Alghero, a charming small town with more than 40.000 inhabitants and Spanish origins, is located on the northwest coast of Sardinia in the province of Sassari. In the last decades Alghero became a touristy center of the region which offers not only beach and sun but also culture and beauties of nature like Nuraghe di Palmavera or the Neptune's Grotto
The town with its remarkable seafront, its wall of fortification and its centre with narrow lanes and old houses still retains its distinctive Catalan character which is seen for example in the bilingual road signs and the cuisine of the place.
The region around Alghero was settled since pre-historical times by a so-called Ozieri culture. Later at 1500 BC emerge the Nuraghe civilization with its impressive buildings of large stones and the characteristic Necropolis with the burial chambers.
History he town of Alghero was founded around 1102 as a fortified port. Around 250 years later the Catalano-Arogenese conquer the town which became Spanish. In the 16th century Alghero received the status of King's City and developed economically. In the meantime reigned by the Habsburg Spain in 1720 Sardinia and therefore also Alghero were handed over to Piedmont. During World War II Alghero was bombed heavily and a large part of the centre was destroyed.
Sightseeing Interesting spots in town fort sightseeing are The Cathedral of St. Mary, the churches of St. Michael and St. Francis, Palazzo Carcassona and Palazzo D'Albis, the Torre dello Sperone and last but not least the impressive walls of fortification on the seaside. To take a sunbath we recommended the nice beach Spiaggia delle Bombarde.
Alghero is famous for the proccessing of the red coral which is transformed by craftsmen mainly in beautiful jewellery.
TO SEE IN THE VICINITY
Who wants to explore the immediate vicinity of Alghero can visit for example the famous and beautiful Neptune's Grotto located about 15 km away from town on the peninsula of Capo Caccia. The cave complex is reachable by boat from Alghero or on foot via staircase.
Some important archeological sites nearby are the red and white premium and prizewinning wines exclusively from estate-grown grapes. The total area of the estate is about 650 hectares.
A winding coast road which offers beautiful panoramic views connects Alghero with the small village of Bosain the south. Bosa is located at the estuary mouth of the river Temo and is dominated by an impressive castle ruin. Approx. 3 km away from the town is the beach Bosa Marina.
Holidays in Sardinia in Alghero Hotels,
Apartments, B&B ...
3 flats with 2-3 bedrooms / 1-2 bathrooms / sleeps 2-6 / sea 2 km / available all year round
Villa Montagnese with its rental flats is located in the north-west of Sardinia, next to Alghero and about 2 km from the sea
Bed rooms 11 / people 22+ / pool / sea 4 km / open all year round
Charming accommodation with pool surrounded by olive trees and located on the north-western coast of Sardinia, only 3 km from the center of Alghero
4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / people 7 / pool / WiFi / coast 7 km / available all year round
The elegant Villa Ulivo with exclusive pool is located in north-west Sardinia, about 13 km north of Alghero and 10 km from the sea
3 bedrooms and 2 suites / people 10+ / pool / WiFi access / see 5 km / open from April to November
The charming B&B Margallo surrounded by vineyards is located in the north-west of Sardinia, about 5 km from the nearest beach and 10 km in the north of Alghero
5 flats with 1-2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2-6 / pool / WiFi / beach 2,5 miles / open all year round
Rental flats Alghero - The accommodation Sogno di Alghero with its comfortable flats and pool is located in north-west Sardinia, about 2 miles from Alghero
Apartments with 1-2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / people 4+ and 6+ / pool / beach 3,5 km / from May to September
Comfortable apartments in elegant residence nearby the charming town of Alghero on the north-western coast of Sardinia about 3,5 km from the nearest sandy beach
14 apart. with 1- 4 bedrooms / 1 - 2 bathrooms / 2 - 11 people / 2 pools / sea 5 km / available all year round
The Borgo Monte Sixeri with its two swimming-pools is located nearby Alghero, about 3 miles from the beautiful beaches
5 flats with 1-2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom /2-6 people / pool / sea 5 km / available all year round
The residence Monte Sixeri with swimming-pool is located nearby Alghero, about 3 miles from the beautiful beaches
2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / max. 5 persons / pool at agriturismo / beach 10 km / open all year round
Charming cottage which belongs to the agriturismo I Vigneti and includes use of pool, situated next to Alghero on the west coast of Sardinia
Independent villa / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms with shower / up to 6 persons / private pool
The ground-level villa Ulivetto is located north of Alghero in the north-west of Sardinia, in the countryside and with private pool
15 rooms / people 30+ / garden / beach 400 m / open all year round
The hotel Villa Maria Pia is situated only a few minutes from Alghero in the north-west of Sardinia and about 400 m from the nearest sandy beach
13 rooms / sleeps 26+ / coast 10 km in beeline / open all year round
The Albergo Diffuso Villanova Monteleone is located in the historic center of the homonymous village in the north west of Sardinia, about 25 km from of Alghero and 10 km in beeline from the coast
Individual tour / duration 8 days - 7 nights / west coast Sardinia / all year round
A thrilling bike trip through the natural beauty spots and history of north-western Sardinia, passing from the sea to the lakes, from archaeological sites to castles, from woods to beaches
Tour Operator Reg. nr. 11304 Regione Autonoma della Sardegna
Via Sant'Eulalia 25 A
09124 Cagliari (Sardinia) Tel. +39 070 204 03 91 oder +39 070 796 68 41 Fax: +39 070 7731266