Sassari is the second biggest city in Sardinia, overlooking the beautiful Sardinian Sea. Originated in the 12th century, the city has become famous for its historic and artistic heritage, boasting one of the largest collections of art in Sardinian. The city is also very well known for its spectacular neo classical architecture, including the renowned Piazza d'Italia and the Teatro Civico. Hire a car in Sassari and travel the beautiful surrounding 32km coastline, along which you will find stunning sandy beaches and Porto Torres, where you can explore the largest Romanesque church in Sardinia.