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Alghero

Alghero

The narrow, cobbled streets of Alghero’s medieval citadel, packed with boutiques, bars and restaurants, slope towards the harbour and sweeping bay. Built in a buttery sandstone that glows a soft apricot shade in the setting sun, it’s Sardinia’s most picturesque Old Town. Spanish-style palazzos and street signs in Italian and Catalan reflect its proud heritage: 300 years of Aragon rule. Fringed by pine forests, long sandy beaches, hotels and bars curve away towards green headlands. It’s an idyllic setting.

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Cattedrale di Santa Maria

The 16th-century Duomo is mainly Catalan-Gothic and Renaissance, although you wouldn’t guess that from its Doric-columned frontage. Inside are peach-coloured walls, 18th-century chapels, and impressive Baroque marble balustrades before the statue-filled high altar.

Address
Piazza Duomo, Alghero
Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

This art museum is located in the former Rosario church, next to the Cathedral, and it is the ideal setting for an array of priceless religious art. They also showcase African sacred paintings and art works.

Address
Piazza Duomo, Alghero
Il Pavone

Il Pavone is a superb and charming Alghero restaurant famed for its imaginative menu and signature squid ink pasta. Make sure you ask for the list of specials which are presented on the side of large medicine bottles. Service is impeccable.

Address
Piazza Sulis, 3, Alghero
La Lepanto

A feast of fish - see the lobster tank as you walk in - all priced by the l’etto (100g). The restaurant is located in the old city, with a fantastic view of the sea. Don’t forget to try the Tiramisu; it is one of the best on the island.

Address
Via Carlo Alberto, 135, Alghero
Botarfish

Botarfish is known for the production of bottarga (mullet and tuna). They sell it nationally and worldwide and provide fresh packs, in various sizes, of hams and cheeses. Their typical products include Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinian wines, Specialty bottarga, and tuna roe.

Address
32, V. Sanzio, Alghero
Dolce Pan Bacco di Marongiu Emanuela

Sweet Pan Bacchus Marongiu Emmanue is a bakery known for selling a wide selection of pastries and confectionery. They produce handmade and homemade chocolates, artisan breads, and other gift ideas. Go there to enjoy their traditional cakes, pastries and fine wines.

Address
51, V. Vitt. Emanuele, Alghero

Alghero Fertilia Airport

Alghero Fertilia Airport is located about 12 km from town. The public transport company A.R.S.T. has a bus leaving the airport about every 20 minutes. You buy the ticket from the ticket machine which is located inside the terminal. You can also buy the ticket on board the bus but then it costs slightly more. The journey takes about 20 minutes. Taxis from the airport to the city centre take about 15 minutes.

Address
Alghero Fertilia Airport, Alghero

Public Transport

Alghero’s Old Town is made for walking, but there are also five different lines (A.R.S.T.) connecting the different areas across town. You can buy tickets at tabacchi, or from the ticket office inside “Giuseppe Manno" Public Gardens at via Catalogna. Remember to always validate your ticket when you board the vehicle. There are also lines to some of the tourist towns and beaches in the surrounding area. A train also connects Cagliari to Sassari with a branch line to Olbia. Tickets may be booked online at www.trenitalia.com.

Address
Via Catalogna, Alghero