Meana Sardo: history and nature on the occasion of Autunno in Barbagia 2015

  • Published: 1-10-2015
  • Category: Events

Autunno in Barbagia 2015: Meana Sardo

Legends, nuraghi, nature, traditions: Meana Sardo is a country rich in awesomeness. In other words, it is a perfect place to host Autunno in Barbagia 2015, which will take place here from  October 9 to 11.

 

Meana Sardo

Arriving in Meana Sardo, the first surprise comes from nature: this is an area rich in forests, hills and springs. And it is an area crossed by several paths. The vineyards, covering the hills, give scents and colors. On the mountains, it’s still possible to see the ancient shepherds’ shelters.

But the most characteristic feature of Meana Sardo territory are those ten nuraghi scattered between low hills. They are an invaluable testimony of what was the ancient and flourishing Nuragic civilization. Around these nuraghi, over the years, so many legends have flourished. And right there, on the highest point of the plateau of Su Pranu, lies the dolmen of Nolza, one of the most popular.

Here, the charm of history meets the old traditions of Sardinia. Traditions that survive in the Cortes apertas, the courtyards of the historic houses: here you can discover forgotten crafts, food and wine specialties, rituals.

 

How to get there

The largest town near Meana Sardo is Nuoro, a great starting point to attend this event of Autunno in Barbagia:

  • Take the state highway 131dcn to Ottana
  • From Ottana, take the county road 17bis to Olzai
  • From Olzai, take the county road 4 to Austis
  • From Austis, take the county road 31 to Sorgono
  • From Sorgono, take the county road 31 to Meana Sardo.

The journey by car should take about an hour and a half. While getting to Nuoro from the ports of Olbia and Arbatax takes about an hour by car.

 

More information

For more information about Autunno in Barbagia 2015 in Meana Sardo (complete program, possible changes of dates), you can visit these two websites:

 

Image source: Flickr.com/photos/viscardos

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