There is something magical around the coast of Orosei. This has probably to do with the smell of juniper berries pervading the air through the light sea breeze. The sea around the Baronie, as it is called this region, touchs the coast for 20 kilometers: this is the Gulf of Orosei, widely renown for its cristal and warm water.
No one knows with certainty the origin of the name “Orosei”: roman writers used to refer it to an ancient nuragic tribe, so-called s'Aesaronenses, residing between this area of Sardinia and Corsica. However, the lack of reliable information allow us to think what we like the most. As for us, the sound behind the name of Orosei brings us to the golden sand of its beaches.
Let's start with SaCurcurica, located next to a pine grove with picnic area and riding stables for those wondering about adventures around the stunning nature overwhelming the area. A bit further visitors meet the Bidderosa Oasis, made up by five amazing bays protected by a forest of juniper trees and eucalyptus. To keep the area preserved, only small grups can access the Oasis every day, by contacting the town hall in advance.
The beach of Osalla is among the favourite destinations for locals. It consists of a 4 kilometer long sandy strand where you can also have a rest under the shadows made by a suggestive pine grove, ideal to explore in every season. A bit more south, in front of the arbor, visitors will discover a pathway toward Cala Osalla, or Osalla Bay, enriched by a pond crossed by pictoresque wooden bridges.
Only a few kilometre drive from to the centre, it stands the Marina di Orosei, particularly appreciated by the shell lovers. But the sea is not the only attraction, since this area is rich in history and landscape's beauty: seventeen churches, a tower dating back to the Pisan era, the nuragic complex of Rampinu and Sa Linnarta, as well as an ancient prison.