Fanned out like an amphitheatre at the feet of monte Santu Padre, the highest peak of the Marghine range, at an altitude of 500 metres in an area that goes from the Campeda highplains in the north to the plains of rio Murtazzolu in the south, lived in since the Neolithic Age and an important centre during the Roman Era, Bortigali became famous in the 1940s, after the war, when Radio Sardegna went on the air and became Italy’s first free radio broadcaster. The town of 1,400 inhabitants is a member of the Authentic Towns of Italy association and one of the few town in Italy that still makes use of its watermill. Delicious cheeses (pecorino, casizolu and sa fresa ‘e attunzu) are made here at the local milk co-op, which was founded in 1907.