Alghero

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A stunning large town on the north-western coast of Sardinia with a backdrop of rolling hills. Home to a large marina that leads south to the old town and north to a popular white sandy beach and clear waters.




"Alghero (Italian pronunciation: [alˈɡɛːro]), also known in the local Algherese dialect as L'Alguer (Catalan pronunciation: [ləlˈɣe]; Sardinian: S'Alighèra; Sassarese: L'Aliera), is a town of about 45,000 inhabitants in the Italian insular province of Sassari in northwestern Sardinia, next to the Mediterranean Sea. Part of its population descends from Catalan conquerors from the end of the Middle Ages, when Sardinia was part of the Crown of Aragon. Hence, the Catalan language is co-official (a unique situation in Italy) and known as the Alguerès dialect. The name Alghero comes from Aleguerium, which is a mediaeval Latin word meaning "stagnation of algae" (Posidonia oceanica).Alghero is the third university center in the island, coming after Cagliari and Sassari. It hosts the headquarters of the Università degli Studi di Sassari’s Architecture and Design department. In 2012 it was the 10th most visited city by tourists in Italy." Wikipedia









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We explored the medieval city fondly known as 'Barceloneta' and then went to the Nuraghe Palmavera tower which had a dome shaped ceiling that dates back to 1100 years BC. A very interesting and pretty region of Italy.

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