Alghero Sardinia City Guide

alghero grotta nettunoThe town of Alghero is situated on a strip of land that juts out towards the sea. A promontory that seems born to accommodate an urban settlement. From the sea you can catch with their eyes the mighty fortress that surrounds it. The profile of homes is low, all are equally high. It’s possible to admire the bell tower of the cathedral of the city.

Coming from the land by road, landscape is very different organizations in a modern and strangely less regular organization and less distinctive. The city of Alghero was founded by the Doria family of Genoa in 1102. In the dialect, culture may still not grasp the cultural influences Catalan-Aragonese, who defeated the Genoese in 1353.

The center of town is the civic square. A space anomaly because it is really just a road wider than the other ending in a triangular space. There stands the Palazzo Albis De Ferrera. Leaving from Alghero and following the coast road which passes through Fertilia along the entire coast of the long hill, you arrive at the rocky spur of Capo Caccia. The headland you can get even with a hike of about 3 hours starting from the inhabited areas of Tramariglio.

168 m high rises toward the south, ending in the west the deep bay of Porto Conte. Certainly one of the most interesting areas of Sardinia from the naturalistic point of view, because of its flora, fauna and for his district because it hosts a large number of submarine submerged caves of considerable interest. The name of the cape is probably derived from the abundant hunting trips allowed by the large number of pigeons that lived there.

The complex geology and traces of human presence dating back over twelve thousand years ago cotribuiscono the charm of the place. Under the spur of Capo Caccia is the Grotta di Nettuno. It is reachable by foot from the top of that hill going down along the Escala del Cabirol (scale of the roe), a panoramic stairway of 656 steps.