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Cala Gonone

Cala Gonone
Cala Gonone from the pier
Cala Gonone from the pier
Cala Gonone is located in Italy
Cala Gonone
Location of Cala Gonone in Italy
Country  Italy
Region  Sardinia
Province Nuoro (NU)
Comune Dorgali
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,278
Demonym(s) Gononesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08020
Dialing code (+39) 0784
Website Comune of Dorgali

Cala Gonone is an Province of Nuoro, in the region of Sardinia. In 2007 its population was of 1,279 inhabitants.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The area around Cala Gonone was inhabited in the Ponza[1] at the beginning of the 20th century. The town however remained largely isolated from the rest of Sardinia until the tunnel through the hills from Dorgali was opened in 1860.


The town is situated in the Bay of Nuoro and 108 from Olbia. Close to the village, and reachable by the sea, is the show cave of Bue Marino. Many boats from small speedboats to large tourist boats dock in at the Bue Marino or travel further down the coast to Cala Luna to let the passengers bath in the turquoise water or explore the caves that have been hollowed out by the sea. Almost everyone that goes to the small caves writes their name in charcoal ,from a small fire, on the wall, creating a huge mass of writing across several meters of the cave wall.

Due to its natural environment (the territory is included in the Gennargentu National Park[2]) and to the quality of its waters, Cala Gonone is a popular tourist venue. The beaches of the village are: the Spiaggia Centrale (central beach), S'Abba Durche,[3] Cala Luna, Cartoe, Osalla, Cala Fuili, Sos Dorroles, S'Abba Meica,[4] Ziu Martine and Cala Fuili.


See also


  1. ^ (Italian) Historical infos on
  2. ^ (Italian) Gennargentu National Park official site
  3. ^ "Sweet water" in sardinian language
  4. ^ "Medical water" in sardinian language

External links

  • Cala Gonone travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Official Cala Gonone Site
  • Cala Gonone Booking
  • The Beaches of Cala Gonone
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