Full of natural, historical, aercheological and gastronomic resources
Sassari, located in northern Sardinia, is characterized by an uncontaminated nature thanks to the winds that purify and scent the air, and by a clean sea thanks to the constant currents that guarantee an excellent fishing as well. All of these features, together with the hospitality of its inhabitants, make Sassari the perfect place for a relaxing and unforgettable holiday.
It extends for 7.500 square km and is the biggest municipality in Italy with 430.000 inhabitants. The city is rather recent but, in its historical centre, it is possible to walk through alleys that lead to the ancient city walls that were demolished in 1800 together with the biggest castle of Sardinia. In the heart of the historical centre there is the gothic Duomo of San Nicola with the big seventeenth-century baroque facade. Inside the National museum of Sant'Anna, in Via Roma, ancient findings from Sassari and Nuoro can be admired. The city is divided in two parts by the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II that separates a centuries-old commercial district (north) from a noble and spiritual area full of churches (south), like the church of Santa Caterina where many artworks from sardinian artist are preserved; the church of Madonna del Rosario, the church of Sant'Antonio Abate and the church of San Pietro di Silki, the most ancient church of Sassari.
Before entering the city there are two beautiful beaches: Cala dell'Argentiera and Porto Palmas. The unmissable beach of Porto Ferro, reachable from Alghero, is surrounded by a flourishing pinewood with a freshwater basin known as the Baratz lake. The closest beach to Sassari is the deep-water beach of Platamona, while all the other beaches have shallow waters because of the erosion process. This beach is wide and comfortable, with a green pinewood and sand dunes behind it.