The 5 Most Beautiful Waterfalls In Sardinia 0 Comments
The hinterland behind the famous Sardinian sea paradise known to most, we have always asserted from this blog that there are landscape wonders, Nuragic villages of great interest, limestone mountain range modeling the passage of beautiful waterfalls. Here, 5 among the most beautiful have been chosen for you to be visited during the holidays.
1. Capo Nieddu Waterfall
One of the most spectacular waterfalls, flowing directly into the sea, is located in Santa Caterina of Pittinuri, 177 km and 2h 20min drive from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, on the west coast of the island. Here, the Rio Salighes jumps directly into the sea in a beautiful dive. The right season to admire "s'Istrampu de Capu Nieddu", this is its local name, is Spring, when the winter rains have augmented the water flow of the stream.
2. Lecorci and Lequarci Waterfalls
Inside Ogliastra, near Ulassai, about 200 km and 2h 30min drive from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, which we already know for having given birth to the artist of the threads, Maria Lai, from the high limestone peaks of the Tacchi, enchanting waterfalls originate. Tacchi take their name after the pointed shape, similar to shoe heels. The ones of Lecorci which continue down to the valley joining, after three kilometres, the waters of Lequarci, the highest in Sardinia, which are almost 1.000 meters high. Around it is the megalithic village of Seddorrulu (3rd millennium BC) and other nuraghes. A treasure trove of culture and traditions.
3. Sa Spendula
In the Sardinian language, Sa Spendula means "the waterfall". Less than 1 km from Villacidro in Medio Campidano, 256 km and about 3 hours drive from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, unlike others, it has a perennial stream and its beauty also inspired the sonnet “La Spendula'' by Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio. The waters of Rio Coxinas, in the Monti Mannu protected area, make three consecutive jumps for a total height of 60 meters in altitude, the waterfall forms three natural pools. The last leap, of about 30 meters, thunders down over granite rocks and then falls into a gorge under the Campanas de Sisinni spire.
4. Sa Stiddiosa
More than a waterfall, it is a "drizzle", a copious dripping. The water, which comes from the Flumendosa river, drips placidly from an overlying karst spring on a long smooth wall, covered by hydrophilic plants, i.e., pollinated by water, especially maidenhair fern, creating a magical green. The constant drizzle of drops ends into an emerald green water lake where in summer you can seek refreshment by taking a nice swim. Its name in Sardinian literally means "dripping", from is stiddius, the effect of falling water drops. It is located in Gadoni, 195 km and almost 3 hours drive from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites.
We have already written about the Bau Mela Natural Pools in our blog. It’s located in upper Ogliastra, 164 km away, and a couple of hours' drive from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites. Here too, on the hottest days, it invites reflection and refreshment in its waters, taking a swim into the past of an ancient land with all its wild and uncontaminated authenticity.
“…underneath wide wild myrtle groves and floating oleanders quiver in the wind, green mob of dwarfs; down the banks the Spendula’s waters go thundering”. (Gabriele D'Annunzio)--
Written by Daniela Toti
Photo of Tore Serra - Capo Nieddu Waterfall