The town clings to the western slopes of the Mount Albo chain, among forests of holm oaks, yews, junipers and Mediterranean scrub, home to mouflons and royal eagles. Lula has a population of 1400 and lies 40 kilometres from Nuoro, with a long history running from the Neolithic to the recent past linked to the silver and lead mines of sos Enattos and Guzzurra-sArghentaria, today part of the Parco Geominerario della Sardegna. Mining activities here date back at least to Roman times, using slaves condemned to ad metalla work. Production peaked between the 19th and 20th centuries, slowly declining before being closed in the 1990s. Lula was the scene of one of the first miners' strikes (1899), which ended in tragedy. Today, you can see the tunnels, washery and machinery at sos Enattos.