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About Alghero

Protected by ancient walls with seven fortifying towers, Alghero lies between the sea and a green hinterland of olive trees and vines. Although well geared for tourism with its excellent fish restaurants and countless little shops in the Centro Storico (Old Town), it retains an unhurried charm. With long beaches of soft sand stretching along its winding coastline, sheltered by quiet pine forests and dotted with bars and hotels, it offers a relaxing holiday mix of sun, sea, sand and small city charm.

In the citadel’s web of narrow streets, washing hangs beneath the shuttered windows of tall, tightly packed houses and peeling stucco reveal the ancient stone of buildings inhabited for 800 years. Street names are in Italian and Catalan, a dialect that has been spoken here since the 13th century.

Bars and restaurants spill out onto cobbled streets and little piazzas, their tables shaded by stylish cream umbrellas. They line the great ramparts, too, affording grand views and cooling sea breezes.

The real magic of Alghero comes with the sunset. To stroll along the walls, or sit at a bar and watch the old city’s buildings glow a peachy-apricot colour as the sun sets in a ball of orange fire behind the headland across the bay is one of life’s special pleasures. Get an outdoor table at one of the rampart restaurants, to dine by flickering candlelight, and the romance is complete.

A sunset over Alghero city, Sardinia
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Public Transport

Alghero’s Old Town is made for walking, but there are also five different lines (A.R.S.T.) connecting the different areas across town. You can buy tickets at tabacchi, or from the ticket office inside “Giuseppe Manno" Public Gardens at via Catalogna. Remember to always validate your ticket when you board the vehicle. There are also lines to some of the tourist towns and beaches in the surrounding area. A train also connects Cagliari to Sassari with a branch line to Olbia. Tickets may be booked online at www.trenitalia.com.

Electricity

220V / 50Hz

Ciudad de conexión

Berlín

TXL Alemania

Bucarest

OTP Rumania

Catania

CTA Italia

Copenhague

CPH Dinamarca

Lisabona

LIS Portugal

Liverpool

LPL Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte

Málaga

AGP España

Napoli

NAP Italia

Roma

FCO Italia

Torino

TRN Italia

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