Sardinia means not only the sea, beaches and bays. Deep inside the island, far from the shore is hidden true, unique Sardinia, different from the touristic one. It is Sardinia of wild nature, unspoiled with civilization, Sardinia of artisans, bards, poets and centenarians. It is particularly in Oliena you can here singing «Canto a tenores», which was placed in the list of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, taste local wine Nepente di Oliena, hailed by Gabriele D’Annunzio in his verses, feel the softness of silk-broidered shawls, made by local artisan women, fall in love with filigree jewels manufactured by Sardinian jewelers.
|GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION||Central Sardinia, 190 kmfrom Cagliari, 120 kmfrom Olbia|
|NUMBER OF INHABITANTS||7 500|
Theatrical performances and processions, dedicated to Madonna and risen Jesus Christ
Festival of embroidered shawls. The event is dedicated to local artisan women, who create the silk-embroidered shawls of astonishing beauty
Holiday of San Lussorio, saint patron of Olienas
Festival of crafts and traditional foods
Olienna is located deep inside the island, that’s why it takes 30-40 minutes of ride to get to the nearest beaches. These are beaches of Orosei gulf: