Situated at the foot of Limbara hills, in the heart of the lush Gallura and only a short distance from Tempio Pausania, you will find L’Agnata De Andre, a magical, comfortable refuge where tranquility embraces you.
Hotel L’Agnata is truly an inviting masterpiece surrounded by the green and gentle rolling hillside of this pure and naturall and scape of the Gallurese country.
The house, originally a Manor with a characteristic sheepfold, became in the mid 70’s the residence of the famous Italian singer songwriter De Andre, who wrote therein numerous poems and songs inspired by the charm of this place and its people.
Still to this day, reminiscent of his past, every angle of L’Agnata emanates a poetic feeling starting with the lively pergola that forms theen trance.
By Sunset, illuminated by the warm candle light, the pergola makes a bridge through the noises of life and forms a space of pastoral peace, made of perfumes and colors which change within the different four seasons. Along this short path, nestled among ancient olive groves, the world feels left behind entering into a small idyllic piece of paradise.
We are in the mountainous heart of Gallura, at the foot of MountLimbara and at a short distance from Tempio. The area is located inland of north of Sardinia, dominated by large wooded spots, dotted with pastures and slopes surmounted by granite rocks. Unlike many other hilly areas of this part of the island, now transformed and altered by Human presence, the natural environment that welcomes the Agnata is still extremely rich, diverse and largely intact. An extraordinary numerous diversity of plant and animal species are born and grow spontaneously here, thanks to the numerous sources of natural mineral waters, in an area that still preserves its unspoiled natural beauty.
From the top of the Hill named “Limbara”, at 1300 meters above sea level, you can gaze at the surrounding area, from the famous Costa Esmeralda to the white coast of Corsica.
Here in a flat close in the green embrace of cork oaks stands the Agnata. A small masterpiece perfectly integrated into the landscape, a magical and cosy retreat where silence & natural beauty reigns.
Just 10 km from the Hotel, along a road with typical sheepfolds and dry stone walls, through the places who Giuseppe Garibaldi loved, you will reach Tempio a very ancient city in the slopes of MountLimbara.
The Charming old town is ideal to break from the tranquillity of the Hotel for an afternoon or evening of social life, shopping and a cultural experience including folklore, traditions food & wine. For a dip in the sea at half an hour’s drive you can reach Olbia a costal lively city and or the many attractions of the well-known and precious “ Costa Esmeralda “ which translates into “SmaragdCoast” due to is vibrant distinguished turquoise colours.
Sea Lovers can not miss a visit to “Portobello” , “ Costa Paradiso “ , “ S. Teresa Capo Testa “ and “The Valley of the Moon “ . There are countless possibilities to explore the area through green routes and paths, to be experienced either by walking with outputs of trekking, Nordic walking or bicycle/mountain biking .
The Agnata promotes and supports the Gallura region through excursions to Limbara Hill in the area of Valliciola. There’s also a Butterfly garden to visit nearby some archaeological sites such as “Nuraghe Majiore” – Nurghe are prehistoric tower like stone structures found in Sardinia dating from the second millennium b.c.to the Roman conquest.