Welcome to Orgosolo
High in the brooding mountains, Orgosolo is Sardinia’s most notorious town, its name long a byword for the banditry and violence that blighted this part of the island for so long. More recently the town has attempted, with some success, to reinvent itself as an alternative tourist attraction. Nowadays, it’s not unusual to see visitors walking down the main strip photographing the vibrant graffiti-style murals that adorn the village’s buildings. But once the day-trippers have gone, the villagers come out to reclaim their streets – the old boys to sit staring at anyone they don’t recognise and the lads with crewcuts to race up and down in their mud-splattered cars.