Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our apartment is ideally located only 2 minutes' walk from the white sandy beach, in the Lido area of Alghero, and is very close to shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pizzerias and all the amenities required . A 35msq secure outdoor area tastefully transformed into a mediterranean garden, with pergola, large dining table and fixed barbeque, can be enjoyed for al-fresco dining after those long sunbathing days.
The car is not necessary as the old town can be reached in 15 minutes after a pleasant walk along the promenade or along the cycling path that runs on the sea front with the two bicycles that are also provided. The apartment is fully furnished with air-conditioning, washing machine, oven, fridge-freezer, TV, cutlery, dishes, and, as mentioned already, two bicycles.
As we understand that luggage weight can be very limiting when flying, bed linen, towels and beach towels are provided and included in the rental price.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alghero Fertilia 10 km, Nearest railway: Alghero 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
You will be met by our representative Anna who will give you your keys and show you what you need to know about the apartment to help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking and the balance can be settled with our representative on the day of your arrival.
|Further details outdoors||
On street parking is available.
Pizzeria just across the road.
Check in and checkout time can be discussed at the time of booking.
The Sardinia region
"An exciting blend of the Italian and the Spanish, with unbelievably clear waters lapping golden sands and breathtaking backdrops of green covered mountains, Sardinia is a Mediterranean jewel."
Not a more appropriate caption for this gorgeous island can be given!
Two hundred kilometres away from the Italian mainland, Sardinia sits in the centre of the Mediterranean, providing a mild climate and unbeatable sunshine. Because of its central position, centuries of civilizations have swept across the island, from the Romans to the Genoans to the most recent visitors, the Catalonians. Each one left behind a little bit of history, adding to the unique patchwork of Sardinian culture – Roman ruins, Pisan churches, baroque and gothic architecture.
With beautiful and unspoilt beaches with waters so clear you can see the seabed and long stretches of golden and white sand, Sardinia attracts sun lovers from both the Italian mainland and all over Europe, providing them with relaxing days and convivial evenings. For those who seek an action packed break, there are opportunities to try your hand at several water sports, including surfing, windsurfing, water-skiing and sailing. Divers of all abilities will found Sardinia and particularly the waters surrounding Alghero an astonishing surprise, with its beautiful corals and fantastic caves. Local diving schools provide expert and friendly help to allow everybody to enjoy the underwater world of the "Riviera del Corallo", as Alghero's coast is called.
Unsurprisingly for a country that love their food and wine, an evening out on this island revolve around dining out, savouring the flavours and enjoying good company. There are still plenty of bars, mainly in the town centre, with occasional live music, although on the whole, this island has remained free of the noise that tourism can bring
This Italian island has strong Spanish influences and the food is no exception, with Catalonian fish stews appearing on menus along with pastas and pizzas. Sample the huge variety of seafood and the spit roast pig. Sardinian cuisine is about fresh ingredients, simply prepared and complimented by a good wine. When it comes to wine, there’s no shortage of choice, from hefty reds through to fruity whites.
Alghero is on the north-west coast of Sardinia on the Coral Riviera. Like the rest of the island, its beautiful beaches, rugged coast and breathtaking sunsets over Capo Caccia will give everybody a holiday to remember.
Particularly the old town has a vast choice of restaurants and classy shops, which with their late opening give the opportunity to the holiday makers to enjoy their evenings strolling through the cobbled streets surrounding the fantastic Catalan-Gothic cathedral of S.Maria, and having a chance at purchasing traditional Sardinian artisanal objects, like lace, corals and embroideries.
Although there is plenty to see and to do, an unmissable trip must be a visit to the Grotte di Nettuno, Neptune's Caves, which are marine caves located to the west of the town. Boat trips from Alghero's port depart to the Caves at regular intervals (every hour in summer, less frequently in spring and autumn). These cost around 10 Euros and don't include entry to the Grotto itself, which is another 4 or 5 Euros. The entire trip lasts around two and a half hours of which thirty minutes is spent at sea. The scenery on offer is well worth the effort and includes the tranquil blue bay of Porto Conte and the spectacular vertical cliffs at Capo Caccia.
The Caves can also be reached by car with a forty five minute drive from Alghero. The road winds around to Capo Caccia and ends short of the climb to the lighthouse at a small car park. This can get very busy in summer but it is possible to leave vehicles at the side of the road near to the start of the stepped descent and within walking distance.
The 656 steps that lead down to the Grotto are an experience in themselves. Called the Escala del Cabirol or goat's steps, these were cut into the sheer cliff wall in 1954 and zigzag down the cliff before running horizontally along to the Grotto entrance. On days when the weather is less tranquil, the spectacle of the sea crashing into the cliffs just below is an awesome sight. Allow fifteen minutes to fully enjoy the descent.
The airport is 10 minutes from the town and both Ryanair and BmiBaby have regular flights from and to the main European cities.
Also Olbia airport is only 90 mins by car from Alghero and there is a railway-station with connections from Olbia, Sassari and Cagliari. To reach Alghero by car, follow indications from the SS131 motorway and turn-off on 291 highway to Alghero.
Alghero and the surrounding area host several traditional annual festivals:
January - BOGAMARI Festival: festival dedicated to the cult of sea, and fishing during the winter period. Many restaurants offer menus including famous sea urchins, and visitors can purchase urchins at a reasonable cost.
March April - SETTIMANA SANTA: The Holy week of Passover is very characteristic of the city's Catalan origins. Many inhabitants and tourists join in.
April - NOSTRA SIGNORA DI VALVERDE: Rustic festival and religious procession. The celebrations begin the first Sunday after Passover and are characterised by solemn religious rituals. The pilgrims continue through the month of May.
May - CAVALCATA SARDA - SASSARI: Equestrian parade of the city of Sassari through the city centre streets in traditional costume. Every village parades in typical costume and offers their typical produce of the. A true day of festivity that continues for the whole week through the streets and the public squares of the centre.
14 August - FARADDA - SASSARI- Equestrian parade of the candlesticks: the most important and eagerly-anticipated race for the inhabitants of Sassari. They parade carrying their oldest wax effigies and dancing through the streets of the centre to the beat of a drum, until arriving after hours of parades at the church of Santa Maria in order to give thanks for having escaped the plague.