Sassari Car Rental
Situated on the north-western side of Sardinia, Sassari is a city waiting to be discovered, combining historical and natural beauty.
Capital of both the Giudicato di Torres and the Repubblica Sassarese, the city has a very characteristic historic centre, made up of narrow alleyways containing evocative monuments and historic buildings in different styles, from Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque.
Sassari and its surrounding area is easy to reach from Italy as it is well connected to Alghero airport, only 30 km away.
A car will allow you to discover not only the attractions of the city centre, but also to reach places of interest in the surrounding areas.
List of Locations Sassari
Visiting Sassari by car: a tour of the historic centre and beaches
If you would like to rent a car directly in the city, we recommend the Maggiore car rental offices in Sassari, one located at Fertilia airport and the other in the centre, in Via Predda Niedda.
In fact, with Maggiore, you can easily rent a car that best suits your needs, being able to choose from a well-stocked fleet of cars that are secure, safe and hygienic.
Once you have rented your car, you can head for the city centre to visit the Cathedral of San Nicola, or the Duomo of Sassari, a magnificent church built in 1278 with a beautiful Baroque façade, the Church of Santa Maria di Betlem, with its adjoining convent, and the Church of San Pietro di Silki, an ancient Catholic place of worship.
The city’s historic centre not only contains churches, but also interesting civil architecture such as Palazzo Ducale, built in the 18th century, Palazzo Tola, in Renaissance style and Palazzo Cugurra, a building dating back to the second half of the 19th century.
A tour of Sassari must also include the National Archaeological Museum, Sardinia’s second largest archaeological centre with exhibits ranging from prehistoric to classical times, and the Fontana di Rosello, considered the symbol of the city.
If the town centre will captivate you with its historical heritage, so will the Sassari coast with its natural attractions.
Take the car and drive along the SP81 provincial road towards Platamona beach, in the centre of the Gulf of Asinara.
The longest beach on the coast from Porto Torres to Castelsardo, it is dominated by the Aragonese tower of Abbacurrente.
However, there are many more beautiful beaches near Sassari. By car, you can easily reach La Pelosa di Stintino, just opposite Isola Piana and Asinara, the beach of Porto Palmas, along the Argentiera coast, and Porto Ferro, one of the largest on the west coast of Nurra. As for the beaches of Alghero, worth visiting are those of Porticciolo, Mugoni and Le Bombarde, on the coastal side of the Riviera del Corallo.
Discovering the area around Sassari
There are many picturesque villages that are certainly worth visiting near Sassari.
If you take the E25 road you can reach the inland areas and stop at Cargeghe, a village located in the Logudoro region, where you can see the charming historic centre and the Rand road “Sos Bajolos”, Osilo and the ruins of the Malaspina Castle, and Nulvi, so rich in “nuraghe” (ancient megalithic edifices) that it is nicknamed the “City of Nuraghi.”
Still inland, don’t miss the town of Ozieri and the nearby Grotte di San Michele, Pattada, with its beautiful monuments and its carvers’ and luthiers’ workshops, and Ploaghe, a village founded by the Romans on the slopes of the extinct volcano of San Matteo.
On the coastal side, you should visit Castelsardo, a charming seaside town known for its beautiful old town, for the Doria Castle and the Roccia dell’Elefante, a magnificent example of a Domus de Janas, and Porto Torres, at the centre of the Gulf of Asinara, where a fantastic sea and captivating beaches await you, such as Balai, and architectural attractions such as the Basilica of San Gavino and the Aragonese Tower, the town’s symbol.
Travelling by car in and around Sassari allows you to experience a multifaceted holiday in Sardinia, going from sea to mountains, from small villages to cities of art.