Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Alghero city center, comfortable and well served. Lovely apartment 70 sqm ideal for a couple. The apartment is totally renewed on the third floor. The house is sunny and bright. Air conditioning, large living room with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, utility room with washing machine and ironing board pantry, comfortable bedroom with fitted wardrobes, bathroom with bath, balcony overlooking public gardens and a glimpse of sea view, no elevator but the treads of the stairs are low and perfectly easy. The apartment is located in the lively center of Alghero, in a very confortable and safe area, plenty with shops, near post office, internet point, shopping center, bars, restaurants not far from fine sandy beaches and clear crystal sea and large green pine forests, magnificent Capo Caccia cliffs, beautiful Neptune Caves. Easy to reach (10 minutes walk) Las Tronas Hotel and Carlo V Hotel Beaches and the Old town plenty with bars and restaurants, souvenir shops and boutiques. Countless events: beach parties, music in the evening along Lungomare promenade, and many other town festivals. Every Wednesday, near the sea, an interesting open air market with local and tradition products. Festivals, concerts, in any season.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fertilia International Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Alghero 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Sardinia region
Sardinia is the second island in the Mediterranean sea for extension. Because of its geographic position in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and its resources, especially the mining resources, Sardinia has always represented the colonizers' destination. Sardinia is a very ancient island rich in history and legends and everywhere there are traces of human settlements dated from the Neolithic Age. The climate allows to have a very long summer season, from April to November. Sardinia is politically divided into 4 provinces. There are numerous geographical areas which are characterized by different territories such as Campidano, Sulcis, Iglesiente, Barbagie, Baronie, Logudoro, Gallura and many others. This is the reason that led to develop a wide range of uses, traditions and local dialects.
Sardinian hard (wild) landscape is characterized by mountain chains, massifs, tablelands (plateau), Campidano plain and by rivers. Some artificial lakes and numerous ponds, soften Sardinian view. Sardinian coasts are full of beaches, mortises and cliffs which are lapped by the blue water of Sardinian sea. Many caves show their treasures of stalactites and stalagmites to the visitors. Mediterranean scrub, oleasters and ficodindia prevail in Sardinian landscape.
The town of Alghero requires a careful visit. Besides an unusual landscape it has its own picturesque character which comes from the historical and linguistic imprint left by the Aragonese and Catalonians. Walking around Alghero one has the feeling of walking around a Spanish town, or rather a Catalan one. There are many monuments such as the Cathedral and the Church of St. Francesco, various towers, such as that of Lo Sperone, and the old city-centre represents an artistic treasure of incredible value on its own. The surroundings contribute to make Alghero as a touristic centre of primary importance: Porto Conte, Capo Caccia and its splendid Neptune Caves, Porto Ferro, Lake Baratz, the only natural lake in the whole of Sardinia, surrounded by pine forests and Mediterranean "maquis" vegetation. Archaeological sites are also present: the necropolis of Anghelu Ruju and the nuraghe Palmavera.
Located on the north west coast of Sardinia, holidays in Alghero have become increasingly popular in recent years, yet the city still retains its distinctive Catalan character. This derives from the influence of Pedro IV of Aragon who seized control of the town in the mid-fourteenth century and embarked on an intense period of colonization from Spain. Today, Alghero manages to combine its role of tourist city with that of a thriving marina. This enables it to maintain a year round economy outside of the busy summer months. To the north of the marina is the fine sandy beach of Alghero which provides good bathing opportunities just a short stroll from the historic centre. Today, Alghero manages to combine its role of tourist city with that of a thriving marina. This enables it to maintain a year round economy outside of the busy summer months. To the north of the marina is the fine sandy beach of Alghero which provides good bathing opportunities just a short stroll from the historic centre. Alghero is recognised as the most Italianesque of the holiday resorts in Sardinia with its old walled town on the sea front containing a labyrinthic network of narrow lanes, most of which are free from vehicles. These play host to numerous hotels, bars, cafes andrestaurants that preserve Alghero's reputation for excellent seafood. Visitors to the city will find that the area around Alghero provides plenty of opportunities for day trips and the best known of these is undoubtedly the cave complex of Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto). It is one of the most breathtaking in Italy and located only 15 km to the west on the peninsular of Capo Caccia. To the north of Neptune's Grotto, the abandoned mine at Argentiera is recognised by UNESCO as an important example of industrial archaeology in Sardinia. Further on at the north western tip of the Island, Stintino is renowned for its stunning beaches. Heading south from Alghero, a trip along the remote coastline of Oristano leads to the interesting medieval town of Bosa and its beach resort at Bosa Marina. The area surrounding Alghero also contains several important prehistoric sites. Nuraghe di Palmavera is the best preserved nuraghic complex in the region and the older Anghelu Ruju, near Alghero airport (Fertilia), is a necropolis consisting of around forty burial chambers.