Sardinia is an ancient land.
You can discover all these millennia layers upon layer in the landscape, the knowledge, and the soul of its people.
Oliena lies in the heart of the island. A place where mountains, forests and springs have been offering shelter and resources to a group of hard-working people with a rich culture and traditions and willing to pass it on to future generations.
These secrets are all about its unrivalled wine, unique fragrances of unparalleled olive oil, or even about the elegance of traditional jewellery and embroidery, all hand-made by the thousand hands of the community throughout the centuries.
And then, there’s the breathtaking landscape, like the indomitable Supramonte, which looks over the town with its highest peak – Punta Corrasi.
While not as tall as before due to natural erosion and the passing of time, its naturally secluded position made this a natural paradise. The area of Oliena hosts about 650 floral species, 70 of which endemic and some exclusive to the Supramonte area – accounting for a third of the entire Sardinian flora.
This vast calcareous-dolomitic mass – which is dotted with forests, canyons, caves and sinkholes – ends North with the vast valley of Lanaitho. This place is a true cradle of culture, keeper of ancient stories which go back as far as 22 thousand years ago.