Monte Ortobene
Monte Ortobene
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ford-ka-9-5
Warsaw, Poland384 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The mountain is quite high but, fortunately, accessible by car. From the top, where a figure of Christ the Redeemer is located, you get a great view of Nuoro way below and large part of the province. The place is quite windy so remember about something warm even in the summer.
Written March 8, 2020
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
You can easily drive up to the top in the car and park it by the food kiosk. Then you can walk to the statue of Redeemer where you can enjoy some nice views. There are two churches at the top. One is surrounded by a park and the other one if more like a chapel and is hidden in between the trees.
Written September 18, 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
At a height of 955m you need to decide whether you want to burn off the excess pound or two gained by exotic loitering on gorgeous beaches while snacking on the wonderful culinary specialities of Sardinian cuisine. The other option is to cruise en route to Via Manzoni and choose to drive up for the heck of it. After all its a mountain. Park your vehicle at the designated car park and follow the dusty track and 49 steps up to the peak. At the top there is van impressive brass statue of ll Redentore (Christ the Redeamer) by the sculptor Vincenzo Jerace. If you are here in August 29 there is a procession that climbs up the mountain as a climax to the 10-day festival Sagra del Redentore. The mountain offers breathtaking views and wooded slopes, one of which we sat our picnic out on.
Written August 11, 2019
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rene
Rantepao, Indonesia39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
The drive up the mountain is fun to do with spacious roads. Lots of spots to stop and enjoy the view. The view from the mountain is quite nice, but not worth the drive if you go there solely for the view. Its the highest mountain in the near surrounding.
Written July 10, 2018
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Lucinda C
Bristol, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Beautiful.

No dramas parking but if using Sat Nav keep going up after it tell you to stop.

Suggest decent foot wear and take loo roll for the toilets.

Written June 19, 2018
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Richard W
Worcester, UK316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
A lovely walk with the reward of amazing views. Well worth all the effort, just carry plenty of water. I walked up the rose and back down path 101 I think this was a good choice, further to walk but better gradients.
Written May 25, 2018
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yibble101
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Driving in these mountains you have to be a very confident driver . You can park your car and can enjoy long walks in the mountains . Olive bark platter is quite a quirky item to take home - used in sardinia to serve meats etc.
Written May 25, 2018
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Nico K L
Olbia, Italy44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
"Ortobene cannot be compared to other mountains. There's only one Ortobene in the whole world. It's our heart. It's our soul. It's our personality - everything big and small, sweet and hard and rugged and hurtful in each of us" -Grazia Deledda

Grazia Deledda was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1926 and loved Monte Ortobene. People from Nuoro used to walk to the mountaintop and stay in small houses for the celebration of Nostra Signora del Montenero, which took place all around the small church dating 1608 that is still visible today.

One of he highest points of the mount (955 meters on sea level) now hosts a 2 tons heavy bronze statue of Jesus Christ the Reedemer dating back to the Jubilee of 1900 when pope Leone XIII asked for monuments like this to be erected all over Italy.

Every year on 29 August a popular mass takes place the the feet of the statue and a great festival ensues with traditional costumes from all over Sardegna.

The summit can be reached by car or by walking the path 101 - it's a couple of hours's hike through a mossy forest - from the small church of Madonna della Solitudine of 1622 that houses the remains of Grazia Deledda.

BONUS At the beginning of the path you can visit the monument to Grazia Deledda by one of the most important Italian artists of the XX century, namely Maria Lai.

NOTE While a bar and a tavern are open in summer months, the rest of the year the mount is very silent and peaceful.

BONUS a water fountain is conveniently located in the immediate proximity of the Statue of Christ
Written November 29, 2017
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John S
Vancouver, Canada73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The walk from Chiesa della Solitudine is a treat, well-marked, mostly shaded, plenty of variation and full of interesting birdlife. As with many popular Sardinian hikes, route 101 is clearly signed and you can't get lost unless you ignore markings and detour along one of the many alternative routes. It's a comfortable two hours, perhaps half that if you're in a hurry but you'd miss much. The woods are full of woodpeckers, song birds and Eurasian Jays. The summit is rewarding not only for its view but also for the Redentore statue, impressive from every angle. Doing the walk in late October we met just a scattering of people but I imagine the top, accessible by car, would be bedlam in mid-summer, and an early start to avoid both crowds and heat would be advisable.
Written November 20, 2017
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PublicTransportFan
Birmingham299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Walking route 101 takes a couple of hours on a good path (steep at times) to get to the statue at the top. It is a beautiful walk through trees which provide welcome and necessary shade, even in October, and passing some intriguing giant boulders in a couple of places. The views from the top are outstanding. There is a little outdoor bar and cafe which was empty as it was out of season, but might be very busy at other times. At the bottom of the path there is a modern church with the tomb of Grazia Deledda, Nuoro's very own Nobel Prize-winner in 1926.
Written October 20, 2017
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