Tempio Pausania

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Tempio Pausania
Tèmpiu
Comune
Città di Tempio Pausania
Tempio Pausania
Tempio Pausania
Coat of arms of Tempio Pausania
Coat of arms
Tempio Pausania is located in Italy
Tempio Pausania
Tempio Pausania
Location of Tempio Pausania in Italy
Coordinates: 40°54′N 09°06′E / 40.900°N 9.100°E / 40.900; 9.100
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Olbia-Tempio (OT)
Frazioni Bassacutena, Nuchis, San Pasquale
Government
 • Mayor Romeo Frediani (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 213.69 km2 (82.51 sq mi)
Elevation 566 m (1,857 ft)
Population (31 July 2008)
 • Total 14,230
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym Tempiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07029
Dialing code 079
Patron saint San Paolo Eremita
Saint day August 30
Website Official website

Tempio Pausania About this sound listen  (Gallurese: Tèmpiu) is a town c. 14,000 inhabitants in the Gallura region of northern Sardinia, Italy, the administrative capital (together with Olbia) of the province of Olbia-Tempio.

History[edit]

Town Hall in Piazza Gallura.

Cultural and delegated administrative centre of the Gallura sub-region, Tempio has an ancient history. Typical granite-stone architecture of the historical centre presents many similarities with southern Corsican towns.

Main sights[edit]

  • Historical centre of the town, built in grey granite blocks (mainly 18th century); particularly Corso Matteotti, via Roma (Carrera Longa, Lu Runzatu, Lu Pultali), Piazza d'Italia (Piazza di l'Ara), Parco delle Rimembranze, Fonte Nuova (Funtana Noa) and Parco di San Lorenzo, via Mannu (ex via dei Nobili or dei Cavalieri);
  • Nuraghe Maiori (Naracu Maiori);
  • Nuraghe Polcu (Naracu Polcu);
  • Ruins of Palace of Giudice Nino Visconti di Gallura (1200);
  • San Pietro (Santu Petru) Cathedral;
  • Santa Croce Church;
  • Oratorio del Rosario (13th-14th century);
  • Palazzo Villamarina-Pes (17th century);
Saint Peter Cathedral
  • Palazzo degli Scolopi, (17th century), actually Provincial offices;
  • Purgatorio (Lu Pulgatoriu) Church (17th century);
  • Prison "La Rotonda" (1845);
  • Town Hall (1882);
  • Carmine Theatre (1928-1929);
  • Railway Station (1930/33);
  • Francesco Fadda former Military Settlement (20th century), actually municipal offices;
  • "Vecchio Caseggiato" Primary Schools;
  • San Giuseppe Church (1950-1998);
  • Fonti di Rinagghju;
  • Monte Limbara (1359 m), 16 km south of the town.

Transport[edit]

Tempio Pausania has national roads with Sassari (SS 672), Olbia (SS127) and Palau (SS133). Railway station.

See also[edit]