Autumn in Barbagia: discover the heart of Sardinia

29 Aug 2022 Sardinia Tourism @bluAlghero-Sardinia

The most eagerly awaited event of the year, where you can discover the soul of the island. Discover Barbagia in the midst of wine, food and handicrafts.

What is Autumn in Barbagia? It is a journey in stages through more than 30 villages in the deep heart of Sardinia. A journey inside Sardinia. This is AUTUMN IN BARBAGIA.

From September until December, every weekend is dedicated to the discovery of a village in the province of Nuoro. This region, bordered by the Gennargentu and Supramonte mountains, has a deep and ancient history. Once considered a hostile area and a place of exile, today it recounts its past through the beauty of its mountains and culture. The people who live there and guard it make it a unique and precious place to be preserved: come and get to know Barbagia.

Each stage is unique with different events depending on the traditions of the host country, so it is advisable to visit them all. Each country’s customs will be shown, with the possibility of visiting the houses and cortes and tasting typical local products. A great celebration of good food and local experiences. Exhibitions, conferences, workshops and folk shows are also included in the programme.

Between September and December, ancient Sardinia is on show and during Autunno in Barbagia you have the chance to get to know some of the traditions that not even time has managed to erase.


In addition, of course, to taste local products in the streets or at the typical agriturismo, the host village offers a series of traditional activities of its region.

It’ll be possible to take guided tours of the sights in the area. In the streets of the town there will be exhibitions of textiles, filigree jewellery, Sardinian masks and leather.

You’ll see workshops where local artisans demonstrate the making of carpets, pottery and the famous knives. There are also laboratories for processing bread and making cheese, fresh pasta and sweets and of course the famous Cannonau wine and the roast suckling pig.

Finally, the performances of Canto a Tenore, folklore groups with the typical Sardinian costumes and Launeddas concerts cannot be missed.

A complete Sardinian full-immersion will make you discover one of the oldest lands in the world!

Autunno in Barbagia Degustazioni-Autunno-in-Barbagia


The event usually begins the first weekend of September and continues every weekend until December. The 2022 edition will be from 3 to 18 December.

It starts from Bitti, one of the oldest villages in Sardinia, famous for its ancient polyphonic singing in Tenore. Continue to Lollove, a timeless village where the novels characters of the Nobel prize winner Grazia Deledda still seem to reside.

Lollove - Barbagia - Sardinia

Atzara, land of vineyards and home of the Mandrolisai wine (which means Barbagia in Sardinian). Orgosolo, with its fascinating Murals and then the rugged mountains of the Supramonte in Oliena.

Girls of Austis - Barbagia - Sardinia Gavoi


The best way is by car. We recommend renting a car at reasonable prices from RentalCars.

Alternatively, some private companies offer shuttle buses from the main centres of the island.

  • Bus from Alghero: Cattogno Viaggi
  • Bus from Cagliari: Ajò in Pulmann

Calendar of Autumn in Barbagia event 2022: All villages and dates



  • BITTI 3-4 September
  • OLIENA 10-11 September
  • SARULE 10-11 September
  • DORGALI 17-18 September
  • TETI 17-18 September
  • ORANI 17-18 September
  • AUSTIS 24-25 September

Sarule - Autunno in Barbagia 16-17 Settembre



  • LULA 1-2 October
  • MEANA SARDO  1-2 October
  • OROTELLI 1-2 October
  • GAVOI 8-9 October
  • TONARA 8-9 October
  • LOLLOVE 8-9 October
  • ORGOSOLO 15-16 October
  • ONANI 15-16 October
  • BELVI’ 22 – 23 October
  • SORGONO 22-23 October
  • ARITZO – 29 -30 October
  • OTTANA – 29 – 30 October
  • DESULO 29-30-31 October

Orgosolo - Autunno in Barbagia 14-15 Ottobre



  • DESULO 1 November
  • OVODDA 4-5-6 November
  • MAMOIADA  4-5-6 November
  • NUORO  12-13 November
  • TIANA   12-13 November
  • ATZARA 19-20 November
  • OLLOLAI 26-27 November

Prodotti Tipici di Sardegna


  • GADONI 3-4 December
  • ONIFERI – 3-4 December
  • FONNI 8-9-10-11 December
  • ORTUERI 10-11 December
  • ORUNE 17-18 December
  • OLZAI 17-18 December


Live by the wild Barbagia mountains

Many agritourisms offer bed and breakfast or half board accommodation and the possibility to practise activities such as kayaking or horse riding on their own property to explore the mountainous areas. We recommend the accommodation with the best views of the mountains!


Prezzi B&B da 70€


Prices B&B from 90€


Prices B&B from 80€

Feeeling the autumn vibe of Sardinia

So much history and tradition in an area far removed from time, where nature remains the key element.
You’ll not feel lost when you contemplate the immensity of these landscapes, but richer for having experienced the millennial heart of this island

All this is Sardinia and furthermore is Autumn in Barbagia

Read also: 7 reasons why you should visit Sardinia in September and October

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