Alluring Alghero

We’ve finally made it to Algehero – one of Sardinia’s most beautiful medieval cities and we’re staying in the heart of its old walled city.

The centro storico (historic centre) is one of the best preserved in Sardinia. Enclosed by honey-coloured sea walls it is an enchanting place to be based for a few days.

As soon as we’ve unpacked we’re heading straight for a bird’s eye view of the town from the Cattedrale di Santa Maria’s bell tower.

Here we can see the pretty town’s tangled alleyways lined with terracotta tiled houses with a distant view of the vibrant marina in the background.

Once back on the ground we head out to get a feel for the place.

One of the quirky things we spot is that the town is an open air gallery for a variety of over sized photos of Sardinian folk, all who are over 100!

The island seems to breed a hardy bunch with astonishing longevity.

There’s also lots of little artworks around every corner including these aquatic re-imagining of famous people and artworks.

Below is the impressive tiled dome of Chiesa di San Michele. Its colourful decoration sparkles in the sunlight.

As the sunsets over the gorgeous old town we join the crowds lining the sea walls to bide farewell to another day.


Being cheap skates we bring our own beverages to toast the setting sun!


Lots more to come from this wonderful place. Watch this space!

Published by Derbyshire Gal

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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