Alghero lies in north western Sardinia, in the province of Sassari, Italy. It is a thriving port and though it is regarded as a holiday town, it is relatively unspoilt by mass tourism. Its coast has many secluded bays, small inlets bordered by plentiful pine forests and high, jagged rocks touched by an emerald green sea. Inland, there are vineyards which produce some of the most aromatic wines in all of Sardinia.
One of Alghero's main attractions is its old town centre on the sea front consisting of a network of narrow lanes, most of which are car free. Here there are numerous hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants that preserve Alghero's reputation for excellent seafood.
Things to See & Do
* Alghero old town
* Palazzo Carcassona
* Sella e Mosca vineyard
* Alghero beach
* Grotta di Nuttuno - cave complex
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Italian
Land Area - 222.4 km²
Population - 42,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +39
Port Location - The port is located in downtown Alghero, less than 1 km from the town centre.
Travel Links - Access to Alghero by train is via Sassari. Regular trains stop at the station, located just out of town. A shuttle bus is available for transfers to the city centre.
Alghero airport offers flights to and from London, Milan, Rome and Francoforte. Taxis from the airport to the city centre take about 20 minutes.