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Why Visit Alghero, Italy

Situated on the northwest coast of Sardinia, Italy, the city of Alghero is one full of ancient architecture and historical sites. Its authentic atmosphere will take you back in time as you stroll around the cobbled streets of the old town and admire monuments of Italian heritage. In addition to that, the city provides multiple opportunities to admire the beautiful nature, including numerous beaches for your leisure activities.

Without a doubt, a "must" during Alghero travel is walking the medieval city walls, also known as "bastioni". It is a great way to enjoy the beautiful sights of the city or admire its golden colored scenery during the sunset. A stretch by the sea, starting at the Torre di Sulis tower by the Sulis Square and leading up to Porta a Mare, offers numerous charming restaurants and bars lined up for you to spend a relaxing time tasting local delicacies of the island while enjoying the picturesque views over the water.

You can actually easily go on Alghero sightseeing on foot as the landmarks in the city are situated within a walking distance from one another. Therefore, after exploring the city walls, make your way towards the imposing Chiesa di San Francesco. Built back in the 14th century, the church was later restored and thus became a fusion of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance style; it is currently used today as a venue for concerts during the summer. Another church not to miss is the unique Chiesa di San Michele, dating back to the 17th century and featuring an exceptional maiolica-tiled dome.

An Alghero tour can't be complete without visiting the Campanile, rising above the bustling city center. The famous bell tower was erected in the 16th century, currently providing not only a great example of monumental architecture of the period but also breathtaking city views, plus, you can even climb to the top of it.

Some other landmarks in the city include the Cattedrale di Santa Maria, Forte della Maddalena, and Piazza Civica, which are all undoubtedly worth the attention.

Best Things to Do in Alghero, Sardinia

  • Take in the uniqueness of Alghero, often called an open-air museum for its archaeological sites, interesting history and culture and an unbeatable coastline
  • Explore the beautiful medieval city, including its Cathedral and Espero Reial
  • Taste delicious local dishes such as carpaccio of pesce spada
 

This vibrant medieval city will win over your heart within the first few hours of arriving, as the charming streets, authentic architecture, and the ever-present lovely ambiance in Alghero is definitely something you won't find anyplace else.

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Experience Italy's major landmarks with the private tour starting in Milan. Travel to Sardinia Island on a ferry from Genoa and explore archaeological UNESCO Site of Su Nuraxi di Barumini and the towns of Sardinia. Your trip ends in Rome where you have several days to spend.

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