The province of Sassari is located on the northwestern part of the island of Sardinia, partly bathed by the Sardinian Sea. The province has been inhabited since Neolithic times and has witnessed human activity in all the major historical time periods. The capital city of the province, also called Sassari, was first mentioned on a map in the year 1131. The city boasts a wealth of historical monuments that attract many tourists. Make sure to visit the Cathedral of San Nicola, built in the 12th century, as well as the city’s defensive walls, which date to the 13th century. For some quality beach time at the marvelous seaside establishments on the island of Sardinia, head to the city of Olbia in a neighboring province. Attractions here, besides the beautiful beaches and port, include various prehistoric monuments as well as Roman ruins and medieval castles. If you’re looking for a beach-filled island weekend, Sassari could be the place for you.
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