28 towns unlimited stories to live Choose a weekend during our Autumn to discover colours ,
tastes and traditions of Sardinia , an ancient island in the middle of the Meditteranean Sea.
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Gavoi 9th - 10th -11th October
Gavoi lies in the rugged Barbagia heartland, amid mountains, valleys, plateau and mountain streams. The village is surrounded by the spectacular Gennargentu forests, home to rare and native wildlife species. They include the red kite, the peregrine falcon, the common raven, the wildcat and the marten. The town’s origin is uncertain, but we know that it dates back at least to the Roman period. It belonged to the GIUDICATO of Arborea, then, under the Aragonese, it went to the dukedom of Mandas. The countryside was inhabited already by prehistoric peoples: it has several menhirs, the chamber tombs called domus de janas, and, most visible of all, the nuraghes of Castrulongu and Talaikè. he village is famous for its production of flavorsome Fiore Sardo pecorino cheese, which has the European PDO quality label and is a Slow Food Presidium.
Onanì 10th -11th October
The little village of Onanì stands halfway between Bitti and Lula, in a hilly area covered with Mediterranean shrub and woods with durmast trees. The territory of Onani has been inhabited since ancient times, as demonstrated by the “Santu Pedru” Nuraghe at the edge of the village. It was certainly a place of worship in the Byzantine period, when devotion to Sant`Elena, San Gavino and the Saints Cosma and Damiano developed and to whom a number of churches were dedicated. In the Middle Ages it was part of the “curatoria” of Bitti under the “Giudicato” of Torres; under Aragonese rule Onanì was then changed into a fief and in the XVII century, became part of the Marquisate of Orani. Within the village centre, which long ago was moved further west near the Church of San Pietro, you can admire the wonderful murals, work of the artist Pietro Asproni and a number of pupils from the Academy of Brera depicting daily life and the most significant moments of the history of the village.
Mena Sardo 9th - 10th -11th October
Meana Sardo, an important agro-pastoral centre, is situated in a panoramic position beneath Mount Sant`Elia; it rises among hills rich with vineyards, in an area which has been populated since Nuraghic and Roman periods. he first certain records of the village date back to the XII century, Meana Sardo is cited in the ledgers of “Santa Maria di Bonàrcado”. The centre was also mentioned in the book of the "Rationes Decimarum Italiae" of 1342. It was part of GIUDICATO of Arborea , then it went to the Seignory of the Barbagia di Belvì. The historic centre is particularly suggestive: the oldest houses are built in schist with Aragonese-style decorations; the surroundings are rich with evidence relating to the pastoral traditions of the village, in particular the "is pinnazzus" (old stone shelters for shepherds) are still used.