Sassy Sassari a Photographic Day Trip

Sassy Sassari, Sardinia, Italy

Sassari – a sprawling city on the northwest coast of Sardinia, population 130,000. Sassari is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Sardinia. Sassari is a city rich in art, history and culture and the economy relies heavily on tourism.

Duomo di Sassari – San Nicola

During the day, in the summer months, these steps are filled with tourists, locals and young children enjoying a refreshing gelato. But at night, when the tourists, locals and children are in bed is when this duomo comes to life.

18th-century engravings

Duomo di Sassari by day

Sassari is a bustling, busy city and jam-packed with fantastic events for all ages. The most popular being:

1. I Candelieri (The Descent of the Candle Bearers)
2. Cavalcata Sarda
3. Sardinia Film Festival which was founded in 2006 and features over 500 films.

I Candelieri 2012

My love for all things ancient truly shines in the photo below. Sassari was founded in the early Middle Ages but the origin of the city, to this day, remains a mystery.

On a busy summer day or when the festivals are in full swing, all windows have a beating heart and peering eyes.

Thank you Sassari for holding me in your arms, if just for one day. I will return to explore more of this ancient, exciting city.

Will/have you?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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16 Responses to Sassy Sassari a Photographic Day Trip

  1. TheBlackTwig says:

    Gorgeous photos and I really like those windows, as if they are hiding mysteries waiting to be discovered.

  2. Debra Kolkka says:

    We saw this town on the map, but didn’t make it there… time.

  3. I studied in Sassari until 2010 🙂
    I know very well this city because I live in Alghero, 35 km far from Sassari!

  4. thirdeyemom says:

    I’ve only been back three days and am already missing the charm of Europe!

    • I think that`s what I love most about Europe … the old skool charm! 😉

      • thirdeyemom says:

        Me too! If it wasn’t for having so much family and also career here (my husband) I know we would be there. We hope to retire and rent a place someday in Europe each year. Got to have dreams and I think you can actually do it for not too much money as long as you budget yourself. Now to first get on with raising the kids….then dreams!

  5. Beautiful! The architecture is truly stunning. Even the decay (if you can really call it that) of the buildings is charming. Well done! Visiting Italy is now on my bucket list.

  6. Sadie says:

    I will be in Sassari as an exchange student from Canada starting September 8th!

  7. Pingback: Snapshots: Strolling the Streets of Sassari | My Sardinian Life

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