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beach in alghero

1. Alghero beaches

Alghero's beach areas are found in the lido area or further around at Spiggia dei Bombarde beyond Fertilia. Regular buses run from the town. The coastal drive from Alghero to Bosa is a popular favourite for an excursion.

beach in alghero
beach in alghero

2. Alghero town

“Alghero Vecchia” is the charming old town, surrounded by seven great towers and the old walls that still stand at the sea edge and which date back to the Catalan-Aragonese conquests in the sixteenth century. The narrow cobbled streets and alleys of the Old Town are abuzz with people and activities until late at night. The car-free zone of this historic centre is perfect for enjoying a leisurely stroll where you can find perfect gifts in the many small shops. The fifteenth century palaces, the Civic Theatre with its neoclassic façade, the cathedral and the sixteenth century bell tower of Santa Maria are all representative of a long Sardinian legacy and even the houses of the centre of Alghero stood through the bombings of the Second World War. The outer wall of the Old Town is part of a long walkway which stretches from one end of Alghero to another and provides a fabulous panorama of the Riviera which is most appreciated at sunset when you can admire the silhouette of the headland of Capo Caccia

The maze-like narrow lanes and piazzas of Alghero old town protrude out into the Mediterranean from the regular grid of streets that now constitute the modern town.

This long expanse of white sand stretches for 3 miles to the town of Fertilia and is renowned for excellent seafood. There are also two farmers markets in town, one for meat, bread and fish and the other for vegetables at Via Sassari 12, just opposite each other. Open daily 07-13

La Pelosa - Stintino, the eerily abandoned mining town of Argentiera and the ancient palace complex at Nuraghe di Palmavera. The coastal road south of Alghero is beautiful, an unspoilt and protected panorama of sparkling sea, lush vegetation, and rocky mountains. It leads to Bosa, a small medieval town, which has a distinctive and living historic center and many points of interest. Bosa is an ideal spot for a relaxing holiday, as it is friendly and has a character and economy which is not based solely on tourism.

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3. Walk the city walls

Having wandered through Alghero’s maze of narrow lanes, leave time to do a circuit of the old town walls, or bastioni, looking down on the sea and with scintillating views out to the sheer cliffs of Capo Caccia – ideally at sunset.

beach in alghero
beach in alghero
beach in alghero
beach in alghero

4. Nettuno Caves

Take a bus to the top of the cliffs, if you're up for the steep descent and re-ascent of the 654 steps that make up the Escala del Cabirol, or “goat's stairway”.

Takes 10mins to walk down to Neptune`s Grotto, and it is worth the view! 10€ entry is paid at the entrance of the cave, and you get a half-hour guided tour in the cave.

Nov–March daily, 10am–4pm (depending on sea conditions). Entry is €13. Boats operated charge €15 for the ride.

These caves are at the bottom of some gorgeous cliffs in the north coast about 15 kms outside the city.

If you visit them by boat, the boat leaves you at the very entrance, by sea. If you go by land, you will have to descend kilometric stairs along the cliff to go to the bottom of it and then find the cave entrance.

Be careful and buy the ticket ON TOP of the cliff, there is no ticket entrance at the bottom and you won't like climbing back the 630 steps just to buy the tickets!!


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