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The museum of Belvì

  • BELVÌ - The Town

    INHABITANTS: 790
    HEIGHT: 700 metres above sea level
    SURFACE: 18,10 sq. Km.
    DISTANCE FROM NUORO: 80 Km
    CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
    - January-festivity of Sant'Antonio Abate
    - 28 August-Sant'Agostino, the patron saint of the town
    - around mid June - cherry festival. The tasting of this fruit is accompanied by a handicraft show.



The Town

The small agro-pastoral town, surrounded by splendid woods of walnuts, chestnuts, cherry trees, ilexes and cork-trees, is in dominant position on the fertile valley of the Iscra where many torrents flow.
The centre still preserves many examples of traditional rural architecture.
After about an hour walk one can vist the calcareous cliff of " Pitz 'e Pranu " or " Punta Tonnai ". The rural small churches of Santa Margherita, of San Sebastiano (this last one built entirely in wood ) and the Parrocchia di Sant'Agostino dating to the 1500, contains two wooden altars repainted in 1830 by Angelo Borre from Cagliari, and an organ of the 1700 are all worth visiting.

 

 

View of Belvì

View of Belvì

Old railway bridge on the road for the town

Old railway bridge on the road for the town


HISTORICAL NEWS


In the surrounding areas many "domus de janas" can be seen, sign of human presence in the territory already from the Neolithic era.
In the past it was quite important, so much so that it gave the name to the surrounding region Barbagia of Belvì.
 

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