The Porta d 'Ogliastra
Along the east coast of Sardinia lies Tortolì, a lively town with a striking variety of landscapes and the ideal destination for a dream holiday.
The centre is a triumph of history and culture, with the museum of modern art su Logu de s'Iscultura and the classical 18th-century former Cathedral of St Andrew, with its sumptuous polychrome marble altar. The church stands on a pre-existing, older building, of which two chapels remain.
The Nuragic era has left distinct traces on the local area, as can be seen in the 7-hectare s'Ortali 'e su Monti site. The control fortresses, such as the tower of San Miguel, are a legacy from Spanish times
The Tortolì area is rich in diversity, with the city centre surrounded by tropical beaches, forests, Mediterranean scrub, plains, ponds and cultivated hills. But the most striking feature is the Rocce Rosse , a strip of red porphyry that runs parallel to the coastline. This natural monument, which emerges from the emerald green waters, providing a striking colour contrast, is the setting for the Rocce Rosse Blues music festival in the Arbatax district.