- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Apartment in the historical old town of Alghero, just at the heart of the old town! peculiar for his ancient fresco ceiling and contemporary design furnishing. Very silent and well-lighted apartment: 3 windows for a nice view, small "piazzetta" from living-room and campanile from bedroom. A dining-living area with well-equipped kitchen, dish washing, washing machine, TV, internet wi-fi, ecological electrical heating TERMOWAPPE for winter. A double-futon in bedroom and 2 single-futon in living-room. Linen & towels supplied. This apartment is in the heart of the historical town of Alghero, a place interlaced of architecture, nature, history an...Read more
Especial apartment, ceiling fresco, close to beach
Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Additional Location Information
Car: not necessary
Alghero is a vibrant, modern city that has a local population year round of approximately 40,000 people. Various cultural events and exhibits take place throughout the year. Walking historic cobbled stone streets, under the arches and along the walled bastions that protected this city from invasion will captivate your imagination. You can find ancient churches and fortresses as you wander throughout the city. Visitors can also gain an understanding of the local culture by visiting the 'Mercato' or Market in the centre of town which is overflowing with local fruits and vegetables, fish that has arrived fresh from the sea that morning, local meats and cheeses from the countryside, and the famous breads (a must have is the pane guttiau...trust us!) and dolce.
Local beaches and restaurants are all within walking distance. Bicycles are also available. For those looking to explore the sites in the vicinity, we recommend renting a car to take you to the cliffs of Capo Caccia, the Grotte di Nettuno or to the beaches of Bombarde or Stintino. The coastlines around Alghero are stunning with views of Capo Caccia from all angles. A short drive will take one to either Bosa further south or Stintino a bit further north, each of which are rich in local culture and history.
The temperatures in the summer on the coast can average 28 degrees celcius, but can get up to the mid 30's in August. It is possible to swim from May to November as the summer months can extend for about 6/7 months. The spring time is more mild and allow the visitors to appreciate the lush green countryside prior to the arrival of the dry heat of the summer.
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is known as an island of the extremes. Rugged coast lines, turquoise and emerald coloured seas, large areas of pastures and dense mountain ranges in the centre of the Island. It was first inhabited by man in 6,000 B.C and is known for its rich archaeological history. The first settlers were from the Italian mainland and the Iberian peninsula. The Island has a history of invasion with one of the first being the Phoenicians and defended itself against constant coastal raids from the Carthagians, Byzantines and Berbers. In 1354 the Aragons seized Alghero and transformed it into a Catalan city. Visitors will still see elements of the Iberian origins (the Aragons were in power for 400 years in Alghero) in the local dialect which is similar to Catalan and can be seen in the dual named street signs. Since the 18th century the Italian royal family used to spend their summer holiday in Alghero.
By Air: Alghero is served by numerous Italian and European airlines including Ryanair and Alitalia. Flight times is approx two hours from most European destinations. Alghero airport is 10 km away and can be reached in a 15 minutes taxi drive from the old town. Ryanair flies to Alghero from Ancona, Barcelona, Bari, Billund, Bremen, Brussels, Dublin, Dusselfdorf, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Genoa, Liverpool, London, Madrid, Memminghen, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Parma, Pisa, Rome, Stockholm, Turin, Venice and Verona. Alghero is also 1h30 minutes drive from Olbia airport. All major car rental are represented in both airports.
By Sea: Alghero is well connected via a number of ferry services from mainland. The most effective connection is from Genoa to Porto Torres (or Olbia) with an overnight crossing arriving at 7:00am. Alghero is only a 45 minutes drive.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations
Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby, Water sports nearby, Tennis courts nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive
Nearest beach: lido of Alghero, 1 miles
Nearest ferry port: Porto Torres, 30 miles
Nearest train station: Alghero, 1 miles
Nearest airport: Alghero-Fertilia, 10 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on September 23, 2014
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- Cleaning fee | $51 per stay
- welcome | $32 per stay
- Housekeeping Optional
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stereo or CD player
- 6 Dining chairs
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 52 square feet