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Discover 5 places to see in Tortolì

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Arbatax

Arbatax (Italian pronunciation: [ˈarbataks]) is the largest hamlet (frazione) of Tortolì, Sardinia, in Italy. With almost 5,000 inhabitants, it is also the third largest town in its province (Ogliastra) by population, after Lanusei municipality (5,700) and Tortolì proper (5,300).

History

The origin of the name Arbatax is uncertain; according to tradition it derived from the Arabic for "14th Tower" and refers, probably, to the nearby watchtower built by the Spaniards to protect the territory from the incursion of Arab pirates.
The founders of Arbatax were Campanian fishermen from the island of P


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Capo Bellavista

Very impressive panoramic view from Capo Bellavista, where is the local meteorological station.


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Church of St Andrew the Apostle (Tortolì)

The Church of St Andrew the Apostle is the main place of Catholic worship of Tortoli, Ogliastra, the former Cathedral of the Diocese of Ogliastra. Is located in the historic centre of the town, in Cathedral Square, and is the parish seat.

History

The existence of a place of worship dedicated to the Apostle Andrew, on the site of the present Church, dates back at least to the 14th century; in a letter, of 1386, addressed by King Peter IV of Aragon the monk Petro de Armentera del monastero di San Saturnino in Cagliari, is mentioned in a Prebend parish of Saint Andrew in Tortoli. In the 17th centur


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Nuraghe S'ortali ' and on mountains

The archaeological complex is located southeast of Tortolì along the road to Orrì. Is an area of about 7 hectares, enclosed by a stone wall, on which they insist a complex nuraghe, tomba dei giganti, two menhirs, a village of circular huts, a domus de janas, a wall and a second straight nuraghe which remain only a few rows of base.

The site is fenced, guarded, and entrusted to a cooperative that offers cultural tours.


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Red Rock Beach

Unique is the square of red rocks in Arbatax: large cliffs of red porphyry draw a scenery of great beauty for this site located in the town of Arbatax, at the entrance to the port and at the foot of the Hill of Bellavista. The shore is here constituted in part by pebbles of red porphyry and granite and the rest from majestic cliffs that have always been frequented by women in the country for the trial in diving.


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