Orosei (Sardinia - Italy)
Orosei is a completely mountainous coastal municipality of 7.025 inhabitants, located at 19 meters above sea level Province of Nuoro, Its territory covers an area of 90,40 sq. km.
The historic capital of the Barony, set back from the sea, has a historic center lively and well-maintained, with halls of stone and whitewashed courtyards lush. Churches, arches, stairs and open spaces make it very pleasant.
Probably founded in the Middle Ages, lived his magic moment during the Pisan when, under the rule of the barons Guiso, it became an important port with berths on the river Cedrino.
After the passage of the Aragonese began the decline caused by malaria, from pirate raids and dall'insabbiamento of the river.
Through a maze of narrow streets you get to the central Piazza del Popolo which is surrounded by three churches.
On top of a stairway, the Parish Church of San Giacomo Maggiore from the eighteenth-century facade and domes covered with more floors.
On the opposite side of the church Del Rosario, with a Baroque facade, and the Church of the Souls, founded confraternities protagonists of the rites of Holy Week.
The Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, once a rural sanctuary, was incorporated by the expansion of the city.
In the tower of Pisa, inside the enclosure, is set up an exhibition of local handicrafts.
The seventeenth-century Shrine of Our Lady of Remedy, until a few years ago in the isolated countryside, has become part of the periphery.
It is surrounded by cumbessias that you fill in the first days of September on the occasion of the pilgrimage.
Surroundings: near the mouth of the Cedrino, is the Church of Santa Maria 'and Sea, founded in the thirteenth century by merchants from Pisa.
Full of votive offerings, the last Sunday of May is a place of pilgrimage with the statue of Our Lady of going down the river on a boat, followed by fishing boats.
At the mouth of the river splits into two branches: the northern one goes into a man-made canal, the southern Su Petrosu gives life to the pond, a wetland where they live coots, moorhens, mallards and Purple Gallinule.
Where the water is lower and avocets are knights of Italy, herons and egrets.