Situated in central Alghero in an ideal position for the seafront (3 mins walk), the old town centre (4 mins), supermarkets and shops, and the beach (20 minutes walk). This very comfortable and bright top floor apartment (no lift) enjoys from its roof terrace (sole use) one of the most spectacular views over the coastline and the whole town. Excellent services nearby. TV, washing machine. 1 double bedroom + 1 twin bedroom (extra bed available). Cot available.
Check-in: 15:00-20:00, check-out: 08:00-10:00. English speaking reps assist you during check-in check-out your stay. Airport transfer available. Additional charges: Compulsory final cleaning and rep service £ 60, late check-in (20:00-22:00) and early check-out (06:00-08:00) £ 30 supplement, night check-in (22:00-00:00) £ 60. £ 20 supplement applies to changeover during Sundays or Italian public holidays. Linen hire included. Air-conditioning and heating £ 10 per night. Our guests are welcomed at the apartment by experienced multilingual reps, who assist and look after guests during their stay. Transfer service available (payable locally).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido di San Giovanni 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alghero Fertilia 12 km, Nearest railway: Alghero 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
PHISYCAL - Sardinia is separated from Corsica by the Strait of Bonifacio. Sardinia is a generally mountainous island with a few coastal plains. The island's mountains are divided into three ranges; the highest peaks are in the middle section of the island. Gennargentu, at 6,016 feet (1,834 m), is the highest point in Sardinia. Sardinia has few major rivers; the largest river on the island is the Tirso, which has a length of 94 miles (151 km) and flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The island has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and very mild winters. The climate in the mountains tends to be wetter and cooler than the lower coastal plains; and winter snowfalls are not uncommon in the higher peaks.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE - (centigrade): Jan 9-18, Feb 10-18, Mar 10-20, Apr 12-22, May 14-24, Jun 18-28, Jul 20-30, Aug 21/30, Sep 18-28, Oct 15-24, Nov 12-22, Dec 10-20.
PROVINCES - Until 2006, Sardinia had been divided into four provinces: Cagliari, Nuoro, Oristano and Sassari.
Now Sardinia is divided into eight provinces, following the creation of four more provinces just recently by the Sardinian regional government, becoming operative with the provinces' elections for the Presidents and the Councils held in 2006. The four additional provinces are as follows: Carbonia-Iglesias, Medio-Campidano, Ogliastra and Olbia-Tempio.
ENVIRONMENT - Sardinia is a precious natural resource, containing thousands of rare or uncommon animal and autochthonous plants and animals, such as the Mediterranean Monk Seal and the Boar. Found only in Sardinia, Sicily, and MaghrebIt, the Sardinian Skink (genus Chalcides ocellatus) known more commonly as Tiligugu, can reach 30 cm (12 in) in length, of which almost half is made up by the tail. Sardinia lacks many common species however, like the Viper and the Marmot, which are found everywhere else on the continent. Sardinia has four endemic subspecies of birds which are found nowhere else in the world: its Great Spotted Woodpecker (ssp harterti), Gret Tit (ssp ecki), Cahffinch (ssp sarda) and Eurasian Jay (ssp ichnusae). It also shares a further 10 endemic subspecies of bird with Corsica. The island's environment is improving due to strict environment laws.
HISTORICAL - Alghero was founded around 1102 by the Genoese Doria family, as a fortified port. The Doria ruled it for centuries, apart from a brief period under the rule of Pisa (1283-1284). In 1353 it was captured by the Aragonese under Bernardo de Cabrera, and could later grow thanks to the arrival of Catalan colonists: in the early 16th century Alghero received the status of King's City (ciutat de l'Alguer) and developed economically.
The Catalano-Aragonese were followed by Habsburg Spain, whose dominion, ended in 1702, brought some decadence to the city. In 1720 Alghero and Sardinia were handed over to Piedmont. Around 1750 a wide channel was excavated to improve the defensive stand of the peninsula.
In 1821 famine led to a revolt of the population, which was bloodily suppressed.
At the end of the same century Alghero was de-militarized and, during the Fascist era, part of the surrounding marshes was reclaimed and the suburbs of Fertilia and S.M. La Palma were founded, although the presence of malaria in the countryside could be overcome only in the 1950s. During Worl War II (1943) Alghero was bombed, its historical centre suffering heavy damage.
After the end of the war Alghero became a popular tourist resort.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS IN TOWN:
The Cathedral of St. Mary. Begun in 1570, it was opened in 1593 but finished and consecrated only in 1730. The church original was is in Catalan-Gothic style, as it can be seen in the five chapels of the presbytery, which also include the base of the bell tower. The nave and the two aisles are instead in Late Renaissance style. In the 20th century a Neo-Classicist narthex was added to the façade, changing abruptly its appearance.
The church of St. Francis (1360, rebuilt in the late 16th century). Original Catalan-Gothic parts can be seen over the high altar, the presbytery chapels and the SS. Sacramento Chapel. The bell tower is from the first half of the 16th century.
The church of St. Michael.
The Madonna del Santo Rosario.
The Torre del Portal, built at the expenses the Jewish Community of Alghero in 1360, and the Tower dell'Esperò Reial (16th century).
Palazzo D'Albis (16th century), a typical example of Catalan-Aragonese architecture of the 16th century. In the October 1541 it housed the Emperor Charles V..
Some 100 Nuraghe remains can be seen in the neighbouring areas of Sant'Imbenia (including also a Phoenician necropolis and Roman remains near the airport of Alghero, Palmavera and Anghelu Ruju
The beach stretches for 6 km out from the harbour towards Fertilia. Lots of other amazing beaches can be found along Alghero coastline within 15-30 drive from Alghero.