Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Bosa

Castello Malaspina

Commanding huge views, this hilltop castle was built in the 12th and 13th centuries by the Tuscan Malaspina family. Little remains of the original structure except for its skeleton – imposing walls and a series of s…
Top Choice Museum in Bosa

Museo Casa Deriu

Housed in an elegant 19th-century townhouse, Bosa's main museum showcases local arts and artisanal crafts. Each of the three floors has a different theme relating to the city and its past: the 1st floor hosts tempor…
Church in Bosa

Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Regnos Altos

Enclosed within the walls of the Castello Malaspina, this humble 14th-century chapel is decorated with an extraordinary 14th-century fresco cycle depicting saints ranging from St George slaying the dragon to St Lawr…
Cathedral in Bosa

Cattedrale di San Pietro Extramuros

Two kilometres upstream from the Chiesa di Sant’ Antonio Abate is this 11th-century cathedral, said to be the oldest Romanesque church in Sardinia. Originally built in 1073, it was subsequently modified with changes…
Museum in Bosa

Museo Delle Conce

On the south bank of the river, this museum occupies Bosa's former tanneries, which remained in business until after WWII. On the ground floor you can see the original stone tanks where the leather hides were washed…
Cathedral in Bosa

Cattedrale dell’Immacolata

Bosa's cathedral dates to the early 19th century when it was built over an earlier Romanesque church. A rare, if not overly riveting, example of rococo (officially called Piedmontese baroque), it boasts an imposing …
Bridge in Bosa

Ponte Vecchio

Spanning the Temo River near the heart of the old town, Bosa's main bridge is a handsome three-arched affair, built from the region's characteristic red trachyte stone. Cross to the southern side for a perfect photo…
Tower in Bosa

Torre dell’Isola Rossa

This tower overlooking the beach at Bosa Marina is one of the largest in a series of defensive towers built by the island's Aragonese rulers in the 16th century. As of mid-2017, the tower remained closed indefinitel…
Church in Bosa

Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate

A short walk from Ponte Vecchio on the southern side of the river is the little Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate. Featuring a 16th-century Gothic facade in red trachyte stone, it’s only open during the festival dedicate…