WALKING AROUND ALGHERO
The town of Alghero requires a careful visit.
Besides an unusual landscape it has its own
picturesque character which comes from the
historical and linguistic imprint left by the
Aragonese and Catalonians. Walking around Alghero
one has the feeling of walking around a Spanish
town, or rather a Catalan one.
There are many monuments such as the Cathedral and
the Church of St. Francesco, various towers, such
as that of Lo Sperone, and the old city-centre
represents an artistic treasure of incredible
value on its own. The surroundings contribute to
make Alghero as a touristic centre of primary
importance: Porto Conte, Capo Caccia and its
splendid Neptune Caves, Porto Ferro, Lake Baratz,
the only natural lake in the whole of Sardinia,
surrounded by pine forests and Mediterranean
"maquis" vegetation. Archaeological sites are
also present: the necropolis of Anghelu Ruju and
the nuraghe Palmavera.