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Supramonte description and photos - Italy: Sardinia Island. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Supramonte.
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Supramonte is an area covered with mountains and hills in central and eastern Sardinia. It lies northeast of the Gennargentu massif, stretching all the way to the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The total area of Supramonte is about 35 thousand hectares, on which the communes of Baunei, Dorgaglia, Oliena, Orgosolo and Urzulei are located. True, all these settlements lie along the borders of the mountainous area, and it itself, with steep cliffs and deep canyons covered with lush vegetation, is for the most part uninhabited. The highest peak of Supramonte is the peak of Monte Corrazi (1463 meters).
This area consists mainly of karst uplands, in which rivers have carved deep gorges and canyons. Today, most of the rivers flow underground, creating majestic caves, such as Grotta del Blue Marino, Grotta di Ispinigoli with the highest stalactites and stalagmites in Europe, Sa Oke ("Voice") and Su Bento ("Wind"). Other interesting natural sites in Supramonte include the Donanigoro Plain, the Su Sercone sinkhole, the Gorroppu deep gorge and the Monte Novo San Giovanni limestone massif (1,316 meters). The so-called Supramonte Marino, that is, the coastal part of the mountainous country, lies within the communes of Dorgaglia and Baunei and borders the Gulf of Orosei. The excellent beaches of Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Mariolu, Cala Goloritz are located here.
In prehistoric times, the territory of Supramonte was more populated, as evidenced by the ruins of at least 76 settlements, 46 Nuragi, 14 dolmens, 40 "tombs of giants", 17 sacred springs and 3 megalithic structures. Notable archaeological sites include the settlement of Serra Orrios with about 70 circular huts and two temples, as well as the Nuragi village of Tiscali, located in a strategic position between the Lanaittu and Oddoene valleys.
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