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The village of S. Maria Navarrese
S.Maria Navarrese
S. Maria Navarrese, which came into being as a port for fishermen and traders, marks the transition between the large beach of Lotzorai and the rocky coast of Ogliastra. This village, which in recent times has become a tourist locality, initially with holiday homes and subsequently inhabited year-round, absorbs the greater brunt of summer tourist traffic gravitating around the municipality of Baunei. Its accommodation offer mainly consists of holiday home rentals, several hotels and other accommodation facilities, which are undersized with respect to the true tourist potential of the area.

Possible themes for reflection include the rehabilitation of public spaces and green areas paying special attention to enhancement of the main sites of the local cultural heritage, with the aim of introducing a form of year-round, non-seasonal, tourism, better integrated into the social and cultural fabric of the area and not linked exclusively to summer-time enjoyment. An associated issue is the renovation of the built stock to create a widespread hospitality network and small residential hotels. Other themes include access systems and the creation of integrated parking areas with upgrading of spaces for socialization, so as to encourage pedestrian use of the town.

More detailed themes could emerge from addressing these general themes in greater depth, such as the proposal for a series of services and non-permanent structures for the pine woods behind the beach of S. Maria, a true natural oasis within the urban system; or the proposal for new service structures at the port, completing those already existing, linked not only to commerce and restaurants but also with the objective of integrating the area and its port within a more extensive tourist system. This means fostering excursion tourism through creation of a network of territorial services supporting these itineraries and a widespread hospitality network, less ‘sensitive’ to the seasonality of summer tourism.

Proposals should refer to the goals, guidelines and criteria of the RLP. The present suggestions provided are in no way binding to competitors who are free to supplement and integrate them with other considerations deriving from the study of the village and its relations with the surrounding context.

General info sheets [file.pdf]
Planning info sheets [file.pdf]

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Santa Maria Navarrese
Santa Maria Navarrese
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