Situated in the Northwest of Sardinia near to Sassari city, the Catalan town of Alghero is a great place to visit. Once an old fishing town it is traditional and laidback with small cobbled streets running through the 12th Century town centre making it a peaceful destination for a relaxing break.

The perfect place to have a romantic getaway with your loved one as you can spend the days strolling along the coastline and the evenings sipping cocktails in the bars that line the beach. There are some fantastic restaurants in and around Alghero for a true taste of Sardinia; one speciality worth sampling is Catalan Lobster.

In Summer, the Lido area of Alghero becomes busy with young people looking for a party on the beach or live music playing in a lot of the bars.

To really appreciate the historical offerings of this 12th Century town, take a fascinating guided tour around the churches and along the battlements running beside the coast. Nearby Porto Conte also has a fantastic natural wildlife reserve which is great for a family day out and has stunning scenic views for holiday photos.

Things to do

Sella and Mosca vineyard

Wine Connoisseurs should make a visit to the Sella and Mosca vineyard, just outside the town of Alghero, a priority during their stay. Visitors who are in the wine trade can enter the vineyards themselves and the general public can go into the wine cellars, sample some of Sardinian’s finest produce and also look around the vineyard’s museum exhibiting old photographs and historical artefacts.

Neptunes Grotto

Take a worthwhile tour of this remarkable series of intertwining caves set between Alghero and Sassari. Catch a boat from the port at Alghero which takes you along the rugged coastline of Capo Caccia to the caves that goes underwater and lasts around an hour. Open all year round this is one site of Sardinia not to be missed on a holiday to this beautiful island.

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