Sassari, City of art and northern Sardinia’s historical, cultural and financial centre of reference, is the birthplace of several prominent figures in the Italian Republic, such as Enrico Berlinguer and Presidents of the Republic, Antonio Segni and Francesco Cossiga. Among the many cultural suggestions to mention are the Rosello Fountain and Piazza d’Italia, the two symbols of the city, as well as the various museums, including Mus’A, the Biasi, the Tavolara Pavilion and, first and foremost, the Sanna National Museum. One of the most striking prehistoric relics is the altar at Monte d’Accoddi, a step pyramid reminiscent of the Mesopotamic sanctuaries, built in the 4th millennium B.C., restored in the 3rd and in use up until the Bronze Age. Among the most ancient cult constructions is the Church of Saint Apollinare and the Saint Nicolas of Bari Cathedral, a harmonious overlay of architectonic styles built as of the 13th century. In need of a rest after so much touring, a good place to stop is P3 Brewing in the Predda Niedda area, known for its 100 Nodi beer, an interesting Double Ipa, and its 50 Nodi, a traditional Indian Pale Ale. Without forgetting the Saison-style Jordi.
Z.L.Predda Niedda 32
07100 Sassari (SS)
If you love angling and like to watch rare water birds, a stop at Uri is essential. And only 20 minutes from the previous place. Uri is known for its wonderful wines, an excellent oil and artichokes, a top-quality product. Not far away from the town are the ruins of Our Lady of Paulis Abbey, which rose along the stretch of Roman road that connected this Abbey to the one dedicated to Saint Mary of Corte (Sindia). The remains of the cloister and part of the adjacent convent, which had three naves spanned by arches and a square apse, are extremely interesting. Another not-to-be-missed location is lake Cuga which takes its name from a submerged village and hides the archaeological ruins on its lake bed. They can only be seen in the dry period, as can the remains of the Peppe Gallu nuraghe. By far the most relevant Nuragic inheritance is in the heart of the town: the Saint Catherine complex. At via Sardegna 11, however, you will find the Dolmen/Alguer brewery with a series of low fermentation beers of different types: Ale, Blache, Bock, Pils and Weizen.
07040 Uri (SS)
via Sardegna 11