Alghero, in the province of Sassari, north-west of Sardinia, founded by the Doria, was later conquered by the Catalans, who have left a strong influence in the city, especially in architecture. To visit in Alghero are the Catalan walls, where several towers rise. In the historical centre is the XVI century Cathedral, built on the church of S. Mary, in late Gothic style, where you can visit the mausoleum of Maurizio di Savoia.
The promontory of Capo Caccia is a must; at its foot is the cave of Neptune. Capo Caccia is full of caves and houses a rich fauna and characteristic flora. We recommend scuba diving in caves where you will likely find the red coral, a peculiarity of Alghero, which is made by hand. You should also visit the ramparts, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of Capo Caccia.
The new promenade, with its lamps, was designed by the Catalan architect Joan Bousquets and is accessible only to pedestrians. The coast of Alghero has many beaches. The most famous are Lido and Maria Pia, which are located in the north. The beach of Lido San Giovanni is located in the city and it is easy to access. The beach of Santa Maria is surrounded by pine forest. The most youthful beach is Bombarde, where you can practice different kinds of sports. Shortly after there is the beach of the Lazaretto, under the seventeenth-century tower of the same name. The promontory of Punta Giglio is characterized by a thriving natural landscape overlooking the sea.
In Porto Conte, we suggest another fashionable beach, that of Mugoni. The local cuisine is based on fish and shellfish. The lobster is a specialty of the place. Located 50 km from Alghero is Bosa, a lovely place and the path to reach it offers a spectacular view.