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If you’re planning on traveling to Sassari Sardinia, summer is one of the best times to be here, not only because of the pleasant dry weather but also because the summer season runs into October, with temperatures still averaging 30°C.
If you’re on a budget, you can find better deals on airfare and cheaper hotel accommodation on late September, as well as fewer crowds.
Things to do in Sassari Sardinia: Outdoor Activities
If you’re wondering about the nearest beach to Sassari Sardinia, the coast of Sorso is just a short drive away, and offers some of the best vacation spots in Europe.
A few of these beaches include: Marina di Sorso Beach, Eden Beach and Platamona Beach, all lovely sand beaches with over six miles of shore line.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
If you love snorkeling and scuba dining, the area around Neptune’s Grotto, near the town of Alghero, feature an array of underwater caves such as Nereo Cave, which you can dive into.
Town of Sorso
Adding a couple of excursion to your itinerary during your Sassari Sardinia vacation, it’s a great way to get to know the area around.
For instance, you can take a walking tour of the town of Sorso which is only a half-hour drive from Sassari Sardinia.
The town boasts beautifully preserved medieval houses and a couple of churches such as the Church of Noli Me Tollere and the Church of St. Pantaleo.
Asinara National Park
Taking an excursion to Asinara National Park is one of the most popular things to do in Sassari Sardinia due to the amount of activities on offer at the park.
The park teems with beautiful wildlife that can be explored on guided tours that the park offers, either on foot, jeep or by bus.
Apart from exploring the park, you can also enjoy fishing, cycling, horseback riding, and boat tours.
Neptune's Grotto is located west of Sassari Sardinia, around fifty minutes drive along the SS291 road.
The cave is actually located near the town of Alghero, and the entrance to the grotto lies on the foot of the cliffs of Capo Caccia.
The cave is open the public for tours and once inside, you can admire the beautifully formed stalactites and stalagmites formations.
The north of Sardinia is an excellent holiday for exploring the south of France and the east of Spain.
Sassari Sardinia is only a short drive from Porto Torres harbor which have connecting ferries to and from Barcelona Spain, Nice France, Propiano and Ajaccio.
Things to do in Sassari Sardinia: Places of Interest
One of the best ways to explore the town of Sassari is by taking a self-guided tour of the town, as most of the landmarks and museums are found near each other. Some of these places include:
- The Church of St. Peter (Chiesa Di San Pietro Di Silki)
- Cathedral of St. Nicolas or (Duomo Di San Nicola)
- St. Mary of Betlem Church (Santa Maria Di Betlem)
- University of Sardinia (Universita Degli Studi Di Sassari)
- Museum archeological of GA Sanna
- Mus'a Museum (Museo Mus'a - Pinacoteca Al Canopoleno)
- Museum Etnographic Francesco Bande (Museo Etnografico Francesco Bande)
Apart from the town’s attractions, the Monte d'Accoddi is perhaps one of the most popular things to do in Sassari Sardinia.
Monte d'Accoddi is a 4th millennium BC archeological site that consists of a stone structure that resembles a step pyramid or altar.
The site is only thirty minutes drive west of Sassari Sardinia and worth the short drive if you’re interested in ancient ruins.
Things to do in Sassari Sardinia: Shopping & Foods
The shopping scene in Sassari Sardinia consists of charming little shops and stores which are mainly geared towards tourists so you’ll find plenty of lovely souvenirs gifts to buy.
Food markets run every day in Sassari Sardinia, offering fresh produce like vegetables, fish, cheeses, etc.
If you’re looking to get things like handmade goods like jewelry and bags, flea-markets only happen once a month at either Piazza (Square) Carlo Alberto or Piazza Santa Caterina, and they’re usually held the last Sunday of every month.
Things to do in Sassari Sardinia: Nightlife & Entertainment
The nightlife is Sassari is actually on par with Cagliari Sardinia and you can expect to find many bars, pubs and restaurants offering live entertainment like karaoke nights, as well as a few discos such as Wally Disco, located on the heart of Sassari Sardinia, on Via (Street) Milano.
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