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University of Sassari - Administrative Seat - The Internal Garden Sassari province is located on the northwest of Sardinia. The historical roots of this territory and the foundation of Sassari go deep into the Neolithic. The city itself passed through a short period of historical development that started in the Middle Ages. Sassari is considered a relatively young city. Due to fact the city has been ambushed very often, war architects, who have been building numerous fortresses to protect the island from pirate attacks, have made the major contribution to today's architectural monuments and places of interest.
XVII century was notable mostly for the construction of the first University of Sassari. Later here appeared beautiful historic monuments - Princely Palace (now the city’s administration is located in it), St. Nicholas Cathedral, Giordano Palace decorated in neo-gothic style building, and the building of the province’s administration.
In addition to the diversified cultural program Sassari offers a large selection of unique and interesting restaurants, bars and cafes, where you can try delicious dishes of the national cuisine. Shopping lovers will be happy to visit numerous luxury shops, where they will find clothes and shoes by the famous Italian couturier and designers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The ancient church of Virgin Mary of Bethlehem, whose construction began in the 12th century, is considered an original religious monument. The erection of the church extended into several decades, so nowadays, its appearance contains features of various stylistic directions. The facade is made in Romanesque style, however, some of its elements remind of beautiful Gothic and even Oriental traditions. During the Middle Ages, the interior design was supplemented with fabulous Baroque elements. The building of an ancient Franciscan monastery remained in the immediate vicinity of the church.
La mia città ! While walking along the historic district of Sassari, pay attention to the fragments from the old fortress walls. One of its largest fragments can be seen near Vico Avenue and the Trinity Avenue. Many defensive structures of the region were built in the 13th century. During the early Middle Ages, there were 36 towers. Only six survived to the present day. Turondola Tower is the most beautiful and interesting one. It is located next to the university square.
Castello di Sassari ancient fortress is one of the brightest medieval monuments. It was constructed in the 14th century to protect the coastal area. At the end of the 19th century, they decided to ruin the fortress and built a new square and barracks in its place. Only recently, during archaeological research, scientists discovered a complex system of underground spaces under the square, that used to be part of the old fortress. An active restoration of tunnels is in progress currently. Some of them can already be visited during the tour.
SASSARI The most visited cultural institution in the region is the National Museum of Sanna. Its collection has a great many facets and is devoted to a wide range of aspects of history and culture. Of particular value are archeological finds. There are very beautiful cult objects, bronze jewelry, ancient weapons, and paleontological artifacts. Part of the museum is zoned for the storage of art objects. Visitors will be fascinated to see a marvelous collection of handicrafts. The founder of the museum is Senator Giovanni Antonio Sanna. It was he who sacrificed the first pieces from his private collection in 1931.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Sassari
♥   Castle 'Castello di Sassari' Sassari, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel sardo' Castelsardo, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Malaspina' Bosa, 48 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Sassari
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’ Asinara' , 42 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Arcipelago di la Maddalena' , 89.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu' , 100.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Sassari from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Domus de Janas

From the series “The most mysterious constructions of the planet”
The houses carved in the stones are also remarkable for their interior design. On their walls you can see many mysterious symbols. According to the approximate accounts of the scholars, Domus de Janas were built in the period since 4th to 2nd millennium BC. With respect to the level of civilization at that time, one can imagine how complicated the construction process was. The travelers who visit this remarkable sight of Sardinia can make a magical ritual. In the middle of each cottage there are the little recesses, into which one presents the gifts for the fairies. … Read further
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