Located on the central east coast of the island of Sicily is the wonderful Province of Ogliastra. Filled with beautiful natural sights and a range of great outdoor activities, an Ogliastra holiday rental house is the perfect base from which to explore all that the area has to offer. An Ogliastra holiday is deemed to be a step into paradise by many that have already been there and is sure to leave you with many wonderful memories.
An Ogliastra holiday is perfect for those who love the Great Outdoors. The area presents the opportunity to enjoy activities amongst the challenging terrain such as horse riding, cycling, walking, mountain biking, hiking, quad biking and rock climbing. Ogliastra also has many great beaches which allows for water based activities such as swimming, fishing, sailing, diving and windsurfing. With roaming countryside and an abundance of beautiful wildlife, an Ogliastra holiday is the perfect treat for those who love painting, drawing or photography.
If you can tear yourself away from your comfortable Ogliastra holiday rental house, then there are many places worth visiting. One such place is the village of Ulassai which is home to the Maria Lai Museum. Maria Lai is a prominent artist and sculptor who was born in the village who along with other great artists has created an open-air museum, filled with stunning artwork and sculptures. The unique museum is housed in an old railway station building and there are many works to be seen both indoors and outdoors, in the surrounding area of the village. Not only is there the museum to enjoy, Ulassai itself is a hidden gem, showing visitors the traditional way of life in Sardinia.
If you are considering having an Ogliastra holiday rental apartment then you can expect to encounter hot summers and very mild winters. The hottest months of the year tends to be June, July and August when it can reach as high as 30°C during the day. Visitors are able to keep cool thanks to plenty of shady spots such as forests though. The winter months see the daytime temperature fall to around 13°C and as low as 5°C. The wettest month of the year is usually December and there is around one and a half inches of rain per month.
Travel to Ogliastra, Sardinia Travellers on an Ogliastra holiday may manage to get a flight to Tortoli Arbatax Airport (TTB) which is located in the province of Ogliastra. If not, the nearest airport is Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG) which is 2 hours away from the area. Airlines offering regular, affordable flights to Cagliari-Elmas Airport include British Airways, KLM and Alitalia. Passengers can depart from various UK airports including Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Liverpool (LPL), Heathrow (LHR), Birmingham (BHX) and Edinburgh (EDI).