MogorellaMogoredda in Sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 80 kilometres northwest of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres east of Oristano. The population is approximately 450 people and and the area is 17.2 square kilometres.

Mogorella borders the following municipalities: AlbagiaraRuinasUsellusVilla Sant'AntonioVillaurbana.

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So why did we pick Mogorella? Mattias's father, Mario, came from the neighboring village of Ruinas, and Mario's sister lives in Mogorella. Mattias spent many childhood summers with cousins in both Mogorella and Ruinas. In 2007 Mattias's parents bought the house in Mogorella as a summer house. Unfortunately Mattias's father passed away the same year and after a few years his mother thought the cost of keeping the house was getting too much so we decided to buy it instead. 

We find Mogorella to be a very warm welcoming village and the surrounding nature stunning! The old cobble stone streets and stone houses have a certain charm that you cannot ignore. And even though the village is so small we still have the most important services here, like several convenience stores, a flower shop, a pharmacy and a doctor's office, a gym and a library, our Casa Sanna with pizzeria and and overnight rooms and more. Every Wednesday there is a clothes and vegetables market in the market square and as soon as there is a Saint's day or a holiday, something is bound to happen in the village.

 There are a lot of activities for the whole village, both winter and summer.

There are a lot of activities for the whole village, both winter and summer.

 Mogorella is a small village that often finds a reason to celebrate.

Mogorella is a small village that often finds a reason to celebrate.

 Sagra delle pecore takes place every spring, and people come from near and far.

Sagra delle pecore takes place every spring, and people come from near and far.

 There are more sheep than people living i Sardinia. 

There are more sheep than people living i Sardinia. 

 For saints' days and other holidays, folk groups dress up in their magnificent costumes.

For saints' days and other holidays, folk groups dress up in their magnificent costumes.

 Rolling hills surround the village, that is situated on one of them.

Rolling hills surround the village, that is situated on one of them.

 On the opposite side of the street from Casa Sanna is our own house - the one with the blue door! 

On the opposite side of the street from Casa Sanna is our own house - the one with the blue door!