The village is part of Meilogu, a sub-region of Logudoro, around thirty kilometres from Sassari, that spreads out in a valley at the feet of Mount Pelao. Bessude has a population of around 400 and is set in suggestive, untouched natural surroundings, rich in water courses, fruit trees and fields of flowers. Around the village you can admire an enchanting panorama: on one side, the hills, the Forest of Littu, the olive groves of su Monte and the poplars of Pojos; on the other are the oaks of sa Silva and the Pumàri e Badde valley.

The village itself is crossed by two mountain streams, one with a bridge built in the 1950s. It offers some characteristic views: the modern day historical centre is of medieval origin (13th century circa) and includes ancient houses with decorated, arched architraves bearing witness to the Spanish influence. The village is also made picturesque by the murales painted on the facades of some of the buildings.