Visit the old town of Sassari

For tourists on holiday in Sardinia, which has decided to visit Sassari, this shows the tourist as an ancient city and modern at the same time: the historic old town, long since absorbed into the modern urban layout of the city, has maintained that air retro charm that makes it, for its narrow streets and irregular and its ancient and prestigious architectural structures, the attractiveness of Sassari.

Symbol of the city of Sassari, and a source of pride and joy for Sassari, is the Rosello Fountain. Built in 1606 by Genoese artists, the fountain consists of two blocks of green and white marble surmounted by two crossed arches on which rests a small equestrian statue of San Gavino, protector of the city of Sassari. At the four sides 8 are snapdragons (Cantaros) from which water flows, and the four corners are four statues symbolizing the seasons. On top of two boxes there are ten towers, the symbol of the city of Sassari, two of which are carved the arms of the Aragonese house.

At the entrance of the square where stands the fountain is the church of the Holy Trinity, before which stretches Course Trinity can be seen along the ancient battlements, which in some places still retain the ancient medieval coats of arms. Arriving in Piazza Sant'Antonio, where the last surviving completely crenellated tower, is the church of Sant'Antonio Abate. Beside the church is decorated in a particular column, built in the early '50s by the famous sculptor Eugenio Tavolara Sassari, explaining the events more important in the history of Sassari. Nearby is the convent of the Capuchin, in which you can admire some of the finest paintings of the city, as well as a fine wooden pulpit of the '600 to the right of the main altar.

Near the convent of the Capuchin can be found via Sant'Apollinare, where stands the church of the same name, and the vast Piazza Mazzotti, from which you enter the small courtyard which overlooks the church of San Giacomo. After the entrance to St. James the road takes us into the square where stands the Cathedral of St. Nicholas of Bari, which dominates the irregular piazza del Duomo with its impressive Baroque facade.

In front of the cathedral is the church of San Michele, built in the eighteenth century and originally dedicated to San Gavino. A side of the church sees the structure of the Palace Archbishop's, built in 1200 and since then the building has undergone several renovations and expansions, including the complete reconstruction of the seminar (1747), which overlooks right in Piazza Duomo. Behind the square is the Palazzo Ducale, now the town hall of Sassari, completed in 1806, within which there is a wonderful collection of local paintings, with paintings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Behind the Town Hall, Archbishop leads the way in University Square, where are the palaces of the 'University of Sassari and the public gardens, and continuing via Torre Tonda you arrive via the Sassari Brigade, a paradise for shopping. At the end of the street is Piazza Castello, which overlooks the church of the Rosary, which runs every year from the procession of the stanchions.

Since you arrive in Piazza Castello Piazza of Italy, the main square of Sassari, dominated by the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II and the neoclassical Palazzo della Provincia, which once housed the royal apartments of the Savoy, which is housed within a cycle of frescoes on the history of Sassari including one relating to the revolt of Angioy and his triumphal entry in Sassari. Square part of Italy the modern Via Roma, which together with the square is the "living room" of Sassari. Continuing along Via Roma encounter the Museum Sanna, the most important archaeological tunnel in northern Sardinia.

From Piazza Castello you can descend the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main street of the historic center and shopping destination for traditional Sassari, from which you access through Via Battisti, Tola in the small square, now known by the clothing market that takes place daily. In the midst of the tents of the stalls glimpse of the statue Pasquale Tola, historian and politician, Sassari, behind which stands the building Usini, an elegant Renaissance building built in the second half of the 500.

Leaving from Piazza Tola Via La Marmora, we meet on the left the church of San Sisto, located in the alley of the same name, and shortly later, the church of San Donato, both erected in the second half of 1200 and subsequently renovated in Gothic style in the seventeenth century. Via La Marmora is parallel to Market Street, which leads to the characteristic square of the same name: Sassari are here to shop daily at the market or in the surrounding streets.