Lago di Liscia

Lago di Liscia

The artificial lake Lago di Liscia is the main water reservoir for the eastern coast. The beautiful forests and undulating landscapes invite for walks and a very calming stay away from the hustle and bustle of the seaside resorts.

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As the Liscia reservoir is a drinking water reservoir, it is not possible to swim here.

Visit the area during your road-trip in Sardinia as an interesting change between sights and beaches

The oldest olive tree in Italy

On the northern shore of the reservoir, stop at the monumental natural monument "Olivastri Millenari".

This is a nearly 4,000-year-old olive tree that is definitely the oldest in Italy and certainly one of the oldest in the world. The tree has grown to a height of 14 metres and the circumference of its trunk measures an incredible 19 metres.

The olive tree is located on the restaurant's private property and you have to pay 3 eur to enter.

From April to the end of October, the restaurant also offers panoramic boat trips on Lake Liscia for 22 eur. For details, visit the website:

Accommodation in the area

In the surroundings of the Liscia reservoir you will find several modern and highly rated resorts where you can enjoy a peaceful stay surrounded by woods, meadows and fields.

We select the best hotels near the reservoir:

How to get there

There are no buses around Lago di Liscia, but along its southern shores the Trenino Verde tourist train runs every summer season from Tempio Pausania to Palau.

The train has stops at the edges of the reservoir where you can get off and go for a walk around the lake. Timetables and other information can be found on the website:

The only other way to get to Lago di Liscia is by car, which is easily accessible by several roads. Follow the signs to the nearest village, Sant'Antonio di Gallura.

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