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 Sardinia
Tempio Pausania
Tempio Pausania
Location of Tempio Pausania in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°54′N 09°06′E / 40.900°N 9.100°E / 40.900; 9.100
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Bassacutena, Nuchis, San Pasquale
Government
 • Mayor Andrea Biancareddu (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 213.69 km2 (82.51 sq mi)
Elevation 566 m (1,857 ft)
Population (31 September 2017)
 • Total 14,065
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tempiesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 07029
Dialing code 079
Patron saint St. Paul of Thebes
Saint day August 30
Website Official website

Tempio Pausania [ˈtɛmpjo pauˈzaːnja] About this sound listen  (Gallurese: Tèmpiu) is a town of about 14,000 inhabitants in the Gallura region of northern Sardinia, Italy, in the province of Sassari.

History[edit]

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.

In 2005-2016 it was the capital of the province of Olbia-Tempio together with Olbia.

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);
  • Palazzo degli Scolopi, (17th century), actually Provincial offices;
  • Purgatorio (Lu Pulgatoriu) Church (17th century)
  • Fonti di Rinagghju
  • Monte Limbara, elevation 1,359 metres (4,459 ft), 16 kilometres (10 mi) south of the town.

Transport[edit]

Tempio Pausania has national roads with Sassari (SS 672), Olbia (SS127) and Palau (SS133). There is a railway station on the narrow gauge Sassari to Palau line, with occasional tourist train services run by Trenino Verde.

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