Sassari and Northern Sardinia
The origins of the current town of Sassari are to be found in the early Middle Age, when the population of the coastal city of Turris Libisonis gradually took refuge inland, due to the incursions of Saracen pirates.
Over the centuries, the city has seen an alternation of different peoples, histories and cultures.
This variety is still clearly visible today in the urban planning and in the aesthetics of the buildings in the city historic center, which turns out to be one of the most beautiful and largest ones in Italy.
To the extraordinary historical, architectural and cultural evidence, the city of Sassari combines an enviable strategic position, set as it is halfway between the three most beautiful seaside resorts of Sardinia and of Italy as a whole, Alghero, Stintino and Castelsardo.
Do not miss a visit to the imposing Cathedral of San Nicola, with its tall bell tower in Pisan Romanesque style; the Palazzo Ducale, built in Baroque and Rococo style; the Fountain of Rosello, built in late Renaissance style by Genoese workers.
Stintino and the island of Asinara
Stintino is one of the most famous tourist resorts in Sardinia and its main beach La Pelosa, which extends over a sea of crystalline waters in front of the Piana and Asinara islands, closed to the north- west by the schists of the Capo Falcone promontory, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
S’Alighera for Sardinians, Alguer for Catalans, Alghero for Italians and for the rest of the world. Everyone calls it in their own way, but nobody can help but love this jewel of Catalan origin also called Barceloneta for this reason. Located just 35 km from Sassari, the city of Alghero is in fact an alloglot island.
Red coral reigns supreme among the colorful boutiques that adorn the historic center of the town that dominates the Coral Riviera.
The centuries-old walls, the characteristic cobbled streets, the ancient palaces, the ramparts with breathtaking views, the renowned fish restaurants and the many night clubs that enliven the nightlife make Alghero a must for the millions of tourists of all ages who arrive in our beloved Island every year.
There are many awards that this wonderful medieval village, formerly called Castel Doria, later Castel Aragonese and, finally, Castelsardo, has obtained over the years.
Built on a trachyte promontory, the Castle built by the Dorias of Genoa in the 12th century overlooks the center of the Gulf of Asinara, in a succession of small inlets, charming coves and rocky coasts that redden in the setting sun. Thanks to this position, the locality, in addition to being exposed to all winds, enjoys a unique panorama ranging over all the coasts and islands of the gulf, including those of Corsica.