Castelsardo Travel Guide

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Hotel Pedraladda's terrace

Hotel Pedraladda's terrace


Castelsardo a small medieval town situated in the North West of Sardinia.

The historic centre is a bit of a climb but well worth it. Take the scenic walk around the castle walls leading up to the cathedral. From here you can enjoy some wonderful views across the bay of Asinara. The castle was built by the Doria family in the 12 th century, close by you can see the 16 th century church of Santa Maria and the bell tower of the Cathedral of   Sant’Antonio Abate. The town itself is well known for basket weaving quite often when you are wondering around the little lanes you will find the locals sitting on their doorsteps producing their craft. If you want to get a further insight into basket weaving you can visit the museum which is located within the castle.


The town has ample restaurants, cafes/bars, hotels and supermarkets both in the historic centre and the newer areas.   It has its own small beach but there are more extensive beaches in Lu Bagnu around 2 minutes by car.

During the summer months the town has many processions and concerts. However, the most famous is the Lunissanti which takes place during Easter weekend   which involves processions and finishing with an evening torchlight parade. The town is also enchanting during Christmas and New Year with concerts, parades in medieval costume ending in a wonderful firework display on New Years Eve.

 


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