Gennargentu National Park
Gennargentu National Park
Mount Oliena - Photo: Max.Oppo

Gennargentu National Park

Gennargentu national park

Looking for the most beautiful national park in Italy?

If you'd love to find natural beauty, marvelous, breathtaking mountain peaks, untouched, unparalleled forest floors and be surrounded by nature's babies, deer, hawk, falcons, foxes, boars, whales and dolphins and adorable seals?

We have the perfect place for you.

Gennargentu National Park

How about a vast area of 74,000 hectares? The white peaks of the Gennargentu Massif and the Supramonte Mountain Range that turn a dazzling red in the summer? If you're looking for sprawling pastures, fantastic forests, deep gorges and steep cliffs tapering off into the abyss, broken by the glorious sea, then look no further than the extraordinary coastlines in Sardinia; the national park of the Gennargentu.

Gennargentu National Park

Located on the island of Sardinia - hush, yes Sardina has the best beaches, you don't know the half of what Sardinia has to offer and when we reveal the secret landscape most tourists miss, we'll show you beaches you could never have dreamed of - Sardinan beaches, that are quiet and empty! Yes, such a wonder does exist.

Stretching from towering mountains to the roaring sea, the National Park of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu features panoramic peaks, miles of green pastures, plateaus and canyons, centuries-old forests as full of history as they are beauty and we couldn't possibly forget the sheer cliffs overlooking crystal clear waters, caves and beaches.

In 1998, Italy made the area into a protected national park, covering 74 thousand hectares spanning across 27 towns and villages in Barbagie, Mandrolisai and Ogliastra.

Let us paint you a picture.

The tall peaks are surrounded by thick forests. The area is perfect for a mountain trek or a great bike ride. Feast your eyes on strawberry trees, junipers and mastics, revel in the scented fragrance of helichrysum, rosemary and aromatic shrubs. If you're looking, you will find amphibians, insects and rare reptiles all around you/ papilio hospiton butterfly. Deer patrol softly through the trails. Wild boars roam everywhere, and you're never too far from a weasel, wild cats, scampering little dormice, hares and foxes. Over your heads, the golden eagle and the peregrine falcon soar past, climbing the peaks and conquering the skies in the blink of an eye while the Eleonora's falcon flies around the sheer cliffs overlooking the sea.

Gennargentu National Park

If you want to see nature in it's raw and powerful form with all the glory and splendour, you've come to the right place. If you appreciate birds, you won't know where to look next with the goshawk, the spotted woodpecker, the buzzard and the Eurasian sparrowhawk all commonly found in the area.

Gennargentu National Park

Don't miss the karst spring of Su Gologone, the canyon of Su Gorropu, where rock face climbs 450 metres high above you. Make sure to visit the huge sinkhole of Su Suercone, which centuries-old yew trees flourish. Also to be explored and delighted in are the caves of Su Bentu and Sa Oche, Perda 'e Liana, Perda Longa, Su Sterru, Su Texile and the Nuragic village of Tiscali.

Follow the cliffs down to the glorious coastline, doted with so many beautiful coves and caverns. Whales and dolphins frolic in the gulf. Sardinia is famous for her beaches, the glorious sand, the water at the perfect temperature with the most beautiful creatures swimming around you, whales, dolphins and seals, but Sardinia has so much more to offer.

Sardinia has so much beauty and territory that will knock your socks off. Leave the tourist rabble behind and climb the expanse of the Supramonte Mountain Range, with alternating pointed peaks, canyons, sinkholes and crevasses covered by dense vegetation: here the sense of solitude is almost overwhelming. And when you traverse the cliffs and forests on the other side of the peaks, you will find beautiful beaches that are secluded and unsullied by hoardes of tourists.

Any one of the villages will offer you tasteful, authentic food and a chance to see the locals and make some connections that are more than the street food vendor in a town square in Milan.

We can't finish off before boasting about the Su Gorropu Canyon. Move over Arizona, Italy has her own grand canyon!

Gennargentu National Park


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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 24,090 km²
      Population: 1.6 million
      Density: 69/km²
      Capital: Cagliari

      National Parks:
      Archipelago of La Maddalena National Park
      Asinara National Park
      Gennargentu National Park
Location of Sardinia
Provinces of Sardinia
  • Comunes of Sardinia
    • Cagliari
      • Armungia
        Assemini
        Ballao
        Barrali
        Burcei
        Cagliari
        Capoterra
        Castiadas
        Decimomannu
        Decimoputzu
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        Domus De Maria
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        Nurri
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        Ortacesus
        Pimentel
        Pula
        Quartu Sant’Elena
        Quartucciu
        Sadali
        Samatzai
        San Basilio
        San Nicolò Gerrei
        San Sperate
        San Vito
        Sant’Andrea Frius
        Sarroch
        Selargius
        Selegas
        Senorbì
        Serdiana
        Serri
        Sestu
        Settimo San Pietro
        Seulo
        Siliqua
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        Sinnai
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        Teulada
        Ussana
        Uta
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        Villanova Tulo
        Villaputzu
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        Villasimius
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        Portoscuso
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        Santadi
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        Sant’Antioco
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        La Maddalena
        Loiri Porto San Paolo
        Luogosanto
        Luras
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        Olbia
        Oschiri
        Padru
        Palau
        San Teodoro
        Santa Teresa Gallura
        Sant’Antonio di Gallura
        Telti
        Tempio Pausania
        Trinità d’Agultu e Vignola

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        Tissi
        Torralba
        Tula
        Uri
        Usini
        Valledoria
        Viddalba
        Villanova Monteleone

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Sardinia Climate (Cagliari)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 9 2 3 55
Feb 11 3 4 53
Mar 13 4 5 63
Apr 17 7 6 55
May 21 11 8 35
Jun 25 15 9 44
Jul 28 17 10 34
Aug 28 17 9 54
Sep 25 14 7 61
Oct 20 11 6 74
Nov 15 8 4 71
Dec 12 3 3 77
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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