What to see in Sassari: the 10 most beautiful places of the city
- Published: 25-05-2016
- Category: Places to See
You are spending a vacation along the north coast of Sardinia and you have your own itinerary. Well, there’s another place that you really should visit during this holiday. We are talking about the city of Sassari. And these are the ten most beautiful things to see.
- Duomo. The Cathedral of San Nicola, built in the Thirteenth century, is a real melting pot of architectural styles, from Baroque to Gothic. In the cathedral, there are neoclassical style sculptures and numerous sacred artworks.
- Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. It is one of the most important streets. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, literally, divides the city into two parts: the north part is the “commercial side”, with many shops and pubs; the south part is the most “spiritual side”, with many religious buildings (such as the beautiful church of Santa Caterina).
- Chiesa di San Pietro di Silki. One of the most beautiful and ancient churches of Sassari. It is located in the old town centre.
- Piazza Castello. In this square there was a castle (in fact, piazza Castello means “castle square”), built in the Fourteenth century and demolished in the second half of the Nineteenth century to build Lamarmora barracks. Today, the only remains of the castle are parts of the defensive walls.
- Via al Rosello. It is one of the most characteristic streets of the city: here you can still find cobblers and carpenters. Via al Rosello is the place where to buy the famous and tasty Sardinian cheeses.
- Fontana di Rosello. It is near Via al Rosello and is one of the most famous monumental fountains of the island. Built with white and green marble in the early Seventeenth century by Genoese workers, it is a Renaissance-style masterpiece.
- Parco di Monserrato. One of the largest among the many parks of Sassari. The Parco di Monserrato is located in the south-western area of the city, built in a natural basin and crossed by several paths.
- Museo nazionale archeologico ed etnografico G. A. Sanna. Via Roma, in this archaeological museum there are priceless finds of Sardinian history, from prehistory to Middle Age.
- Basilica della Santissima Trinità di Saccargia. In Codrongianos, about thirty minutes by car from Sassari. It is a wonderful Romanesque-style religious building.
- Platamona. The beach par excellence for people of Sassari. It’s near the town, about ten kilometers. Just fifteen minutes by car and you will be lying on a long stretch of golden sand touched by the beautiful sea of northern Sardinia.
Now you now what to see in Sassari. And to get there from Porto Torres, just take the E25 road and follow the road signs to Sassari: the journey by car takes about twenty minutes.
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