Bitti

Province of Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy

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About Bitti

Bitti (Sardinian: Bitzi or Vitzi) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Nuoro in the Italian region of Sardinia, located approximately 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cagliari and approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Nuoro.

Bitti borders the following municipalities: Alà dei Sardi, Buddusò, Lodè, Lula, Nule, Onanì, Orune, Osidda, Padru.

History

The municipality takes its name from the Sardinian bollard (female deer). Already existing in Roman times, it is mentioned in 1170 as Bitthe. Bitti was a provincial capital of the Giudicato of Gallura and, from the 14th century, it was part of the Giudicato of Torres. Later it was included in the Marquisate of Orani.

Main attractions

Nuragic archaeological complex of Su Romanzesu.

Church of Santu Jorgi (San Giorgio).

See also

Tenores de Bitti

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