The plateau on which rises the village of Sadali (Sàdili in Sardinian) presents an aspect barren and poor vegetation if not for the remains of an ancient secular forest, which first covered the entire heel and that today is present only along the valleys which surround. There are mostly holm oaks, cork oaks, downy oaks and sporadic specimens of yew trees, holly and maple, while the undergrowth is constituted by juniper, strawberry trees, lentisk, phyllirea, heather, rosemary and cistus. In addition to numerous sources and to streams the territory of Sadali is rich of caves, which during the spring and summer attract many tourists. In the territory there are also numerous testimonies of the culture of the Upper Neolithic, the Nuraghic civilization and of the Punic and Roman times.
Inhabited since the pre-nuragic and nuragic period, the territory of Sadali records the subsequent presence of Roman civilization. In the Middle Ages became part until 1258 of the giudicato of Cagliari and then of the Giudicato di Gallura to pass below under the direct control of the Republic of Pisa. Conquered by the Aragonese in 1324, Sadali until the nineteenth century was entrusted to various feudal families including the Carroz. certainly deserve a visit to the church of San Valentino and that of Sant'Elena.
The country has an important festival which takes place every first week of August and that concerns one of its typical dishes or the Culurgionès. This is a homemade pasta, a sort of agnolotto filled with potatoes, mint, cas'and life, pecorino. The festival of the Culurgionis of Sadali celebrates the agricultural year but also the summer. Every year the festival of Culurgionis aims with a program increasingly rich with two moments of tasting, not only of the pasta, and with dances and music typical of Sardinia.
Village of Sadali
Municipality of Sadali
South Sardinia Province
Altitude centre: 705 m s.l.m.
the Municipality is part of:
Comunità Montana Sarcidano e Barbagia di Seùlo
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Viale Grazia Deledda 3 - Tel. +39 0782 599012
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