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Tortoli and Arbatax

Tortoli is a small Sardinian village of just over 10,000 inhabitants, capital of the province with the other country of the so-called Province of Ogliastra Lanusei.
This province is found in the central area of ​​Sardinia, between the provinces of Nuoro and Cagliari and the Tyrrhenian Sea. A little curiosity is offered by the fact that with its aoli ​​23 municipalities and 50 000 inhabitants, Province dellOgliastra, headed by Tortoli and Lanusei, is the least populated of Italy.
The origin of the name is enough Tortoli discussed by the experts of place names, but mainly it is expected to come from the name of an ancient Porto, then crippled by Pisa in Tortohelie.
Geographically its location is very convenient, for this reason it is currently the focus of numerous trade both terrestrial, with the railway station, both by sea, with its port, that aircraft, with the airport of Arbatax.

Discover the Ogliastra

Calamoresca

Between wild cliffs and live rock, Arbatax guards a wonderful ravine extremely popular in the summer months, ....

Bue Marino

We are in town Dorgali, where the beauties follow each course, inhabiting the rugged cliffs and forest ...

Flora e fauna

At the level of flora, ie the total of all forms of vegetation, around Tortoli there are two environments pri ...

Sports and excursions

Tortoli and in general throughout the province Ogliastra offer various opportunities for sports lovers, especially ...

The beaches

The fame of Sardinia for tourism is surely due to the beauty of its sea and its beaches, sole ...

Monuments, Museums

In the historic center of the city stands the Cathedral of Tortoli, the Church of St. Andrew, protector of the city,that ...

Festivals and Events

Every summer in the port area of ​​Arbatax organize a music festival called Blues Red Rocks, that ...

Oasis and Natural Parks

Leaving the village Tortolì is the park San Salvatore. It is not really a natural park, ma un villaggio tourist ...

Historical-cultural

The first historical Tortoli (though its foundation dates back to 3000 BC) date back to the domination during ...

The territory around Tortoli is typical Sardinian, very varied with beautiful beaches, inland wild and mountainous background GENNARGENTU.
Tortolì has always been defined as a country between the sea and the pond and perhaps this feature the proved beneficial.
The country is also crossed by a small river, il Rio Foddeddu, which flows directly into the sea near the port.
The area near the port, from which it takes its name Arbatax, is famous for its red rocks, from which it is named after a blues music festival that takes place in the country every summer.
These rocks consist of reddish porphyry and diorite black and emerge from the sea as if they were a kind of large stacks.
It seems a Dolomite scenery emerged directly from the sea.
In respect of the beaches we will discuss in detail later, but suffice it to say that they are sought after destination for many tourists to the white sand and white and for the clarity of the sea.

Ogliastra and surroundings

Flora e fauna

At the level of flora, ie the total of all forms of vegetation, around Tortoli there are two environments pri ...

Sports and excursions

Tortoli and in general throughout the province Ogliastra offer various opportunities for sports lovers, especially ...

The beaches

The fame of Sardinia for tourism is surely due to the beauty of its sea and its beaches, sole ...

Oasis and Natural Parks

Leaving the village Tortolì is the park San Salvatore. It is not really a natural park, ma un villaggio tourist ...

Historical-cultural

The first historical Tortoli (though its foundation dates back to 3000 BC) date back to the domination during ...

Arbatax

The area near the port, from which it takes its name Arbatax, is famous for its red rocks, from which it takes its ...