Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Stintino & Isola dell'Asinara

Spiaggia della Pelosa

About 2.5km north of Stintino, the Spiaggia della Pelosa is a dreamy image of beach perfection: a salt-white strip of sand lapped by shallow, turquoise seas and fronted by strange, almost lunar, licks of rocky land.…
Top Choice Museum in Sassari

Museo Nazionale Sanna

Sassari's premier museum, housed in a grand Palladian villa, boasts a comprehensive archaeological collection and an ethnographical section dedicated to Sardinian folk art. The highlight is the nuraghic bronzeware, …
Top Choice Walls in Alghero

Sea Walls

Alghero's golden sea walls, built around the centro storico by the Aragonese in the 16th century, are a highlight of the town's historic cityscape. Running from Piazza Sulis in the south to Porta a Mare and the mari…
Top Choice National Park in Stintino & Isola dell'Asinara

Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara

Named after its resident asini bianchi (albino donkeys), the Isola dell'Asinara encompasses 51 sq km of macchia (Mediterranean scrub), rocky coastline and remote sandy beaches. The island, Sardinia's second largest,…
Top Choice Cave in Porto Conte & Capo Caccia

Grotta di Nettuno

Capo Caccia's principal crowd-puller is the Grotta di Nettuno, a haunting fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites. The easiest way to get to the caves is to take a ferry from Alghero, but for those with a head for …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Porto Conte & Capo Caccia

Le Prigionette Nature Reserve

This reserve, just west of Porto Conte at the base of Monte Timidone (361m), is a beautiful pocket of uncontaminated nature. Encompassing 12 sq km of woodland, aromatic macchia (Mediterranean scrub) and rocky coastl…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Sennori, Sorso & the Sassari Riviera

Monte d’Accoddi

Signposted off the SS131 between Sassari and Porto Torres, Monte d’Accoddi is a unique neolithic temple. Unlike anything else in the Mediterranean basin (the closest comparable structures are the Mesopotamian ziggur…
Top Choice Piazza in Sassari

Piazza Italia

Sassari’s largest piazza is one of Sardinia’s most impressive public spaces. Covering about a hectare, it is surrounded by imposing 19th-century buildings, including the neoclassical Palazzo della Provincia, seat of…
Top Choice Tower in Alghero

Campanile

Rising above the historic centre, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria's 16th-century campanile (bell tower) is one of Alghero's signature landmarks. The tower, accessible through a Gothic doorway on Via Principe Umberto, …
Top Choice Church in Alghero

Chiesa di San Francesco

Alghero's finest church is a model of architectural harmony. Originally built to a Catalan Gothic design in the 14th century, it was later given a Renaissance facelift after it partially collapsed in 1593. Inside, i…