Alghero in Short
1 international airport, 1 marina with over 2,000 berths and moorings for large yachts, luxurious and economical hotels, over 11,000 sleeping accommodations, art and history, posh shopping, local markets, events (music, art and culture), over 10 km of equipped beaches, sailing clubs, diving centre, rock climbing walls, horse riding, 1 golf course (practise course and 9-hole pitch and putt course), 1 natural park, 1 protected marine area, artistic handicrafts (coral), Mediterranean cuisine
Name of inhabitants: Algheresi
Language: Italian, Catalan
Patron saint: Saint Michael the Archangel (29 September)
We are in the Northwest part of Sardinia, the second largest island in Italy and in the whole of the Mediterranean area.
“An island on an island’, Alghero is regarded as a Catalan linguistic enclave because of the Algherese variant of Catalan spoken here.
Besides being a town fortified by mighty towers and sixteenth-century walls, Alghero is also located in a lush natural setting, which includes Porto Conte Natural Park and the Capo Caccia-Isola Piana Marine Reserve.
Alghero’s historical centre is a small gem set in the land of Sardinia thanks to its architecture and quaint alleys.
According to tradition, Alghero was founded by the noble Genoese family Doria at the beginning of the twelfth century.
The town was later conquered by the Catalan-Aragonese, whose traditions and language have lived on. Rich with historical-archeological remains, Alghero and its surrounding territory is a land with many souls that combines its ancient history with enchanting landscapes.