Castelsardo, in the Sassari province, is a romantic medieval hamlet which dazzles its visitors with breathtaking views of the sea that can be enjoyed from any street of the historical center. Culture and seaside fun go hand in hand for those who choose Castelsardo as their holiday destination.
Situated in the north-western part of Sardinia, Castelsardo manages to combine romance by the bucket load, fascinating historical sites, magnificent beaches, superb scenery, and lots of places to eat, sleep, drink, and relax. Love will almost definitely be in the air in Castelsardo!
The small village has an intimate air and plenty of things to see and do for couples who enjoy romantic sightseeing and explorations together. With over 900 years of history, you can celebrate your own long-lasting love as you discover charming Castelsardo.
Things To Do
Among the things to do in Castelsardo we recommend attending the new year’s celebrations, featuring concerts of international artists.
Castelsardo’s Summer Carnival, called “Rio de Frijaneiro”, takes place during the summer and is yet another wonderful attraction of the town.
During Easter, the rites of the Holy Week, called “Lunissanti”, offer visitors a charming atmosphere: the procession moves between medieval churches and ancient fraternities of Spanish origins, crosses the hamlet light up only by torches and culminates with the Procession of the Mysteries.
During these religious festivities concerts are organized on the grass by the fortified walls of the hamlet, to celebrate Easter Monday.
Ferragosto, an Italian summer holiday, is also celebrated in Castelsardo with live music and fireworks.
Things To See
Elephant Rock: Elephant Rock (Roccia dell’Elefante) is a large mass of trachyte stone standing beside State Road 134, a mere 10 minutes ride by car from Castelsardo. Following a process of erosion, the rock assumed the appearance of an elephant!
Doria Castle: Perched upon a rock and the village’s namesake, you can enjoy incredible views, have fun together exploring the beautifully evocative ruins, and see lovely handicrafts and local finds in the museum. A great sight to combine history, Sardinia traditions and the romantic panorama!
Sant Antonio Abate Cathedral: Ideal for architecture enthusiasts and fans of pretty buildings, the cathedral showcases some excellent Renaissance and Catalan Gothic designs. The high tower and stunning ocean vistas add to the overall beauty of this magical place!
Torre di Frigiano: Sitting on the rocks and looking out to sea, this old tower is a beautiful place to linger with your love. Below the town of Castelsardo, the tower, thirteen metres tall, stands as the defensive outpost of the small port of Frigiano.