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Italians have been escaping to the medieval town of Alghero, on Sardinia's northwest coast, for centuries. Despite Alghero's popularity, the town manages to retain the atmosphere of a sleepy, forgotten village – one whose cobbled lanes, ancient churches, picturesque piazzas and sailboat-filled port all appear untouched by time.

The best place to start your sightseeing adventure in Alghero is its centro storico, whose borders are protected by 16th-century sea walls. You can walk along the walls via a pedestrianised path that offers sweeping views of the marina and city. Back on the ground, you'll get closer looks at architectural landmarks, including the massive Santa Maria Cathedral. The church's neoclassical facade gives way to a Renaissance interior, though its real draw is the towering bell tower or campanile – a Catalan Gothic structure that dominates Alghero's skyline. For a taste of 'la dolce vita', do as the locals do and sit down for a cappuccino at Caffè Constantino in Piazza Civica.

It would be a mistake to visit Alghero and not explore the nearby Riviera del Corallo – a coastal region dominated by golden beaches, rocky cliffs and red corals that inspired the area's name. Along with picturesque sands, the Riviera is home to impressive sights, including Neptune's Grotto – a massive, prehistoric sea cave you can visit by boat – and the 1864 Capo Caccia Lighthouse, whose working light alerts passing ships to avoid the cliff it stands on.

Tonight

From $49 per night

This weekend

From $103 per night

Next weekend

From $103 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.07
Language Italian
Average weekend price $146 per night
Average weekday price $109 per night
Average stay 3 nights

Alghero reviews

What other travelers say about Alghero

8.0

Pretty, but almost everything in the old part of town was...

February 3, 2023

Pretty, but almost everything in the old part of town was closed. There were some places open, but most had their kitchen closed for the winter so all I could do in town was drink. Lol. Found Mexican food, which was exciting as an expat Canadian that's been living in Italy for over a year, but ehrmagerd did it ever make me feel sick. 🤮 Beautiful views of the Mediterranean, clean city, chill vibe. I'd give it a 7/10.

Vee
Vee Canada
10

We have been going to Alghero since 2012

October 26, 2022

We have been going to Alghero since 2012 Our first trip there was in 2009 Now that Ryan Air are back in Alghero it makes it much easier We ate in six different Restaurants during our stay ranging from excellent to mediocore

Denis
Denis Ireland
10

The 'centro storico' was full of character with...

October 7, 2022

The 'centro storico' was full of character with cobblestone streets that you could keep exploring all day. The historic buildings and the stunning sea views from the wall just add to the beauty of the city. The people of Alghero were warm and friendly. I would definitely go again.

Sean
Sean Ireland
10

Loved the old town with plenty of interesting streets, shops...

September 30, 2022

Loved the old town with plenty of interesting streets, shops and restaurants , cafe's etc. Somethink for everyone. Great beach promenade and interesting harbour. Plenty of places of interest on the periphery if you hire a bike or whatever - a visit is highly recommended. History of this town is amazing and plenty of 'stuff' to see from 3000BC burial sites to more recent times - conflicts, tradegy, power struggles, religon - it's all there and is just fasinating.

Paul
Paul Ireland
10

The old town was beautiful and well worth a visit.

September 29, 2022

The old town was beautiful and well worth a visit. Proximity to the airport is a big bonus, Car hire was easy and relatively cheap. The coast road from Alghero to Bosa was spectacular. There was a big variety of restaurants and the ice cream parlours were to die for. The boat trip to the Grotto is a lovely trip and the Grotto is spectacular. All the people we met in shops and restaurants were friendly and courteous. All in all we had a very enjoyable stay and would like to return again soon.

rosarie
rosarie Ireland
8.0

Very beautiful old town with a very mixed history of Catalan...

September 26, 2022

Very beautiful old town with a very mixed history of Catalan and Italian influences. Plenty of restaurants both in the town and at beach . Of course there are many boat trips which are ok which take you to the grotto but be careful there is a charge on boat and separate charge at grotto. Also boat trips to take you snorkeling which is not great and you may only see a few fish. there are many beautiful beaches not to far from Alghero which are wort visiting eg Maria Pia very nice .

Nicholas
Nicholas Ireland

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