Domus Cannas

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom


This apartment is located at the feet of the Selene Nature Reserve, a forested area. Situated on a short ride from the Gennargentu mountains

Lanusei is like an amphitheater, dominating a big valley, the coast and the sea. Surrounded by a forest of oaks, but Also Enjoys a privileged location and its own resources and Those from neighboring villages Easily accessible for tourists

Splendid old buildings, neat squares, a breathtaking scenic backdrop; Lanusei, the capital of the Province of Ogliastra, is located in the east of Sardinia on the ridges Between Mount Gennargentu and the coast, and betwixt the green of the hinterland and the deep- blue sea. It Enjoys a magnificent position set in the midst of natural wonders and Easily reachable-sites or great tourist and cultural interest

The majestic communal wood or Selene stands in the western part of the area, not far from the center of Lanusei Inhabited. It lies on a granite mountain All which can be Reached along the SS 198. Here we find an unspoilt environment All which stretches for about 1000 m, where it is Possible to observe Both wonderful waterfalls and appreciate a considerably important context for animal life

Within this context a significant environmental Nuraghic complex can be admired. The archaeological site is set in a magnificent wood of ilex and chestnut trees on the granite mountain Selene. The complex is made up of a Nuraghe with a group of huts and two "giants' tombs. " Only the base of the Nuraghe remains. The burial place is set out in the regular way; an absidal main part, a covered corridor and an architectural front elevation All which opens in a Hemicycle

A small hilly town renowned for its healthy climate Invigorating, Lanusei is set as an amphitheater dominating a valley, the coast and the sea. Surrounded by a forest of oaks, it Also Enjoys a privileged central position and can make its own resources and Those of Neighbouring villages readily available to tourists

Lanusei is a hill centre famous for its cool climate and central location, overlooking the valley running down to the coast. In just a few minutes by car you can be at the beaches of Ogliastra, the mountains of the Gennargentu, or the lakes, rivers and cave systems of the surrounding area. In Lanusei you find the diocese and the Collegio dei Salesiani, the law courts and the hospital. Much of the territory of Lanusei is crossed by the Little Green Train or Trenino Verde, whose route winds from the town centre to the charming heights of Pizzu Cuccu and Su Carmu, from which you can admire the marvellous landscapes of the Ogliastra valleys

The area, between 150 and 1300 m amsl, includes both hilly and mountain zones, with the principal mountains being Monte Selene, Monte Tricoli and Monte Armidda. The latter is the location for an important Astronomical Observatory open to the public, whose position is particularly good for the absence of light pollution. As well as the observatory, there's the Planetarium of the Liceo Ginnasio, also open to the public. The countryside is of great environmental interest, with many wild animals: wild boar, mouflon, birds of prey, partridges, hares, etc

There are archaeological remains from the recent Neolithic period until Roman times. The most important remains are from the Nuragic period: six nuraghi, two tombe dei giganti and about fourteen probable dwelling sites. The most important wildlife and archaeological site is that of Selene: built on a rocky spur, there is a settlement only a short distant from splendid Tombe dei Giganti. The view from Monte Armidda is charming: the distinctive Perda Liana, Monte Tricoli, the porphyry crest of Serra Coronedda and the coastal plain. From the summit of Monte Tricoli you have a great view, from the coast in the east to the tacchi of Ulassai, Jerzu and Osini in the west

Trenino Verde (Little Green Train) is the service for tourists run by the Ferrovie della Sardegna which allows you to see the most genuine and fascinating corners of Ogliastra. The Trenino Verde takes you to some of the most beautiful places in the heart of Sardinia, which you can otherwise only reach with great difficulty on foot. The Trenino is ideal for a relaxing, calm day out: its slow speed allows you to enjoy to the full the countryside and wonderful nature, and to visit places full of ancient charm

Starting from the station of Arbatax at sea level, the Trenino Verde's route crosses the comunes of Girasole, Villagrande, Elini, Arzana, Ilbono and Lanusei; you see appear majestically the Gennargentu, Sardinia's highest mountain chain, with its peaks reflected in the lago Flumendosa

The countryside is a roller coaster of thrills: Perda Liana, a limestone "tacco", sticks up all by itself, then you go into the areas belonging to the comunes of Gairo, Ussassai, Ulassai and Seui, when the landscape changes once again, with many-shaped rocks


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