is a lovely town situated in the north west of Sardinia. Thanks to its
airport it is considered one of the doorways to the island. It is known
too as Barceloneta ( Little Barcelona)
and as the Coral Riviera. It has an incredibly varied natural landscape,- its seaside of fine sand, its
cliffs of smooth stones or indented rocks, deep in the blue sea that
alternates with its historic enchantment -its walls, its
architecture deeply influenced by the Catalano Aragonese domination.
The Roman bridge of Fertilia, the Nuraghe complex of Palmavera
and the necropolis of Anghelu Ruju are ones of its most appreciated
monuments and archaeological sites of interest.
As concerns natural landscape we suggest you to visit the promontory of Capocaccia, dominated by
the cliff of the ‘sleeping giant’ which is one
of the symbols of Alghero together with its precious red coral.
The area of Capocaccia , the nearby Piana Island and Porto Conte Gulf
represents one of the finest places of naturalistic interest.
But Alghero is famous also for its society life - its
‘movida’- and rich folklore. The city alleys are full of
discos, pubs and restaurants immersed in a context of history and
tradition exalted by suggestive feasts and events during the whole year.
The Carnival Week takes place in the first months of the year during
which floats, Mamutones masks, musical bands and folkloric groups walk
along the roads and it ends with a big fritter eating in the Civic
Square. Then, do not miss the festival ‘de lu Boga
Mari’which is the typical gastronomic event of the sea urchin.
Spring the picturesque Easter ceremonies take place from Holy Tuesday
on to Easter Sunday and traditional processions are organized and
Catalan folkloric groups exhibit.
Summer in Alghero opens with important sporting events and goes on with
traditional feasts as, for example, that of Nostra Signora della
Mercede (Our Lady of Mercy) characterized by an historical sailing boat
race. After the 15th of August -day on which you can enjoy a
popular firework display, band concert ,and big barbecue of mixed
grilled fish at the port wharves- Summer in Alghero continues in
September with the celebrated festival of San Michele the patron saint
of the town.
When Summer ends, do not fail the appointment on Christmas time with the ‘Cap d’Any d’Alguer’
(New Year’s celebrations) during which daily entertainment shows are set up till New Year’s Eve.
We wait you to visit Alghero, one of the most important tourist centre
in the Mediterranean Sea, where history, landscape and fun combine in
Veduta del centro storico visto dal porto.
Torre di Sulis e passeggiata.
Lido di Alghero
Spiaggia di Stintino
Grotte di Nettuno.
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