Alghero is one of the main cities of Sardinia, located in the northwest of the island in the province of Sassari. Its coastline is called the “Coral Coast” because it is famous for its red corals. Alghero is also popular for its beautiful beaches, its rich historical heritage and its architecture.
There are many sights to see and activities to do in the city. You can visit the old town with its cobbled streets surrounded by walls dating back to the 13th century. These walls were designed to protect the city and now offer great views of the sunset. In the centre of the old town is the Piazza Porta Terra where you can admire the Torre della Porta a Terra, a tower that was part of the fortification surrounding the town. For the more architecturally inclined, be sure to visit the Palazzo d’Albis, one of the most beautiful palaces in the area. The Cathedral of Santa Maria is also a must-see. Several museums can be visited in Alghero such as the Coral Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Art Museum. The Neptune Cave is a must-see, a two million year old sea cave full of geological treasures.
Sardinia is famous for its beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise water. There are many coves and small wild beaches where you can spend a pleasant time swimming and sunbathing. Don’t miss the Bombarde beach, the Lazzaretto beach or the Maria Pia beach.
The region is not lacking in culinary delights. After a day on the beach or visiting the area, try the local specialities in a traditional restaurant. Dishes not to be missed include tagliatelle with lobster or lobster Catalan style, and Alghero lobster is also a typical dish of the island.
The area is also known for its wineries, so wine lovers can visit the vineyards and taste the local wines.
Air Mountain offers you this destination once a week from Sion.