The town of Orroli (Arròli) rises in a territory of artificial lakes which once used to be natural and it’s characterized by a charming town centre, which used to be a human settlement during the nuragic era. The very first marks of that period can be seen in the park of the city Su Motti, which contains the necropolis made up by Domus de Janas (type of pre-historic chamber tombs). Those hypogeums are dug into basalt rocks and are set inside a charming wood of downy oaks.
It’s well worthwhile visiting the Nuraghe Arrubbiu (Red Nuraghe) also known as Red Giant. It is the most imposing megalithic monument of Sardinia and one of the most significant in the whole Mediterranean area as well.
The Church of Saint Nicola contains a mix of marks of several historical periods: marks from nuragic era, from pre-Christian Roman Era, from the period of the evangelization of Sardinia, from the late Middle Age and from the contemporary era.
Website of the Municipality: http://www.comuneorroli.it/
Municipality: Viale Europa, 30 - 0782-847006 – fax 0782-847624
Carabinieri Orroli: Via Battisti, 33 - 0782 847022
For traffic police please make reference to the Municipality.
Orroli is a popular destination for visitors who want to breath both ancient and modern atmospheres: the landscape of this town offers ancient buildings with characteristic portals and courts typical of the region Campidano; the town is surrounded by the beautiful lakes Mulargia and Flumendosa where it’s possible to go rowing, canoeing and fishing.
The giant Nuraghe Arrubbiu is not to be missed. Inside the built-up area is possible to visit the “House of Nuraghe Arrubbiu”, the museum which shows life inside the nuraghe, moments and scenes of daily life which will allow the visitors to get inside the ancient nuragic society.