Emanating the fascination of an ancient sea town, Orosei, set in the Valley of the River Cedrino, lies on the central eastern coast of Sardinia. It is best-known for its golden sandy beaches, starting from Sa Curcurica, with its crystal-clear sea and backed by a pine wood, and continuing to the Bidderosa nature oasis with its five beautiful small bays and a wood of junipers and eucalyptus, as far as the beach of Osalla, perhaps the favourite of the locals. From the town’s small port, each day sea excursions will take you to the discovery of the Gulf, from Cala Luna to Cala Goloritzè, with their postcard views. Over these stunning natural attractions stand watch the weasels and foxes of Mount Tuttavista. When it’s time for an evening stroll, there’s plenty to choose from: no less than seventeen churches, a Pisan watch tower, the nuraghic ruins of Rampinu e Sa Linnarta and Sa Prejone Vetza, the town’s old prison.
Not to be missed at Orosei
The Oasis of Bidderosa
The craft stalls in the town centre
Excursions on foot to Cala Goloritzè
A boat trip through the bays of the Gulf
The ancient village of Tiscali
Where to sleep in Orosei
You might choose a hotel in the town centre: quiet strolls and everything within walking distance. Alternatively, there is a wide choice of quality accommodation along the coast.
When to visit Orosei
Summer is the ideal period for an experience linked to sea and the beaches. July and August are the hottest months and those preferred by tourists and visitors, whereas June and September are ideal for those looking for a quieter beach holiday. In spring and autumn, Orosei offers some splendid walks – and horseback or bicycle excursions.