Rediscover The Beauty Of Simplicity

Seulo and its surroundings

Seulo is a delightful mountain village immersed in the Barbagia, one of the most authentic and unspoilt regions of Sardinia. The area around Seulo is part of the Sardinian blue zone, one of the five areas in the world where there is a high percentage of centenarians.

With about 800 inhabitants, Seulo lies at the foot of Monte Perdedu, separated from the majestic mountain range of Gennargentu by the Flumendosa.


Welcome to Seulo, a Blue Zone certified municipality since 2016 thanks to the exceptional longevity rate among its population which, over the years, has made it an extraordinary and unique laboratory for scientific research.

Our young, old and centenarians share a strong sense of community belonging, a pleasure for good food and a love for the natural beauty of the area.

And then, the unmistakable hospitality: because, as our ancestors taught us, nemus est strângiu in Seulu (no one is a foreigner in Seulo).

The Gennargentu

The Gennargentu massif is a mountain complex located in the centre of Sardinia, named “silver door” after its silver-tinted peaks.

It extends out in a series of offshoots ranging from the Tyrrhenian to the Tirso and offers breathtaking views and multiple opportunities for excursions immersed in nature.

Worth seeing is the famous Domus de Janas cave, located in an enchanting holm oak forest and characterised by stupendous stalactites, stalagmites and columns.

Su Stampu de su Turrunu

The water which passes through a sinkhole carved into the limestone rock over millions of years flows into an 8-metre waterfall and plunges into a crystalline lake.

This is the magic of Su Stampu de su Turrunu, considered one of the most picturesque natural monuments on the island. During the excursion you can immerse yourself completely in the nature of the Addoli forest and enjoy the silence and beauty of this place.

Sa Stiddiosa

Hiking enthusiasts worship it like a pagan god and return every year to immerse themselves in its branches and gentle emerald waters. For them we write Seulo, but we read Sa Stiddiosa.

A natural monument of immense beauty, one of the most visited in Sardinia, which takes its name from is stiddius, the drops of water which arise from the Latinassu spring, and fall in a dense and rarefied drizzle on the right bank of the Flumendosa, forming a lake of a vivid emerald-green colour.

The clear waters make Sa Stiddiosa a perfect place to cool off during the summer season, while the luxuriant green of the rock face makes the continuous trickling of the waterfall appear even more fascinating.

The descent requires trekking equipment and a good supply of water.

The promise at the end of the journey is of finding a little corner of paradise.
Eden in Sardinia is in Sa Stiddiosa.

Is Caddàias

In a wild environment, made up of rocky walls and luxuriant forests which line the banks of the river, are occasional small beaches which invite you to stop and have a refreshing swim.

This paradise of natural pools is called Is Caddàias,
and it was formed over time thanks to the summit of the Dei Giganti massif.

It isn’t just a place to swim in the summer, but a masterpiece designed by nature, where the pools carved into the rock, from different heights, are joined by two waterfalls.

The majesty of the rocks, shaped by the force of the river over thousands of years, together with the charm of the water with emerald reflections, really make it an unmissable destination.

Monte Perdedu

Wild landscapes, heights, mountain walks which offer a breathtaking view: for people who love all this, Monte Perdedu will be an obligatory stop on their visit to the Seulo area.

The mountain, an integral part of the Gennargentu massif, is located south of Punta La Marmora and reaches an altitude of 1334 metres.

The wide view over a unique region of rare beauty will amaze travellers, who will be astonished and impressed. Every year on the
14th of August Monte Perdedu plays host to Sa passillada a murigada, a picturesque nighttime excursion which ends with the tasting of typical Seulese products.

Nuraxi ‘e Pauli

Not far from the town of Seulo, in the locality of Pauli, on the back of its hill proudly stands Su Nuraxi e Pauli,

a single-tower nuraghe also called mannu, or large, to differentiate it from Su Nuraxeddu a short distance away.

An important architectural monument which reminds anyone who wants to admire it of the greatness and uniqueness of the ancient Nuragic civilisation, the source of myths and legends waiting to be discovered.

The nuraghe, which can be dated to between 1600 and 1000 BC, was restored in 1995 by the Superintendence for
the Archaeological Heritage of Sassari and Nuoro.

Monumental trees

Sardinia has plenty of “green giants”, many of which are found in the Seulo area: majestic and thousand-year-old guardians of the region, witnesses to past lives and well rooted in the land which has always nourished them.

These are the centuries-old monumental trees:
the green giants of Olissa, Sa Sedda ‘e Laccus, Malacreiri bend their branches to S’lixi de Dabbareddu, the thousand-year-old holm oak with the widest foliage, revered by European botanists.

During a walk in the silent woods of Seulo, you also have to visit these natural monuments, symbols of a unique heritage, whose history is waiting to be discovered by the traveller who stands at their feet – or rather, at their roots.

Seulo was recently recognised as the town with the cleanest air in Italy, after the update to the air quality maps by the European Environment Agency.

Parco Aymerich

Parco Aymerich in Laconi is a green oasis set in the heart of the city centre.

The area, which surrounds the remains of Aymerich Castle, dates back to 1053 and was the residence of the lords of Laconi until the mid-19th century.

The Marquis Ignazio Aymerich Ripoll then expanded the complex, creating a vast garden of exotic plants which still covers a vast area to this day. The beauty of Laconi is also known for its great variety of plant species, in particular for the large number of orchids which make their home here. The luxuriant nature of the area is also home to rare species like pyracantha coccinea, the only one found in Sardinia, and a wide range of Mediterranean trees, including the holm oak, the olive, the downy oak, the cork oak, the hackberry, the carob and many others.

In the Aymerich garden, you can admire extraordinary plants like the gigantic Himalayan cedar, the pendulous beech, the colletia cruciata, the southern magnolia, the Chinese thuja, the common yew and many others.

Domus de Janas caves

Created by the patient work of nature, the caves consist of three branches of which the largest, which extends for 108 metres, is accessible and secured to allow visits by the staff of the Seulo Ecomuseum.

Inside you can admire stalactites and stalagmites and the many creatures which live there, like bats and geotritons. On the other hand, to meet the Janas, you’ll need to wait for midnight on Saint John’s Eve (between 23rd and 24th June), when, according to tradition, the real door of the caves opens and…
you’ll just have to see for yourself!