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.
Alghero Travel Tips
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.