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Alghero

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Introduction

Alghero is a small city of about 44,000 inhabitants in the province of Sassari. Located in the northwest of the island of Sardinia, it's a good base for exploring this part of the island, but the city has something to offer itself as well. It has medieval centre with cobbled lanes, bustling squares and beautiful city walls. A small part of the population still speaks Catalan, a Spanish dialect.

The city of Alghero was originally founded by Catalans, however some proves of Ozieri and Phoenician culture, occupying the area before, were found as well. Today Alghero is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Sardinia.

Thousands visitors come every year to admire the remains of the old citadel and enjoy Spanish feel of this Italian city, or to take one of many tour boat rides. It's great place for souvenir shopping and tasting Sardinian kitchen. There are also some very nice beaches in the area to spend a day in the sun.

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Sights and Activities

  • Palazzo Carcassona
  • Alghero Cathedral - Also known as Cattedrale di Santa Maria started during the late 16th century, but not finished before 1730. Originally planned to be in Catalan-Gothic style, but due to changing architectural styles You can also see some Renneisance features.
  • The church of St. Francis - dating back to 1360, but rebuilt during the 16th century.
  • The church of St. Michael
  • The Madonna del Santo Rosario
  • The Torre del Portal
  • The Tower dell'Esperò Reial (16th century).
  • Palazzo D'Albis - an example of Catalan-Aragonese architecture of the 16th century.
  • Neptune's Grotto
  • Porto Conte
  • Capo Caccia

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Weather

Alghero has a great climate with warm, dry and sunny summers from late May to early October. Temperatures are usually around 30 °C Celsius during the day and around 20 °C at night though occasionally temperatures can hit 40 °C degrees as well. The wintermonths last from December to February when temperatures are around 10 °C to 14 °C during the day and chilly nights. This is also the time when most of the rain falls, though months without a single drop of rain are even possible during winter.

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Getting There

By Plane

Fertilia Airport near Alghero has a growing number of flights serving the city and island of Sardinia. It's especially popular with budget airlines. For example, Ryanair flies to Alghero from Ancona, Bari, Billund, Bremen, Brescia, Brussels, Dublin, Eindhoven, Genoa, Girona, Graz, Frankfurt, Liverpool, London, Lübeck, Madrid, Milan-Bergamo, Oslo, Paris, Parma, Pisa, Rome, Stockholm, Venice, Verona and Weeze (near Düsseldorf, across the border from Nijmegen, Netherlands.

A few other airlines serve domestic destinations and Copenhagen and Helsinki.

By Train

Up to 11 trains daily run to and from Sassari (35 minutes).

By Bus

Buses to Sassari leave regularly and take about an hour. There are up to eight buses to Porto Torres and other destinations include two buses daily to Bosa and three buses daily to Olbia.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Actinia B&BVia S.Agostino n°25Guesthouse-
AgaveReg. Gutierrez, pod 10 Santa Maria la Palma, 10Guesthouse85
Agri B&B Domo de Pedravia S.T. di Gallura Tottubella, AlgheroGuesthouse90
Alejandra B&BVia degli Orti 124Guesthouse-
Alghero B&B MaredreamVia Palomba 49 07041 Alghero (SS)Guesthouse89
Alghero Gutierrez B&BVia Rossini 17 DGuesthouse90
Alghero Home HolidaysSP 42 km 25Apartment-
Alghero RamblasVia Garibaldi, 79Apartment83
Alghero SolemareVia Iglesias, 1Guesthouse86
Aloe B&BVia Don Minzoni, 176Guesthouse92
Angedras B&BVia Giacomo Leopardi 8 OlmedoGuesthouse-
Appartamento GaudìVia Delitala, 21Apartment-
Appartamento GoyaVia Delitala, 21Apartment77
Aquarium B&BVia Palomba 70Guesthouse89
Azienda Agrituristica e B&B Le Tre GrazieLoc. Santa Maria la Palma 74Guesthouse-
B&B Al DuomoVia Sant'Erasmo 12Guesthouse79
B&B AlessandraReg. Arenosu n. 26Guesthouse-
B&B Anna RitaLoc. Arenosu, 24Guesthouse-
B&B CastigliasStrada Alghero (close to Airport)Guesthouse87
B&B EderaVia Angioy 16Guesthouse81
B&B Guest house Da Laurettavia Manzoni 12Guesthouse-
B&B Istentales AlgheroRegione Galanté n.33Guesthouse-
B&B L'oca azzurraBorgo rurale di Santa Caterina 0704 OlmedoGuesthouse78
B&B La RucchettaLoc. La rucchetta 32,Str Alghero-AeroportoGuesthouse-
B&B La TerrazzaVia Vittorio Veneto 56Guesthouse92
B&B Las RosasReg. Tanca FarraGuesthouse86
B&B Le Tre CapanneReg. Sa Segada n. 56-58, 07040 Alghero (SS)Guesthouse-
B&B Maraviglios AlgheroVia dell'Istria 10/B FertiliaGuesthouse-
B&B MaryVia Galileo Galilei 82Guesthouse-
B&B Su CantaruVia Nazionale 331 Villanova MonteleoneGuesthouse91
B&B Sun HolidayRegione Arenosu, 28Guesthouse-
B&B T&TVia Carabuffas traversa GGuesthouse78
B&B VermellVicolo Adami 06Guesthouse-
BB da Giovannareg. Arenosu n. 28 07040 Alghero (SS)Guesthouse82
Beachfront Studio apartment Alghero75 Via GaribaldiApartment-
Bed and Breakfast ElisaVia Brigata Sassari 7 Alghero, SardiniaGuesthouse85
Bed and Breakfast SaraVia Europa, 18 Villanova MonteleoneGuesthouse-
Big Fish B&BVia Togliatti 15Guesthouse-
Blue Dolphin Bed and Breakfast AlgheroVia Marconi 75Guesthouse85
Bogamari B&BVia Amsicora traversa A 1/bGuesthouse92
Bonsai AlgheroLoc Santa Maria La Palma AlgheroGuesthouse-
Calciufetta B&BVia Marongiu 12Guesthouse-
Casa GiardinettoVia Marconi n. 23Apartment-
Casa Maiorca Apartmentsvia Maiorca, 24Apartment-
Casa Vacanze le CicaleVia Parenzo 12 FertiliaGuesthouse-
Casa Vacanze Maria PiaVia Gaudì n.8Apartment82
Catalan Bed & BreakfastVia A. Manzoni 41Guesthouse-
Daniele Suite Apartment Old TownVia Carlo Alberto n. 91Apartment-
Hostal de l'AlguerVia Parenzo 79 FertiliaHostel80
Hotel AlmaAlghero Via Lido, 29 ItalyHotel-
Hotel La Margherita SrlVia Sassari 70 SardiniaHotel85
Hotel Villa PirasViale della Resistenza n° 10Hotel-
Il GiardinettoVia Satta n. 92 Alghero, SardiniaApartment91
Il GiglioVia Palomba 32 AlgheroApartment-
Il GirasoleVia Galileo Galilei N.82Guesthouse-
Il Pioppo B&BRegione ArenosuGuesthouse84
Iris B&BVia Amsicora, 73 VILLANOVA MONTELEONEGuesthouse-
La PlayaVia Don Minzoni 156B AlgheroApartment-
La PoseidoniaVia Garibaldi 77Apartment85
La Serra di Luisavia Sassari, 88 AlgheroGuesthouse-
La Yucca B&BReg. Sa Segada, 31 AlgheroGuesthouse-
Le CamelieZona Arenosu 45Guesthouse85
Le PalmeVia Tarragona 94Guesthouse94
Lloc D'orvia Logudoro nr. 26Guesthouse95
Lu Palau de AntoniVia Porto Torres 14Guesthouse-
Mario e Giovanna B & BVia Canepa 51Guesthouse-
Nella ApartmentVia Marongiu 37Apartment-
Palau BarcaVia Delitala 21Apartment79
Palau de CatalunyaVia Catalogna, 10Apartment92
Palau Maiorcavia maiorca 19Apartment82
Rifugio Gliastrasp 13 km. 5,500Hotel-
Rosso di SeraStrada Vicinale Evangeletz, 7Guesthouse-
Terra De Solvia R. Sanzio, 14Guesthouse-
Villa SorrentinaAlghero, Località MammuntanasApartment-
Villaggio Torre del PorticcioloStrada Provinciale S.Maria La Palma - Porto ConteCampsite85
Villetta LauraLocalità la Rucchetta ,18 07041 Alghero (SS)Guesthouse-
Butterfly HouseReg. Carrabuffas, 38Guesthouse-
ArcamyrtusLoc. BarrankGuesthouse-
Bed & Breakfast Villamaria AlgheroVia Delle Nazioni Unite, 51GUESTHOUSE-
Palau Principe UmbertoVia Principe Umberto, 64Apartment-
AntonhouseVia Rockfeller, 67Guesthouse-
Casa AnnaV. Pacinotti, 54Apartment-
Casa Paolavia Degli Orti, 135Apartment-
Seaview ApartmentVia Lido, 103Apartment-
Agriturismo Sa SuereraLocalita' Sa Suerera, OlmedoGuesthouse88
B&B UngiasLocalit Ungias 33GUESTHOUSE85
Hotel AlguerVia G. De Giorgio 12Hotel-
Argentiera ApartmentsArgentiera Sassari Strada StataleApartment-
Residenza Gli Eucaliptivia Lido 127APARTMENT-
Alghero ApartmentVia Carbia Traversa c N11Apartment-
Residenza Buganvilleavia Lido 77APARTMENT-
La VillettaVia Sicilia 20Apartment-
Hotel CalabonaLocalita' CalabonaHotel-
B & B Su GhindaluVia Nazionale 345Guesthouse86
Casa TeaVia Carlo Alberto, 91APARTMENT88
Palau de Marco PoloBastioni di Marco Polo, 1Guesthouse76
Palau de HospitaletVia Ospedale, 12Apartment-
Flowery Inn VillaVia Manca, 26APARTMENT77
KaRol Casa VacanzeVia Delle Baleari, 19Apartment-
Agriturismo BaratzS.V. Baratz Monte Pedrosu, 15 Santa Maria La PalmaGUESTHOUSE-
Giramondo Bed and BreakfastSa Segada 83 07041 Alghero (SS)GUESTHOUSE-
Alghero RepublicVia 20 Settembre, 77GUESTHOUSE87
Pinellavia A.ManzoniApartment-
B&B Arena Del SolReg. Arenosu n.16GUESTHOUSE-
B&B La JambaVia Giovanni Pais 5GUESTHOUSE-
Il Sogno Di AlgheroRegione Monte Agnese 27 AlgheroGUESTHOUSE-
B&B Da ClaudioVIa Don Minzoni 7GUESTHOUSE-
AragostaVia G. Garibaldi 31Guesthouse-
Butterfly Rooms & AccommodationVia Degli Orti 11GUESTHOUSE-
B&B Die Pro DieVia Matteotti 61/63GUESTHOUSE-
B&B Viales1 Via Ales,13GUESTHOUSE-
B&B L'IsolaVia Palomba 31GUESTHOUSE89
Vacanze ad Alghero ApartmentsLoc. MaristellaAPARTMENT-
B&B MediterraneoVia Fratelli Kennedy, 69GUESTHOUSE-
Janas De MarVia Enrico Costa, 1GUESTHOUSE89
B&B GiardinettoVia SattaGUESTHOUSE85
B&B Las Palmas AlgheroRegione Scala Mala, 18APARTMENT-
B&B Il BriganteVia S.Satta, 6GUESTHOUSE85
Palau Vittorio Emanuele 2Via Vittorio Emanuele, 8Guesthouse85
Appartamento MarilenaVia G. di Vittorio, 42Apartment-
Rosa dei VentiVia CavourAPARTMENT85
Country GardenReg.San Quirico Mancone n 6GUESTHOUSE88
B&B GalanteStrada Due Mari KM.2 - Località GalantèGUESTHOUSE-
One Smile B&B Algheroandreoni 3GUESTHOUSE-
Palau LidoVia Lido 125APARTMENT-
Apartment AlessiaVia Minerva, 18Apartment-
B&B Pa BlancVia G. L. Bernini 28GUESTHOUSE87
B&B ViadelmareVia Lido, 45GUESTHOUSE86
MatlisVia Sassari 161Guesthouse-
B&B L'Indià VittorioVia Vittorio Emanuele 24GUESTHOUSE-
Boipeba Bed and BreakfastVia Luigi Canepa 12GUESTHOUSE-
Attico Marco PoloBastioni Marco Polo 1Apartment85
Alghero 4UVia Leonardo da Vinci 3Guesthouse86
Sweet Dreams B&BVia Castelsardo 25GUESTHOUSE-
Barceloneta B&BVia Togliatti, 4GUESTHOUSE-
Apartment MarcoLoc. Maristella, 85APARTMENT-
Al Lido ApartmentVia Lido, 125Apartment-
Calik Blu Camping VillageSS. 127 Bis km 41 Fertilia (SS)CAMPSITE-
Casa Vacanze ValileVia dei tamerici, 41 MaristellaAPARTMENT-
La locanda il TrovatoreVia delle Vigne 24 Tottubella - AlgheroGUESTHOUSE-
Villa GraziaVia St. Anna-Extension 900 m.GUESTHOUSE-
B&B La SirenettaVia Sebastiano Satta 7/AGUESTHOUSE-
Flowery Innvia mauro manca 26/28Guesthouse-
Appartamento Mo&Pa AlgheroVia degli Orti, 68APARTMENT-
Palau MediterraneoBastioni Marco Polo 3Apartment-
B&B Shardana Algherovia Delle Baleari 17 dGUESTHOUSE-
Finca S. AnnaLocalita' S. Anna 36APARTMENT-
The Island B&BVia Liguria 65GUESTHOUSE-
Residenza Gardeniaviale Europa 47APARTMENT-
Villa ParadiseVia A. Volta 36Apartment-
Susanna Apartmentvia S. Erasmo 18APARTMENT-
B&B PanoramaVia Doria 8GUESTHOUSE-
Tourist House Algherovia Volta 25APARTMENT81
Raim Blanc B&BVia Don Minzoni 141B/Traversa A nr. 21GUESTHOUSE-
Placa MisericordiaPiazza Misericordia 84APARTMENT-
Roma75 B&Bvia Roma 75GUESTHOUSE-
Apartment SeaVia Cervi 15APARTMENT-
Apartment BeachVia Paoli 51APARTMENT-
Apartment WingsVia De Biase 30,APARTMENT-
Raggi di SardegnaVia Grazia Deledda 45GUESTHOUSE-
Apartment WindVia XX Settembre 219/bAPARTMENT-
Apartment FlightVia Carrabufas 82APARTMENT-
Apartment SunsetLungomare ValenciaAPARTMENT-
Apartment WelcomeVia Ugo Foscolo 8APARTMENT-
Bed & Breakfast le Due CosteVia delle Vigne 24 MaristellaGUESTHOUSE-
Apartment OceanVia Maddalena 18APARTMENT-
Apartment Apple Guest HouseVia Gallura 2GUESTHOUSE-
B&B La Bouganville AlgheroVia Castelsardo N.13GUESTHOUSE-
Su Passu GuesthouseStrada Aeroporto Civile 170GUESTHOUSE-
L'AmbraVia don Minzoni 7GUESTHOUSE-
B&B Sa PammaReg. Zirra 255 AlgheroGUESTHOUSE-
B&B FamilyVia Salvator Dali', 25GUESTHOUSE-
Agriturismo CoralloSanta Maria la palma podere 888GUESTHOUSE-
Casa Vacanza FabioVia Valverde 33APARTMENT-
L'Antica FortezzaVia Brigata Sassari n°4GUESTHOUSE-
Blue Wave Guesthousevia Togliatti 15 SassariGUESTHOUSE-
Alida del MarVia Lido 21APARTMENT-
Sea Wall ApartmentBastioni Marco PoloAPARTMENT-
La Barca in SeccaVia E. Fermi 7 OlmedoAPARTMENT-
Lazzaretto ApartmentVia Lazzaretto, 5APARTMENT-
Calatrava ApartmentVia Gioberti, 25APARTMENT-
La Fontana Dei Desideriloc. MamuntanasAPARTMENT-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.

Post

Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 40.5579814
  • Longitude: 8.3222037

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