Great for families and those who like secluded countryside and great views.
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About Gianni Franceschi
Dear Tenants, I was born in Lanusei Sardinia. At the young age of 18th I came to The Netherlands where since 1976 I'm working for The Dow Chemical Company in Terneuzen. Beside my own job, I began with the renting of vacation homes on the eastern coast of Sardinia; all these units belong to family and good friends of mine. The owner on place, will welcome you with open arms, although, I do have all the responsibility for a smooth and proper running of your vacation and as intermediary between you and the owner of the property. Sincerely, Gianni Franceschi
Gianni Franceschi purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Gianni Franceschi chose Girasole
The Province of Ogliastra is located in east-central Sardinia, facing eastward on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and bordering in the northwest with the Province of Nuoro, and in the southwest with the Province of Cagliari. Ogliastra was established as a province following a 2001 regional law that provided for a new division of the Sardinian territory, bringing the number of provinces from four to eight. The Province covers 716 square miles (or 6.2% of Sardinian territory) and holds 23 municipalities, including Lanusei and Tortolì; the two Lakes Flumendosa and part of the Gennargentu Massif are also partly within the province's territory. The name apparently derives from the Olivastri (oleasters, or wild olive trees) that abound here, although others ascribe its origin to the huge monolith known as Agugliastra (or Pedra Longa) on the coast of Baunei. Ogliastra is the least populated province of Italy: for this reason, it offers nature untamed and a great variety of wonderful landscapes, ranging from the coast to hills and the Gennargentu mountains. Eighteenth- and 19th-century works fill the heart of Tortolì, specifically Palazzo Vescovile and the Baroque Cathedral of Sant’Andrea. Also interesting is the “Su Logu de S’Iscultura” Museum of Contemporary Art, with pieces by Italian and international artists exhibited outdoors and integrated with the urban and natural surroundings. In Lanusei - stretching along the ridge of a hill overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea - mention-worthy are the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maddalena, dating back to the early 20th-Century; the Church of San Giovanni Bosco; and the Ogliastra Diocesan Museum, exhibiting Medieval liturgical objects and written documents, along with some archaeological finds. In the hills west of Lanusei is the Seleni Municipal Park, a lush forest of holm oak trees, as well as a rich fauna consisting of wild boars, foxes, buzzards and other birds of prey.
What makes this Villa unique
The variety of landscapes and nature that has largely been left untouched make the Province of Ogliastra an ideal place for excursions on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. It is possible to walk from the mountains to the sea, following the course of subterranean rivers between centuries-old woods, wildflowers and wildlife, and reaching coves of incredible beauty. Particularly interesting from this point of view is the territory of Baunei, with its karst valleys and the Golgo Plateau that bears the deepest gorge in Europe, Su Sterru. In the Province of Ogliastra visitors can also board the characteristic "green train," a service sponsored by Sardinia's Railway. The train takes tourists right through the heart of the island to visit some of its most beautiful places, often inaccessible and so hidden that one can only reach them on foot, and with great difficulty. Speaking of "original" means of transport, one can also organize four-wheel excursions along routes that vary in length and difficulty, whether through forests, canyons, streams and valleys, and in pristine habitats hosting many animal species such as eagles and mouflons. Ready for some speleology? See the spectacular caves of Grotta del Fico, Grotta Su Marmuri and Grotta Su Meraculu. Or go free climbing among the pinnacles and cliffs that emerge breathtakingly from the sea. Water lovers can enjoy excursions by motorboat or rubber dinghy, or undertake some scuba-diving! The cuisine of the Province of Ogliastra has strong Mediterranean flavors, not particularly elaborate, but genuine and tasty. Traditional gastronomy is based on products that come directly from the territory: typical appetizers are ham from Talana, Villagrande or Urzulei, but also sausage and bacon. Cheese here equals classic pecorino or su casu axedu, a fresh cheese with an acidic taste made from sheep or goat milk. All this is accompanied by a variety of bread, including pistoccu, made of semolina and flour, and su modditzosu.
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Unsere kleine Farm
Wir können uns den bereits voran gegangenen Bewertungen nur anschließen... das Haus liegt abseits in absoluter Ruhe, für eine optimale Erholung zum stressigen Alltag. Die Lage ist perfekt für Rad- und Motorradtouren und für Wanderungen. Es ist alles vorhanden was nötig ist. Zum Strand ist es nicht weit und für Einkäufe im Ort oder auf dem Markt sind es ebenfalls kurze Strecken. Ein Fahrzeug ist aber notwendig. Maurizio, der Besitzer des Hauses kümmert sich um alles und für ihn ist es das wichtigste, dass seine Gäste sich wohl fühlen. Auch die Tiere auf und um das Grundstück tragen zum Gelingen des Urlaubs bei. Der gesamte Ablauf im Vorfeld mit Gianni, dem Vermittler, war ebenfalls sehr angenehm und unkompliziert.
Wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefühlt und sind sehr gut erholt und werden ganz sicher wieder kommen. Vielen herzlichen Dank für diese wertvolle Zeit.
Ein einsames Haus, um Ruhe zu finden oder Ausflüge zu machen
Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, die Küchenausstattung hatte alles, was man im Urlaub begehrt, Geschirrspüler, Mikrowelle, Herd, ausreichend Geschirr, selbst Gewürze waren vorhanden. Die große und geräumige Wohnküche bot viel Platz zum Wohlfühlen, das Bad war sauber, einzig das warme Wasser beim Duschen war etwas launisch.
Noch besser war der gepflegte Garten, die Ruhe, da kein weiteres Haus zu sehen war und der Grillplatz, der ebenfalls zum Verweilen einlädt.
Unsere Kinder lernten außerdem einen sehr sehr vertrauenswürdigen Hund kennen und lieben, der mit dem Esel im abgezäunten Gatter jeden Tag auf uns wartete.
Sehr idyllische Unterkunft
Das sehr gut ausgestattete Haus liegt auf einem gepflegten Grundstück in sehr ruhiger Lage. In der Nebensaison waren fast nur die Glocken der Schafsherden zu vernehmen. Ein Auto oder Fahrrad ist allerdings Voraussetzung, um zum Strand und zum Einkaufen zu gelangen. Mauricio, der Eigentümer, ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Die nahliegenden Strände sind schön und die Berge nicht weit. Für uns war das Haus der perfekte Aufenthaltsort für Sardinien.
Es ist alles vorhanden, sehr freundlicher Vermieter, schöne ruhige Lage, super Preis/Leistungsverhältnis , immer wieder.
Eine sehr schöne Ferienwoche
Den Aufenthalt in Girasole im Domus Cocco haben wir sehr genossen. Mauritio ist ein umsorgender Vermieter, er hat sich um alles gekümmert und war immer erreichbar. Das Haus ist bestens ausgestattet und wirklich sehr schön. Es liegt abseits, deshalb ist ein Fahrzeug sehr zu empfehlen. Da sich rundherum ein riesiges Grundstück ausdehnt, ist man völlig ungestört und es ist total ruhig. Wir werden hoffentlich wiederkommen!
Dear Susanne, on behalf of Maurizio his heartfelt thanks for your positive review.
Lain at ten minutes from the beautiful beaches of Lido di Orri and Girasole's Is Orrosas Beach, lies Domus Cocco, which could be the ideal starting point for the discovery of one of the most fascinating areas on the island.
This villa is situated on the outskirts of Tortoli and Girasole. A really comfortable place for those who seek a peaceful place to relax. With a few porches and different terraces and a large Mediterranean garden area.
Tortoli and Girasole have a good choice of bars, restaurants and other services, with the larger town of Tortoli and it's associated port, Arbatax, with good ferry services to other parts of Sardinia and the mainland, plus the tourist Marina's of Arbatax and Santa Maria Navarrese.
From the Steeple of Pedra Longa in Cove Sisine for the old paths of the coalmen - One of the most beautiful 'tall streets' of the Mediterranean, so it is defined by Mario Verin that with Peppino Cicalò has discovered of it and divulged the layout, and really the beauty of the environments that crosses, the views of the coast that it continually proposes, the perfume of the Mediterranean stain and its complexity, make some Selvaggio Blu something special.
The beginning of the true destruction of the great forests of Sardinia has been one of the as laws emanated by the Italian government in 1863 with which the cut of 200.000 hectares of wood of tall stem allowed him, particularly lecci and proper roverelle for the construction of the new fitted with iron streets. This way the cut is continued for fifty years almost devouring 600.000 hectares of wood. Kilometers and kilometers of arid calcareous that belong by now to the landscape 'characteristic' of Sardinia.
Itinerary recommended for good excursionists that know the principal manoeuvres in double rope and that they know how to autonomously climb up to the III degree. They effects impressive descents up to 40 ms. and it climbs for brief lines and you actually cross to the IV degree.
Attention: and warmly dissuaded to cross the itinerary without the aid of a guide (to consider that 90% of whom crosses the itinerary without guide it loses him without being able to integrally complete him).
Forty kilometres of coast in the wildest part of Sardinia, sheer cliffs dotted with coves and beaches that are the real jewels of the Mediterranean. One of the last natural paradises, where faunistic species such as, the Corsican seagull, the peregrine falcon, and the crested cormorant nest and live in harmony with the environment, a land that is jealously guarded by the custodians of the territory, the local shepherds whose flocks of goats graze free amid the mountains.
We will take you on an unforgettable trip to see: the cave of the doves, the inlets of Portu Pedrosu, Portu Cuau and the beaches of Cala Goloritzé, Punta Ispuligi de nie (Cala dei gabbiani and Cala Mariolu), to the discovery of undersea siphons inside the “Fico” cave, where the monk seal was last seen. We will sail to the extreme tip of North Ogliastra to the splendid beaches of Cala Sisine, Cala Luna and the Bue Marino Cave.
A voyage over an emerald sea, past characteristic coves and beaches of snowwhite sand … this is Sardinia, an island that strikes its visitors with natural contrasts, the lights and colors of a region that boasts old traditions and a wild and pure nature.
Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is a mainly mountainous region, without high peaks, with a vast and charming, yet bittersweet, natural environment. In fact, the presence of man does not seem to affect this territory; great surfaces still preserve their natural composition, luxuriant woods with even millenary trees, small desert areas and marshes inhabited by deer, wild horses and rapacious birds.
The sea reigns over this region with its colors that migrate into the coves, along the coasts, towards the beaches and the most popular resorts. An example is the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) with Porto Cervo set as its gemstone and uniting the history and culture of ancient traditions with a joyful and colourful nightlife. Porto Cervo was named after its enchanting cove that resembles the antlers of a deer; the Old Port is considered the best-equipped touristic port in the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Rotondo is also a famous location; it overlooks the wide Gulf of Cugnana and is full of villas and piazzas swathed by such a splendid natural environment as this.
Those who prefer the mountains can explore the area of Gennargentu, the vastest mountain range in Sardinia; with its peculiar landscape, it proves that the loveliest painter of them all is Mother Nature herself. This region is rich in flora and fauna, with its mouflons, golden eagles, Sardinian deer and several other species now threatened with extinction.
Among its wonders, Sardinia offers the visitor the Nuragic complexes scattered all over the territory. These monuments are unique to the world, testifying to an ancient culture