Sassari

Overview

Sassari is a large city in Sardinia with a long stretch of coastline featuring some of Sardinias best beaches including Platamona and Argentiera. The impressive Baroque structure of the St. Nicholas Church can be seen from the whole city and is the first port of call for a day of sightseeing.

The best way to see the historical sights is by foot; take a stroll over the Rosello Bridge for the best view of the stunning marble Rosello Fountain where water flows from the mouths of twelve grand lions.

Sassari is also a great place to do a spot of shopping where you can find major brands at the large choice of shopping centres and also find one off stores selling jewellery and bags.

Things to do

The Cavalcata Sarda festival

Sassari is fairly quiet throughout the year except for May when the spectacular Cavalcata Sarda festival takes place on the second last Sunday of the month. The city then comes alive with a horse riding event through the city where people dress up in traditional Sardinian costumes and parade through the streets to musicians carrying nine large candles.

The Necropolis of Anghelu Ruji

Sassari has one of Sardinia’s most important archaeological sites; the Necropolis of Anghelu Ruji which is an ancient series of artificial caves dating back to 3000 BC which show a fascinating insight into early civilisations.

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