Lula, Sardinia

Comune di Lula


Location of Lula in Sardinia

Coordinates: 40°28′N 9°29′E / 40.467°N 9.483°E / 40.467; 9.483Coordinates: 40°28′N 9°29′E / 40.467°N 9.483°E / 40.467; 9.483
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Nuoro (NU)
  Mayor Porcu Gavino
  Total 147.9 km2 (57.1 sq mi)
Elevation 521 m (1,709 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 1,626
  Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08020
Dialing code 0784

Lula (Sardinian: Lùvula) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 220 kilometres (140 mi) north of the regional capital Cagliari and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of the provincial capital Nuoro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,626 and an area of 147.9 square kilometres (57.1 sq mi).[1]

The citizens of Lula are called Lulesi, Lula is located on the bottom of Mount Albo, an amazing chain of white limestone, full of natural caves and stalactites.

In the Mount Albo live rare specie of wild cat and a couple of Real eagle, very important are its old age forests.

Lula has been a mine important centre, Guzzura's mine has been started by the Romans, and Sos enattos mines used to occupy thousand of workers until last century.

The Lula’s mine centre is part of Sardinian Geo Mining, it is park recognize from UNESCO and declared a Human Heritage site"

Patron saint: "Santa Maria Assunta" 15 May.

September is a month which took place three very important country Holy day, in honour of: Lady of Miracles first week end of September. San Nicola second week end of the month and San Matthew the third week end of the month.

Prior is leader of a group of person choosing by extraction that is in charge for one year to organize the fest in honour of the saint.

Every holy day has a prior, during the day there is a holy mass, traditional dance, tenores typical Sardinian songs.

Prior offer to the pilgrims typical lulesi dishes and local wine, hundreds people join the fest every year.

Important citizens: Paolo Calia has been Federico Fellini set designer, appreciate painter live in Paris France.

Books about the village; “Le bacchette di Lula” A. Bernadini.

Several quotation about Lula and its tradition and event appears in the books of Sardinian Nobel Prize for Literature winner Grazia Deledda.

Lula borders the following municipalities: Bitti, Dorgali, Galtellì, Irgoli, Loculi, Lodè, Onanì, Orune, Siniscola.

Sheep near Lula

Demographic evolution


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  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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