|IFMSA Italy - Segretariato Italiano Studenti Medicina||Local Comitee of Sassari|
|Location||Northwest of Sardinia|
|University||Università degli Studi di Sassari|
|University founded in||1617|
|Faculty of Medicine founded in||1765|
|Number of students||19.000|
|Number of IFMSA incoming students per year||20|
|Who is our LEO||Giuseppe Luppu|
|Who is our LEO||Ambra Cabbua|
|Our university official Website:||www.uniss.it|
Sassari is a city rich in art, culture and history, and is well-known for its beautiful "Palazzi" and its elegant, neo-classical piazzas, such as Piazza d'Italia (Square of Italy) and the Teatro Civico (Civic Theatre).
As Sardinia's second most important city after Cagliari, it has a considerable amount of cultural, touristic, commercial and political importance in the island.
Sassari was founded in the early Middle Ages, around the 9th-10th century by the inhabitants of the ancient Roman port of Turris Lybisonis (current Porto Torres), who sought refuge in the mainland to escape the Saracen attacks from the sea. However the region has been inhabited since ancient history, by the Nuragics, Phoenicians and Romans.Many archaeological sites and ancient ruins are located inside or around the town such as the prehistoric step pyramid of Monte D'Accoddi and large number of “Nuraghes” and “Domus de Janas” (Fairy Houses)
Through out the century the town has been ruled by Genoese, Pisans, Aragonese, Catalans, Spanish and Austrians. During this period the Jesuits founded the first Sardinian university in Sassari(1562) and the same year the first printing press was introduced in the island.
After the brief domination of the Austrians, Piemontese took over the island, who then took over the Title of Kingdom of Sardinia. In 1861 Sassari, along with the rest of Italy, became part of the newly created Kingdom of Italy.
Today Sassari is the main cultural, administrative and historical centre of Northern Sardinia.
Going back at il Corso we can move on to Piazza Azuni and from here we arrive first at Piazza Castello, then in Piazza d'Italia and proceeding farther on we arrive in via Roma where the night life of Sassari mainly take place.
Other MUST SEE of the city are: the "Fontana Rosello" beautiful fountain located beneath the homonymous bridge; the Parco di Monserrato.
The museum is divided in four sections: vestments, golds and silvers, a picture gallery, an archaeological collection.
Open: Tue, Fri, Sat h.10-12 and 16.18 Tickets
City: Sassari Address: Duomo di S. Nicola, p.zza Duomo Telephone: +39 333 5698247
(Ethnographic Museum F. Bande)-
Museum dedicated to Francesco Bande, accordion and organ player who died some years ago. In the museum you can find the most typical Sardinian costumes mostly from Bultei and Ossi.
Open: from Mon to Fri h.10-12 and 18-20 Admission Free
City: Sassari Address: Via Muroni 44 Telephone: +39 079 236572
(National Archaeological and Ethnography Museum G. A. Sanna)-
This Museum is divided in 7 rooms and during the tour it offers the opportunity to retrace the history of Sardinia.
Open: From Tue to Sun h. 9-20 Full Ticket 2€ Reduced 1€
Address Via Roma 64 - 07100 Sassari, Italia Telephone 079-27.22.03 ; 27.25.05 Fax 079-27.15.24
In Sassari you can find five shopping centers: The Piazzetta,Galleria Monserrato, Corte Santa Maria, Auchan and Tanit (in Predda Niedda) with more than 20 stores each. They can easily be reached by foot or by bus.
At the center of Sassari there are lots of clothing stores, fair trade shops, traditional shops with typical products. The main shopping streets are: Viale Italia, Via Brigata Sassari, Piazza Castello, Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Sardinian meal, as ingredients, recipies and methods of cooking varies greatly from town to town. Here are some of the typical dishes you will find accross the island.
A Sardinian meal normally starts with antipasti : prosciutto, cheese, octopus, salami, olives, marinated vegetables, clams or mussels cooked "alla marinara" with white wine, garlic, and parsley.
First course (Primi)always includes "Pasta". Some of the typical kind of pasta are: malloreddus, small grooved pasta served with tomato, sausage sauce and topped of with grated pecorino cheese; culingionis, ravioli made with semolina (potato and mint filling, but fillings depend on the region of the island); and panadas, a round pie filled with vegetables, meat or eels.
Second course(Secondo)consists usualy of meat. In fact due to the continuous invasions,Sardinians flee from coastal areas, seeking refuge in the safer mountainous regions inland, where the main sources of food came from pigs, goats, sheep and large crops of wheat. Traditional Sardinian meat is spit-roasted suckling pig, cooked over a log fire then left to infuse myrtle leaves.
Cheese is a Sardinian gastonomic speciality due to the island traditional Shepherding. The island has the highest production of pecorino cheese in Europe.
Most typical Sardinian dessert is "Seadas" made with cheese and honey which is fried in a large pastry envelope.
Even if Sassari is a small city it's full of life, there are a lot of nice and tipical pubs that organise many activities (theme parties, happy hour, etc.) where students can have fun and meet each other; there are also many bar, discobar and discos.
Sassari is situated in the north-west of Sardinia.You can reach our island by plane or ship.
TIMETABLE FOR THE AIRPORT ALGHERO-FERTILIA
04:52 05:47 08:50 10:15 11:45 14:15 16:00 18:15 19:50 SASSARI (departure)
05:22 06:17 09:20 10:45 12:15 14:45 16:30 18:45 20:20 AIRPORT FERTILIA (arrival)
Once you are in Sassari it's easy to go around on foot, but if you want to reach places far from the centre of the city, you can get by bus, taxi, train :
- An intercity coach company connects Sassari to other Sardinian cities, such as Cagliari, Oristano and Nuoro.(ARST 079 2639200/206 and FdS 079 241301 - 250529)
Fer = Workingdays
In Sassari there are 5 main medical structures:
Our incomings are accomodated in the University Clinics, this structure assures a 360 degree medical service and is well known for the preparation and kindness of his workers. This year the acceptance time lapse is May, June and July and the following divisions are avaiable:
Documents Required - Proof of Enrollment - CV - HBV Vacination - ID/Passport (copy) - Health Insurance (copy)
The island usually has mild winters and generally quite hot summers. Perfect weather to go to the seaside.
Olbia is a town of about 54,000 inhabitants in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region and about 100km far from Sassari. Called Olbia in the Roman age, Civita in the Middle Ages (Giudicati period) and Terranova Pausania before the 1940s, Olbia was again the official name of the town after the period of Fascism.
Olbia (the name is of Greek origin) is very ancient and was possibly founded by the Greeks, according to a local legend. It contains ruins from Phoenician and Carthaginian settlement to the Roman Era, when it was an important port, and the Middle Ages, when it was the capital of the Giudicato of Gallura, one of the four independent states of Sardinia.
Nowadays, it is the economic centre of this part of the island (commercial centres, food industry) and is very close to the famous Costa Smeralda tourist area. It is an administrative capital (together with Tempio Pausania) of the province of Olbia-Tempio, operative since 2005.
The main marinas in the surroundings of Olbia are Olbia, Porto Rotondo, Portisco, Poltu Quadu and Marina di Olbia.
The Fausto Noce Park, with its 18 hectares, is the biggest town park in Sardinia, placed in 2005 as second best "green project" in Italy.
Other meeting places are:
- Corso Umberto I, the main shopping street in the inner city.
- The old town centre
- Corso Vittorio Emanuele, with several squares, green areas, bars and shops.
- Viale Isola bianca, with green areas and seafront
- Marina di Olbia, the marina.
- Viale Principe Umberto.
- Viale Aldo Moro, the modern shoppping street.
- Cinema teatro Olbia, with two movie theatre.
- The new thearte on the gulf, last work of the famous architect Giovanni Michelucci.
- Park in Zona Bandinu.
- National Archaeological Museum.
- The new seafront.
- The bowling with 8 tracks, games room and bar.
- Discos and several pubs.
Main districts in Olbia:
- San Nicola;sa minda manna
- Zona Bandinu;
- Sa Minda Noa;
- Poltu Quadu;
- Centro Storico;
- Santa Mariedda;
- Le Saline;
- Santa lucia;
- Zona Baratta;
- Sacra Famiglia;
- Sa Marinedda;
- Tannaule (New Hospital);
- Olbia 2.
North of Olbia, among Porto Rotondo, Cugnana and Portisco there are the beaches of: Cugnana, Rena Bianca, Razza de Juncu (condivisa con Arzachena), Spiaggia dei Sassi, Spiaggia delle Alghe, Spiaggia Ira, Marinella.
In the hamlet of Pittulongu: Bados, Mare e Rocce, Il Pellicano, Lo Squalo, La Playa. South of Olbia: Lido del Sole, Le Saline, Marina Maria, Bunte, Porto Istana, Li Cuncheddi, Capo Ceraso, Spalmatore di terra (island of Tavolara).
Places of naturalistic interest:
- River park of Padrongianus.
- Lagoon area in the gulf, where the valuable local mussels are gathered in specific areas.
- The Protected Marine Area of Tavolara-Punta Capo Coda Cavallo.
- Monte Pinu.
- Monte Plebi.
- Monte Cugnana.