Ulassai

Ulassai is located at the base of the majestic tacchi mountains (literally heels). They are high and sharp limestone cliffs reaching about 700 meters of height. Wild green nature composed mainly by Mediterranean bush surrounds clear water springs and high waterfalls that break up a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Thanks to its rocky landscape, Ulassai is one of the best places to visit for trekking and free climbing lovers.

Lequarci waterfalls offer a unique show to people discovering this wild and hidden part of Ogliastra. During the rainy season, indeed, water springs coming from the above upland, gather their waters and jump over from a 100 meters high limestone cliff, it is surely a breathtaking event to see. Caves of Su Marmuri (caves of marble) are some of the most esteemed caves in all Europe. These majestic natural works have an extension of about 850 meters with peaks reaching about 70 meters. The diversified fauna hosted inside the caves and the continuously evolving stalactites and stalagmites are the most amazing peculiarities of Su Marmuri caves. Guided tours are available from March to October. The cooperative responsible for these tours offers different services for trekkers and free climbers.

Ulassai’s territory hosts a lot of archaeological evidences of ancient human life in this area. Seddorrulu megalithic village dates back to the 3rd millenium B.C. while Giants’ graves and Nuragic constructions of Trucculu and Nuragheddu date back to 2nd and 1st millennium B.C.

Ulassai is also the famous artist Maria Lai’s home. Her art works are scattered through all the area. The most important works are hosted inside an old train station, which has been converted in 2006 during important refurbishment, into Stazione dell’Arte, Art Station, which is a modern contemporary art museum.