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Location of Bosa
This enchanting town is located in Sardinia, in the province of Oristano. It shares borders with the towns Bosa Modolo, Padria, Pozzomaggiore, Suni, Villanova Monteleone, Magomadas and Montresta. Its river is the Temo, which is the only navigable river in Sardinia.
History of Bosa
The territory has been inhabited since the prenuraghic times. We do not know much about the original settlement; it was probably established by the Phoenicians, while the present town of Bosa was founded by the Malaspina family in 1112. They had control over the town till the 14th century when the House of Aragon took over. Along with the other parts of Sardinia, it was governed by Spain, and it was also part of the independent kingdom of Arborea for a short time.
Weather in Bosa
Sardinia, the wonderful island where Bosa is located has a typical Mediterranean climate. The summer is long and hot, while the winter is wet. In July and August, the average temperature is 24-25°C. The dominant winds are the Mistral and the Sirocco. Due to the windy climate, they have built several wind turbines. If you would like to swim in the first place, we recommend the period between the end of May and the end of September. Are you looking for an active holiday and hiking? Then you should visit in the autumn and spring as well.
Main sights in Bosa
If you visit the place, you should definitely see the fortress, Castello Malaspina. It provides a great view of Bosa and the Temo river in the valley. The symbol of the city, its external walls and the towers are still standing today. The Nostra Signora di Regnos Altos church can also be found here. The cathedral of Bosa is located to the south from the fortress. The building that has Baroque characteristics has frescos from the 19th century as well as marble statues.
Gastronomy of Bosa
The town is famous for the quality of the olive oil and the wines. If you visit the place, we recommend that you taste the unique local dishes, especially the Frutti di mare. Or do you prefer pizza? Similarly to other Italian towns, there is great pizza here as well. As for beverages, try the local wine called Malvasia. It is perfect for delicious meals.
Beaches in Bosa
The city has beaches of picturesque beauty. Get to know the two most popular ones!
Bosa Marina Beach
The beach has a large size. It is 900 metres long and 130 metres wide. It is equipped well and has slowly deepening water, making it an ideal spot for families with small children. In the summer during the main season, lifeguards provide safety for swimmers. There are bars, restaurants and shops, too. If you like scuba diving or surfing, we especially recommend this beach.
Spiaggia S’Abba Douche
The other popular beach is 5 kilometres from the centre of Bosa. Families with children love this place as well; the water here is clean and transparent. It is only 180 metres long, so it can get very crowded in the summer months. They have bars and restaurants; as for watersports, you should try snorkelling and kayaking.
Rent a boat in Bosa
The port of Bosa has 120 moorings, and the maximum allowed length of boats is 30 metres. It is protected well, and they provide water, electricity and fuel. You can eat nearby, and there is a supermarket, too.
The port of Alghero is 150 metres long. There are 400 permanent moorings for boats with a maximum length of 50 metres. Ferries leave towards Genoa, Barcelona and Civitavecchia. The port is open all year.
If you sail around the island of Sardinia, you should definitely visit the other magical places, leaving from Bosa. Tharros, Oristano and Alghero are also must-see destinations if you want an unforgettable experience. Find yacht routes in Sardinia or choose another Sardinia yacht charter.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Bosa. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Bosa shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Bosa shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Bosa – Santa Caterina di Pittinuri 21,65 km (13,45 mi), Day 2. Santa Caterina di Pittinuri – San Giovanni di Sinis 31,35 km (19,48 mi), Day 3. San Giovanni di Sinis – Tharros 4,73 km (2,94 mi), Day 4. Tharros – Cabras 9,94 km (6,18 mi), Day 5. Cabras – Oristano (Marina di Torre Grande) 6,07 km (3,77 mi), Days 6. Oristano (Marina di Torre Grande) – Buggerru 58,42 km (36,30 mi), Day 7. Buggerru – Island of Mal di Ventre – Bosa 101,88 km (63,30 mi).
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Day 1. Bosa – Alghero 35.63 km (22.14 mi), Day 2. Alghero – Porto Conte 14.49 km (9.00 mi),Day 3. Porto Conte – Cala dell’Argentiera 30.96 km (19.24 mi), Day 4. Cala dell’Argentiera – Stintino 37.04 km (23.02 mi), Day 5. Stintino – Porto Torres 20.50 km (12.74 mi) , Day 6. Porto Torres – Castelsardo 29.31 km (18.21 mi), Day 7. Castelsardo – La Pelosa – Bosa 133.85 km (83.17 mi)
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