Sassari is located in the north-western part of Sardinia and the capital of the homonymous province. Because of its territorial dimensions Sassari is counted after Rome and Ravenna among the most largest comunities of Italy. With 120.000 inhabitants it is the second largest town of Sardinia (after Cagliari) and houses the oldest university of the Mediterranean island which was established in 1617.
Sassari at 220 m above sea level was founded in the Middle Ages by the inhabitants of Porto Torres to defend themselves from the recurring onslaughts of the Saracens. In the course of time Sassari was dominated by Pisa, the Genoese, the Spain crown and the Austrians before the Savoys took comand in the 18th century.
There are some sights worth a visit, like the dome of San Nicola, the Palazzo Ducale, the Fontana di Rosello and the Palazzo Giordano. Who wants to go shopping shall ramble around the centre of Sassari, for example along the Corso Vittorio Emanuelle II. Located in Via Roma 64 the museum Museo Nazionale G. A. Sanna presents an interesting collection of archeological finds which documents the fascinating history of the island, especially the prehistoric era.
Some km away from Sassari, on the highway SS 131 in direction to Olbia, is situated the Romanic church Santissima Trinità di Saccargia with its black and white stripped front of lime and basalt rock.
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