Not to be missed!

Oliena in festa
Dolci sardi

Easter

Every year, during Easter Day in Oliena the locals celebrate “S’Incontru”, a unique event that attracts tons of tourists.

It’s a religious procession introduced by the Spaniards during the XV century, it aims to commemorate and re-enact the meeting between Holy Mary and Risen Christ. The locals usually dance in their traditional costumes and the whole event is paced by people firing blanks.

You should taste: Sas Hasadinas, sun-shaped pies filled with molten cheese. Try out the sweet version too!

Ferragosto (15th of August)

During the religious procession for the 15th of August you will be able to appreciate the beauty of Oliena’s traditional costumes.

Fairs and festivals

During summer, most town celebrats festivals for their patron saint. The festivals usually last several days and they offer many entertaining events, such as concerts and horseback processions.

Festivals near to the Agriturismo:
– Orosei, between the 22nd and the 26th of July;
– Dorgali, between the 14th and the 17th of August;
– Oliena, between the 18th and the 23rd of August,
– Nuoro, between the 26th and the 29 of August.

Autunno in Barbagia

This event was created in Oliena during the 90s and was called ‘Cortes Apertas’ – literally open courtyards – because some of the village’s houses “opened” their courtyards to showcase their best food and crafts.

This tradition was soon picked up by other towns in Barbagia and nowadays, from September until December, you can visit this area to experience the authentic soul of Sardinia.

You should taste: Sos pappascinos, biscuits with raisins typically baked for All Saints’ Day.