Sassari – Museo Sanna
The best museum in Sassari (there are a few) is the Museo Nazionale “G.A. Sanna” www.museosannasassari.beniculturali.it which has a comprehensive archaeology collection albeit not as large as its counterpart in Cagliari (see this post).
It’s housed in an old Palladian villa at 64 Via Roma which has a nice garden as well.
The collection starts off in the Sala Preistorica with some Stone Age and Neolithic finds.
Not sure if the whole in this person’s head was caused by the archaeologist’s pick or something more sinister…
The exhibition then moves on to the Bronze Age with some ‘bronzetti’; small figurines from the Nuragic civilisation.
Not sure what period these finds are from but they are beautifully made.
These are all just objects that caught my eye so please don’t think of my photos as being representative of the whole collection, there’s heaps more to see.
I love the form of these jugs, they look so modern.
The Roman collection is the largest as you might expect.
There are some stunning Sarcophagi.
And other beautiful carvings from the late-Roman period.