Cheap flights to Alghero
Explore the medieval city of Alghero, home to one of the most attractive coastal resorts on the Italian island of Sardinia.
Its busy town centres are filled with delightful restaurants, tempting visitors with fresh fish, paella or the local speciality, lobster. Pick up a souvenir or two whilst exploring the town’s atmospheric squares and quirky cobbled streets which have a fascinating Catalan heritage.
Discover the extraordinary views of Neptune’s Grotto located In Cappo Caccia, its enormous Stalactite cave is a must for visitors and costs just 15euros. For a more cultural experience visit Alghero’s 14th Century cathedral, Cattedrale di Santa Maria, built in a unique Catalan Gothic style.
Head north of the old town to the coast for a more relaxing atmosphere and enjoy its panoramic views and natural sights whilst walking along the marina, lined with glittering white yachts and fishing boats. Here you will also find some of Alghero’s many well-preserved beaches with white sands and turquoise sea.
Alghero plays host to some cracking festivals and events in winter and early spring. In February, check out the Sagra del Riccio - a food fest devoted to the humble (and tasty) sea urchin. February is also carnival time, while April ushers in a host of Easter celebrations.
Winter is a fine time for a quiet exploration of Alghero's fortified Centro Storico (historic centre), a warren of towers and medieval lanes that thread to the sea-battered bastioni (ramparts).
Sardinia's northwest coast is blissfully calm at this time of year. From Alghero you could drive north to the sheer cliffs, sea caves, pine-backed beaches and prehistoric settlements in Porto Conte Regional Park. Or swing south along coastal roads to Bosa, a ready-made postcard with its ice-cream coloured houses reflected in the River Temo.
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