Book flights to Alghero and discover a vibrant little city with a whole lot of history. Alghero’s nickname - Barcelonetta or ‘Little Barcelona’ gives you a great sense of the place – expect a strong Catalan culture and history, and a bustling, welcoming vibe. The lovely combination of culture in Alghero makes for some great dining choices and a lovely atmosphere - you have the best of Italian and the best of Catalan, after all… of course you’re on to a winner! If you hire a car at Alghero airport, you’re just a short spin from beautiful sights like the gorgeous Capo Caccia vertical cliffs, Porto Conte national park, and the spectacular Neptune’s Grotto. Book flights to Alghero and see Sardinia for yourself.
Population
43,000
Currency
1 Euro = 100 cents
Weather forecast
+22 ... 30°C
With a medieval city centre, a beautiful marina, lovely sandy beaches with activities such as kitesurfing and plenty of historical sights to visit, a trip to Alghero will never be boring.
Cathedral of 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​Phone: +39 079 979222
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: Via Maiorca, 1, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 9733 041
Torre di Porta Terra

The tower – the remains of the main land gate entrance into the old city – houses a bookshop on the ground floor. Upstairs, touch screens provide a virtual journey through Alghero’s history, and a top floor terrace offers panoramic city and harbour views.

​Address: Piazza Porta Terra, Alghero
Chiesa di San Francesco

Chiesa de San Fransesco is an enchanting, restored 14th-century church with a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and late Renaissance style. It also provides a tranquil cloister where summer concerts are held.

​Address: Via Carlo Alberto 46, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 979 258
Piazza Civica

If you walk through the Port a Mare (Sea Gate) from the harbour you will end up at this oblong, and often very crowded, piazza. It is overseen by the grand, late-medieval Catalan façade of the Palazzo d’Albis.

​Address: Piazza Civica, Alghero
Grotta di Nettuno

Tour boats leave the harbour for Capo Caccia and the amazing Neptune caves, with 20m-long stalagmite and stalactite formations decorating a cave lake. Alternatively, take the bus to Capo Caccia and negotiate the steep and dramatic 656 steps down to the caves, then climb back up again!

​Address: Capo Caccia, Alghero​Phone: +39 368 353 6824​Website: www.grottedinettuno.it
Nuraghe di Palmavera

This is the ruins of a nuraghe (stone tower) village dating from 1500 BC. This is one of the most important historical sites on Sardinia and here you can see the central limestone tower and remnants of circular dwellings.

​Address: Location Palmavera, Alghero​Phone: +39 329 438 5947​More info: On the road to Porto Conte, about 10km from Alghero
Anghelu Ruju Necropolis

This necropolis from pre-nuragic time is located 9 km from the town of Alghero. 37 tombs, some of them decorated with bull's heads can be visited here. Just 1 km from the ruins, you can visit a small museum, Museo e Tenuta Vitivinicola, which shows replicas of some of the findings.

​Address: Alghero​Opening hours: Open all year round
La Pelosa Beach

La Pelosa Beach in the fishing village of Stintino is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, maybe the most beautiful of them all, so while you're on Sardinia you shouldn't miss this pearl. It is located about an hour from Alghero so pack a picnic and let this be a day-trip.

​Address: Pelosa Village, Stintino, Sardinia
Bosa

Bosa is a romantic small town on the west coast of Sardinia about one hour from Alghero. Stroll in the narrow streets among the pastel coloured houses. On one side of the town you will find a majestic beach and on the other side a river. Take the road along the sea from Alghero, and you will see that only the journey between the two cities will be memorable.

​Address: Bosa
Castelsardo

Except watching the famous Elephant Rock, enjoy the delicacies of this Medieval town. In the winter you shouldn't miss the spaghetti with sea urchin and in the summer time, lobster is the dish to order. Castelsardo is located about 70 km north of Alghero.

​Address: Region Nuraghe Biancu, Alghero
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri

On the 18 hectares of Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, grapes and olives are grown. The landlady are more than happy to take guests around the estate to show the plants and then give them the possibility to try the wines and the olives.

​Address: Location Arenosu, Alghero​Phone: +39 329 252 8891​Website: www.margallo.it
Le Ragnatele Adventure Park

This outdoor adventure park is a fun visit for both adults and children. With a total control of security you will get the chance to transfer yourself between hanging platforms in the trees. Steel cables, Tibetan bridges, cable cars, ropes and ladders will test your courage.

​Address: Loc Le Bombarde, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 930 338​Website: www.leragnatele.com
Le Bombarde

Just a short bike ride from Alghero, you find this beach with all amenities such as toilets, restaurants, sunbeds for rent and plenty of sport activities. You can easily spend a sunny day here.

​Address: Riviera del Corallo, Alghero​Phone: +39 333 712 8285​Website: www.lebombarde.com
Alghero Aquarium

This place is a recommended visit before sailing to Neptune Cave. It is also a better recommendation to while away the time if the weather does not allow tourists to enjoy other outdoor activities.

​Address: Via XX Settembre 1, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 978 333
Bowling Alghero

Located in the heart of Alghero is Bowling Alghero, where events and promotions are being offered all throughout the week. Its recommended length of visit is for one to two hours.

​Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 8, Alghero​Phone: +39 393 418 4999​Website: www.bowlingalghero.com
The Coral Museum

Alghero is known for its red coral, and here at the small Coral Museum you can watch an exhibition on the history of the old tradition where they harvest these water plants. The corals are then used for making unique jewellery, that you can find everywhere on the island.

​Address: Via XX Settembre, 8, Alghero
Diving

The water around Sardinia is crystal clear and is perfect for diving. Dive down beneath the surface and explore the marine life together with wrecks dating from Roman times as well as both World Wars. Located within the Marina of Porto Conte, is an exclusive diving centre, Diving Porto Conte, which has 300 berths. Facilities here include a pizza restaurant and bar, well-equipped bathrooms and hot showers, and ample parking spaces.

​Address: Loc Porto Conte Marina 99, c/o Porto Turistico, Alghero​Phone: +39 340 753 8939​Website: www.divingportoconte.com
Agrisport Zia Maria A.S.D.

For motorcycle racing lovers, this place is recommended. They organize motorcycle competitions and events here and they even offer motocross courses for those interested to learn the sport.

​Address: Localita Pera Pons, Alghero​Website: www.agrisportziamaria.com
Mugoni Beach

This long and sheltered beach is very popular among both tourists and locals. With its crystal clear water and white sand it is also very beautiful. Some of the services you find here is boat hiring and sunbeds and for those who wish to spend more than one day here there are also hotels close by.

​Address: Mugoni
Famed for its rock lobsters, Alghero is a treat for lovers of fresh fish and seafood, and its Catalan-Italian mix makes for some excellent and more unusual dishes. Salami and pecorino (sheep milk cheese) are produced locally. Malloreddus, with sausage and tomato sauce, is the standard Sardinian pasta dish. Local honey appears on desserts - try gattò, made from almonds, honey and orange peel - and the local red and white wines are excellent, too.
Il Pavone

A superb 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 Sassari​Phone: +39 079 979 584
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 Sassari​Phone: +39 079 979 116​Website: www.lalepanto.com
Andrieni

Andrieni invites you to romantic candlelit tables under vaulted ceilings, or outside under a giant fig tree. The innovative menu and vast wine list attract a trendy clientele.

​Address: Via Ardoino, 45, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 982 098​Website: www.ristoranteandreini.it
Agriturismo Sa Mandra

Traditional Sardinian meat feast on a farm near the airport. This place is a very popular so therefore you need to book well ahead. During the winter season the restaurant is only open on weekends.

​Address: Strada Aeroporto Civile, 21, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 999 150​Website: www.aziendasamandra.it
Mirador

The Mirador has an ideal location on the ramparts. Enjoy the upstairs terrace for sunset watching, stylish interior, candlelit outdoor tables. They serve great fish, delicious spaghetti with half lobster and friendly service.

​Address: Bastioni Marco Polo, 63, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 973 4018​Website: www.miradoralghero.it
Osteria Macchiavello

Under barrel vaults, you find this good rustic restaurant specialising in traditional meat and fish dishes. If you sit outside, you can get a sea view on the ramparts.

​Address: Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 7, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 980 628​Website: www.osteriamacchiavello.it
Al Tuguri

On three floors of a 15th-century building, this lively trattoria specialises in the fresh fish Catalan-style, and fine pasta dishes. It is particularly popular with the locals.

​Address: Via Maiorca, 113, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 976 772​Website: www.altuguri.it
Ristorante Nettuno

Famous for its Spaghetti alla vongole, this is a nice seafood restaurant with a balcony overlooking the harbour.

​Address: Via La Maddalena, 4, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 979 774
Pizzeria El Pultal

The staff is very friendly, the service fast, and the pizza so good. It is cheap and cheerful - try the traditional Sardinian gnocchi dishes. Located in the city centre.

​Address: Via Columbano, 40, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 974 720
Il Ghiotto

This is a price-worthy restaurant, deli and wine bar with a location close to the old fort. This is also a good place for lunch with a cafe and trattoria.

​Address: Piazza Civica 23, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 974 820
Trattoria Maristella

Built along a sunny Mediterranean lunch spot with a menu that should please vegetarians is Trattoria Maristella. This restaurant is lively and popular among the locals.

​Address: Via kennedy, 9, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 978 172
Les Arenes

Les Arenes lies near the Lido beach, with a large terrace. This is the place for pizza and you order it per meter.

​Address: Via Lido, 73, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 985 907
Trattoria La Saletta

This place is owned and run by two sisters. They serve typical Sardinian delicacies to reasonable prices in their quite simple but warm and welcoming restaurant.

​Address: Via Kennedy 27/B, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 412 5748​Website: www.trattorialasaletta.it
Kings Restaurant

Known for its superb service, Kings Restaurant offer a menu with pasta, meat, fish and Sardinian dishes. There is a beautiful view over the sunset from the restaurants terrace.

​Address: Bastioni Marco Polo, 5, 07041 Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 979 650​Website: www.thekingsrestaurant.it
OK Pizza

This restaurant is known to serve the best pizza in the town of Alghero. The place is not only amazing but they also offer affordable prices for their pizzas. They even offer late night pizza dining.

​Address: S. Satta 102-104, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 982 736
In Alghero there are many cosy places where you can enjoy a delicious Italian ice cream or a perfect Italian espresso. There is no place on earth where the ice cream is as tasty as it is in Sardinia.
Diva Caffè

Diva Caffè offers a laid-back retreat in traditional Italian coffee house style. It is recommended to come during cocktail hour when it turns into a showy favourite.

​Address: Piazza Municipio, 1, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 982 306
Caffè Constantino

You find Caffè Constantino on the ground floor of the Palazzo d’Albis, this café has class and the terrace on the piazza is as attractive for nightcaps as it is for coffee. Next door, the Gelateria Arcobaleno scoops out fabulous homemade ice creams.

​Address: Piazza Civica, 30, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 976 154
Bar Milese

Since 1971 this bar has served sandwiches and salads on the main boulevard of Alghero. It is famous for its fresh focaccias with a variety of fillings. Try their most popular Focaccia del Milese with fresh tomatoes, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, anchovies, rocket salad, onions, pancetta (cured belly of pork) and a special sauce made from a secret recipe.

​Address: Via Garibaldi 11, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 952 419​Website: www.barmilese.it
Caffe de Pazzi

Caffe de Pazzi is an urban style café where you can have a lunch or just a cup of coffee. They are open from early morning till late night and serve 60 different wines by the glass.

​Address: Piazza dei Mercati, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 345 326 9080
Perbacco Cafe

This place is like Italian Starbucks. It offers a wide selection of coffees and variety of fresh food. Perbacco Café can sometimes be very crowd with locals and tourists but staff are always honest and courteous.

​Address: Via Garibaldi, 29, Alghero
Alghero’s bars are the focus of the town’s nightlife. Be on the ramparts for sunset, and stroll from bar to bar along the Spiaggia di San Giovanni beachfront. Most bars close around 01.00 or 02.00. After that, head for the waterfront south of the city, which stays busy until around 04.00 in summer. Think bar-hopping, cocktail-sipping and people-watching. In the summer months (June to September) head for the outskirts of the city to find the late night discos.
Al Refettorio

Al Refettorio is a trendy and fashionably crowded wine bar that is great for Sardinian wines, aperitifs and a wide range of delicious little snacks. It is also a nice place where you can enjoy your lunch or dinner.

​Address: Vicolo Adami, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 973 1126​Website: www.alrefettorio.it
Café Latino

This café is ideally located and offers a nice sea view with comfortable chairs and cosy atmosphere. They serve nice cocktails and delicious ice creams and sandwiches. The service here is also good with its polite staff.

​Address: Bastioni Magellano, 10, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 976 541
Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn is a bar and restaurant that serves delicious hamburgers and sandwiches. The nice waiters offer really good service and the atmosphere is just lovely. Most nights you can listen to the great house band play.

​Address: Via Principe Umberto 57, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 973 3050
Buena Vista

Buena Vista, ideally located in the Old Town, is a bar and restaurant known for its great drinks. Watching the sunset from here is amazing, and at this hour, best paired with their mojito.

​Address: Bastioni Marco Polo 47, Alghero
Mill Inn

Mill Inn, located in the Old Town of Alghero, is considered to be a nice pub. Their bartenders are very efficient and provide quick service. They make really good cocktails and nice margaritas. They also have free WiFi.

​Address: Via Maiorca, 37, Alghero
Poco Loco

Pizza by the metre, draught beer by the litre, ten-pin bowling and a regular programme of live music. Poco Loco is a popular hangout, open until around 02.00. The bar also features jazz music on Wednesdays.

​Address: Via Antonio Gramsci, 8, Alghero Sassari​Phone: +39 079 983 604​Website: www.pocolocoalghero.it
Diva Café

Diva Café serves good coffee in the afternoon and excellent cocktails in the evening. It is also a great place to have a drink while you enjoy the outside television entertainment.

​Address: Piazza Municipio 1, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 982 306
L'arca Music Bar

L'arca Music Bar is located on the seafront, south of the Old Town. The place is spacious and has outside seating available. They offer live music on weekends and you can also play a game of table football here.

​Address: Lungomare Dante 6, Alghero
Il Ruscello

Il Ruscello is a very popular big open-air disco with two dance floors. It is open between 23.00 and 05.00, in summer only. The nightclub is located about 10 kilometres from Alghero, on the road to Olmedo.

​Address: Località Angeli Custodi 57, Alghero​Phone: +39 328 958 8788
El Tró

Dance until dawn at this summer beach bar on a rocky outcrop not far from the historic city centre. El Tró is one of the city's most well-known night spots.

​Address: Lungomare Valencia, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 975 922
Purple Glam Bar

Purple Glam Bar is a karaoke and piano bar on Piazza Ginnasio. The place may be a bit crowded, yet the atmosphere is really friendly and enjoyable.

​Address: Piazza Ginnasio, Alghero​Phone: +39 338 854 7007
Miques de Mirall Ristorante Lounge

Miques de Mirall (Pieces of Mirror) is located close to the old city wall by the ocean. They offer average priced food and their staff are friendly. The best time to visit this place is mid-summer. All in all, the ambiance is clean, efficient and good.

​Address: Via Manno 14, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 977 991
Planet Caffé

Planet Caffé is a great place for live music. It is a dynamic bar considered to be the best place for laying back and treating oneself. The place organizes karaoke for those who love to sing and it also features live DJ’s on Friday and Saturday evenings. They also offer free WiFi access.

​Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 70, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 985 152
Irkania

Irkania is a popular nightclub on Via Carbia. It is considered a great place to hang out late at night.

​Address: Via Carbia, 7, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 976 822
Maracaibo Cocktail Bar

Maracaibo Cocktail Bar is considered one of the best beach bar in town. They are known for their beautiful location, good cocktails and good music.

​Address: Via Lido 15, Alghero​Phone: +39 349 170 7383
The narrow streets of the Old Town are made for both shopping and window-shopping. Via Carlo Alberto, shoulder-to-shoulder crowded, is the main shopping street. Elegant boutiques line up on Via Gilbert Ferret. Stroll along Via Roma for fashion and jewellery. Alghero is famous for the glowing, deep red coral found off the nearby Riviera del Corallo coast. Fishing for the coral is strictly regulated - and jewellery fashioned from the real thing does not come cheap. Feast your eyes on the finest at Marogna in the 16th-century Palazzo D’Albis on Piazza Civica. Across the square, Il Ghiotto has a tempting array of local wines, liqueurs, olive oils and speciality foods. Via Simon is a good street for foodies. Buy some of the best regional produce at Antichi Sapori (at number 2), and Enodolciaria (at 24). Dolce Casalinghi, around the corner on Via Ambroglio Machin, is a tiny shop selling pretty biscuits and sweet treats. Look for Sardinian ceramics and gifts at Ceramiche d’Arte (Via Simon 32). If you are there on the last Saturday of the month, do not miss the Arts, Crafts and Antiques Market on the Piazza Civico. In July and August, late night market stalls line the seafront on Lungomare Dante. During the summer many shops stay open until midnight.
Arsar Ltd.

For a wide range of artistic authentic Sardinian products, Arsar Ltd. is the right place to visit. They sell authentic art and souvenirs, from corals and knives to baskets and shells.

​Address: 13, P. Duomo, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 479 019​Website: www.arsar.it
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 cheese. They do not only manufacture goods, but also sell the goods in wholesale. Their typical products include Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinian wines, Specialty bottarga, and tuna roe.

​Address: 32, V. Sanzio, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 951 390​Website: www.botarfish.it
Sweet Pan Bacchus Marongiu Emmanuel

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

​Address: 51, V. Vitt. Emanuele, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 973 8486​Website: www.dolcepanbacco.it
Gluten-Free Space

For needs of gluten-free products, gluten-free food and lactose free food, there is Gluten-Free Space to rely on. They manufacture and sell such specialized goods in their workshop. They also produce gluten-free desserts, bread, pasta, and many more.

​Address: 60 Manzoni VA, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 446 0290​Website: www.spaziosenzaglutine.it
Maria Teresa Tangianu - Marco Niolu

Maria Teresa Tangianu - Marco Niolu specializes in authentic leather goods. Items sold here are made of leather and include luggage, jackets, belts, bags and much more. They also offer repairs of old leather garments, fur and suitcases.

​Address: 102, V. Ferret, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 914 1389​Website: www.tangianualghero.com
Cycle Hire Portoconte

Cycles Portoconte retails and repairs parts and accessories of bicycles. They also produce accessories for bicycles, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, and many more. They also offer assistance service of bicycle public sale for both amateur and experienced bike enthusiasts.

​Address: 28, V. Catalonia, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 952 992​Website: www.cicliportoconte.it
Nautisub

For scuba diving needs, there is Nautisub to provide it. Their products range from children's diving needs to professional needs. They also sell equipment for both sea and ocean fishing. Customers can view the latest diving news here and find advice during their purchase of equipment.

​Address: 45, V. Garibaldi, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 952 433​Website: www.nautisub.com
Perich Tastes and Traditions

Aiming to meet the demands of various food establishments in Alghero, Perich has been around for several years and specializes in the goodness and deliciousness of retailed food. They are also known for their variety of specialties such as homemade pastries, other Christmas items, olives, wines, gift boxes, confectioneries, and many more. An absolute baking goodness is guaranteed for everyone to enjoy and to visit again and again.

​Address: ZI San Marco, Alghero​Phone: +39 347 030 9911​Website: www.prodottitipicinazionali.com
Frida - Vintage Corner

Located in Via Simon there is a vintage clothing and accessories shop for men and women called "Frida - L 'Angolo Vintage". They sell items such as vintage clothing, leather bags, knitted items and much more. They also offer free WiFi.

​Address: 16, V. Simon, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 446 0104
Antonio Marras

In Piazza Civica you can find a fashion designer boutique named Antonio Marras. The place opened its doors in 2005 and exposed its impressive interiors and fabrics. The brands found here include Alessandro Gilles, Antonio Marras, Daniel Fiesoli and many more. Services include personalized tailoring for clothing. Moreover, the boutique offers a free tax service for customers from the area outside the EU.

​Address: Civic Square, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 973 2085
Artisan Pasta Factory Shop by Sara

Artisan Pasta Factory Shop by Sara sells fresh pasta and artisan sweets. Other than that, customers can also enjoy their sweet ricotta, savoury pastries and regional cakes. They also organize catering of a sweet and salty buffet by reservation.

​Address: 14, V. Balearics, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 798 5886​Website: www.bottegadasara.com
Fantasy of Fresh Pasta

To enjoy good lasagne, gnocchi, or ravioli, you can visit Fantasia Pasta Fresca. They sell pasta and supply the community, catering, farm and restaurant. They have a specialty called Sardinian gnocchi that you can try.

​Address: 44, V. XX Settembre, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 979 497
Conad Superstore

Conad Superstore is considered to be the largest supermarket in Alghero. It provides everything from drinks and snacks to everyday necessities. Departments here include Banco Meats and Cheese, Meat Free Service, Orchard Fruit Bulk, and many more. Prices are also budget friendly with convenient services for everyone.

​Address: Via Mazzini SNC, Alghero​Phone: +39 079 989 3103​Website: www.conad.it
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Alghero Fertilia Airport

Alghero Fertilia Airport is about 11 km from town. Orange FdS bus AA leaves for Piazza della Mercede in town, with departures between 05.20 and 22.30, but does not link with all flight arrival times. Journey time: 20 minutes. Taxi from the airport takes about 15 minutes.

​Address: Regione Nuraghe Biancu, 07041 Alghero​Phone: +39 079 935 282​Website: www.aeroportodialghero.it
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