In a straight line, Bosa is located some forty kilometres to the south of Alghero. As the only town on Nuoro's short western stretch of coast it makes an interesting one day trip. Bosa is built 5 km inland on the River Temo which is the only navigable river in Sardinia. Its isolationist situation, ringed by mountains and sea, has protected it from tourist development and given the town a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. Bosa is dominated by the hilltop remains of Castello Malaspina, the medieval fortress constructed by the powerful Malaspina family in 1112. In addition to its exterior walls and towers only the single church of Nostra Signora di Regnos Altos remains standing within although this contains some fine examples of Catalan style frescos dating back to the fourteenth century. To the south of the Castle, on the north bank next to the bridge, is the Cathedral. This structure dates back to the fifteenth century although the exterior is from the more recent Baroque period. Inside, is a splendid interior of marble statues and nineteenth century frescos. Bosa Marina is located at the mouth of the River Temo and this resort extension was once the site of the main town. Today it comprises of a deep and wide sandy beach overlooked by a Spanish watchtower and backed by a small number of hotels, restaurants and bars.
Bed and breakfast and charming hotels in Bosa