In Town

Difficulty: Easy Length: 2 km Duration: 1 day

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The building is located in Via Vittorio Emanuele in the historic centre of Castelsardo, and probably dates to the moment the city was founded in the medieval period, in the 12th century. When the Episcopal See of the Diocese of Tempio-Ampurias was transferred to Castelsardo in 1503, the Episcopio...

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The medieval Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is quite particular: with no façade, the entrance is curiously situated on the right side of the building, at the centre of three broad arches made of trachyte and limestone. Inside it has a single nave with neoclassical style high altar in the apse h...

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The castle was built in the 12th century by the Doria family of Genoa atop the promontory of Castelsardo standing high above the bay. The walls and the entire structure are well preserved, as the distance from the salt water prevented phenomena of erosion. The castle houses the Museum of Mediterra...

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The existing Church of Sant’Antonio Abate was enlarged between 1597 and 1606 following the transfer of the Episcopal See to Castelsardo, when the church was given the title of Cathedral. The interior is predominantly Gothic, but it underwent numerous remodelling projects that changed its origin...

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Travelling along the coast from Porto Torres, after a series of bends there is a breathtaking view of the promontory on which Castelsardo rises and the inlet of its natural harbour. Below the town of Castelsardo, the tower, thirteen metres tall, stands as the defensive outpost of the small port of ...