Campo di Alghero Villa Rental Photos and Description
A quiet Villa 10 mins from Sardegna's beautiful beaches
This romantic self-catering villa is based 15 mins from Alghero International Airport and only 5km from the nearest beach. The old town of Alghero is one of the most beautiful old walled towns in Sardegna. The beaches are only 5km away from this villa of dreams. The garden is some 2500 square meters and very quite and secluded. The nearest supermarket is only 2km away and all the main restaurants selling locally caught fish are within the town of Alghero.
The nearest swimming pool is 2km away and costs 3 euro's per person per day. www.algheroparkvillage.com.
Ryanair fly to Alghero all year round from a number of international airports. We would recommend hiring a car from Hertz.
The area of today's Alghero has been settled since pre-historic times. The so-called Ozieri culture was present here in the 4th millennium BC while the Nuraghe civilization was present in the area around 1500 BC, as traces of Phoenician buildings have been found not far from the city.
Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea, Alghero was built around a fortified port, founded around 1102 by the Genoese Doria family. The Doria ruled it for centuries, apart from a brief period under the rule of Pisa (1283–1284). In 1353 it was captured by the Aragonese under Bernardo de Cabrera; in 1372, following several revolts, the indigenous Sardinian population was expelled, and Alghero could later grow thanks to the arrival of Catalan colonists. In the early 16th century Alghero received the status of King's City (ciutat de l'Alguer) and developed economically.
The Catalano-Aragonese were followed by the Spanish Habsburgs, whose dominion, ending in 1702, brought some stylish elegance to the city. In 1720 Alghero and Sardinia were handed over to the Piedmont based House of Savoy. Around 1750 a wide channel was excavated to improve the defensive position of the peninsula. In 1821 famine led to a revolt of the population, which was bloodily suppressed. At the end of the same century Alghero was de-militarised and, during the Fascist era, part of the surrounding marshes was reclaimed and the suburbs of Fertilia and S.M. La Palma were founded. During World War II (1943) Alghero was bombed, and its historical centre suffered heavy damage. The presence of malaria in the countryside was finally overcome in the 1950s.
Since then, Alghero has become a popular tourist resort.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered
About Matt Gaskin
Currently live in Guildford England. Married 2 children. Owner of IT business in Guildford.
Matt Gaskin purchased this villa in 2005
Why Matt Gaskin chose Campo di Alghero
We purchased this property due to its location to Alghero Airport and the main Town of Alghero. Also very quite and relaxing.
What makes this villa unique
Relaxing, Family friendly.