Alghero at a Glance
A holiday to Alghero takes you to the north western coast of the Italian island of Sardinia. Retaining much of its historic past the beautiful old town of Alghero is a labyrinth of narrow car free streets winding past ancient Sardinian houses and tiny boutique shops and stores, surrounded by the sea on three sides. The bastioni or city walls still stand protecting the town from the sea and are ideal for enjoying walks along, with lovely views of the Mediterranean towards Cappo Caccia.
As a popular holiday destination and fishing port, Alghero offers a super choice of bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as a great choice of low cost hotel accommodation. As a west facing town, spend the evening enjoying local Alghero life sitting in a bar or restaurant and watching the fabulous sun sets.
One of the most popular trips to take whilst on holiday in Alghero is that of Neptune’s Grotto or Grotta di nettuno. From the spring through to autumn boat trips leave Alghero’s port to take visitors on two to three hour explorative tours of the spectacular caves; however a drive of about 45 minutes from Alghero and 656 steps takes you to a similar destination within Neptune’s Grotto.
If hiring a car in Alghero, make sure you head south 40 km to Bosa; a laid back and relaxed town with many beaches along the way. An hour’s drive north west of Alghero is the small Sardinian resort of Stintino. There are the two bustling harbours, Porto Nuovo and Porto Vecchio, a superb choice of sea food restaurants and a beautiful sandy beach.
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