FROM LACONI TO SORGONO
This is an itinerary of about 90 Km., crossing the
Barbagia of Mandrolisai, a granitic plateau in the
centre of Sardinia, between Lake Omodeo and the
Barbagie of Ollollai and Belvì. The road is
winding but not uncomfortable and the journey
takes place mainly on asphalt roads.
Before leaving Laconi it is best to visit the
palace belonging to the Aymerich family, the city
park and the castle.
The landscape of the Mandrolisai is predominantly
hilly although it also includes the steepest and
rockiest peaks of the western Gennargentu. Various
detours, such as that leading to Lake Benzone,
complete this itinerary, together with historical
and archaeological spots such as the sanctuary of
St. Mauro near Sorgono, the nuraghic villages of
S'Urbale (in Austis) and Abini (in Teti), and the
villages of Atzara and Neoneli.
From Sorgono one can reach other villages worth a
visit, such as Tonara (its old town centre, the
forests and its nougat), Desulo (the chestnut
forests and the south-western side of the
Gennargentu), Aritzo (with its surroundings, its
forests and the valley of the Flumendosa).