Monumenti aperti 2017: the best opportunity to discover Tortolì-Arbatax

  • Published: 18-04-2017
  • Category: Events

Monumenti aperti 2017 Tortolì-Arbatax

When you say Sardinia, the first things that comes to mind is the beauty of nature. But this island also boasts of having an ancient and fascinating history. The best time to discover it? It is the 2017 edition of Monumenti aperti (literally, “open monuments”) in Tortolì-Arbatax on May 20th and 21st.


The event

It is one of the most important cultural events in Sardinia, entirely dedicated to the promotion of the historical and artistic heritage of this beautiful island. In particular, in the days of Monumenti aperti, guided tours and special routes will allow all visitors to discover not only the most famous places but also places that are usually closed to the public.

Also during the event, in some strategic points of Tortolì and Arbatax, special info points will be set up, where visitors can find all the information they need.


Two places to visit

  • Tortolì is located in Ogliastra, one of the historical regions of Sardinia. Renowned tourist destination, it has several priceless historical sites, such as area ex batteria, the church of Sant’Andrea Apostolo, the archaeological site of S’Ortali ‘e su Monti, the tower of San Miguel.
  • Arbatax is Tortolì coastal district. The visit begins in the marina and continues with the Rocce rosse, with cala Moresca and Porto Frailis. It is a well-known town especially for the beauty of its coast.


How to get there

Arbatax is also one of the main ports where ferries to Sardinia dock. From the port, you can easily reach the several monuments by car/motorcycle (which you can embark on the ferry) or by public transport.


Further information

For further information about the 2017 edition of Monumenti aperti in Tortolì-Arbatax (list of monuments, complete program, guided tours, info points, any changes), you can visit the official website of the event,


Image source: Di Gianni Careddu – Opera propria, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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