Old Town (Alghero) Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Romantic self-catering rental ideally situated, only 50m fom sea.
Only metres from the sea. Ideally placed in Alghero's beautiful old town where you can sample its fantastic restaurants, cafe-bars and shops and stroll around its ancient sea walls and narrow, fascinating, cobbled streets. No car is needed. There is a wonderful fish and vegetable market within easy walking distance and a bakery around the corner, selling daily fresh bread and cakes. This 1st floor apartment has a newly fitted, well equipped kitchen with an integrated fridge and a gas hob. It has its original terracotta floor tiles and original beams. There are 2 bedrooms in the alcoves which have curtains for some privacy. One has a double bed (with the option of making it into 2 singles) and the other has 2 single beds. The main room has a sofa, an antique wardrobe, a table with seating for 4 and the kitchen at the other end. There is a 4 piece shower-room with a powerful shower, tastefully tiled in travertine.
Ryanair operate flights to Alghero from Stansted, Dublin, Girona, Reus, Madrid, Paris, Brussels Stockholm, Oslo, Bremen, Billund, Frankfurt (Hahn), Dusseldorf, Munich, Eindhoven, Madrid, Ancona, Bari, Parma, Pisa, Rome, Verona, Venice (Treviso) and Milan. Easyjet also fly to Olbia from Gatwick, Bristol, Berlin, Basel, Paris (Orly), Geneva, Lyon and Milan (Malpensa). Olbia is about a 11/2hour drive. Buses meet flights at Alghero airport to take you to Alghero Centre. You need to buy the ticket from inside the terminal building before getting on the bus. Taxis cost about 25euros. There are lots of car hire companies at the airport (Hertz, auto europe, avis, europcar, Easycar,Sardinya to name a few)
The buses are cheap and frequent and go to various beaches in the area. Orange buses go locally and blue buses further afield. The tourist information office is extremely helpful and have bus timetables.
Alghero has a very high reputation for it's restaurants. For those interested in food there are cookery courses in Alghero. Sardinia also has lots of 'Agriturismi', these are farms where homemade, homegrown produce is served in the local way. You will see such dishes on the menu as wild boar (cinghiale), porcetto (suckling pig), culungiones (potato filled pasta), spit roast lamb, fresh ravioli, seadas (a large ravioli like cheese filled dessert served with the local famous honey) and lots of cured meats. It is a foodies paradise, top quality, local, in season ingredients, expertly cooked and simply served!
Sardinia is famous for it's horsemen and it is possible to go trekking around Alghero and further afield. There is also a go-cart track on the outskirts of Alghero. There is a water park in Sorso Marina on the north coast which is a 40 minute drive away. In August the poulation of the island swells to more than double when Italians from the mainland arrive for their summer holidays. They have kept Sardinia a well kept secret for years! Sardinia has many festivals, an opportunity for each village to show off it's traditional costume. Some of the most famous are that of Sa Sartiglia near Oristano at Carnival time (usually February) , S'Ardia horse race where riders are bare-backed and the Easter celebrations of Alghero. Alghero has open air concerts throughout July and August in it's piazzas and old cloisters.
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our 2nd visit(see June 2011). Wonderful and different. Spring is a good time because of the flowers. We were lucky to catch the change from Winter to Sring to Summer, all in one week. Saturday 21st April was officially "la Primavera" the start of Spring. And we were lucky because Saturday 21st was celebrated with a night of live music all over the Old Town.Top quality!Especially the Flamenco and the funk/international/Jazz group. 12 sets of performers in all. Better than a Festival.
-Drive to Bosa along coast the most spectacular drive in the world(as good as Big Sur) and at this time of year full of lovely flowers along the roadside. Bosa is old, fascinating and has a river!
- Drive inland to Villanova Monteleone(or thereabouts),into the hills in the southanother world.
-Visit the Nuraghe just north of Alghero, and the necropolis towards the airport-Amazing!I do like graveyards
-The beaches! The sea got warmer by the day and was crystal clear.(Bosa also has good beaches to the north)
Great walk over headland before Capo Caccia-wild flowers and maquis.
-Still discovering Alghero. The more you walk the more you find. Churches worth a second visit, especially Franciscan Friary/Cloisters. Still not been up the tower.
And the restaurants!!No end to them. Great discoveries this time-Kings (top class). Teatro(original and fun) and Andreini's(as good as the book says! Fantastic!)Forgot Posada del Mar-Hidden treasure!