Dolianova is a town of about 10,000 inhabitants, surrounded by a fertile territory, named Parteolla.
The products of this area (wine, olive oil and cheese) have unique characteristics
and are the result of the quality of the earth and climate, which make this part of Sardinia unique.
Cagliari, the major city of the island, is about 20 kilometers from the green hills where Dolianova resides, in the district called Parteolla. From the ancient word Karalis, Cagliari is “the city of light” with its narrow streets, charming atmosphere, and views framed by medieval walls. From there we go to Parteolla, a region of solid peasant culture, dotted with country churches and a wonderful Pisan style cathedral. In Latin, “pars olea” (from which the name of the region Parteolla derives) means “the part of oil”. The region continues to retain the tradition of olive cultivation to this day. In Sardinia the olive was an indigenous plant, together with grapevines.
In this region, a sensory journey that blends the past and the present gives life to an itinerary that combines wineries, oil mills, dairies, historic tours and archaeological sites. The major city of this area is Dolianova which – until the sixteenth century – was the venue of the Diocese. You can discover the ancient peasant culture of oil production and enjoy the pure and intense taste of typical natural products from the oil mills Cannavera, Locci, Loddo, Copar and Perra, or taste the typical cheese in the Argiolas and Aresu dairies.
The wine, with its colors and aromas, is the main drawcard of the region: the wine cooperative of Dolianova, Argiolas and Pala winery estate in Serdiana, Deiana winery estate in Settimo San Pietro, Massidda estate in Donori and Carlo Pili estate in Soleminis, are enjoyable stops. The discovery of grape seed and grapevine of the Nuraghic age, dating back to 1000 B.C., reveal an ancient viticulture that continues to give the gift of unique experiences.
Parteolla, thanks to its temperate climate, is easily visited the whole year round and its proximity to Cagliari, where you find the port and the international airport (www.sogaer.it), makes it easily accessible.