from Friuli, Giovanni is one of the
many persons who have fell in love
with Sardinia, where he returns every
year searching for new emotions. He
is a doctor, he climbs for pleasure
and because of his passion and in
his ten-year career he has achieved
excellent results. From a creative
viewpoint, he has given us some nice
cliffs, equipped with love and devotion,
at the moment only in his homeland
(but some say that for his next trip
on the island he will bring a drill
in his suitcase).
A lover of “on sight” climbing, Giovanni
loves Sardinia because only here,
according to him, you can still find
uncontaminated rocks and the real
feeling of on-sight climbing…
do you live?
In Tolmezzo (UD) in the
most northern part of Friuli.
Do you love
your homeland or would you want to
live somewhere else?
I love where I live!
How did you
I came here to climb the
first time. I had heard a lot of good
things about the island.
Do you come
If I can once a year
rocks have something special?
Sardinian limestone is incomparable.
What if there
wasn’t the sea in Sardinia?
....it would be Friuli (or my grandmother
like to live on the island?
I may answer yes, but I don’t know
if I could resist far from home
impressed you the most?
The Gulf of Orosei for
its mix of sea, rocks, wild landscape
(codule), fish, climbing opportunities.
there a route which is worth a trip
to Sardinia alone?
Yes. More than one. La
Mia Africa or Sole Incantatore for
example. You must consider that I
have not yet experienced the most
And a route
that you would like to repeat?
There are too many nice
climbs that I still must face to already
think about repeating others...
I have not found a place
that I did not like.
you do if you lived on the island?
A climber with medicine
as a hobby.
Do you believe
that too many routes damage or increase
the value of an area?
They increase the value.
Do you think
that there is enough space for everybody
on Sardinian rocks?
And how long
will this last?
At least until I will be able to come