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Alghero 1,391 yd from city centre
The preferred airport for Calabona is Alghero (AHO-Fertilia) - 9.7 km / 6 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line...
Smy Carlos V Wellness & Spa Alghero
Alghero 1,058 yd from city centre
Location: just 20 m. from the sea on the outskirts of Alghero, ideal for visiting the city. 1 Km. from the beach and the...
Corte Rosada Resort & Spa
Alghero 6 mi from city centre
The Hotel Corte Rosada is located in the lovely Bay of Conte, a few km. from the famous tourist center of Alghero, directly...
Alghero 1.2 mi from city centre
Set 100 metres from white sandy beaches, Hotel Rina features a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool with hydromassage...
Alghero 4 mi from city centre
The preferred airport for Hotel dei Pini is Alghero (AHO-Fertilia) - 6.2 km / 3.9 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight...
Alghero 599 yd from city centre
The hotel is located in the city centre just in front of the harbour, in walking distance of the Old Town. 10 kms to the...
Alghero 462 yd from city centre
Offering bright air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, Alghero Vacanze Hotel is 5 minutes' walk from San Giovanni beach in...
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Located in the province of Sassari, Alghero is an interesting historical town in Italy's northwestern region. The medieval town of Alghero is situated on the beautiful Coral Riviera. The town features an interesting combination of Italian and Catalan influences, which results in a unique cultural mix that attracts visitors year-round. It's a place to enjoy the waterfront, marina and amazing architecture. Besides soaking up its unique history and culture, you can also partake in a range of delicious foods, drinks and local delights.
Alghero is regularly on the top of Italy's most-visited list of towns. There is a terrific choice of holiday accommodation, ranging from high-end luxury resorts to cheap hotels in Alghero. Whether you're travelling alone or as a couple, there are rooms to suit any budget. There is also accommodation suited for families and large groups travelling with people of all ages.
Neighbourhoods of Alghero
Alghero is a charming mix of ancient, old and new, from town to coastline. Some of the popular areas for visitors are:
- Centro Storico: This old town is full of antique walls, winding streets and honey-coloured buildings. It is home to many of the best attractions, including great shopping, tasty foods and refreshing drinks.
- Capo Caccia: A huge promontory featuring tall limestone cliffs and sea caves, including the huge Neptune Grotto. It's also part of a nature reserve.
The Beaches: Lying primarily in the northern part of town, visitors are spoilt for choices when it comes to beaches. Some of the prime spots are:
- La Pelosa: Considered one of the best beaches in Sardinia.
- Le Bombarde: A wide, fine white-sand beach with super-clear water.
- Mugoni: A protected marine area surrounded by pine trees and a sheltered beach with emerald-green waters.
- Spaggia di Pia Maria: A beautiful stretch of white sands, backed by dunes and a pine forest.
- Rena Majori della Nurra: A pristine cove that is ideal for diving.
What to see and do in Alghero
Other than stunning beaches, there are many sites and attractions to explore. Most of them revolve around interesting history and a mix of architectural styles. From a laundry list of attractions and activities, some of the highlights include:
- Anghelu Ruju Necropolis: An amazing archaeological site comprising 38 chamber tombs.
- Cattedrale di Santa Maria: A fine example of a Catalan Gothic church. The Campanile is one of the town's signature landmarks.
- Piazza Civica: The town's former heart and showcase square. Today, it is known for jewellery shops and having the grandest café in Alghero – Caffe Constantino.
- Museo Archeologico della Città di Alghero: Recently opened in 2016, this site charts the history of human settlement in the area.
- Porta a Mare: An ancient gateway linking Piazza Civica and the marina.
- Museo Diocesano d’Arte Sacra: Housed in the former Oratorio del Rosario, this is an exhibition of religious artefacts from the town's cathedral.
- Giardini Pubblici: The town's luscious, green park enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
What to eat in Alghero
Alghero cuisine is one of Sardinia's most varied and unique cuisines because of its influence from both the Sardinian and Catalan culture. Dishes to seek out include:
- Fried moray eel
- Dogfish in garlic sauce
- Salted sea bream
- Catalan lobster
- Spaghetti with lobster
- Pasta with sea urchin
- Octopus tagliolini
Typical events and festivals in Alghero
No matter what time of year you decide to visit Alghero, there is always something special going on. Some of the most popular celebrations and events include:
- Feast of Our Lady of Valverde: A saints' day celebration held on the first Sunday after Easter each year.
- Festival Alguer: A summer-long celebration of live music and culture. The event involves local jazz clubs and other local establishments.
- Sagra del Bogamari: From early-January to mid-February, this festival is one of the Alghero's biggest and is dedicated to sea urchins.
- Summer Music: Sardinian music is celebrated throughout the summer months of July and August.
- San Miguel: At the end of September, the city's streets turn into a theatre featuring plays, live music and entertainment.
How to move around in Alghero
The bus service in Alghero is very efficient. It operates back and from the nearby airport, as well as within the town itself. There are several bus stops throughout the town's major areas. Still, it is also relatively easy to explore the city on foot, particularly around the older neighbourhoods. Also, there are plenty of taxis operating in Alghero.
The climate in Alghero
This part of Sardinia has a relatively mild climate. The summers in Alghero enjoy long, warm and sunny days — typical for the Mediterranean. The winters are slightly milder. Only a handful of days per year register sub-zero temperatures, which is rare for the Mediterranean. The best time to visit Alghero is during the spring and summer. These are the hottest seasons and bring the best weather, usually around 25-29° C.