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CAGLIARI SASSARI

The City, with a very modern look, leans on a hill between two salt pools.
There are some monumental remains from the Punic era, such as the cisterns in rock, whilst dating back to the Hellenistic period there’s a good example of a sanctuary with a cavea directly in front of the sacred fencing. There’s an aqueduct dating back to Roman times (I st Century AD), numerous buildings, the Amphitheatre (one of the most notable Roman buildings in Sardinia) and finally the Thermal Baths.
The archaeological finds from Cagliari have all been conserved in the local National Archaeological Museum...

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The City is positioned at 225 metres in height, on an inclined weak lime table towards the Golf of Asinara (Porto Torres). The old Town Centre Plan, with narrow and tortuous streets, once upon a time closed in within the boundaries of the walls the Aragon’s had built, is surrounded in present times instead by modern districts with roads plans resembling a chessboard and rectilinear streets.
Sassari is definitely the richest City in Sardinia regarding Renaissance works like the church of Saint Caterina (1580-1590), where Gothic tradition begins to be confused with the new Renaissance forms and the curious local and popular decorations on the stone...

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