Comune

Ozieri

Ozieri, (Sassari)
Ozieri (Sardinian: Othieri) is a town and comune of approximatively 11,000 inhabitants in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia (Italy), in the Logudoro historical region. Ozieri is the centre of the earliest known archaeological culture on Sardinia (known as Ozieri Culture).Main sightsGrotte di San Michele (3500–2700 BC)Pont'ezzu, a Roman bridge, dating to the 2nd century AD and restored in the 3rd–4th century AD. It has six arcades for a total length of 87.50 metres (287 ft)Basilica of Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio, one of the largest Romanesque churches in Sardinia.Cathedral of the Immacolata, known from the 15th century. It was restored from 1550 to 1571. It has a nave and two aisles. It houses a poloptych of the Madonna di Loreto (16th century), work of a local master.Ozieri gives its name to the Ozieri culture, a prehistoric civilization whose first findings were excavated in the nearby grotto of San Michele starting from 1914.TransportationOzieri can be reached from Sassari through the SS.597 National road, and by Olbia (SS.199).The city has a railways station located in the frazione of Chilivani (lines to Olbia, Porto Torres and Cagliari).PeopleLuca Sbisa, professional ice hockey playerMariangela Demurtas, musician, TristaniaReferences[1] Diocese of Ozieri at catholic-hierarchy.org "Diocese of Bisarchio". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.

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