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.

Shopping & Markets

Speaking just a little Italian you can eat like a Sardinian, shopping from the small butchers, bakers and rosticcerias in town. However, if you don't speak Italian, you may find the supermarket and weekly market easier to negotiate. The staff are friendly and pointing and a smile goes a long way in Sardinia!

Market day in Bosa and Alghero

Market day is Tuesday and it’s the perfect place to stock up on Sardinian specialities. Cross the main square (Piazza IV Novembre) and follow the locals towards Corsa Garibaldi. You need to get there before midday when the stallholders start to pack up.

You will find cheeses, bread and meats as well as clothes, jewellery and books, everything you need to stock up for your holiday stay. There is a particularly good egg stall, where the locals queue for ages and it is worth buying your fresh eggs here.

There is also a large market in Alghero on Wednesdays along Viale Europa and also a daily food market on the block between Via Cagliari and Via Sassari.

Supermarkets in Bosa


A small walk from our holiday home Dommu Asuletta, head to the river (Temo) and cross the old bridge (Ponte Vecchio) and turn right. It is the largest supermarket in Bosa town and stocks everything you need. 

(Open Mon-Sat 8am-1.15pm & 5-7.45pm though in peak summer season – August, at least, it seems to open all day).

Super Pan & Eurospin

You will need to rent a hire car or take a fifteen minute walk past the Sa Pischedda hotel to get to these two large supermarkets on Via Roma on the way out of Bosa on the road to Macomer. However, they’re both large supermarkets and Super Pan stocks a good range of ready-to-heat food plus boasts a good bakery.

Shops in Bosa town

There are a number of small toy shops, clothes shops and jewellers along the high street Corso Vittorio Emanuelle, two minutes walk from Dommu Asuletta.

You will also find fish shops and butchers; bakers and ice-cream shops and some great roticcerias and vegetable shops all in and around the main street.

Most are open in the mornings and then in the late afternoon through to late evening, particularly in July and August.


There is a very friendly Tabaccaio selling all kinds of cigarettes on Corso Vitt. Emmanuelle near the Cathedral.


There is a good newsagent and general gift store almost at the end of the Corso that sells foreign language newspapers, although they are usually at least one day out of date.

Internet access

Web Copy Internet Point on Via Gioberti 12 (Mon-Sat 9am-1pm and 5-8pm) has internet access, photocopying and fax. Read more about our tips for internet access.

If you have any tips of interesting shopping trips or markets that you have discovered whilst holidaying in Sardinia, especially near our holiday home on the west coast, we would love to hear from you and share these tips with your fellow guests. Please get in contact and let us know about your Sardinian shopping experience.