It emerged around 1700, perhaps already a Roman site, and became a Municipality in 1996. Padru is a small village in Gallura, with just over two thousand inhabitants, and its territory is on the border of the splendid park of the Oasis of Tepilora, which can be reached from its most distant and evocative district, Pedrabianca, with its houses made of stone and mud that climb up the white quartz rocks. From Sa Contra 'e S'Ifferru, there is a 360-degree view of the valleys, hills and mountains over half of Sardinia. From the village, you will reach evocative panoramic and naturalistic areas, with woods and springs, like the forests of Sa Pianedda and S'Ozzastreddu. From the 'terrace' of the peak of mount Nieddu (just under a thousand metres high) you can admire the splendid setting of the coast of San Teodoro and the Tavolara marine area. All the itineraries lead through large holm oak forests, cork oak forests and Mediterranean scrub, inhabited by mammals and birds of prey, like the golden eagle and hawks.