An ancient Phoenician settlement, later taken over by the Romans, Bosa lies in the valley of the Temo river, the only navigable river in Sardinia. The town is famous for its handicraft traditions, including coral, textiles, filet embroidery and woven asphodel baskets. It is nestled among the lush green valleys of Planargia, an area famous for its outstanding food traditions and the quality of its oil and wines.
The area has a wealth of attractions for nature lovers: for a walk on the wild side, you can go trekking and bird watching in the Nature Reserve of Badde Aggiosu, Marrargiu e Monte Mannu. To explore the fascinating seabed, try some snorkelling in the Biomarine Park of Capo Marrargiu.
To step back in time, visit the Malaspina Castle, on the Colle di Serravalle, with its attached church of Nostra Signora di Regnos Altos, with Catalan school frescoes. Near the village stretches the sandy beach of Bosa Marina, marked out with five sails in the Blue Guide published by Legambiente, Italy’s leading environmental watchdog. This beautiful beach is overlooked by the ancient Aragonese tower known as Torre del Porto or dell’Isola Rossa.