Routes and walks

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Farming Civilisation Museum and the ‘tenor’ chant Museum

The Museum of rural and pastoral civilization and Tenore singing is a must experience to do in Bitti and represents the witness of the historical, cultural and religious legacy of the ancient Sardinian civilization.The museum is located in the quaint historic centre of the village, amid cobblestone streets in an ancient manor house which hosts twenty typical scenes of the local tradition. The museum collects a wide selection of items used in the past at work and in everyday life, from the plow to the traditional garbs wore during ceremonies. A special place is dedicated to the Tenore singing, already preserved in the UNESCO intangible Cultural heritage list. Throughout the use of multimedia resources, he museum shows the mysterious roots of the ancient music expression of the Mediterranean guiding the visitor across regional varieties of this unique way of singing. Interactive totems immerse the visitor in a wonderful experience where they can interact with the virtual singers isolating the single voices of the different Tenore groups of the island.

The Nuragic village of Romanzesu

Among the things to do in Bitti the visit to the nuragic village-sanctuary of Romanzesu is certainly a Must. This is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Sardinia located 10 km away from the Country Boutique Hotel Su Lithu in a area known as Poddi Arvu, on the route to Mamone rising on a granitique plateau surrounded by a treasure chest of cork oak forests. Dating back to the XVI century b.C., it is made up by a dwelling complex including a hundred of huts and several interesting buildings of worship including a well temple with a scenic stepped amphitheatre. Moreover, the settlement hosts two temples megaron type,one rectangular, an heeron and a mysterious labyrinth. What an incredible legacy of the past! Such an unmissable attraction during a journey in Sardinia and one of the best things to do in Bitti.

Montalbo in Lula

Montalbo (literally white mountain) of Lula, a small hamlet close to Bitti, is a massive limestone range of great natural and archaeological interest. It is also known as the Sardinian Dolomite because of its canyons, caves and ravines. The range of the mountains develops for 20 km and it’s 4 km large; the highest peak hits 1127 mt.  The mountain sides are made of sharp canals, canyons and depressions where you can visit caves and “domus de Janas” (the legendary fairy house) and admire the flora and fauna that is threatened with extinction. You can also find traces of human presence thanks to the primitive dwellings “sos pinnettos” (typical shepherd huts).

Natural Park Crastazza Littos Tepilora

The newest Sardinian natural and regional park extends in the surroundings of Bitti and offers many hiking trails for all skill levels, from the waterfall S’Illiorai to the Tepilora pools with water lilies to the magnificent view of the “Sa Donna” peak.There are numerous springs and picnic spots. This area has wonderful animal life – of particular importance is the presence of the wild cat, wild sheep, eagle and Sardinian deer. You don’t need to be an expert to spot these beautiful creatures.

Sos Enattos old mines in Lula

Sos Enattos is part of the “parco geominerario della Sardegna” (Sardinian geomining park) sponsored by Unesco. Today you can visit this Roman lead mine (zicifera), view the ages and stages of its exploitation and its interesting road of industrial archeology and art mining. Sos Enattos provides the opportunity to discover another side of this wonderful island that you can find just a handle of miles away from Bitti and Su Lithu Country Boutique Hotel

Su Tempiesu nuragic well-temple

Wonder and surprise are the first emotions amazing visitors at this wonderfully preserved archaeological site from the 2nd millennium BC. This is one of the best examples of construction of the distant past. Located in a stunning scenery in a sheltered position it’s a timeless masterpiece of nuragic building techniques which leaves astonished even the modern experts of architecture. Mystery and wonder in Orune, a quaint village next to Bitti.

Nuraghe Voes Nule

This is the greatest Nuraghe in this part of Sardinia also known as Goceano. Nuraghe is a mound of immense stones made it up like a puzzle, thousands of years old. Close by is Nule, the capital of traditional wool rugs.  Nule is worth a day trip to spot some craft shops where you can buy exclusive masterpieces. Starting from our country Boutique Hotel amidst pictoresque rural streets immerse within a sweet and relaxing scenery. This is one of those things to do in Bitti taking the time for an outdoor trip to discover an authentic Sardinia off the beaten track.

Nuoro and its museums

Nuoro, surrounded by the mountain Ortobene and with large views over the Supramonte is often called the ‘Athens of Sardinia’ because of the large number of intellectuals and writers who were born. Grazia Deledda for instance, who became the first woman to win the literature Nobel prize. Certainly the most famous writer in Nuoro, although not the only one. The capital of Barbagia located 30 km from Bitti is also home to some of the most captivating museums of Sardinia: The“Deleddiano” is a museum on the life and work Nobel prize, the Archaeological museum, the important museum “Del costume” hosting Sardinian traditional garments and manufacts, and the modern art museum  “Man”.

The east coast

From Bitti, with a short drive on an expressway with little traffic (even in August) you can visit a different beach every day: Berchida, Orosei, Cala Gonone and Cartoe are all within 30 to 50 minutes by car. Relax by the sea and then return to the cool hills and all the magic that Bitti has to offer.  A week won’t be enough to explore the amazing beaches of the Eastern Coast. Ask our staff at the Hotel su Lithu for the best tips on the beach meeting your wish and needs.