Gorropu

The Gorropu Gorge (in the Sardinian language, the word gorropu means “gorge”) is a deep and long chasm located in the Supramonte plateau, created by intense erosive action of the Rio Flumineddu.

Reachable along a path surrounded by spectacular stands of juniper, holm oaks, and other plants of the Mediterranean scrub, the Gorge of Gorropu, at over 500m deep and 4 to 10 meters wide, is considered the deepest gorge in Italy and one of the deepest in Europe.

Gorropu Gorge is a spectacular monument of great natural value, with a landscape marked by caves and ponors, cliffs and long codulas – calcareous canyons that reach all the way to the sea. Strong temperature changes caused by the presence of little to no sunlight generate a natural habitat for several unique Sardinian species, like the aquilegia Gorropu (columbine) and the millennial taxus (yew). In the natural pools of the Rio Flumineddu, it is also possible to spot the Sardinian trout and the Sardinian euprotto, one of the rarest amphibians in Europe.

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