Bosa is small city in western Sardinia. You notice it from the highway due to its brightly colored houses (“Sa Costa,” locally) and the maze-like mesh of cobblestone streets in the historic center. In a way, Bosa is a city which blends tradition and modernity. The old city’s main street, Corso Vittorio Emmanuele II, is lined with 19th-century buildings and ornate iron balconies and the entire town is watched over by the 10th-century Malaspina Castle. The Temo River crosses through the village and is lined on one side by high palm trees and by historic abandoned tanneries on the other.
Bosa locals are also big fans of pizza and the best place to grab a slice is Giovanni, a small pizzeria near the main square. The city also has a beach area called the Bosa Marina where you can enjoy a seaside walk with views of the Spanish lookout tower and the lighthouse. If you go in summer, you’ll have the opportunity to see the sunset from a small outdoor bar they set up. Don’t miss it if you have the chance! Having a icy cocktail (with food, of course) while enjoying an evening by the sea is an unforgettable moment. If you go with your significant other, it’ll be one of the most romantic moments of your trip!
Bosa Castle was built in the twelfth century by the Marquis Malaspina and is one of the landmarks of the city. From the top of the Serravalle hill, overlooking the city and the banks of the river Temo, it offers visitors a breathtaking view. The castle is actually in a state of ruin, though it retains its charm. Within the walls are towers, gateways and the church of Our Lady of Regnos Altos. The latter is a real surprise, because, despite its extreme simplicity of construction, it is overwhelmed by beautiful and original fourteenth century frescoes. The best time to visit is undoubtedly the second Sunday in September, when Bosa celebrates the feast of "Regnos Altos." This celebration, which takes place in the old "Sardinian coast", is very popular.
The small town of Bosa, situated in northwestern Sardinia, is split into two by the river Temo. It is a largely navigable river, in fact there are many boats and barges moored on its banks. There are also several bridges that join the villages on each side of the river. The town of Bosa developed in the basin of this river and this has also acted as a big influence on the economy. During the 16th Century the town entered a period of decline. Later coral was even caught in its waters.
An interesting bet is many days in Alghero approaching Bosa to enjoy the old town. Really, the road between Alghero and Bosa is not it the best on the island because of the number of curves and slopes. Here on the bridge you will find one of the most beautiful places of the town, you can leave the car and take a tour of the rest of the historic area and then climb Malaspina Castle. Cross the bridge with care because there is no sidewalk and you share the road with cars - tell them to stop and enjoy some of the views, houses and the sea breeze. Not far from here are all the historic churches and places where visitors should stop. And to top it off I remembered that years ago I visited a place with a very similar houses on the promenade, Villayososa. What do you say? You bet it has kept more than reasonable resemblance.
Paradise beach, situated to the north of Bosa, on the road to Alghero. You have to park your car and walk for about 5 minutes to get there. This is actually a great advantage though, as it means that it is less crowded than the other beaches nearby, although lately quite a few posh people with boats have started coming. Go before it becomes too touristy. There is a small sandy beach and an area with flat rocks. There are also people doing scuba diving.