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Orosei is located in the centre of a precious balance between history, culture and nature, and is an unmissable stop to get to know the Baronie and Sardinia. It is conveniently located in the Cedrino plain, between the slopes of Mount Tuttavista and the Tyrrhenian coast. The picturesque town centre has a long history dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Thanks to the presence of the port, mediaeval Orosei acquired great importance under Pisan rule, eventually becoming the main seat of the curia of the Giudicato of Gallura and later the capital of the southern Baronia. Orosei's past is well-preserved in the picturesque historical centre, which houses a large number of churches and palaces dating back to different periods. Tourism is an important resource for the local economy and among the main attractions are the 20 kilometres of coastline, alternating between sandy beaches, cliffs and green areas of great naturalistic value. 

Among the many religious traditions that take place in the area, the procession of the "flower-decked boats" in honour of Santa Maria 'e Mare stands out. On the last Sunday in May, the boats are decorated with floral compositions by local craftspeople, and then move along the Cedrino River carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary. The ritual ends at the mouth of the river, where the small 13th century church of St. Mary is located.


08028 Orosei NU, Italia

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