BARBAGIA & LUNCH WITH THE SHEPHERDS
- BARBAGIA & LUNCH WITH THE SHEPHERDS
- Full day excursion – Sartuday / Sunday or on request
We start the tour with the Ispingoli cave near the town of Dorgali. The cave is dominated by an enormous 38-metre high limestone column, one of the tallest stalactite-stalagmite examples in Europe. In the past it was known as the Virgins’ Abyss, a name with haunting significance, as archeological research has discovered the site was probably used by the Phoenician as a sacrificial well. Then we go to the Valley of Lanaittu, an enchanting 7 km valley, characterized by towering limestone mountains, cliffs and caves scattered with natural and archeological wonders. Rosemary, grapes and olives flourish in the valley, which attracts wildlife such as martens, birds of prey, wild boar and goats. Finally, to the Orgosolo Supramonte, where we will enjoy tasty, typical Sardinian open air cooking, among the ancient holm-oaks. This special lunch with the shepherds will enable you to discover the genuine flavours of this ancient land, enhanced by the full-bodied local wine, Cannonau – strong in both colour and taste. On the way back we will visit the centre of Orgosolo with its famous murals.
Tickets for the cave Ispingoli ( 8 € ) are not included. The cave is very deep, over 280 steps, so the visit is not mandatory.