Alghero is situated in the north of the island of Sardinia, edging out to the sea, so you can chill out on the sandy beaches and have fun in the water. There is more to do on holidays to Sardinia than on your average beach holiday. Take a boat trip from the port of Alghero to Neptune’s Grotto, a spectacular stalactite cave, where you can take a guided tour to learn about the magnificent history and science of the cave, as well as gazing at its natural wonders. On your Alghero holiday you can also try out scuba-diving! When kitted up, go under water to explore magical marine caves. Dive into the depths of the most famous and amazing marine cave in the Mediterranean Sea and Europe; the Nereo Cave.
Things to Do in Alghero
As well as diving, Alghero’s sea offers sailing, and inland you can go cycling or trekking in beautiful scenery. The port area of Alghero has many bars and cafes, making for a lovely night out with great food and drink, a friendly atmosphere and stunning views. Nearby, an archway leads to the old town where you can set sail on a boat trip to one of many nearby destinations. Take an evening stroll or a passegiata as the Italians call it, from the ancient sea walls around the old town, and ending up at the picturesque harbour. Get lost in a maze of authentic, Italian side streets, where you’ll find a whole range of bars, cafes and restaurants.
Alghero is a scenic town with great architecture too. Visit the cathedral and see its splendid mix of Catalan-gothic, late renaissance and neo-classical styles. Explore other well-known churches on your Alghero holiday, including the church of the patron saint of the town, St. Michael, to get a real feel for the history of this beautiful Italian town.
The resort offers exciting events throughout the year, most notably the celebrations at Easter and New Year, when processions take place and crowds gather to enjoy fantastic firework displays. Alghero also holds a world music festival, annually, which is an experience you can’t afford to miss. This cultural, but fun event allows you to listen and watch music from all over the globe, in one place! Catch classical concerts too, which are held regularly at some of Alghero’s churches.
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If you are looking for nearby inspiration then take a day trip to Sassari, the second largest city on the island of Sardinia.
Alghero is a picturesque town perfect for relaxing, and it also offers exciting opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Book now with easyJet Holidays so you don’t miss out on affordable holidays to Sardinia!