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Monte Limbara

Monte Limbara

Monte Limbara is a granite mountainous range situated in the heart of the Gallura. To the north it looks over the plains of Tempio, to the south-west it is bordered by the river Coghinas and to the south-east by the depression of Monti, Oschiri, Padrogiano and Olbia. Although not reaching an elevated height (at just over 1300m), the Limbara appears imposing and evocative, characterised by rocky summits modelled by the elements that over the millennia have given them strange and eccentric forms. The highest is the Punta Balistreri, that reaches 1359m.
On the mountain two forest areas are found: one on the northern slope, the other on the southern. The first one, belonging to the municipality of Tempio Pausania, is included within the SIC (Sites of Community Importance). The area is rich in luxuriant Mediterranean brush, which near the summits is replaced by stepped moors and visible rock formations.

The southern part of Monte Limbara belongs to the municipality of Berchidda. The scenery is dominated by huge rocks that seem almost suspended in precarious equilibrium, modelled by phenomena of erosion and so taking on eccentric forms, punctuated by caves and hollows. The area is home to the golden eagle and Bonelli’s eagle, that flies over dense, luxuriant woods inhabited by wild cats and martens. At Littu Siccu, in the heart of the forest, traces of ancient human settlements are found at Pedru Fadda and Fighizzola. The vegetation is made up of heather and strawberry trees; in the cooler valleys the holm oaks are joined by manna ash and holly.
The northern and southern slopes are rich in springs from which high quality, low mineral content water gushes out, .

The Limbara is the theatre for the musical event "Time in jazz", that finds the scenery ideal for rhythmic artistic expression among rocks and woods. Moreover, the area has an eco-museum of art and nature - "Semida" - which in Sardinian means path. Here, spectacular installations of artists like Giovanni Campus, Clara Bonfiglio, Erik Chevalier, Paola Dessy, Bruno Petretto, Pinuccio Sciola, Giovanna Secchi, and Monica Solinas accompany the visitor in the discovery of the natural world where real works of art are insinuated, that through Land Art, artistic research founded in the seventies, creates a spectacular and amazing aesthetical game.

Come arrivare

To get to Monte Limbara north, go out of the town of Tempio Pausania, along the SS 392 towards Oschiri. At the 7 km marker, in the locality of Coradoreddu, are the forest area offices. The southern slope is reached from the town of Berchidda along the SS 597 Sassari-Olbia or the SP 62. Coming from Tempio you reach the heliport of Valliciola and go as far as the small pond Su Sciucchi that is found inside the forest.

Informazioni

Chief Forrest Official Monte Limbara north: Salvatore Dibeltulu, tel. 079 631921; fax. 079 6312921. Chief Forrest Official Monte Limbara south: Tonino Cabizzosu, tel. 320 4331195; 079 704917.

Monte Limbara is a granite mountainous range situated in the heart of the Gallura. To the north it looks over the plains of Tempio, to the south-west it is bordered by the river Coghinas and to the south-east by the depression of Monti, Oschiri, Padrogiano and Olbia. Although not reaching an elevated height (at just over 1300m), the Limbara appears imposing and evocative, characterised by rocky summits modelled by the elements that over the millennia have given them strange and eccentric forms. The highest is the Punta Balistreri, that reaches 1359m.
On the mountain two forest areas are found: one on the northern slope, the other on the southern. The first one, belonging to the municipality of Tempio Pausania, is included within the SIC (Sites of Community Importance). The area is rich in luxuriant Mediterranean brush, which near the summits is replaced by stepped moors and visible rock formations.

The southern part of Monte Limbara belongs to the municipality of Berchidda. The scenery is dominated by huge rocks that seem almost suspended in precarious equilibrium, modelled by phenomena of erosion and so taking on eccentric forms, punctuated by caves and hollows. The area is home to the golden eagle and Bonelli’s eagle, that flies over dense, luxuriant woods inhabited by wild cats and martens. At Littu Siccu, in the heart of the forest, traces of ancient human settlements are found at Pedru Fadda and Fighizzola. The vegetation is made up of heather and strawberry trees; in the cooler valleys the holm oaks are joined by manna ash and holly.
The northern and southern slopes are rich in springs from which high quality, low mineral content water gushes out, .

The Limbara is the theatre for the musical event "Time in jazz", that finds the scenery ideal for rhythmic artistic expression among rocks and woods. Moreover, the area has an eco-museum of art and nature - "Semida" - which in Sardinian means path. Here, spectacular installations of artists like Giovanni Campus, Clara Bonfiglio, Erik Chevalier, Paola Dessy, Bruno Petretto, Pinuccio Sciola, Giovanna Secchi, and Monica Solinas accompany the visitor in the discovery of the natural world where real works of art are insinuated, that through Land Art, artistic research founded in the seventies, creates a spectacular and amazing aesthetical game.

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