The name Gallura comes from the Gallura dialect Gaddùra, which means rocky or stony. It is the north-eastern sub-region of Sardinia, bordered to the west by the Coghinas river, to the south by the Limbara massif and ending at Monte Nieddu which closes the border to the southeast. The most important centre is Olbia, the most famous areas are the Costa Smeralda located in the municipality of Arzachena and the splendid Maddalena Archipelago, which is world famous for tourism. Calangianus and Tempio Pausania are internationally known for their cork and granite industries.
Gallura represents a crossroads of history, art and culture, overlaid with strata of foreign domination and agricultural and pastoral civilizations that have learned over time to benefit from the fruits of the earth. Inland Gallura offers landscapes of rare beauty that are still intact, where you can enjoy the magnificence of the four dolmens at Luras and the shepherds’ huts, walk by Lake Coghinas or Monte Limbara, and be enchanted by the bizarre shapes of the rocks along the Valle della Luna. Did you know that there is a millenary olive tree near the Lago di Liscia lake which is an extraordinary natural monument almost 4000 years old and which is now a UNESCO heritage site?
A few kilometres from our resort there are two important examples of Gallura’s past. The first is the Nuragic village of La Prisgiona, which is located in the Capichera valley in the municipality of Arzachena and which is an archaeological site of five hectares consisting of a nuraghe and a village of about a hundred huts. Not far away is the Coddu Vecchiu Giant’s Tomb. In the area around Santa Teresa Gallura, near the village of Santa Reparata, there is another important Nuragic complex, Lu Brandali: a nuraghe with an outer wall, a village, a Giant’s Tomb and a series of “tafone” tombs, two archaeological sites that are a splendid reflection of Gallura’s Nuragic heritage.