Dorgali – Cala Gonone
It stands in the central eastern area of Sardinia and, roughly, its territory has a long rectangular shape, also including the big hamlet of Cala Gonone.
Within the Dorgali territory and its proximities, there are many open archaeological sites, like the ‘Tiscali’ village, dating back to the nuragic and roman period, ‘Serra Orrios’, ‘Menhirs’, ‘Domus de Janas’, the tomb of giants of ‘S’ena e Thomes’ and the ‘Supramonte’ caves, such as the ‘Bue Marino’ cave and the ‘Ispinigòli’ cave.
LA GROTTA DEL BUE MARINO: This place is so named for the monk seal that in the past dwelled the area. This attraction is also interesting from the archaeological point of view because on the initial part of the wall some rock engravings, dating back to the Ozieri culture, were found. The caves are reachable by land or by sea from the Cala Gonone harbor, with an excursion of about 30 minutes. Along the marine route, it is possible to admire the impressive calcareous coasts with cliffs plunging into the crystal-clear waters of the gulf. Also the majestic entrance, through which tourists comfortably enter into the cave thanks to a wooden jetty, is wonderful to see.