Among all Sardinian towns, Orgosolo always shined for its wild temperament, leading the resistance against abuses from the central government. Orgosolo is one the most iconic town in Sardinia with colourful alleyways and dense secular oak woods.
The countless graffiti scattered over the whole town were painted by various artists from all over the world, starting from the 1960s up to date. They speak the story of Sardinia and all the places around the world that are linked by the passion of people, heroes, who dedicated their life to the fight for justice and freedom.
Thanks to its rebellious history, and the many graffiti denouncing any kind of social abuses, Orgosolo rose to become the emblem against tyranny and injustice. What a great scenario to learn about the turmoil that shook Sardinia from the Spanish subjugation in 1400, up to the oppressive laws introduced in 1800. How did the people live in this situation, closed in a backward island while the world went through industrial revolution?
Discover why and how the peasants rebelled against the central power, and get a grip of why Sardinians are still so introvert and suspicious.