culturadream Alghero
Capital of the Riviera del Corallo, also known as Barceloneta, preserving the influences of the Catalan domination
Province: Province of Sassari
Maximum altitude: 10 m a.s.l.
Location: Sea of Sardinia
Right from the start you will be captivated by the cobbled streets and its historical monuments scattered everywhere. Since Alghero is the capital of the “Riviera del Corallo”, most of the shops you will find will sell jewelery in red coral, the local specialty. It is truly the perfect souvenir to take home after returning from your holidays in Sardinia!
Not to be missed
The fortifications and walls of Alghero: recently restored, the walk along the ramparts is fantastic and offers many beautiful viewpoints on the coast.
It is also the perfect place to enjoy the sunset in Alghero.
The most famous is that of the Bombarde. Unfortunately, in recent years it has lost some sandy space due to some storm surges, but the sea water is transparent and clear. Lazzaretto beach with more than 1.5 km of coastline. A little further north than the Bombarde it has light and thin sand surrounded by vegetation formed by the Mediterranean machine. Lido beach, also known as Lido San Giovanni. Its depths are shallow and are frequented not only by tourists but also by most of the locals. All three of these beaches have wheelchair-accessible bathing establishments with disabled toilets. Last, certainly not least, is the small beach of Portò Conte located in the bay of the same name just before the lighthouse. Being mostly rocky, it is inaccessible to wheelchairs but the colors of the sea, visible from above, leave you breathless. Furthermore, its backdrop is rich in mother-of-pearl stones and starfish.
Every day we visit the coral coast aboard a comfortable motor ship skirting the coast up to the promontory of Capo Caccia. Continuing we see the spectacular Isola Foradada, with its huge through hole and the play of colors that the sun gives to tourists. Cala d’Inferno, with its fantastic erosion, marks the farthest point of the trip. Continuing along the Capo Caccia viewpoint, we enter the bay of Porto Conte where, after seeing the Madonnina del Fruntuni, we stop near the Torre del Bollo. Here you can dive at will, lots of sun and snorkeling among the beautiful fish of the wonderful Porto Conte Regional Natural Park and the Marine Protected Area of ​​Capo Caccia – Isola Piana.
Lunch on board: appetizer of sausage and local cheese, pasta with fresh crab sauce, mussels marinara, water, local wine and coffee all included.
In the afternoon we leave for Cala Dragunara, Tramariglio beach, El Faro to get to Capo Boccato at Punta Giglio.