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
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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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