What to see in Ozieri, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, the Church of San Francesco, the Caves of San Michele and the Archaeological Museum.
An important agricultural town in Logudoro, located about fifty kilometers from Sassari, Ozieri is located in a very fertile area, a feature that has favored the development of agriculture and sheep farming since ancient times.
The historic center of Ozieri is characterized by neoclassical buildings, some of which have altanas, or the typical covered terraces overlooking the roofs.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, dating back to the sixteenth century and rebuilt in the nineteenth century, preserves the Madonna di Loreto, a polyptych created by the anonymous local painter who lived in the sixteenth century and went down in history with the nickname "Master of Ozieri".
Do not miss the Church of San Francesco, which contains a remarkable wooden baroque altar.
In the Church of Santa Lucia it is possible to admire a fourteenth-century Crucifix made by Spanish school artists.
Just outside the inhabited center, near the caves of San Michele, various archaeological finds dating back to the Aeneolithic period, corresponding to the third millennium BC, have been brought to light, which can be viewed in the Archaeological Museum of Ozieri.
A short distance away is Pont'Ezzu, a six-arched Roman bridge that connects the banks of the Rio Mannu.
Ozieri is famous for the traditional Sardinian folk song, performed by a local choir during the festival of the Madonna del Rimedio.
As for typical products, desserts deserve particular attention.