Old Town (Alghero) Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Three self catering apartments
Three individual apartments with 1-2 bedrooms to sleep 2-4 people. Each apartment is composed with a dining room with kitchen; 1-2 double bedroom, bathroom, balcony and private parking area. Vittorio Emanuele Holiday Apartments are also equipped with air conditioning, washing machine, fridge, freezer, oven, 4 ring stove, and TV
History: Invaded by Catalan colonists in the 14th century, Alghero offers an enticing mix of two nations: delicious Catalan cuisine served in Italian piazzas, impressive monuments erected during Aragonese rule and Italian vineyards such as the prestigious Sella e Mosca (Loc. I Piani di Sotgiu), also a museum. The ruling families even gave Alghero the nickname Barcelonetta, ‘Little Barcelona’, and all the street signs are bilingual. One look at the medieval old town with its mighty stone wall and seven surrounding watchtowers, and you’ll likely be keeping quiet about where you went on your holidays too.The beautiful beach is long and sandy, shaded by pine forests. There are fêtes, carnivals and events through the year, and the locals actually seem pleased to see you.
Seasonal: There are plenty of festivals and events in Alghero, from traditional celebrations of saints such as San Francesco (4 Oct) and patron saint Michele (28-30 Sept) to the Sea Urchin Fair (end of Jan/beginning of Feb) and Alghero Summer Music (classical music concerts; Aug). Easter week is taken very seriously, with torchlight processions and other solemn religious rituals, and so is May’s honouring of the Virgin of Valverde. To hammer home the welcome extended by the town to visitors, there’s even a fair with the sole purpose of honouring its tourists with music, dance and food (Tourists’ Fair, 3 Aug at Fertilia).
Shopping: The old town is the main shopping area for gifts and local produce. Via Carlo Alberto is best for gifts, while via Gilbert Ferret has elegant boutiques. An antiques, arts and crafts market is held in Piazza Civica on the last Saturday of the month. In high season (July and August), a late-night craft market lines the seafront (Lungomare Dante).
Details for Mira el Mar 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed