Oliena is a beautiful town nestled in the central hinterland of Sardinia, in the province of Nuoro, 10 Km from city. The Commune of Oliena has been awarded the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club, which celebrates the places that stand out for tourism and welcome to the traveler. Oliena is rich in ancient traditions, which are protected and transmitted to the present day. Finding a farmhouse or a B&B in Oliena, is easy to choose an excursion in this beautiful land: just book online on Sardegna Magica.
Oliena was developed through the establishment of the Jesuits in the seventeenth century. The monks built churches, schools, and gave new impulse to the economy by promoting the cultivation of olives and grapes and importing the feed for breeding of silkworms.
The ancient town of Oliena has been preserved to this day and is one of the prettiest hinterland of Sardinia. The old town is characterized by narrow cobbled lanes surrounded by the characteristic white houses, stuck together. The ecclesiastical origin of Oliena can be seen in many churches in the town, in particular the ancient parish of St. Ignatius, built by the Jesuits in the fifteenth century. Oliena is famous for its carved wooden chests, used for storing bread carasau, but also for filigree jewelry and the beautiful embroidered fabrics, in particular silk shawls. Lovers of good wine can taste the Nepente, local variant of Cannonau renowned throughout the nation. From Oliena you can make many excursions, exploring the fascinating wilderness. The tours are directed to the archaeological site of Tiscali, or to the Monte Maccione, great for trekking and exploring the preserved flora. But the most important natural attraction of Oliena is the Source Su Gologone. The source provides a never ending show for visitors, explored by cavers and divers, has been recognized as a Natural Monument by the Ministry of Environment.
Sardegna Magica allows you to book online travel and tours in the beautiful village Oliena.