From the 700 m high Mt. Suana you look out over the Gulf of Arbatax. Villagrande is Ogliastra’s most deeply traditional town, home to a characteristic farm cuisine of roast meats, cheese, cured meats, bread and sweets. Among the pasta dishes made here are culurgiones, stuffed with a preparation of potatoes, sheep suet, aged pecorino cheese, eggs, garlic and basil and then served in a tomato sauce. Tradition calls for them to be eaten during mid-August (Assumption of Mary) and late October (All Saints) religious festivities.