One of the most picturesque villages in Italy, divided in two by the river Temo, a medieval castle, its multicolored houses: here is Bosa
Maximum altitude: 279 m a.s.l.
Location: Sea of Sardinia
Bosa: the origins
The village of Bosa rises along the banks of the Temo river, among the remains of the ancient tanneries, which in the past were used for the production of leather, exported throughout Europe. Between palm trees, volcanic rocks, natural caves and alluvial plains, up to the proximity to the sea. The charming Sardinian village boasts very ancient origins, already inhabited in prehistoric and protohistoric times, as evidenced by the funerary caves found, together with the domus de janas, prehistoric burial structures carved into the rock, typical of pre-Nuragic Sardinia.
A territory that has witnessed a stay of the Phoenician peoples who founded it and built its port and the Punics, coming from Carthage, to reach the dominance of the Romans. In the Middle Ages, between 1062 and 1073, the Church and Cathedral of San Pietro was built, one of the oldest Romanesque churches in Sardinia. The village of Bosa, which over the centuries has been the protagonist of all the historical events that have involved the island, between the Aragonese, Spanish, Austrian and Sardinian-Piedmontese domination.