One of its best-loved cities for the popular walkway along the port’s bastions, the red roofs that touch the sky and the gorgeous natural bay that flows into the emerald sea. The shoreline is some 90 km long and known as the Coral Riviera. The most famous beach here is Le Bombarde, blessed with crystalline water and a clean sandy bottom, it is a favourite destination of families, young people and surfing enthusiasts. Just a kilometre away is Lazzaretto, ten inlets with soft sandy beaches.
A bit further away in the bay of Porto Conte is the leisurely Mugoni beach. The shoreline at the city’s centre, on the other hand, is home to the splendid Lido di San Giovanni beach, while just outside of town are the Maria Pia dunes, dotted with centuries-old juniper trees. Much of the coastline is within the protected marine zone of Capo Caccia – Isola Piana.
The Porto Conte park will amaze you with its expanses of Mediterranean brush, dense woods and the laguna del Calich. The domus de Janas of Santu Perdu, the Anghelu Ruju necropolis and the complexes of Palmavera and Sant’Imbenia bear witness to Alghero’s prehistoric origins, starting in the Neolithic era. The historical centre is the city’s most interesting area, a labyrinth of narrow streets that connect piazzas bustling with life. The yellow walls and ancient houses echo the Catalan origins of the city.
As do the churches: the Cathedral of Santa Maria (XVI century), the churches of Carmelo (late XVII century) with its great gilded retablo, that of San Michele with its coloured ceramic dome, and the late Renaissance Sant’Anna (1735). Another great time to be here is at Cap d’Any de l’Alguer, or “New Years at Alghero,” when a myriad of shows enliven the city centre. The most passionate time of year is Holy Week, with heartfelt religious rites from the Spanish tradition.
This is a place you should visit at least once in your life: the only way to truly admire the beauty of this place and perceive its charm is in person. Neptune’s grotto is one of the largest marine caves in Italy and one of the most captivating gems of nature in the Mediterranean.
It' s the pride and joy of the marine protected area of Capo Caccia-Isola Piana,inside the Porto Conte Park. You will reach the entrance by going down the Escala del cabirol, 654 steps clinging onto the western ridge of the promontory of Capo Caccia as far as the mouth. Otherwise, you can get there in greater comfort by sea, on the boats that depart daily from the tourist port of the Catalan town.
From Alghero, travel along the coastal road south towards Bosa. After 28 miles of breath-taking views where the rugged, unspoiled mountains plunge into the sea you get to Bosa. The Old Village, also known as Sa Costa, lies around the Serravalle Castle, built by the Malaspinas between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Easily accessible on foot, it will reward you by showing you the charm of the town from a scenic location that will remain forever in your memory.
Bosa Marina is instead the beach resort most loved by tourists according to Blue Guide 2015, which gives it a record 5 sails including it among the places with the most beautiful sea. The poetic Lungotemo promenade with the Ponte Vecchio.
The Nuraghi Valley
A morning full of artistic and archaeological visits. Apart from the Museum of Banari, in recent years having become very famous for the quality of displays it houses, you will visit the Nuraghe Santu Antine and Domus de Janas of St. Andrea Priu. On the way back you will make a brief stop at the Basilica of Saccargia.
Also in Alghero In a bay the Romans called the Harbour of the Nymphs, there is a village almost four thousand years old, shrouded in legend, among the most important that the Nuragic civilisation left us NURAGHE PALMAVERA