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Castelsardo is situated on the coast of northern Sardinia, north-east of Sassari.

A sizeable small town with a myriad of small streets to explore, Castelsardo is a pretty place of pastel-coloured houses, with the clear blue waters of the Golfo dell'Asinara to the north and a ruined medieval (12th century) castle on a rock standing above the the town - there is a popular Museum within the castle.

Other sights within the town include the Cathedral of Saint Anthony Abbot with its well-known altarpiece of the Mother and Child (possibly by Cavaro), and the crypt below the cathedral; a sprinkling of small churches and palaces (eg the Palazzo La Loggia that houses the current town hall); the harbour region.

There are also said to be more than 50 restaurants in the town, many serving the quality local seafood, so Castelsardo is a great place to stop for a meal.

A curious site near to castelsardo is the 'elephant rock' - a large rock in a pretty spot on the road towards nearby San Giovanni that bears a remarkable resemblance to an elephant, that contains a so-called Domus de Janus (an ancient burial cave).

Note: Castelsardo is one of two villages on Sardinia classified as 'most beautiful villages in Italy' (the other is Bosa).

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

See also:

Map of Castelsardo and places to visit

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