The territory


The territory of Logudoro Goceano extends over a surface of 1,629 km². There are 30 municipalities subdivided into the 3 geographical sub-regions situated in the area to the southwest of Sassari: Coros, Mejlogu and Goceano.
Logudoro Goceano, the “heart” of Sardinia, is a vast territory, abounding in uncontaminated nature, teeming with millenary history that manifests itself in its monuments, traditions, folklore, daily encounter with the simplest of activities, in the flavours of an authentic choice cuisine, in the skilful reproposition of ancient artisan products.
Logudoro Goceano is a land for travellers with an inquiring mind, for those who have no fear of being moved and of experiencing extraordinary feelings to recount enthusiastically to friends.
Sardinia is famous for its spectacular sea: Logudoro Goceano is a spectacular sea of culture, history, charm and mystery; a sea of hospitality, simplicity and authenticity.
The journey that can be made here brings straight to the discovery of the beautiful things of a bygone time to savour calmly, leaving behind the frenetic rhythms of a world which consumes our time far too quickly.
To travel these lands today is not very different from how the travellers of half of Europe would have seen them in the 19th century. They told of the details, panoramic views and mysterious enchanting atmospheres they encountered.
Logudoro and Goceano offer themselves to the visitor as a precious casket of uncontaminated nature where ancient tribes have left traces of a civilisation, still visible today, which tell of the events and stories of the Sardinian people.
The smoothened hills are contrasted with the tormented ruggedness of the rocky formations, the forest areas of Mount Pisanu, Sos Nibberos, Mariani and the Burgos Forest with the imposing presences of oaks, holm oaks, hollies and yews combined with the bushes of myrtle, strawberry trees, ivy and lentisk. The spring blossoms of asphodel, giant fennel and broom – with their polychrome effect – sit next to the millenary olive trees with untidy leafy fronds. And then the ancient volcanic formations of Mount Minerva, Mount Cujaru, Mount Santu and Mount Rasu preside over a rich ecological haven of ever new and unexpected charms.
An authentic open-sky museum, with its residents hidden among the vegetation: boars, foxes, weasels, hares, hedgehogs and tortoises. And the imposing circling of the majestic golden eagles in Mariani and the griffon vultures in the high coastal plains of Villanova, surrounded by storms of jays, hoopoes, common kestrels, buzzards and barn owls, partridges and turtledoves, woodcocks and quails.
The possible itineraries are multiple thanks to a territory rich in nature and history, monuments and traditions, culture and strong human relations, in ancient religious feelings and excellent tasty foods. An important archaeological monument is always associated with a unique landscape, a picturesque historical centre with an authentic food, a Romance language or traditional product. The countryside, ancient centres now almost totally abandoned, preserves valuable Romanesque churches. Stopping here one can find in deep faith or profane festival, a reason of attraction and emotional participation.