Via C. Battisti, 26, 09041 Dolianova SU
Telefono: 338 855 7873
Via Trieste, 09041 Dolianova SU
Telefono: 339 370 2728
B&B Raggio di sole
Via Trieste, 31, 09041 Dolianova SU
Telefono: 070 743201
Via Trieste, 17, 09041 Dolianova SU
Telefono: 348 434 5029
Viale Dante Alighieri, 17, 09041 Dolianova SU
Telefono: 342 876 1787
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Via A. Manzoni, 7, 09041 Dolianova SU
Telefono: 070 743481
The modern town of Dolianova, called Patiolla in the Sardinian language, was born in 1905 after the union of two different villages: San Pantaleo and Sicci San Biagio. Dolianova is the most important center of Parteolla district - since Sardinia is subdivided into several historical regions – located in the Province of South Sardinia.
The town’s economy is mainly based on agriculture. Not by chance the town probably takes its name from the Latin Pars Olea - which means “place of oil” - as the territory has always been suited to olives cultivation since ancient times.
The first evidence of human presence around the territory of Dolianova dates back to the Neolithic Age (4th millennium BC) even if the most relevant archaeological findings go back to the Nuragic period, starting from the middle Bronze Age (1600 BC).
The first documents regarding Dolia date to 1089 - during the Judicial period – when the monasteries of St. George and St. Constantine were edified by the will of Arzone, the Judje of Cagliari. Under the name Dolia Dolianova was the seat of an important diocese which was suppressed in 1503 when it was embedded in the Diocese of Cagliari. At the end of the era of Giudicati the village of San Pantaleo become a fief of Suelli's bishop while the small village of Sicci fell under the Aragonese rule and it was turned into a baronage assigned to Raimondo de Amburra and then to the dukes of Mandas.
The greater evidence of the importance of the Diocese of Dolia is definitely the Cathedral of St. Pantaleo. This beautiful medieval church represents an unique example of Romanic architectonic building in Sardinia. It was edified with local sandstones in three phases by using several architectonic elements and decorations. The façade and the flanking high bell tower, the sides and the apse are decorated with different sculpture motifs such as gemetrical patterns, human figures and mythological animals. Worthy of note, in particular, is the architrave on the main entrance's portal which depects a snake in the reeds. The interior has a nave and two aisles divided by arches on pillars surmounted by elaborate capitals with plants and anthropomorphic decorations. The south-east oriented apse is decorated by a frescoe of great value representing Jesus with his apostles. But the more important frescoe is the “Arbor Vitae” depecting the tree of life with Jesus crucified in the middle of the painting.
Also the current borough of Sicci has its important church dedicated to St. Biagio. The church was built in the late Gothic style in the 14th century but it was damaged and rebuilt several times. The interior has a central nave with lateral chapels and a wooden cover. The façade retains some ancient elements – after the rebuilding in 1782 – such as the beautiful late Gothic rose window.
Since the unification in 1905 had left inalterated the traditional religious feasts, St. Biagio and St. Pantaleo are now the two patrons of Dolianova.
Nowadays Dolianova is therefore a nice welcoming small town rich in culture and history, living in a perfect blend of modernity and tradition. Its economy – driven by the agri-food sector – is fast growing and its products are now known and exported not only to Italy but also worldwide, thanks to the competence and deep passion of its entrepreneurs.
Dolianova is all this and much more just waiting to be explored.
Winemaking in Sardinia has its roots in the distant past. The untouched rural environment and an age-old tradition are thus the strenght of the new Sardinian wine industry. Due to soil fertility and mild climate the whole Parteolla district has always proved to be the right place for the cultivation of vines.
This is the context in which an important company was conceived: Cantine di Dolianova. The winery has a long history started in 1949. With 1.200 hectares of vineyards is today the largest winery in Sardinia. Its primacy is supported also by the number of sales. In fact over 4 million bottles are exported worldwide every year. Thanks to the grapes grown by over 300 associates, Cantine di Dolianova produces excellent wines - made from typical grape varieties such as Cannonau, Monica, Nuragus, Vermentino and Moscato - awarded several prizes in the last ten years.
Passion, tradition and innovation are definitely the keys to success of Cantine di Dolianova whereby Dolianova is nowadays an important wine producer, also testified by the significant oenological heritage of its territory.
Cantine di Dolianova
S.S. 387 km 17,150 – Loc. Sant'Esu - 09040 Dolianova (SU)
Phone +39 070 744101 - +39 070 74410224/226
Olive trees are the essence of the Sardinian landscapes and are used to make high quality products and olive oil production is definitely one of the most important pillars of Dolianova's economy.
It is thought that the town's early name Dolia expressed the strong connection between the territory and olives growing. Indeed olives are cultivated widely in the countryside around the town. Suffice it to say that in the area of the Parteolla is concentrated the 10% of the 37.000 hectares of olive cultivation.
The small typical Sardinian olives cultivated in the territory of Dolianova – named Tonda di Cagliari and Pitz'e Carroga - stand out for their refined and strong flavor that is possible to find in high quality oils produced by four important oil mills, whose products, such as table olives and aromatized oils, have also received some prestigious awards.
Dolianova also hosts a picturesque museum of oil – called Sa mola de su notariu - collecting old machines and farming tools used once for making olive oil. It was bought in the first years of 20th century by the notary Francesco Locci – known in the village as su notariu (the notary) – and hence the name of the structure.
Azienda agricola Cannavera
Via P. Dettori n. 30 - 09041 Dolianova (SU)
Phone: +39 070 741405
C.O.Par - Cooperativa olivicoltori del Parteolla
Via Emilio Lussu n. 43 - 09041 Dolianova (SU)
Phone: +39 070 741329
Sa mola de su notariu – Olio del Tempio
Viale Europa n. 18 - 09041 Dolianova (SU
Phone: +39 070 740651
Even though Sardinia is surrounded by a truly gorgeous sea, what actually defines the Sardinian cuisine are meat and cheese. Animal rearing and cheese production are the real heart of the Island. Sheep farming and making cheese have an age-old tradition throughout Sardinia. Today the sheep farms feed the dairy industry by producing milk for making different types of cheese such as the typical ricotta and pecorino cheese.
Although in Sardinia the cheese is often still handcrafted there are however some important factories which produce high quality cheese industrially.
“Argiolas Formaggi” is a great dairy that for more than 60 years produces sheep and goat milk cheese in Dolianova. Modern technologies and advanced research facilities allowed the factory to offer a wide range of unique taste products exported around the world.
Argiolas Formaggi Srl
SP 14 n. 3/5 - 09041 Dolianova (SU)
Phone: +39 070 740293 / 070 741694