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Historic Attractions of Sardinia

Updated on February 22, 2015

Though most people come to Sardinia to enjoy the beautiful beaches, and perhaps to hike in the mountains and along the varied coastline. But it would be a mistake to come to Sardinia and not make the time to visit some, if not all, of the interesting historic sites that this island has to offer. Here are some of the most interesting historic centres you could take the time to explore:

Historic Attractions of Sardinia

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A markersardinia -
Sardinia, Italy
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B markerCagliari -
Cagliari, Italy
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C markerNora sardinia -
09010 Nora CA, Italy
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D markerOristano -
Oristano OR, Italy
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E markerBosa -
Bosa OR, Italy
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F markerCastelsardo -
Castelsardo SS, Italy
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G markerSassari -
07100 Sassari SS, Italy
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H markerAlghero -
Alghero SS, Italy
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Sardinia Facts

Name
Sardinia
Country
Italy
Capital
Cagliari
Area • Total
24,090 km2 (9,300 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
1,661,189
Density
69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym
Sardinian
Citizenship
Italian 97.7%
Time zone
CET (UTC+1)
GDP/ Nominal
€33.6 billion (2011)
GDP per capita
€20,071 (2011)
NUTS Region
ITG
Website
www.regione.sardegna.it
Source wikipedia.org

Cagliari

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Cagliari, Italy
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Cagliari

The capital city of Sardinia is the first point of call for some visitors, and it does have many historic attractions. The old town is squeezed within the Pisan fortifications in a scenic setting which is further enhanced by the beautiful natural lagoons on the western edge of the city. In Cagliari you will see the Cathedral, an impressive Roman amphitheatre, an interesting Archaeological Museum with a collection of nuraghic statues, and the Pisan towers which give excellent views down over the picturesque port.


Cagliari

Nora

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09010 Nora CA, Italy
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Nora

Near Cagliari, the ancient Roman remains of Nora are a must see for any lovers of ancient history. These ancient remains are the most important historic site in Sardinia. Some of Nora now lies beneath the sea, but those parts still on terra firma include a temple, baths with some well-preserved mosaics, and a theatre at which performances are still given over the summer months. Many finds from the remains are now housed at the archaeological museum in nearby Pula.


Nora

Oristano

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Oristano OR, Italy
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Oristano/ Sinis Peninsula

The town of Oristano's historic core retains a mediaeval feel. It is a charming place of palm tree-dotted elegant squares and narrow lanes. Most people, however, will spare little time for Oristano's elegance and will instead head for the Sinis Peninsula, and the impressive Punic and Roman remains of Tharros. These amazing remnants of past civilizations are not only historically interesting but are situated on a beautiful and wild stretch of coastline.

Oristano/ Sinis Peninsula

Bosa

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Bosa OR, Italy
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Bosa

This historic small town on the river Temo has a long and varied history and that history is still stamped on this place. It is pleasant to stroll through the pastel coloured houses of the lower town, Sa Piana, viewing the Cathedral before meandering uphill to the Castle through the mediaeval Sa Costa area. This is a pleasant, sleepy place that feels in some ways like it is stuck in time, in a simpler and more peaceful age.


Bosa

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Castelsardo

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Castelsardo

The historic centre of this popular holiday resort town also retains a mediaeval atmosphere and also has a central castle. This castle now houses a quaint museum of basketwork. There are also a number of handicraft shops around the town that sell examples of this historic craft. The town's scenic location alone should be enough of an incentive to add it to your itinerary.

Castelsardo

Sassari

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07100 Sassari SS, Italy
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Sassari

Sassari is Sardinia's second city and a museum here, Museo Sanna, houses many important archaeological finds from around the island. Sassari was the Genoan capital while Caligari was under Pisan control. The historic University here was the first in Sardinia and continues to be a highly respected institution today.

Sassari

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Alghero

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Alghero

Though a busy resort, this town is interesting to visit because it retains a strongly Catalan flavour. Its flamboyant old town is a lovely place to watch the sunset.


Alghero

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      Thomas James 3 years ago from London

      ha ye Sardine...Sardinia

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi emmaouthworth

      Me too :)

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Thomasjames1992,

      LOL i think you mean Sardine! Ye i can see why lol

      Thanks

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      Emma Southworth 3 years ago from Manchester

      I love this place!

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      Thomas James 3 years ago from London

      Sardinia reminds me of fish :)

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi aesta1

      Thank you for your feedback Sardinia is a beautiful place and i would highly recommend a visit there

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I wish to see this place one of these days. Your pictures are beautiful and made me desire to visit.

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Chriswillman90

      Thank you very much for your feedback really appreciated :)

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      Krzysztof Willman 3 years ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      Great imagery here. I would love to experience going to such a beautiful location. Very informative hub.

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hey AliciaC

      Thanks for your kind feedback :) Sardinia has some of the best water in the world the water is so clear! Id highly recommend a visit there

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I would love to explore Europe. If I did, I would definitely visit Sardinia. It sounds very interesting. Your photos are beautiful!

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Anne Harrison

      Thanks for the kind feedback appreciate it :) Yep i would highly recommend a visit to Sardinia this year, the place is simply stunning and the water is out of this world!

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      Lee

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      Anne Harrison 3 years ago from Australia

      I'm hoping to make it Sardinia this year - thanks for all the travel advice. Voted up

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi carrie Lee Night

      Thanks for the feedback, I agree fully The beaches are beautiful in Sardinia.

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      Carrie Lee Night 3 years ago from Northeast United States

      I loved this hub :) I lived in Sardinia for two years !!! :) Very beautiful. Unfortunately my hubby and I did not have a car and had to rely on bus trips. Tip: You can take a ferry from Sassari to the french island of Corsica. The beaches are beautiful in Sardinia.

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      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Billy

      Thanks for your kind feedback, Glad you enjoy reading my hubs :) I post about 1 a day i just simply love traveling

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Another wonderful travel hub. Thank you so much for taking me along on your adventure.

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