The medieval Sardinian-Catalan coastal town Alghero, located in the north-west of Sardinia, dates back to 1102, when the nobel Doria family built a castle there. In the same period, this family also built a castle in Castelsardo. In the year 1353 the Spaniards seized power in Alghero, leaving many traces behind which are still visible today. The palazzos, city walls and defence towers are built in a Spanish style. The bilingual street names in both Catalan and Italian still reflect the proud heritage after more than 300 years of domination.
A cosy town on the northwest coast of Sardinia
The city is popular among tourists all year round. Its ideal location near the sea and within a 15-minute drive from Fertilia, Alghero’s airport, makes for a perfect holiday destination. The old town consists of a maze of narrow cobbled alleys, decorated with laundry hanging out to dry on drying racks and makeshift clothes lines tied from balcony to balcony. In the city centre you can enjoy a stroll along the various piazzas with restaurants, bars, cafes and ice cream parlours or relax on the shaded terraces cooled by a fresh sea breeze. Don't forget to visit the well-known Neptune caves during your holiday in Alghero!
Capo Caccia, Grotte di Nettuno and Aragosta
Since Alghero is located on the “Riviera del Corallo”, the “Coral Coast”, most boutiques have various coral ornaments for sale. At night, as the sun sets behind cape Capo Caccia, the city is bathed in a beautiful orange light. At this time of night we recommend taking a walk along the boulevard and the harbour to one of Alghero’s restaurants to enjoy the delicious seafood dishes. Don’t forget to try the local specialty, "Aragosta alla Catalana" (lobster). Don't even forget to visit the well-known Neptune caves during your holiday in Alghero!