Today, is the most important Tortolì center in the entire Ogliastra region. Its economy, once based on agriculture, today Concentrates on the service industry, thanks to the presence of the Arbatax harbor and to the new airport. Of them all, the tourism industry HAS grown the most, transforming the area enter a sought-after tourist destination. In the city center, you'll find the former cathedral, the church of St. Andrew, That dates back to the XVIII Century and is in Baroque style.
Ogliastra: Ogliastra is awash with things to do Both inland and on the coast. With its natural rustic beauty Ogliastra is the perfect environment to take part in sporting activities Various Artists. Mainly known for its coastline it is very easy to forget some of the HAS Sardinia That most spectacular inland scenery in Europe. This mountainous terrain Allows for a fixed number of sporting activities Such As mountain biking and rock climbing to mention but a few. To discuss sporting activities in Sardinia and not mention would not be Possible watersports. A mixture of crystal clear seas and fantastic climate make Sardinia the perfect place to practice all forms of watersports. Amongst go diving the coral in Alghero or sailing off the Emerald Coast, the choice is yours.
Ogliastra is a beautiful natural theater That opens from the mountains or Supramonte ', on the border with Barbargia, Towards the central-eastern Sardinian coast. The particular comes for 'Oliva Straw ', the three local wild olive. Ogliastra is know for its magnificent and admired coastal area, Surrounded by mountains and cliffs all, and for some of the most untouched coast of Italy. Its natural Sea Mountain Park includes famous sites and landmarks like the 'Cale' (beach harbors), among the most famous ones Cala Gonone, Cala Sisine, Goloritze Cala, Cala Luna ... Another impressive natural landmark is the massive 'Pedra Longa, a cliff Natual literarly planted enter the sea. Ogliastra is Becoming a popular area for lovers of nature, wild landscapes and fabulous local food, it is the area of ??the island most loved by conscious That Tourists like to escape from the crowded areas of the north and the south of the island.
Tiscali: The ancient village of 'Tiscali' (yes, especially the gift of it to the company ...) is hidden inside an empty mountain and was discovered When part of the Mountain's roof collapsed. Probably it was consistently build the Roman invasion by the locals do not That Wanted to be Submitted and The Abandoned. It is very well preserved and shows people how to live overused 2000 years ago, without any later intervention. The oldest Olive trees are local heritage of Europe, you can see em in the square of Santa Maria Navarrese Village. Cala Luna, Cala Mariolu, Goloritze Cala, Cala Sisine, Cala Cartoe ... some of the most magnificent and untouched spots in the Mediterranean Sea. 'Trenino Verde' (The Little Green Train) is one of Italy's oldest Railways. It connects with a journey That May Vary from 4 to 6 hours (According To how many cows need to be moved away from the train's Itinerary!) Arbatax to the South of the Island, crossing some of the most wild and Beautiful untouched natural treasures or Italy.
The modern Tourist Port of Baunei and Saint Maria Navarrese has been inaugurated in 1998, a sure and pleasant shelter in the oriental Coast of Sardinia that can entertain up to 340 boats with a maximum length up to 30 meters.
The personnel is competent and cordial and the variety of the offered services are able to satisfy the different demands of the diportistis. From June 2005 the port has been endowed with the 'Pequod', the lifter to otherwise allow the access on board of the skilled people, becoming so the 'first accessible port' of Sardinia.
In 2006 for the second consecutive time the Tourist Port has gotten the prestigious recognition Blue Flag of the tourist landings, that is assigned for quality of the landing, services and safety measures, environmental education and information. The Tourist Port every year increases his presences thanks to the quality of the services that offers and to the magic scenery where the is drawn the port that from the sense of the nature thanks to the green that surrounds it.
The cave was first explored and surveyed in the 1950s by the speleological group PIO XI. So far 800 m of tunnels have been mapped, while others are still being explored.
The cavity is also important from a faunistic point of view, because it was there that Padre Forreddu, one of the founders of Sardinian speleology, studied the monk seal, living day and night in close contact with the mammal.
The cave is situated 7 m above sea level, along the limestone cliffs of the gulf of Orosei. Safe gangways will allow you to walk easily over the fossil bed of an ancient river.
This proposal will take you through the mysterious tunnels of an ancient land to hidden chasms to undersea caves in the splendid cliffs of Baunei, to discover a unique and fascinating world. Expert guides will lead you along underground waterways to the home of rare species and you will venture into caves of incredible beauty with unusual-shaped stalagmites and stalactites.
Daily excursions along the gulf of Orosei and visits to the cave aboard comfortable boats leaving from the ports of Arbatax and Santa Maria Navarrese (you see the pages excursions by sea).
The reputation of tourism in Sardinia is surely due to the beauty of its sea and its beaches, unique not only in the Italian territory but in general all over the Mediterranean.
Tortolì, with its long beaches typical of granitic, could not be outdone.
Here you will find sandy beaches, or cliffs of red porphyry like the 'Red Rocks', Cea located between the beach and Tortolì Barisardo.
Entering the village one of the most beautiful beaches is definitely the Bay Port Frailis, located near the Capo Bellavista. Here the sand of the beach is the most candid of the island.
Made famous by the clarity of its waters and white sand beach is known as the 'Lido Orrì', not far from, that will amaze all who gaze upon landing. Every year we celebrate the feast of St. Anne 26 July with many delicacies of local cuisine.
Finally to the south of town is the beach San Gemiliano, with a beautiful tower, detectable follow the signs to the tourist village of the same name.