Sassari, situated in the northwestern part of Sardinia, hosts the vibrant and distinctive Festival of Sassari annually since 1899. Known as “Sassari Cavalcata Sarda” in Italian. The festival commemorates the royal visit of King Umberto I and Queen Margherita from the royal family of Savoy.
Riders from across the island participate in the parade, adorned in traditional riding attire, creating a magnificent spectacle of colors that grace the festive city.
The parade traverses the streets and alleys, culminating in the central square, Piazza Italia.
As the day progresses, the festivities shift to the hippodrome, where cultural events, music, and dance performances captivate the audience until the early morning hours.
Due to the numerous visitors during the festival day and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
This spring festival marks the revival for the island’s residents.[Courtesy of R. Tito]