Alghero Tourism

Considered to be Sardinia’s most picturesque old town, Alghero glares with its distinctive Catalan character. This medieval city has certainly captured the imagination of tourists with Spanish style palazzos and a 300 years old heritage of Aragon rule. Surrounded and bordered by pine forests, long sandy beaches, hotels and bars, the city is an ideal place to stay during your trip to Italy. This old walled town situated on the sea front looks mesmerizing with a labyrinth of narrow cobbled lanes and a thriving marina.

Also called as “little Barcelona” in the past, the city today is full of archaeological sites such as Anghelu Ruju and Nuraghe Palmavera. Its sea also known as Coral Riviera, is a hidden treasure of rare species and is famous for its rich underwater fauna. With plenty of opportunities to take day trips such as to the cave complex of Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto) or to Capo Caccia, Alghero has everything which constitutes for an ideal vacation.

Essential travel information and Alghero tips for your visit

  • Italy is great and much more tolerable outside peak season. Try not to visit in the summer, especially August, when Italians go away.
  • Be prepared to cover up at churches – don’t wear shorts, and bring a scarf to cover your shoulders if necessary. 
  • Know that everyone will be dressed much well than you. If you want to blend in, wear lots of black, designer sunglasses, and great shoes.
  • Tipping is not obligatory or common in Italy.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Alghero

    • Climate Index 95.36 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.04 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Alghero

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.87 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 85.31 USD

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