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Around the citadel the streets of the Marina and Stampace Districts are lined with fine 19th-century Italian buildings. The elegant Via Roma, running parallel with the sea, has plenty of shops while the tree-lined Largo Carlo Felice and Via Regina Margherita, are a pleasure to stroll along as you walk toward the Castello. The Castello District, with its Pisan and Aragonese heritage, is well worth the climb (lifts are available) from the Marina, if only to enjoy the expansive views of the Santa Gilla Lagoon and marshes to the west.
Bastione San Remy

Bastione San Remy

The Bastion of Saint Remy was built in classical style, linking the three southern embankments of Santa Caterina, Zecca and Sperone, to join the Castle district with the lower districts Villanova and Marina. The terrace at the southern end of the Castello offers a magnificent view over the sea and marshes to the west.
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Porta dei Leoni

Check out this intriguing gate leading to the Castello with two Romanesque lions’ heads above the arch. The "Lion’s Gate" used to be the southern entrance to the castle district.
Roman Amphitheatre

Roman Amphitheatre

The Anfiteatro Romano was hewn out of limestone rock in the II century AD, and is today an important remnant from the Roman dominion in Sardinia. With an active imagination, you can see yourself being part of this era.
San Saturnino

San Saturnino

Basilica di San Saturnino is one of the oldest Christian churches on the island and dedicated to the patron saint of the city. It is lovely situated in Villanova.
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Torre dell’Elefante

The Pisan Tower of the Elephant is called such because it has an elephant statue on the wall. It guards the southern entrance of Su Casteddu and is the only medieval tower still standing.
Nora

Nora

This is the site of the ancient city founded by the Phoenicians, although most of the ruins are Roman. According to legend, this city was founded by the son of mythological God Hermes and Eriteide. Nowadays Nora is an open-air museum and during summer time you can come here for a concert.
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Cathedral of Santa Maria

The Cathedral of Santa Maria was constructed by the Pisans and restored during the 1930’s. Inside there are two pulpits sculpted by Guglielmo da Pisa and several other fascinating features like white marble lending a magical quality to the place.
Orto Botanico

Orto Botanico

The botanic garden has over 500 species of tropical plants together with many Mediterranean varieties. There is also botanic museum if you would like to learn more about flora and fauna.
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