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The city of Alghero is one of the most beautiful areas on the Italian island of Sardinia. As a seaside resort in the Northwest of the island it is a popular with tourist’s due to its delightful weather, rich culture and of course for its fantastic Italian cuisine.
The charming image of this resort is what makes it so popular. While holidaying here you will get to experience its beauty from its well preserved historic center, quaint cobbled lanes and stunning squares. Another popular area to enjoy the beautiful scenery is the Marina where many like to have a meal or a drink in the beautiful surroundings. One of the most popular attractions in Alghero is the cathedral of Santa Maria, where you can get the best view of the city from the church’s tower.
A trip to Alghero is perfect for families and couples of all ages who love the sound of a beach holiday and a city break combined. Enjoy the towns deep historical roots, stunning architecture, beautiful beaches and buzzing bars.
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari operate twice a week during the summer months, with an average flight time of 3 hours and 15 minutes. From Cagliari airport it is a three-hour drive to Alghero. If you would rather fly directly to Alghero, you can take a connecting flight to London Stansted with Ryanair, however travel time may vary depending on connecting times.
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Alghero has a vibrant nightlife scene especially during the summer months. While on holiday here you will have plenty of bars, pubs and clubs to choose from.
This resort has many restaurants and trattorias serving tasty Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Seafood is a specialty in the town, be sure to try some when you are in Alghero!
Children of all ages will love a trip to Le Ragnatele Adventure Park, an outdoor adventure park that offers exciting obstacle courses.
There are many fashion boutiques in Alghero where you can pick up a new outfit for a day on the beach or a fancy dinner by the marina. Via Carlo Alberto is the city’s main shopping street and it is here that you will find many high street Italian stores.
The Algherese Carraixali better known as Carnival is a very popular festival amongst locals and tourists. During this festival you will find a lively atmosphere, parades and street performances.
Alghero is a very popular resort during the summer months, experiencing warm sunny weather with temperatures reaching the high twenties.
Euro is the currency used in Sardinia.
Sardinia is one hour ahead of Ireland.