Video of Alghero
between Alghero and what is considered to be the mother-country,
Barcelona, are very strong even today. The catalan language is still
spoken and can be read on street names, heard in popular songs and used in
religious ceremonies.Numerous archeological discoveries in the region
testify the presence of man from the Neolithic Age (6000-5000 B.C.);the
over one hundred "Nuraghi" found throughout the territory are
proof of settlements
from the Nuragic Age. Other Nuragic, Phoenician, Punic and Roman remains
are located in the area.
The "Italian-Catalan town" or "Barceloneta
of Sardinya" , according to some historians dates back to the year
1102 others believe it was founded in the second half of the XIII century
by the Doria , a powerful family from Genoa.
The strategic position , the fortified ramparts and towers made the town a
stronghold that was the ambition
of the Catalans who conquered and repopulated the town. Alghero became an
important regular trading port on the routes to Cagliari and Sicily.
There are many beaches to choose from around Alghero,
Lido, Le Bombarde, Lazzaretto,Pineta Mugoni, Porticciolo and Porto Ferro
just to name some . You will notice the magnificent contrast between land and sea
and the amazing emerald and turquoise clear waters around the region.
Under Capo Caccia, a
limestone headland ranging from 170m at the cape to 300 m at P.Cristallo,
you will find the Neptune cave. You can reach the grotto from Alghero
harbour by boat or from the summit of Capo Caccia by a stairway of 656
steps called the Escala del Cabirol which was built in the year 1954 and
descends the spectacular sheer cliff face to the entrance of the cave.
There are two important Nuragic sites near Alghero,you will find the Nuraghe di Palmavera on the road to Porto Conte and the Necropolis
of Anghelu Ruiu on the Road to Porto Torres. Both sites date back to
the nuragic and prenuragic eras and offer an interesting contrast to the
magnificent beaches and coves around the region.
Tradition can be seen in the works of art that the
Coral Jewellers design, the filigree handicrafts and in other local goods
made from cork ,straw and ceramics. Traditional costumes are often worn
for local festivities in most parts of the island.
The town is rich in art and history. In the
Old town, inside the walled city ,you can visit the Cathedral ,The
churches of San Francesco, Misericordia , and San Michele ,Patron
Saint of Alghero.On The Bastioni or ramparts around the city overlooking
the sea, you can visit the towers of Sulis, Sant Jaume and Porta Terra.
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST
The roman ruins on the way to Capo Caccia,
the small town of Fertilia with it's harbour and roman bridge,the
local vineyards and many others for you to discover.
many attractions from water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, fishing,
swimming and scuba diving to inland trekking and horseriding or just
simply exploring the surroundings.
Guest-house - F.M.Family Mansion
V. Cagliari 19-21, Alghero (SS) Italy Tel. 0039-347-4832290