Some 70 kilometres from Nuoro, Aritzo has become a holiday attraction thanks to its unspoilt nature, wholesome air and a myriad of light water springs, including the Is Alinos fountains and the funtana de S’Antantoni. The typical stone houses of the village, with their wooden or wrought-iron balconies, overlook cobbled streets. The parish church of St Michael the Archangel, with works of art including paintings, statues, an 18th-century organ and a polychrome marble altar, stands in the centre of the village.