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Basilica of San Gaudenzio

The Basilica of San Gaudenzio is a church in Novara, Piedmont, northern Italy. It is the highest point in the city. It is dedicated to Gaudentius of Novara, first Christian bishop of the city. It was built between 1577 and 1690 following the dest ...

                                               

Isolino di San Giovanni

The Isolino di San Giovanni is a small island belonging to the Borromean group of Lake Maggiore, one of the main subalpine lakes of northern Italy. It is situated some way to the north of the others in the group, 30 metres west of the shoreline o ...

                                               

Lago di Malciaussia

The reservoir was constructed in the 1920s and 1930s by damming the Stura di Viù, a tributary of the Stura di Lanzo, for the generation of hydropower. It is named after the locality Malciaussia - a frazione of the commune of Usseglio - which was ...

                                               

Monte Freidour

Monte Freidour is peak in the Cottian Alps, Metropolitan City of Turin in Piedmont, north-western Italy. It has an elevation of 1.445 metres and is composed of gneiss cliffs overlooking the town of Cumiana.

                                               

Orco Valley

The Orco Valley is a valley in the Piedmont region of northern Italy located in the Graian Alps, in the territory of the Metropolitan City of Turin. The valley takes its name from the Orco river, which flows through the valley. The valley connect ...

                                               

Isola dei Pescatori

Isola dei Pescatori is an island in Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. As the most northerly of the three principal Borromean Islands it is also known as Isola Superiore and, with a population of 25 in 2018, it is the only one to be inhabited all y ...

                                               

Valle Germanasca

The Valle Germanasca is a valley in the Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, north-western Italy run by the Germanasca stream, a right affluent of the Chisone. The valley is a renowned summer tourist resort, its main attraction being its natural ...

                                               

Valle Vigezzo

Valle Vigezzo is a valley in the Lepontine Alps in northwestern Italy on the border with Canton Ticino of Switzerland. It forms the eastern branch of the Ossola valley. It is also called the Valle dei Pittori due to the large number of painters o ...

                                               

Alà dei Sardi

Alà dei Sardi is a comune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 35 kilometres southwest of Olbia. Alà dei Sardi borders the following municipalities: Berchidda, Bitti, ...

                                               

Ales, Sardinia

Ales is a small town in the province of Oristano on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies on the eastern slopes of Mount Arci. This area is the only Sardinian source of obsidian. Together with the town of Terralba, Ales forms t ...

                                               

Archipelago of Sulcis

The Archipelago of Sulcis is located off the cost of Sardinia, and is part of the Province of South Sardinia. The archipelago is 160 square kilometres in land area. Many of the inhabitants are descended from the Ligurian inhabitants of a Genoese ...

                                               

Mount Arcuentu

Mount Arcuentu, elevation 785 m, is a volcanic massif situated in southwestern Sardinia, northwest of Arbus. It is a summit of a mountain range which runs parallel to the coastline of Costa Verde for about 8 kilometres.

                                               

Ardara, Sardinia

Ardara is a comune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres southeast of Sassari. It was one of the capitals of Giudicato di Torres. The village houses the r ...

                                               

Argentiera

Argentiera is a small town and a frazione in the comune of Sassari, in Sardinia, Italy. It is located 43 km from Sassari, in a narrow valley, on the coast of the Sardinian Sea.

                                               

Arzana

Arzana is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres northeast of Cagliari and about 10 kilometres west of Tortolì. Arzana borders the following municipalities: Aritzo, Desulo, Elini, Gairo, Ilbo ...

                                               

Atzara

Atzara is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 45 kilometres southwest of Nuoro. Atzara borders the following municipalities: Belvì, Meana Sardo, Samugheo, Sorgono.

                                               

Ballao

Ballao, is a comune in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 45 kilometres northeast of Cagliari, in the Gerrei traditional subregion. It was founded around 1300, when the inhabitants of the ancient hill vil ...

                                               

Barrettini

Barrettini is a small island of the Italian autonomous region of Sardinia. It is just north of the island of Sardinia. It is located east of Budelli on the north eastern part of Sardinia on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

                                               

Baunei

Baunei is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia. It is notable for being the location of the multi-day Selvaggio Blu coastal trek.

                                               

Benetutti

Benetutti is a comune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 190 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 91 kilometres southeast of Sassari. Several prehistorical archaeological remains have been discovered in its ...

                                               

Berchidda

Berchidda is a comune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 170 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 30 kilometres southwest of Olbia. It is located near Lake Coghinas in a hilly area bordered on the north by ...

                                               

Bitti

Bitti is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 140 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres north of Nuoro. Bitti borders the following municipalities: Alà dei Sardi, Budduso, Lode, Lula, Nule ...

                                               

Bosa

Bosa is a town and comune in the province of Oristano, part of the Sardinia region of Italy. Bosa is situated about two-thirds of the way up the west coast of Sardinia, on a small hill, about 3 kilometres inland on the north bank of the Temo Rive ...

                                               

Budelli

Budelli is an island in the Maddalena archipelago, near the strait of Bonifacio in northern Sardinia, Italy. It is part of the La Maddalena National Park. Budelli is located several hundred metres south of the Razzoli and Santa Maria islands. It ...

                                               

Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras is a comune in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres northwest of Cagliari and about 6 kilometres northwest of Oristano. Cabras borders the following municipalities: Nurachi, Oristano, Riol ...

                                               

Cala Goloritze

Cala Goloritze is a beach that is located in the town of Baunei, in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei, in Ogliastra, Sardinia. The beach, one of the most evocative of Sardinia, was created by a landslide in 1962; it is famous for its high p ...

                                               

Calangianus

Calangianus is a municipality in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 190 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres west of Olbia. Calangianus is surrounded by large cork woods, for whose work was descr ...

                                               

Capo Mannu

Capo Mannu is a promontory in Sardinia, Italy. The cape is situated in the territory of the Comune of San Vero Milis, in the Province of Oristano, approximately 22 km north of Oristano. It is also the northern tip of the Sinis peninsula, and it i ...

                                               

Caprera

Caprera is an island in the Maddalena archipelago off the coast of Sardinia, Italy. In the area of La Maddalena island in the Strait of Bonifacio, it is a tourist destination and the place to which Giuseppe Garibaldi retired from 1854 until his d ...

                                               

Castelsardo

Castelsardo is a town and comune in Sardinia, Italy, located in the northwest of the island within the Province of Sassari, at the east end of the Gulf of Asinara.

                                               

Codrongianos

Codrongianos is a comune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 170 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 13 kilometres southeast of Sassari. Codrongianos borders the following municipalities: Cargeghe, Florinas ...

                                               

Domusnovas

Domusnovas, Domusnoas or Domus Noas in sardinian language, is a comune in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 40 kilometres northwest of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres northeast of Carbonia, in the Sulci ...

                                               

Dorgali

Dorgali is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 230 kilometres northeast of Cagliari and about 38 kilometres east of Nuoro in the Seaside Supramonte mountain area. Economy is mostly based on the vine and ...

                                               

Feronia (Sardinia)

Feronia is the name of a mysterious ancient site near the town of Posada, which was in Ptolemys maps and following until the Middle Ages. It is supposed that, due to the peculiar character and history of the territory, the place was named after t ...

                                               

Fonni

Fonni is a town and comune in Sardinia, in the province of Nuoro. It is the highest town in Sardinia, and situated among fine scenery with some chestnut woods. Fonni is a winter sports centre with a ski lift to Monte Spada and Bruncu Spina.

                                               

Fordongianus

Fordongianus, is a comune in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres northwest of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres northeast of Oristano. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1.037 and an are ...

                                               

Galtellì

Galtellì is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 140 kilometres northeast of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres northeast of Nuoro. Galtellì borders the municipalities of: Dorgali, Irgoli, Loculi, Lula, On ...

                                               

Gavoi

The territory of Gavoi is inhabited since the prenuragic period. During the middleage is cited various times in the list of villages and towns that paid the taxes to the Roman curia. Gavoi was hit by the plague in the 18th century.

                                               

Gennargentu

Gennargentu is a large massif in central-southern Sardinia, Italy, encompassing the provinces of Nuoro and Ogliastra. It includes the highest peaks on the island, such as Punta La Marmora, Monte Spada, Punta Erba Irdes, Bruncu Spina and Punta Pau ...

                                               

Ghilarza

Ghilarza is a comune in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 100 kilometres north of Cagliari and about 30 kilometres northeast of Oristano. Antonio Gramsci, political philosopher and founder of the Italian Commu ...

                                               

Giara di Gesturi

The Giara di Gesturi, Sardinian: Sa Jara Manna, is a high, steep-sided basaltic plateau which extends for about 42 km 2 in the districts of Gesturi, Tuili and Setzu in the province of Medio Campidano, and Genoni in the province of Oristano, in th ...

                                               

Gonnesa

Gonnesa is a comune in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 60 kilometres west of Cagliari and about 14 kilometres northwest of Carbonia, in the Iglesiente subregion. The town was refounded in the late 18th ...

                                               

Gulf of Oristano

The Gulf of Oristano is a gulf in the Sardinian Sea, near Oristano, in the western Sardinian coast. It is limited from north by the Cape San Marco, in the Sinis peninsula, and from the south by Cape Frasca. It faces the provinces of Oristano and ...

                                               

Guspini

Guspini is a town and comune of about 12.000 inhabitants in west Sardinia, in the province of South Sardinia. It is 62 kilometres from the capital Cagliari and 14.6 kilometres from the railway station at San Gavino Monreale. Close to Guspini, at ...

                                               

Ittiri

Ittiri is a comune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160 kilometres northwest of Cagliari and about 15 kilometres south of Sassari. It is part of the Logudoro traditional region. Ittiri is located on a plate ...

                                               

LIsuledda

The Isuledda, also called Isola dei Gabbiani, is an almost-island in northern Sardinia, Italy, facing the Sardinian channel. Covering an area of approximately 180.000 m², it is almost completely surrounded by the sea, and connected to the mainlan ...

                                               

Lake Coghinas

Lake Coghinas is an artificial lake, in northern Sardinia, Italy, located in the province of Sassari. With a surface of 17.8 km² and a capacity of 254 million cubic metres of water, it is the second largest lake in the region and one of the major ...

                                               

Lotzorai

Lotzorai is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 100 kilometres northeast of Cagliari and about 4 kilometres northeast of Tortolì. Lotzorai borders the following municipalities: Baunei, Girasole, Talana, ...

                                               

Macomer

Macomer is a town and comune of Sardinia in the province of Nuoro. It is situated on the southern ascent to the central plateau of this part of Sardinia, at the junction of narrow-gauge lines branching from the main railroad line running east to ...

                                               

Magomadas

Magomadas is a comune in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 130 kilometres northwest of Cagliari and about 40 kilometres north of Oristano.