Sassari Province
Sassari Province
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Province of Sassari, Sardinia

Sassari Province

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The Province of Sassari is situated in the north west of Sardinia. It borders the Sardinian Sea to the north and west, the provinces of Oristano and Nuoro to the south and the province of Olbia-Tempio to the east.
Sassari Province
Province of Sassari, Sardinia
Inland the terrain is mountainous and hilly and the province of Sassari has the only natural freshwater lake in Sardinia, the lake of Baratz. It also has the Nurra which is one of the largest plains in Sardinia, an area once devastated by malaria before it was drained.

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Panorama of Burgos - Photo: Djdani
At the very heart of inland Sassari is the ancient Logudoro (meaning 'Golden Place') territory which, due to its fertile volcanic soil, has been occupied since Prehistoric times. Under the Roman Empire it was one of main grain suppliers but the development of roads and railways in the early 20th century destroyed large amounts of forests. The result of this destruction was that many of the Loguduresi emigrated in the 1950s.

In the middle of the Logudoro territory is the town of Pattada which is well known for its production of the traditional pastoral knife known as Sa Resolza. This knife is still made today, by hand, in the same way it always was and tourists flock to the knife show that is held in the town square every two years. Sa Resolza is now the symbol of Logudoro.

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Sa Resolza - Photo: Ricce
The coastline in the province of Sassari has numerous beaches which are either rocky or sandy or a mixture of both. It has some of the better known and most popular tourist resorts such as Castelsardo, Alghero, Stintino and the island of Asinara.

The town of Sassari, the provincial capital, is a large and elegant place with wide open piazzas, beautiful buildings and many interesting statues and monuments. The Fontana del Rosello, built in the Renassance style, is one of the most important monuments in Sassari. There is the 13th century Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the 18th century Palazzo Ducale and the Tower of St. Anthony.

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Sassari - Photo: Giuseppe Faedda
Apart from Sassari other intersting places are Porto Torres where you can find the Basilica di San Gavino which is an important example of Pisan Romanesque architecture. Also in Porto Torres there is the Basilica di San Gavino a Mare which was built in the 19th century, the Palazzo di Re Barbaro and the Maetzke and Pallottino Termes which both still have the mosaic floors dating back to the Roman Empire.

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Porto Torres - Michiel1972
A very pretty seaside town is Stintino which was once a fishing village but is now a popular holiday resort with golden beaches and crystal clear sea. Also along the coast is the National Park of Asinara which is a protected marine area and very popular with scuba divers. At Capo Caccia the 'escalada del Cabirol' (665 steps carved into the rock wall) lead down to the entrance of the Grotta di Nettuno.

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Stintino - Michal Osmenda
Alghero is a beautiful town with a Catalan influence and was once entirely surrounded by towers, seven of which are still standing. There are many other interesting monuments and buildings in Alghero and the town has a very pleasant atmosphere.

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16th century Catalan walls, Alghero - Photo: Scarabeo150
Castelsardo is one of the most interesting towns in Sardinia with its medieval castle, the 16th century cathedral which was dedicated to Saint Anthony the Great and the church of Santa Maria which houses the Black Christ.

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Castelsardo - Photo: Markus Braun


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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 24,090 km²
      Population: 1.6 million
      Density: 69/km²
      Capital: Cagliari

      National Parks:
      Archipelago of La Maddalena National Park
      Asinara National Park
      Gennargentu National Park
Location of Sardinia
Provinces of Sardinia
  • Comunes of Sardinia
    • Cagliari
      • Armungia
        Assemini
        Ballao
        Barrali
        Burcei
        Cagliari
        Capoterra
        Castiadas
        Decimomannu
        Decimoputzu
        Dolianova
        Domus De Maria
        Donori
        Elmas
        Escalaplano
        Escolca
        Esterzili
        Gergei
        Gesico
        Goni
        Guamaggiore
        Guasila
        Isili
        Mandas
        Maracalagonis
        Monastir
        Monserrato
        Muravera
        Nuragus
        Nurallao
        Nuraminis
        Nurri
        Orroli
        Ortacesus
        Pimentel
        Pula
        Quartu Sant’Elena
        Quartucciu
        Sadali
        Samatzai
        San Basilio
        San Nicolò Gerrei
        San Sperate
        San Vito
        Sant’Andrea Frius
        Sarroch
        Selargius
        Selegas
        Senorbì
        Serdiana
        Serri
        Sestu
        Settimo San Pietro
        Seulo
        Siliqua
        Silius
        Sinnai
        Siurgus Donigala
        Soleminis
        Suelli
        Teulada
        Ussana
        Uta
        Vallermosa
        Villa San Pietro
        Villanova Tulo
        Villaputzu
        Villasalto
        Villasimius
        Villasor
        Villaspeciosa

    • Carbonia-Iglesias
      • Buggerru
        Calasetta
        Carbonia
        Carloforte
        Domusnovas
        Fluminimaggiore
        Giba
        Gonnesa
        Iglesias
        Masainas
        Musei
        Narcao
        Nuxis
        Perdaxius
        Piscinas
        Portoscuso
        San Giovanni Suergiu
        Santadi
        Sant’Anna Arresi
        Sant’Antioco
        Tratalias
        Villamassargia
        Villaperuccio

    • Medio Campidano
      • Arbus
        Barumini
        Collinas
        Furtei
        Genuri
        Gesturi
        Gonnosfanadiga
        Guspini
        Las Plassas
        Lunamatrona
        Pabillonis
        Pauli Arbarei
        Samassi
        San Gavino Monreale
        Sanluri
        Sardara
        Segariu
        Serramanna
        Serrenti
        Setzu
        Siddi
        Tuili
        Turri
        Ussaramanna
        Villacidro
        Villamar
        Villanovaforru
        Villanovafranca

    • Nuoro
      • Aritzo
        Atzara
        Austis
        Belvì
        Birori
        Bitti
        Bolotana
        Borore
        Bortigali
        Desulo
        Dorgali
        Dualchi
        Fonni
        Gadoni
        Galtellì
        Gavoi
        Irgoli
        Lei
        Loculi
        Lodè
        Lodine
        Lula
        Macomer
        Mamoiada
        Meana Sardo
        Noragugume
        Nuoro
        Oliena
        Ollolai
        Olzai
        Onanì
        Onifai
        Oniferi
        Orani
        Orgosolo
        Orosei
        Orotelli
        Ortueri
        Orune
        Osidda
        Ottana
        Ovodda
        Posada
        Sarule
        Silanus
        Sindia
        Siniscola
        Sorgono
        Teti
        Tiana
        Tonara
        Torpè

    • Ogliastra
      • Arzana
        Bari Sardo
        Baunei
        Cardedu
        Elini
        Gairo
        Girasole
        Ilbono
        Jerzu
        Lanusei
        Loceri
        Lotzorai
        Osini
        Perdasdefogu
        Seui
        Talana
        Tertenia
        Tortolì
        Triei
        Ulassai
        Urzulei
        Ussassai
        Villagrande Strisaili

    • Olbia-Tempio
      • Aggius
        Aglientu
        Alà dei Sardi
        Arzachena
        Badesi
        Berchidda
        Bortigiadas
        Buddusò
        Budoni
        Calangianus
        Golfo Aranci
        La Maddalena
        Loiri Porto San Paolo
        Luogosanto
        Luras
        Monti
        Olbia
        Oschiri
        Padru
        Palau
        San Teodoro
        Santa Teresa Gallura
        Sant’Antonio di Gallura
        Telti
        Tempio Pausania
        Trinità d’Agultu e Vignola

    • Oristano
      • Abbasanta
        Aidomaggiore
        Albagiara
        Ales
        Allai
        Arborea
        Ardauli
        Assolo
        Asuni
        Baradili
        Baratili San Pietro
        Baressa
        Bauladu
        Bidonì
        Bonarcado
        Boroneddu
        Bosa
        Busachi
        Cabras
        Cuglieri
        Curcuris
        Flussio
        Fordongianus
        Genoni
        Ghilarza
        Gonnoscodina
        Gonnosnò
        Gonnostramatza
        Laconi
        Magomadas
        Marrubiu
        Masullas
        Milis
        Modolo
        Mogorella
        Mogoro
        Montresta
        Morgongiori
        Narbolia
        Neoneli
        Norbello
        Nughedu Santa Vittoria
        Nurachi
        Nureci
        Ollastra
        Oristano
        Palmas Arborea
        Pau
        Paulilatino
        Pompu
        Riola Sardo
        Ruinas
        Sagama
        Samugheo
        San Nicolò d’Arcidano
        San Vero Milis
        Santa Giusta
        Santu Lussurgiu
        Scano di Montiferro
        Sedilo
        Seneghe
        Senis
        Sennariolo
        Siamaggiore
        Siamanna
        Siapiccia
        Simala
        Simaxis
        Sini
        Siris
        Soddì
        Solarussa
        Sorradile
        Suni
        Tadasuni
        Terralba
        Tinnura
        Tramatza
        Tresnuraghes
        Ulà Tirso
        Uras
        Usellus
        Villa Sant’Antonio
        Villa Verde
        Villanova Truschedu
        Villaurbana
        Zeddiani
        Zerfaliu

    • Sassari
      • Alghero
        Anela
        Ardara
        Banari
        Benetutti
        Bessude
        Bonnanaro
        Bono
        Bonorva
        Borutta
        Bottidda
        Bultei
        Bulzi
        Burgos
        Cargeghe
        Castelsardo
        Cheremule
        Chiaramonti
        Codrongianos
        Cossoine
        Erula
        Esporlatu
        Florinas
        Giave
        Illorai
        Ittireddu
        Ittiri
        Laerru
        Mara
        Martis
        Monteleone Rocca Doria
        Mores
        Muros
        Nughedu San Nicolò
        Nule
        Nulvi
        Olmedo
        Osilo
        Ossi
        Ozieri
        Padria
        Pattada
        Perfugas
        Ploaghe
        Porto Torres
        Pozzomaggiore
        Putifigari
        Romana
        Santa Maria Coghinas
        Sassari
        Sedini
        Semestene
        Sennori
        Siligo
        Sorso
        Stintino
        Tergu
        Thiesi
        Tissi
        Torralba
        Tula
        Uri
        Usini
        Valledoria
        Viddalba
        Villanova Monteleone

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Sardinia Climate (Cagliari)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 9 2 3 55
Feb 11 3 4 53
Mar 13 4 5 63
Apr 17 7 6 55
May 21 11 8 35
Jun 25 15 9 44
Jul 28 17 10 34
Aug 28 17 9 54
Sep 25 14 7 61
Oct 20 11 6 74
Nov 15 8 4 71
Dec 12 3 3 77
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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