A walk through the streets of Dorgali and its culture
Dorgali is an intoxicating mix of tradition and modernity, it is intrusive and poetic. Its history contains the stories of goldsmiths, leather goods, shepherds, and potters, but also of spinning, writing, and painting artists. After passing through the hordes of vacationers looking for sun and sea on the beaches, a visit along the picturesque streets of the village is really worth your time.
Via Lamarmora and Corso Umberto are the main streets, from which a series of small alleys rich in culture branch off: during the walk, you will meet the women of the village who still wear the traditional dress linked to everyday life. Only on holidays you can observe the traditional costume of Dorgali, whose details and gold ornaments highlight the expert hands of the locals.
Among the various deep-rooted festivals, those of Sant’Antonio Abate and San Sebastiano deserve a special mention, celebrated in the months of January through the so-called fires: a mountain of rosemary, placed in the center of the local squares, is burned after a mass and a blessing of the priest. The cellars of the district open their doors to the people to offer a glass of wine and a slice of “pistiddu”, a typical dessert made with pasta (made with lard and semolina) and stuffed with vincotto.
And again, there is another place that deserves to be visited: it is the Museum of Salvatore Fancello, where the works of art of the one who was a painter, sculptor and ceramist are kept, raising the fame of the town outside the boundaries of the Island.
Agriturismo Canales is a place of value
From our farmhouse you can reach Dorgali in a few minutes and make your holiday an opportunity to enrich yourself thanks to its history, its culture, and its ancient traditions.