Sassari attractions

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 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…
Basilica in Sassari

Basilica della Santissima Trinità di Saccargia

About 18km southeast of Sassari on the SS729, this is the most visually striking of the isolated Romanesque churches that spring up across the territory known as the Logudoro. The landmark basilica, with its stripy …
Cathedral in Sassari

Duomo

Sassari’s principal cathedral dazzles with its 18th-century baroque facade, a giddy free-for-all of statues, reliefs, friezes and busts. It's all a front, though, because inside the cathedral reverts to its true Got…
Museum in Sassari

Museo della Città

This museum dedicated to Sassari's history is spread over three sites. Its main seat is Palazzo di Città, where exhibits illustrate the city's urban development, festivals and traditions. A short walk away, Palazzo …
Street in Sassari

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

The main drag through the centro storico, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II follows the path of the ancient Roman road from Porto Torres to Cagliari. Little remains from its 13th-century heyday, but there are a few signs o…
Church in Sassari

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem

With its distinctive dome and proud Romanesque facade, the much-loved Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem reveals a curious blend of architectural styles. The exterior sports Gothic and even vaguely Oriental elements. I…
Museum in Sassari

Museo della Brigata Sassari

Sassari is home to one of Italy’s most revered army regiments. The Sassari Brigade was established in 1915 and during WWI established a reputation for bravery in the face of appalling conditions. You can glean somet…
Gallery in Sassari

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Sassari

Housed in a 16th-century Jesuit college, Sassari's municipal art collection boasts more than 400 paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Of the religious art on show, a highlight is Bartolomeo Vivarini's…
Fountain in Sassari

Fontana di Rosello

Sassari's most famous fountain sits in a sunken area by Piazza Mercato, a busy traffic junction just outside the city walls. A monumental marble box ringed by four statues and eight lion-head spouts, and topped by t…