Orgosolo, a picturesque village in the heart of Barbagia, offers a peaceful holiday in contact with the art and culture of Sardinia. Orgosolo is located 600 meters above the sea and is 27 km from the city of Nuoro. In the territory of Orgosolo are located several hotels, B&B and cottages. In the area of Orgosolo and of Supramonte you can choose many interesting excursions, bookable online on Sardegna Magica.
Since ancient times, the original inhabitants of Orgosolo didn't accept the continuous occupation of Romans, Aragonese, Spanish and Piedmont. The response from the rulers was often severe, dissidents were sentenced to prison. To escape the repression, in 1800 was born the banditism. Today Orgosolo was able to revalue becoming a hospitable village, without losing the strong character and identity.
Orgosolo is a charming town with a beautiful landscape, the historic center characterized by fairly narrow streets surrounded by small houses partly uninhabited. Orgosolo is famous for its murales, paintings with social, political and artistic content, that adorn the facades of buildings and surrounding cliffs. The 200 Murales of Orgosolo spread in the walls of the city and in the rocks of the area are an integral part of the territory and are attracting tourists from all over the world. In addition to the murales, Orgosolo offers a variety of attractions. From the village you can reach the Supramonte of Orgosolo and enjoy a great traditional lunch with the shepherds. Adventure lovers can make a beautiful hike to the Gola Gorroppu, one of the deepest canyons in Europe. Gola of Gorroppu can be reached on foot by experienced hikers equipped with the proper equipment. Hiking enthusiasts can take a hike to the Foresta di Montes, where are located Is Pinnettos, ancient huts hidden in the mountain, used by shepherds as shelters.
On Sardegna Magica you can book excursions to Su Gorroppu with a typical lunch with the shepherds of Supramonte for an unforgettable trip to Sardinia.