A beautiful holiday home to rent in Sardinia, Italy

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A riverside view of Bosa, Sardinia with the medieval castle 'Castello Malaspina' presiding over it.

Essential Information

Unless you speak Italian fluently, it can be difficult to find information about things like cashpoints, internet access, the Post Office or even medical help. There is usually someone who speaks English at the local Tourist Information office but if you visit Bosa outside of peak season in August, you may find the information below useful...

Banks and cash machines

Both of the ‘bancomats’ in Bosa are situated on the south side of Piazza IV Novembre. One is right on the square at the Banco di Sardegna (Mon–Fri 8.15am–1.20pm & 2.35pm–4.05pm) while the other is almost at the beginning of Viale Giovanni XXIII at a second bank.

Tourist information

There is a Tourist Information Kiosk in Piazze IV Novembre during August. It is possible to pick up leaflets and buy tickets here. There is also a Pro Loco (historical society) office at Via Azzuni, 5. It is open Mon–Sat from 10am–1pm.

The Post Office

Situated on Via Pischedda, off Viale Giovanni XXIII (Mon–Fri 8am–6.50pm, Sat 8am–1.15pm).

Internet access

We do not have Wi-Fi internet access at Dommu Asuletta. Whilst you would immediately think this to be inconvenient, we have found it to be a refreshing break from the shackles of email and the endless need to update your status. After all, a holiday is supposed to be an escape from the daily routine.

However, it is unrealistic to assume that you can get away with this for long. We have found a routine that works well for us and one you might like to try.

Each morning, we take a leisurely stroll to the main square (Piazza IV Novembre) and sit in the charming 'al fresco' cafe area - it's only 2 minutes away. We order a cappuccino and then we check our email and surf the web using Wi-Fi.

To get up and running, buy a €5 Wi-Fi card at Internet Web Copy (Via Gioberti, no. 12), an internet cafe found in the main piazza and sandwiched between the coffee shops . The card allows fast Wi-Fi access from your mobile phone. Make sure you make it clear you want to access the web via your phone (pointing at your mobile should make this clear to the shop assistant), otherwise they might assume you want to use their computers. 

To start using the card, simply access the web from your phone and fill out the simple registration form that appears. Then, input the code that is received by SMS shortly after. It's very straightforward to set this up but should you encounter any problems we have found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. 

Pharmacy

The Pharmacy is a good first port of call if you fall ill or have a minor injury. It is also the place to buy suncream, painkillers and skincare items.

Farmacia Sardu on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Farmacia Solinas on the Piazza IV Novembre both have friendly and helpful staff and are situated just around the corner from Dommu Asuletta. The night-time rota is posted on the doors of each.

The Police

Call 112 for emergencies. Crime is not exactly rife in Bosa but the Polizia Urbana are visible anyway, often on the lookout for illegal parking. The Police Station is on the Corso Garibaldi and any theft should be reported there.

Parking in Bosa

Please be careful when parking in and around the town of Bosa. When not parking in a designated car park, it is easy to miss a no parking sign. Other cars parked in exactly the same place can also be misleading and if you are not careful, you could find yourself with a ticket. If you do get a ticket, bring it to the Police Station to pay before leaving Sardinia or you may later find an inflated sum taken from your credit card by the car rental company.

Hospital | Doctor

The hospital of Bosa is quite a long walk up to the very top of Via Parpaglia. It may be better to call in to one of the Pharmacies in town initially for non-emergency medical help (Addresses detailed above). There is generally someone on duty that can speak English and they are very helpful and knowledgeable about minor illnesses and injuries. If you do have to go to the Hospital you will find it spotlessly clean and the staff, though speaking virtually no English, both helpful and professional.