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    Sardinia is a small but very varied Island; the scenery of its beaches is colorful almost everywhere you go. One of choises to enjoy on beaches and inland places is to create an itinerary for 7 to 14 days staying for 3 or 4 days at a time in Sardinia hotelsSpend some time on the Costa Smeralda, move to Alghero, famous Stintino or explore nuraghe arround Sassari. If you have enough of time then enjoy a visit in the bustling centre of Cagliari.


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    Murales of Orgosolo - Sardinia

    Orgosolo Sardinia is located 20 kilometres from Nuoro. It is a s mall village in the north east part of Sardinia island. Orgosolo is famous for its bandits from history and today for paintings on the wall - murals.

    Paintings in Orgosolo Sardinia


    Where is Orgosolo - Sardinia

    The murals are painted on the walls of the houses, most of the main road, for the most part political and social content.
    Moreover Orgosolo and is a nice little town, perfect for a coffee break on your travel through Sardinina. One can make some purchases in shops on the main road For example, the classic shirt with the flag of Sardinia, Sardinian, or ceramic. Don't worry about finding the murals. They're everywhere.

    Where is Orgosolo on map Sardinia

    Murales of Orgosolo - Sardinia

    The opinions of who is "guilty" that Murales spreading in Sardinia are different. Some say that group of Dionysus Murales from Milan has created the first Ogosolo in year 1968.Their work was continued in 1975, with art teacher Francesco Del Casino.
    Other sources indicate that the beginning of wall paintings in Sardinia began with sculptor Pinuccio SciolaSciola was painting technique of murales in year about 1960, imports from Mexico. There is a tradition of wall paintings very developed.However, one of the stories is true, speaking walls are enough attractive to make a visit of Orgosolo town.

    The murals painted on the houses of Orgosolo Sardinia Orgosolo Sardinia murale painting Orgosolo Sardinia The murals painted on the houses of Orgosolo Sardinia Orgosolo Sardinia The murals painted on the houses of Orgosolo Sardinia The murals painted on the houses of Orgosolo Sardinia

    The murals painted on the houses of Orgosolo Sardinia

    Paintings on the wall

    Orgosolo adorned with more than 150 paintings. They are known far and wide especially after a sharp political message. Del Casino is the author of most paintings. It creates them in cubistic style.
    Paintings are attributed with quotations of major political figures and thinkers.In recent years show great interest in painting the visiting artists who come in Orgosolo to leave their mark there




    Orgosolo Sardinia - open air art

    Background of paintings in Orgosolo

    Historical background of paintings in Orgosolo has themas about racketeering or delinquency. It is a matter of historical conflicts between pastoralists and farmers, who wanted at the time of the division of land to obtain extensive and most fertile areas.

    The legend of Orgosolo says that the story started with the onset of the disputed local authorities. After the new ruler of the village took command of the village there was in 14 years since 1904 in Orgosolo town killed all the family members who were involved in the conspiracy.In the village, comprising 4,000 people, there was until 1954 every two months occurred homicide. There have been also a kidnapping and extortion.