Bosa, Italy

The coastal hill city of Bosa sits on the west side of the Italian island of Sardinia. The city sits on a river valley that stretches into highland plateaus and hills, which made it a well defended area in times past and gave it a wealthy and well known history. The economy today is largely based on fishing and agriculture and is home to a population of just over 8,000 residents. It is a wonderful combination of old and new. The center is lined with cobblestone streets and medieval houses. With enticing and quaint buildings from the 19th century with wonderful balconies, intriguing stores, bars and sidewalk cafés.

Bosa, Sardinia, ItalyRunning through the city you will find the Temo River, one side lined with trees and the other with tanneries. As you can imagine, you will find the city of Bosa has a very real and authentic feel as a city, is very easy going and relaxed, with friendly and hospitable people. Those who make the journey to Bosa find a wonderful place with history, culture, fine architecture and natural wonder.

It is also a wonderful place for a beach get away to spend a relaxing time in the sun. There are many beaches to choose from with clear water in stunning shades of blue. It is proud to have what has been selected as the cleanest beach in Italy, the Bosa Marina. A lovely strip dotted with cafes and bars and a Catalan tower at the end of the shoreline. For those seeking a bit of adventure, there are cove beaches which can be reached on foot or boat. The unique rock formations are a wonderful sight to see. Even in the midst of the summer, you will find the weather very pleasant with a northwest wind that comes in to cool the air.

In the city of Bosa you will find some wonderful historical sites and other places to visit and see. There is the Castello Malaspina, an 12th century castle built on a nearby hill top. Inside you will find the simple chapels of Chiesa de Nostra Signora which is home to a wonderful fresco in the style of the 14th century. You can also visit the Sas Conzas, the former tanneries. And when you are ready to stop and take a rest, you will find cute little cafés where you can relax and enjoy yourself.

If you like wonderful, vibrant colors, you will love the Bosa landscape. Music and dance lovers will enjoy one of the regular public open air concerts or festivals. Going inland a bit you can explore the valley including the small local vineyards that produce Malvasia di Bosa, a wine that borders on sherry. You will find a wonderful wine route and hook up with one of the tasting tours and find wonderful selections to choose from in taking home a bottle or two. And talking about taking things home, some of the local specialties you can are wonderful olive oils, cheeses, salami and torrone or nougat.

For those looking for a wonderful place to get away, enjoy a time of adventure, new things to see and discover at a wonderfully relaxed pace, Bosa is a wonderful place!


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