Another Italian Jewel
Submitted: July 20, 2010
Stayed: June 2010
My wife and I have traversed a good bit of Italy, from Calabria to the Dolomites, and love it all in its wonderful diversity. But our week in Alghero added a truly distinctive dimension and experience to our continuing Italian Journey. The hub of activity, of course, was this terrific apartment located on Via Garibaldi, the central waterfront artery. Spacious, cool, thoroughly modern with a terrific kitchen, and within easy walking distance of the old city, restaurants, super markets, and the beach, as well as easy automobile access in and out of the city, it proved a superb "base of operations" for all that we did. The owner was helpful beyond measure both in assisting us find our way to Sardinia and in ensuring the preparation of the apartment, and was easily accessible by telephone as was the local property manager who checked us in and out. A smooth and hospitable operation all round.
Alghero is indeed a charming city -- open, diverse, friendly, and distinctive in character and history -- and we became quite attached. But, of course, one must get out and see the country, for which an automobile is essential. This is easily accomplished at the nearby Alghreo Airport, where many of the major rental companies are located. Time constrained our travel to an area from Bosa south of Alghero to the islands of La Maddelena and Caprera off the north coast, with much in between, and what stunningly lovely journeys they were! Caprera contains the estate and tomb of the Garibaldi, which was a special treat. Add to all this the indescribable Neptune Caves (closer to Alghero) to complete a true trip to remember.
Go to Alghero. Stay here particularly for comfort, location, and ease of activity. Take it all in. You'll want to go back.
Families with Young Children,
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