Over thousands of years, water and wind have eroded its granite rocks, giving them bizarre and spectacular shapes, making them seem almost suspended, whitened by the snow in the winter and shining with every shade of green throughout the rest of the year. Monte Limbara stands majestically in the northeast of the Island, and was already given the nickname of limes Balares by the Ancient Romans, because it marked the border between Gallura, inhabited by the Corsicans, and Monteacuto and the eastern part of Logudoro, inhabited by the ‘Romanized’ Balares people. The territory of the massif is situated in four municipalities: the northern and northwestern slopes are in Tempio Pausania, the eastern slope is in Calangianus, the southern slope is in Berchidda and the southwestern slope is part of Oschiri.