WALKING AROUND SASSARI
Sassari is the second city in Sardinia after
Cagliari. The opportunities to make a stop for a
visit are various. First of all it is a good idea
to take a walk around the old city-centre, where
there are many churches: St. Maria of Betlem, St
Antonio Abbate, St. Pietro in Silki, Santa
Caterina and the Cathedral of St. Nicola.
A stop in Piazza d'Italia, the main city square, is
'a must' for the visitor, as it is one in front of
the Fountain of Rosello, ancient and precious in
its structure. Another important stop is the
Archaeological Museum 'Sanna'.
Leaving Sassari and travelling towards the
seaside, it is possible to arrive to Platamona.
Other interesting places around Sassari are the
Pre-Nuraghic altar of Monte d'Accodi, in the area
of the Argentiera, an old mining centre, today
used as a tourist centre and Stintino, a
characteristic old fishing village, today very
popular with tourists, with its tower of La Pelosa
that seems to be guarding the island of l'Asinara.
The area around Sassari offers various places
worth a visit.
Going towards the sea, one reaches Porto Torres,
where besides the Basilica of St. Gavino, one can
visit the archaeological ruins of Turris
Lybissonis and the Roman bridge. In Osilo, the
visitor can admire the castle of the Malaspina
Continuing towards the internal part of the area,
one should stop in Codrongianus in order to visit
the beautiful Basilica of Saccargia, and in the
nearby village of Ploaghe, the parish church and
its picture-gallery. Torralba offers the
fascinating valley of the Nuraghi and the Nuraghic
"palace" of Santu Antine.
Going back towards the seaside area and travelling
along the coast of Villanova Monteleone, one
reaches Bosa. Here one can visit the old centre of
the town and the area of Sa Casta; the river Temo;
the castle of Salvaterra and the church of St.
Pietro; the forest of Silva Manna and the coast of
Capo Malargiu. The panoramic seaside road can be
taken in order to reach Alghero from Bosa.