At first, you will be enshrouded by the darkness, then, as you gradually move forward, you will see before your eyes a place in which time seems to have stopped 800 thousand years ago, when the first rooms of the Grotta del Fico cave were formed, one of the pearls of Ogliastra, in the territory of Baunei. Stalactites, stalagmites and columns of different sizes and colours enclose every wall of the cave, creating curious shapes. A system of tunnels and easy footbridges will allow you to walk along the fossil bed of an ancient river. The route penetrates deep into the earth, dug out by the water, within the sheer cliffs overlooking the sea of the Gulf of Orosei. Close by, there are charming little coves that can be reached by sea or via trekking trails: Cala Luna, Cala Biriola, Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritzè.