Considered by many to be the most fascinating town on the island, is situated on the northwest 'Coral Coast' of Sardinia. The town was founded by the Genovese Doria family during the first half of the 12th century.
Because of its strategically important position, in 1354 the Counts of Barcelona conquered the town and Alghero was repopulated by people of Catalan-Aragon origin (hence the name 'Little Barcelona'). This domination lasted over four hundred years and is clearly visible in the architecture of Alghero’s intriguing old town and in the locally spoken dialect.
Protected on three seaward sides by great stone bastions and guarded to the land side by a series of stone towers, Alghero’s churches and small squares are nodes in a network of narrow, cobbled streets.
Alghero today is a bustling little town which offers more than just beautiful white sandy beaches and emerald waters. Our unique history, traditions, architecture, and evolved social diversity hosted by an enticingly mild climate and all the comforts of home make Alghero a fascinating place to visit all year round.
During the summer season, when the town welcomes visitors from all over the world, Alghero enjoys a seductively fun outdoor nightlife in its many “piazzas”, waterfront bars and al-fresco restaurants. The new outdoor theater at the Forte della Maddalenetta in the old town stages a summer cultural program ranging from encounters with contemporary authors and debates, to slide projections, recitals, musical shows, as well as contemporary and classical dance productions.
For those who prefer a quieter vacation, classical music concerts are held in the cloister of the 15th century San Francesco Church. Concerts are also occasionally staged in Neptune’s Caves at Capo Caccia.
This Hotel, situated in the centre of Alghero and close to the beach offers high quality accommodation. The rooms have private bathrooms and balconies. A buffet breakfast is served in the dining room and there is a television lounge.
Visit the Website : Tel: +39 (0)799 735034
Hotel San Francesco:
Visit the Website : Tel: +39 (0)799 80330
Self-catering in Alghero & Bosa:
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B&B AND APARTMENTS IN ALGHERO
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