Orosei and its surrounding area – just waiting to be discovered
Famed for its locally made salami and prosciutto (Parma ham), Irgoli benefits from have various areas of archaeological interest in its immediate vicinity. The town itself is embellished by a number of Murales.
A recipient of the prestigious orange flag from the Touring Club Italiano, this town features a well-preserved historical centre that is burnished yet further by the establishment of the “Grazia Deledda” Literary Park, which is dedicated to the Sardinian writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926. Also of interest are the “Casa Marras” Ethnographic Museum and Pontes Castle.
A celebrated artisanal hub specialising not only in pottery, rugs, leather and lacework but also in wine, olive oil and cheeses, Dorgali is also celebrated for its attractive landscapes and its fascinating archaeological areas.
This small fishing village is blessed with a stunning location, and is also popular for its wealth of sporting facilities and restaurants.
Not just a tourist hotspot, every year La Caletta plays host to traditional rituals such as Su Fogulone, the bonfire lit in honour of Saint Anthony, and Carnival.
Recommending that you visit the provincial capital is essential. For nature lovers, a hike up Mount Ortobene is a sine qua non, and we must also mention the springs known as the Sorgenti di Su Gologone, which are not far away. If you're a culture vulture, you should pay a visit to the Man Museum ("Museo Man"), take a trip into the past at the birthplace of writer Grazia Deledda, and immerse yourself in the Ethnographic Museum, where you can enjoy, alongside other itineraries, the parade of colours and fabrics of the various Sardinian costumes.
The town of the Murales (murals). Encapsulations of the political passions, hard rural lives and injustices of the world, the Murales offer visitors are multicoloured spectacle that affords the opportunity for moments of profound reflection. Truly a must-see.
Heading north, you come to the small town of Posada. Another essential place to visit is Fava Castle, which takes its name from a well-known legend concerning a handful of fava beans. To trick the Turks in the 14th century, the inhabitants, having taken refuge in the castle, made a pigeon eat the last remaining beans and then slightly wounded it in order to cause it to fall when flying over the Turkish camp. Their aim was to convince the enemy that they were prepared for a prolonged period of resistance, even though in truth their stocks of food were all but exhausted. Their shrewdness saved them.
When the Turks saw the pigeon's stomach, they thought that there in the castle the inhabitants were giving beans to pigeons...so there was no hope of starving them into submission. And off the Turks went.
These are just some ideas about ways to engage with the rich human and cultural heritage on offer in or near Orosei. If you like, more information is available here www.sardegnaturismo.it
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