heart and emblem of the true essence of Ogliastra, soar up to the sky. The luxuriant forests of holm-oak and oak surrounded by downy oak, juniper, yew, holly, lentisco (Evergreen pistache), strawberry trees, heather, and mirto create an exceptionally-rich range of woodland which contributes to the already-fascinating landscape, where – even if reduced in numbers in the last decades– there lives a richness of fauna with the muflon, wild sheep, the Sardinia red deer, fallow deer, wild boar, and many different species of birds including birds of prey. Only recently having been defined as a new province with the symbol OG, Ogliastra is composed of 23 municipalities (comuni), and its population density is one of Italy’s lowest. Agriculture and sheep and goat farming are the principle economic activities, with wine and cheese production having great importance. Ogliastra is rich in historical interest, with nuraghi, domus de janas, fonti sacre, tombe dei giganti and menhir and where, on foot, by bike, on horseback or in 4WD you can explore the routes and paths from the mountains towards the sea, discovering incredibly-beautiful places. Jerzu Ogliastra is all of this and much more…Related to:
- Wine Tasting
- Mountain Climbing
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