Make a self catering villa or holiday rental at Orosei, Sardinia, your home away from home
Orosei is on the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy's most exclusive island. The old town has narrow alleys and streets lined with whitewashed buildings. There are several churches in the area around which the local religious life is centred, especially saints' days and religious festivals. The town is well equipped for tourism yet remains unspoilt and is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. There are plenty of self catering villas within easy reach of Orosei's lovely sandy beaches and clear crystal sea.
Things to Do at Orosei, Sardinia
Sardinia is a great golfing destination. The Pevero Golf Club in Porto Cervo is among the best-known golf clubs in the world with a superb golf course which welcomes visitors.
The gorgeous sandy beaches near your Orosei holiday villa are what draw many visitors to this lovely island. Scuba diving and snorkeling are a great way to see the rich marine life around Sardinia’s shores, while windsurfing and kite surfing take advantage of the summer breeze.
Walking and Outdoor Pursuits
There are many national parks protecting the natural environment of Sardinia and the flora and fauna which depend upon it. Walking or joining a guided tour are the best ways to appreciate the natural wildlife. The granite and limestone peaks offer some interesting challenges for climbers. Horse riding is also a popular local sport and trekking around the rural parts of Sardinia is a wonderful way to be at-one with nature.
Places to Visit Near Orosei, Sardinia
The town of Alghero with its distinctive historic architecture makes it a pleasant place to explore. It has many interesting sights including the 16th century Palazzo D’Albis - the former home of Emperor Charles V; the Madonna del Santo Rosario and the Church of St Michael. The piéce-de-resistance of the town is the Alghero Cathedral begun in 1570 which has five magnificent chapels, a bell tower and a grand neo-Classical pillared entrance.
Visit the Nuraghi
Sardinia has more than 6500 nuraghi, which are conical stone blocks or towers, scattered across the island and many are protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Porto San Paolo
Porto San Paolo is part of the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara and the Punta Coda Cavallo. The old village was built of Sardinian musky stones giving it a quaint appeal. Fantastic sea views can be enjoyed across to the nearby island of Tavolara, which has a wonderful nature park.
Weather at Orosei, Sardinia
Sardinia has a very pleasant Mediterranean climate with 300 days of sunshine per year. It has warm sunny summers averaging 30°C (86°F) and almost no rainfall. Winters are cool with temperatures dropping down to 12°C (53°F) but still plenty of sunshine.
Travel to Orosei, Sardinia
The main airport on Sardinia is the Cagliari-Elmas (CAG) Airport in the south of the island, but budget airlines tend to use the smaller airports at Olbia on the northeast coast and Alghero on the northwest coast. Taxis and buses connect the airports with local towns. There are also daily ferries to Sardinia from the mainland to the ports of Olbia, Cagliari, Arbatax and Porto Torres