Ozieri is a town and comune
In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...

of approximatively 11,000 inhabitants in the province of Sassari
Province of Sassari
The Province of Sassari is a province in the autonomous island region of Sardinia in Italy. Its capital is the city of Sassari.-Geography:It has an area of 4,282 km², and a total population of 322,326 . There are 66 municipalities in the province, the largest of which are Sassari The...

, northern Sardinia
Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea . It is an autonomous region of Italy, and the nearest land masses are the French island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Tunisia and the Spanish Balearic Islands.The name Sardinia is from the pre-Roman noun *sard[],...

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), in the Logudoro
The Logudoro is a large traditional region in central-northern Sardinia, Italy. The local dialect is known as Logudorese.Mostly composed of soft volcanic terrains, it is the most fertile area of the island. For this reason it was settled since early Prehistoric times, as shown by the presence of...

 historical region. Ozieri is the centre of the earliest known archaeological culture on Sardinia (known as Ozieri Culture).

Main sights

  • Grotte 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 6 arcades for a total length of 87,50 meters
  • Basilica of Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio
    Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio
    thumb|250px|The Basilica of Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio.thumb|250px|Side view. On the right is visible the truncated bell tower.The Basilica di Sant'Antioco of Bisarcio is a countryside church near Chilivani, a frazione of Ozieri, Sardinia, Italy...

    , 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
Ozieri culture
The Ozieri culture was a prehistoric pre-Nuragic culture that lived in Sardinia from c. 3200 to 2800 BC. It takes its name from the locality where the main findings connected with it have been found, the grotto of San Michele near Ozieri, in northern Sardinia...

, a prehistoric civilization whose first findings were excavated in the nearby grotto of San Michele starting from 1914.


Ozieri 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
Olbia is a town and comune of 56,231 inhabitants in northeastern Sardinia , in the Gallura sub-region. Called Olbia in the Roman age, Civita in the Middle Ages and Terranova Pausania before the 1940s, Olbia was again the official name of the town after the period of Fascism.-Geography:It is the...

, Porto Torres
Porto Torres
Porto Torres is a comune and city in northern Sardinia, in the Province of Sassari.It is situated on the north coast about 25 km east of the Gorditanian promontory , and on the spacious bay of the Gulf of Asinara.-History:...

 and Cagliari
Cagliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, a region of Italy. Cagliari's Sardinian name Casteddu literally means castle. It has about 156,000 inhabitants, or about 480,000 including the outlying townships : Elmas, Assemini, Capoterra, Selargius, Sestu, Monserrato, Quartucciu, Quartu...

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