In the heart of the Barbagia di Belvì, stretched out in a valley at the foot of the Gennargentu mountains, it is surrounded by enchanting landscapes. Its strategic position up in the cooler hills made Aritzo a summer retreat already in the XIX century, blessed as it was with clean healthy air and the fresh pure water that gave it its name: the source of is Alinos and the funtana de sant’Antoni spring, known for its very pure water.
The fine wood from the infinite stands of walnut and chestnut trees gave origin to local crafts. The town is especially famous for its characteristic nuptial trunks, known as cascie, and cutting boards, made using traditional carving techniques. And wood is also used for balconies, which are a soft pink colour and stand out from the stone walls of the houses.