Dorgali

A visit to this village, on the eastern coast of Sardinia, is a must. It is famous for the Bue Marino grottoes, once the home of the Mediterranean monk seal, and also for its scenic and archaeological attractions.

The history, manufacturing arts, the sea, the wild mountains and fragrant woods of the Supramonte will take you to a magical and legendary world. In Dorgali, you will visit an enviable natural patrimony of 225 square kilometres, one of the most extensive municipal territories in Sardinia.

Walking through its distinctive streets, you will see houses made of dark volcanic rock and workshops, where filigree jewellery, pottery and carpet weaving will allow you to discover the village’s artisan calling. You can visit the churches of San Lussurio, Madonna d’Itria and the parish church of Santa Caterina. You will travel back in time while in the archaeological museum, which contains artefacts from the Nuragic age (also those of the nearby site of Serra Òrrios) and from the Punic and Roman periods. A few kilometres from the residential area, you can take a trip to the Lanaittu valley and to the legendary Village of Tiscali.

Not far outside the village, in the opposite direction, after passing through a short tunnel, you will see the splendid sightof the Gulf of Orosei, like a real gateway between mountain and sea. Here, you will see true gems like Cala Gonone, Cala Cartoe, Ziu Martine and Cala Osalla, all beaches with golden sand.

Dorgali is famous for the Bue Marino Grottoes, a spectacular ‘forest’ of stalactites and stalagmites in which there is an underwater saltwater lake and where, during the Cala Gonone Jazz event, one of the most spectacular concerts taking place in Sardinia is celebrated every year. On the subject of marine discoveries, don’t miss a chance to visit the Aquarium of Cala Gonone: 25 pools with numerous rare species, particularly loved by children and youngsters.

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