Alghero is one of the main resorts in the northwest part of the beautiful island of Sardinia, Italy. The lovely medieval city has so much pleasures to offer: enjoy the perfect weather while discovering the sandy beaches and interesting local sights. The area has a very special Spanish atmosphere because of the city’s past as a Catalan colony. The most important attraction is of course the breath-taking historic centre, one of the best preserved in Sardinia.
Italy’s rich history has created a fascinating variety of monuments, buildings and sights; therefore, Alghero has become a literal paradise for tourists during the last years. You can find many brilliant archaeological sites such as the Anghelu Ruju necropolis, the Santu Pedru hill, the Villa Romana of Santa Imbenia and the Purissima. If you want to enjoy the fabulous view over the city, you must visit the Porta Terra tower, one of the signature sights of Alghero. Also, the monumental Alghero Cathedral constructed in 1570 is really something to see, not to mention the religious architecture of the city.
If you get overwhelmed by the city’s rich history and culture, you just might want to take a break at the beach. Alghero is extremely popular for its beautiful landscape. It has many wonderful beaches, bays and natural parks on the shoreline. Check out the most popular sunny beaches of Sardinia such as San Giovanni, Lido, Maria Pia, La Stalla and others. Don’t worry about your way, Alghero is very well connected by roads, buses, ports, trains and international flights.
Alghero is the island's most popular holiday resort, but you can also find the island's loveliest old town in Alghero. The city wall with the seven bastions was built in the 11th century, which is a fascinating medieval monument in the city. In the narrow streets of the old town souvenir shops, restaurants and bars line up, that are always crowded in the evening.
This is the name of the biggest nuragic structure in Barumini. It is located in the middle of the island and was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. All parts of the building were built from stone but without bonding material around the twelfth century BC. The tower shaped figures tell us, that the complex had once an important defensive role. According to a myth this complex could be the ruins of the lost Atlantis. You can find 7000 ancient ruins altogether on the island.
The deepest canyon of the continent is situated in the Golfo Orosei National Park, which offers diverse hiking trails in various heaviness to discover this beautiful area. It takes 2 hours to get to the canyon's entrance, where we can fill our bottles with clear spring-water. It is possible to discover the inner parts of the canyon, so choose a trip which suits best to your fitness and bravery.
More than a thousand kilometer of railroad network was built on the island, reaching almost every part of Sardinia. Trains are modern, quiet and comfortable.
Between bigger settlements, not only regular buses take passengers, but also long-distance coaches with fewer stops. If you consider hiking in the mountains, maybe it's not the best option to rely on the Mediterranean way of life (including bus schedules), it's recommended to rent a car or scooter instead.
It's a 'once in a lifetime' experience to explore the island from a rented motorboat. On the eastern side of the island, Golfo di Orosei is full of cozy bays and caves. The gulf is only accessible by motorboat. For the 'minicrociera' boats, you don't need a special driving license.
From Sardinia, several companies operate ferries to various destinations, including Sicily, Marseille, Barcelona or Tunis.
Beware: it is against the law to take out shells, stones or sand from the island. The Customs authority strictly watches everyone leaving from the airport, so don't dare to get a fine for this!
Time ZoneCentral European Time (CET)
Electric Current230 V
Enter an amount to get the daily exchange rate.
Your Browser is outdated
wizztours.com is not available on your browser any more.Please upgrade Your Browser