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Recommended accommodation - Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

 
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Tourist information

Alghero is a small town of approximately 44,000 residents situated in the region of Sassari in the island of Sardinia. This well-known city has turneded into one of the most preferred vacation spots for travelers to Sardinia. These days, Alghero try to mix its role of tourist town with that of a growing marina. This allows it to maintain a good all year economic situation, not only during the hectic summer season. To the north of the harbour is the great sandy beach of Alghero that offers excellent swimming possibilities. Beach is located only a short walk from the historic heart of Alghero.

When you stroll via Alghero, within its unique slim cobble-stone back roads, on its hundred of years old walls, you will discover the charm that only a beachfront Italian town can have. A sea that is constantly there and always at hand, a amazing harbor where alongside luxury yachts can be seen the shades of the old-fashioned fishing boats; and between the shapes and colors of past, there is an endless range of locations where you can unwind and have a good time. Alghero is acknowledged as one of the most Italianesque of the vacation spots in Sardinia with its ancient walled center on the beachfront consisting of a stunning network of slim streets, most of which are free from automobiles.

How to get there

In NW part of Sardinia, in the center of the Mediterranean sea, Alghero is quickly reached by sailboat, ship or by airplane. Alghero International Airport is only ten kilometres from the city center. It's a short trip by automobile, taxi cab or by public bus. There are lots of direct airline flights from Alghero towards the major Italian towns and different European capitals. The nearest ferry harbor to Alghero is in Porto Torres. Alghero harbor is approximately 40 kilometres far away. The harbor of Porto Torres is linked to Civitavecchia, Propriano, Genova, Barcelona and Marseille. Several of these routesare available only in the top summer season. If you are comming with your own sailboat or yacht, the port of Alghero has the capacity to deal with all type of vessels and yachts up to 60 metres, and the service is available throughout the year.

Attractions

  • The Palazzo d'Albis is a must-see historic location. Palace is a impressive illustration of 16th century Catalan architecture with monofores and bifores.
  • Don't pass up Neptune's Grotto situated at Cappo Caccia, a large cave reachable only by boat tour. Nevertheless, on poor weather you can't get the motorboat. Renting a scooter is a exciting way of reaching Neptune's Grotto! It requires approximately 40 mins. When you reach the Cappo Caccia, it requires approximately ten mins to take a walk to Neptune's Grotto, and it is really well-worth the view! 10 euros entry is paid at the entry of the grotto, and you will have a guided tour in the grotto in Englisj, Italian and German.
  • The Museum Casa Manno, positioned in the old town of Alghero, near to the Santa Maria cathedral, is a traditional narrative of the Sardinian folks recollected during the life of Giuseppe Manno, the fantastic chronicler of Alghero. A significant collection is formed of art works, statues, furnitures, old presses and publications, correspondences hand written and original documents.
  • Don't skip the necropolis of Anghelu Ruju and Nuraghe Palmavera, 2 of the most crucial archeological locations of Sardinia.
  • The Diocesean Museum of Sacred Art is situated in the old Rosario church in the heart of Alghero, preserves and features the valuable items of the Cathedral and the other important churches of the town.
  • Moving to the south from Alghero, a journey throughout the remote shoreline of Oristano leads to the fascinating middle ages town of Bosa and its summer resort at Bosa Marina.

Day Trips from Alghero

Not only is the city of Alghero an interesting place to explore but also it offers a simple access to a lot of places in the NW part of Sardinia which is perfect for half-day or one-day tours. Additionally the range of available trips is outstanding. Most attractive is definitely the spectactular seaside grottos situated at Capo Caccia. Stintino, Bosa and Argentiera are appealing locations for various different reasons. Stintino serves as entrance to the beautiful beaches of La Pelosa, Argentiera is an deserted mining outpost and Bosa is a peaceful provincal town.

Accommodation options in Alghero

Various types of vacations where friendliness and a pleasant welcome from our hosts, together with the experience of a town totally devoted to tourism will make your vacation in Alghero a enjoyable and memorable experience. From luxury 5-star hotels to the more affordable types of accommodation, from relieving in the health spas to the homely warmth of the B&B's and holiday apartments. Prices of accommodation is usually doubled in top summer months.

Similar tourist destinations in Italy: Verona, Catania, Palermo, Siracusa, Pisa, Trapani, Sorrento.
 
 

Town is recommended for

Tourists without a Car, Romantic trips, Suitable for older people, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Adventure and Sport, Families with pets
 

Alghero, Italy - General details

Arboretum, atm, botanical garden, caves, churches, duty free, fitness centre, forests, grocery stores, hospital, library, marina, water parks, theme parks, zoo, waterfalls, wine cellar, restaurants, tennis courts, swimming, walking paths, sailing club, cycling, fishing, horse riding, ski resorts, golf club, windsurfing, water ski, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, diving, hunting, bird watching, casinos, hiking, rafting, snorkelling
 

Alghero, region of Sardinia - Distances

 
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    Alghero - Cagliari: 164 km
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    Alghero - Rome: 379 km
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    Alghero - Florence: 431 km
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    Alghero - Porto Conte (23+ accommodation units): 11 km
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    Alghero - Olmedo (4+ villas): 12 km
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    Alghero - Santa Maria La Palma (23+ accommodation units): 12 km
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    Alghero - Villanova Monteleone (2+ accommodation units): 14 km
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    Alghero - Uri (6+ villas): 17 km
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    Alghero - Tissi (4+ apartments): 24 km
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    Alghero - Miniere (1+ accommodation units): 25 km
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    Alghero - Canaglia (2+ apartments): 26 km
  • Airport "Fertilia", town of Alghero (Air One, Alitalia, Ryanair): 8 km
 

Tourist attractions and sights

 
  • Museum Torralba, Sassari, 23 km from the centre of town of Alghero.
  • Water park Waterparadise, Porto Torres, 27.3 km from the centre of town of Alghero.
  • Cathedral San Nicola, Sassari, 27.5 km from the centre of town of Alghero.
  • Beach Le Saline, Stintino, 27.8 km from the centre of town of Alghero.
  • National park Asinara, Stintino, 27.8 km from the centre of town of Alghero.
  • Beach Pazzona, Stintino, 27.8 km from the centre of town of Alghero.
  • Fountain del Rosello, Sassari, 28.1 km from the centre of town of Alghero.
 

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