1 Mar,2019 By jagabond
Orgosolo highlighted my Northern Sardinia road trip. Most tourists visit the south, so I decided on the path less traveled. The good news first, Orgosolo made my list of best small towns in Europe. The bad news was, the rest of the road trip wasn’t as exciting. In fact, I can probably walk through the other high points in a short series of pictures…which I’ll do now.
The road trip started in Olbia due to cheap flight options from Naples. I wanted to hit the westernmost part of the island, most notably Bosa and Alghero, with a few stops along the way. Although it was late May, the traffic was light and the driving manageable. I list my favorite memories below.
Secluded beach near Olbia
Christ statue at Monte Ortobene
Creative window decoration in Bosa
Beautiful sunset in Alghero
Seafood of Sardinia
Artist hard at work
Best Italian beer I’ve tasted
With the other road trip sights out of the way, let’s get started with Orgosolo. I’m a serious fan of street art, even writing a blog about my favorite works in Europe. I’m also a lover of small towns, having graced many in my travels around Italy. I never imagined those two loves would come together.
Orgosolo was once a very dangerous place. History tells of bandits, murders and other foul things. These days, the worst that can happen is being offended by a politically slanted mural. That’s right, the town of Orgosolo is literally covered in art. As you walk the downtown you can see it on almost every building, sometimes reaching to the top level. You can spend hours admiring this outdoor museum. I now present a photo gallery of Orgosolo, and the murals that will make me always remember this small town.
I’m not the only person who recognized this hidden treasure of a town. Check out these links for more information.