An ancient Saracen colony, Dorgali (8,000 inhabitants) is, in terms of the area that it covers, one of the largest towns in Sardinia.Nestling at the foot of Mount Bardia, it is ideally situated between the sea and the mountains. Its coastline is a succession of small coves, such as Cala Luna and Cala Fuili, where the remarkable Bue Marino cave is home to the last colony of Mediterranean monk seals.
The limestone mountains of Supramonte are crisscrossed with many footpaths which permit the discovery of an extremely varied fauna and flora.
Along with these natural assets, Dorgali also has a rich archaeological heritage, to which is dedicated a museum concerning the presence of the Nuragic civilisation (1800 to 500 BC) in this area.
Farming, animal husbandry and crafts are among the town's activities.
Dorgali has undertaken the development and promotion of its archaeological, and marine heritage and its landscapes by means of two socio-economic and tourism projects :
- "From the mountains of Gennargentu to the sea: the footpaths of Tiscali": acquisition, preservation and management of the most important archaeological sites of the territory.
- Acquisition, development and promotion of a piece of land in Cala Gonone which lies in the Gennargentu National Park and in the Golf of Orosei marine park.
- Construction of an aquarium.