Welcome to Bosa
Bosa was established by the Phoenicians and thrived under the Romans. During the early Middle Ages it suffered repeat raids by Arab pirates, but in the early 12th century a branch of the noble Tuscan Malaspina family moved in and built their huge castle. In the 19th century, the Savoys established lucrative tanneries here, but these have since fallen by the wayside.
At the mouth of the Fiume Temo, about 2.5km west of Bosa proper, Bosa Marina is the town’s seaside satellite, a busy summer resort set on a wide, 1km-long beach overlooked by a 16th-century Aragonese defensive tower.