Bosa is one of the most beautiful villages on the northwest coast of Sardinia. We are in the province of Oristano, in an area that was already inhabited in prehistoric times, dominated by the castle which preserves its charm intact.
Where do I start for a visit to the village of Bosa?
The visit to the village of Bosa can start right from the manor which is located at the top of the Serravalle hill. It is a mighty military structure built in 1112 by the Marquises of Malaspina. The ancient building, enlarged over time, allows us to walk on the patrol walkway, from which to admire a wonderful landscape that sweeps between the sea and the entire village of Bosa.
In the internal parade ground stands the small church of “Regnos Altos”, inside which there are precious fourteenth-century frescoes of the Tuscan school. Unfortunately, it is not possible to take photos inside.
From the top of the castle, you can admire the river Temo which divides the village of Bosa in two. The fortification also represents the medieval district of ” Sa Costa ” which rises from the valley of the river Temo.
Bosa, a village with colorful houses
Overall, Bosa is a village characterized by buildings, all colored by the urban agglomeration. The houses develop along narrow streets connected to each other also by steep stairways. Turning around the squares you can admire ancient fountains, such as along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, where we find “Sa Funtana Manna”, built in 1881 in white marble and red trachyte. It was erected in memory of the inauguration of the construction of the aqueduct, one of the first in Sardinia.
The churches of Bosa
The historic center of Bosa is characterized by several churches such as the ancient 12th-century cathedral dedicated to S. Maria, the 18th century Capuchin Convent, or the Baroque Oratory of the Rosary, with its bell tower in which find the public clock, or the church of San Pietro.
The Temo riverside walk
The walk on the Temo river leads us to discover the area of the old tanneries, once the pride of the village of Bosa.
Leather tanning was the main source of income for the citizens. Today it is a monument of industrial archeology. The old factories have been transformed into homes and public places. A tour in the neighborhood is always a moment of great suggestion, especially at sunset.
Going towards Bosa Marina there is the Church of Santa Maria del Mare, a building with a single nave built in 1686. At the port of Bosa stands the Torre dell’Isola Rossa, the oldest and most important in the area, dating back to the fifteenth century.
How do I get to Bosa?
The closest airport to Bosa is that of Alghero, then continue on the SP105 and SP49 to your destination. Those arriving in Sardinia by ferry and disembarking in Olbia, on the other hand, can follow the E840. From Cagliari, follow the SS331 / E25