Around 50km from Oristano, we recommend to visit one of the most characteristic towns of Sardinia. Bosa is one of the most charming towns in which tradition and innovation walk alongside. One of your first sights of Bosa will be the neighborhood of “Sa Costa” with his historic and colorful villas along the Serravalle Hill.
On top of Serravalle hill is located the Malaspina castle, dated back to the XII century and open every day from 10 to 19:30. If you are feeling like a stroll you can walk along the Ponte Vecchio bridge, resting above the Temo, the only sailable river of Sardinia.
Bosa hosted one of the most important centers of tannery between 1800 and 1900 for the production of high quality leather, you can also visit the “Museo delle Conce” (the museum of tannery) open in the morning from 11 to 13 and in the afternoon from 16 to 18. The town is characterized by its stone buildings and walkways that recall the peace and tranquility of this place.
There are many religious buildings that were built in different centuries; for example the San Pietro church, one of the first roman structures in Sardinia, or the baroque cathedral of Immacolata Concezione. Another example are the biblical frescoes situated in the Nostra Signora de sos Regnos Altos church from the 1300s.
Bosa is the main center of the historical region of Planargia, known for his artisanal and gastronomic traditions, welcoming you with a glass of Malvasia, one of the most appreciated wines in Sardinia, and its typical coral jewels, asphodel basket, textiles and at last but not least its fresh fish.
Bosa is famous for its Carnival called Karrasegare osincu that with its masks and traditions has fascinated many anthropologists and theater scholars. If you interested in trekking and birdwatching we recommend the bio-marine park of the Marrargiu coast, the nature reserve of Badde Aggiosu and Monte Mannu. Bosa is the home of the only autochthonous colony of Griffons in Sardinia, if you are lucky enough you can see them flying above the town.