Lollove: Autunno in Barbagia in a place enclosed by mystery and poetry

  • Published: 19-10-2015
  • Category: Events


An out-of-time place. Where the nature seems dominates the works of the men. And where few people continue living in an ancient way, made of almost forgotten activities. This is Lollove. And here, from 30th October to 1st November, Autunno in Barbagia 2015  will stop.



A halo of mystery and poetry enclosed the little inhabited center of Lollove, today almost uninhabited, except for some shepherds who don’t want to leave the place where they born. And we should thank them if the hamlet didn’t totally disappeared.

According to the legend, the nuns of the ancient monastery were accused of having sexual intercourses with the local shepherds. They were forced to leave the hamlet. And they putted their terrible curse: “Lollove you’ll be like the water of the sea, you won’t grow and you won’t show any growth!”.

The inhabited center consists in two-floors houses made of granite, with the typical local architecture. Many of them are now just ruins hidden in the vegetation. In the surroundings you can see the old courtyards fenced with dry-stone walls. Walking along the narrow stone paved alleys you reach the Santa Maria Maddalena church, built in late Gothic style.


How to reach

Lollove is a little hamlet of the inhabited center of Nuoro and it’s about 15 kilometers far from the main town of the province. To reach Lollove from Nuoro:

  • Take the state road 289
  • Follow the road signs to the industrial zone of Prato Sardo
  • From here, take the state road 131dcn and follow the road signs to Lollove

The trip lasts about 20 minutes by car without traffic. To reach Nuoro, the two main tourist ports are the Arbatax one, on the Oriental coast, and the Olbia one, on the North-Oriental coast.


More information

For further information about the 2015 edition of Autunno in Barbagia in Lollove (complete program, eventually changes of dates and times), you can visit these two sites:


Image source: “Sa Itria 2009 182” di Max.oppo – Opera propria. Con licenza CC BY-SA 3.0 tramite Wikimedia Commons

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