Make a holiday rental home or villa in Sassari, Italy your home away from home
Sassari, the second largest city on Italy’s island of Sardinia, is located just a few kilometres from Sardinia’s northwest coast. This means that Sassari offers a great destination for visitors who don’t want to commit fully to a beach holiday - it is near enough to the coast to hit the beach on a sunny day, but with all the amenities of the city. A holiday villa is an ideal base for exploring the city’s attractions or venturing out to the coast on a day-trip.
Things to do in Sassari, Italy
One of the highlights of any trip to Sassari is a day spent exploring the Medieval centre of the city, with its winding cobbled streets and fantastic examples of architecture around every corner. Some of the most spectacular sights include the Duomo, the Church of Santa Maria di Betlem, the Fonte Rosello and the Palazzo Comunale.
When you’ve had enough of the cultural attractions, there are plenty of shops around Sassari for those interested in finding an Italian fashion bargain, with prices much cheaper than in the large mainland cities.
There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes around the city centre where visitors may sample traditional Sicilian fare, including fresh seafood, game and wild mushrooms.
The month of May sees two of Sassari Province’s best annual festivals - the Cavalcata Sarda folk festival, and the Fiera dell’artigianto sardo crafts fair. Visitors to the city during either of these will see the town centre brought to life as the whole town joins in the festivities.
Places to visit on holiday in Sassari, Italy
Less than a 30-minute drive from Sassari, visitors can explore the town of Alghero, with its famous Spanish wall and fantastic sandy beaches. There are also regular markets in the town where visitors can see traditional Sardinian handicrafts and pick up a few souvenirs.
Also within a few kilometres from self-catering accommodation in Sassari is the town of Castelsardo. Here, visitors can cool down from the summer heat at the water park, or view a basket-weaving demonstration, a craft for which the town is famous.
Weather in Sassari, Italy
Sassari has a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and cooler winters. Temperatures in July and August are ideal for a beach holiday, with average temperatures of around 24C. Winters are slightly wetter, but are milder than Northern Europe, with average temperatures still sitting above around 14C in the daytime.
Flights to Sassari, Italy
Sassari is served by Alghero Airport (AHO) on the west coast, which receives flights from budget airlines Thomsonfly and Ryanair on a daily basis. The easiest way to reach your self-catering accommodation is to rent a hire car from the airport and drive the 25km to the town. This then means you will have transport to get out and see the rest of the island during your holiday.