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A hotel in Alghero is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Alghero hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Alghero are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Alghero hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Alghero hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Alghero have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Alghero
An upscale full service hotel facility in Alghero that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Alghero hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Alghero
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Historic inns and boutique hotels in Alghero
Boutique hotels of Alghero are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Alghero boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Alghero may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Alghero
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Alghero travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Alghero focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Alghero
Small to medium-sized Alghero hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Alghero traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Alghero hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Alghero
A bed and breakfast in Alghero is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Alghero bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Alghero B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Alghero
Alghero hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Alghero hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Alghero
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Alghero hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Alghero lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Alghero
Alghero timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Alghero often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Alghero on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Alghero
A Alghero motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Alghero for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Alghero motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Travelling and vacation in Alghero

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Alghero
L'Alguer
Comune
Città di Alghero (Italian)
Ciutat de l'Alguer (Catalan)
16th century Aragonese Crown city walls
16th century Aragonese Crown city walls
Flag of Alghero
Flag
Coat of arms of Alghero
Coat of arms
Alghero is located in Sardinia
Alghero
Alghero
Location of Alghero in Sardinia
Coordinates:  / 40.550; 8.317
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Fertilia, Guardia Grande, I Piani, Loretella, Maristella, Sa Segada, Santa Maria La Palma, Tramariglio, Villassunta
Government
• Mayor Mario Bruno (Centre)
Area
• Total 224.43 km (86.65 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)
• Total 44,200
• Density 200/km (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Algheresi
Algueresos
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07041
Dialing code 079
Patron saint St. Michael
Saint day 29 September
Website Official website

Alghero (Italian pronunciation: [alˈɡɛːro]; Catalan: L'Alguer, pronounced: [ɫəɫˈɣe], locally: [lalˈɣe]; Sardinian: S'Alighèra; Sassarese: La Liéra), is a town of about 44,000 inhabitants in the Italian insular province of Sassari in northwestern Sardinia, next to the Mediterranean Sea. Part of its population descends from Catalan conquerors from the end of the Middle Ages, when Sardinia was part of the Crown of Aragon. That is why the Catalan language is co-official in the city, unique in Italy, taking the name of alguerès dialect. The name Alghero comes from the medieval Latin Aleguerium, meaning stagnation of algae (Posidonia oceanica) .

Alghero is the fifth university center in the island, coming after Cagliari and Sassari. It hosts the headquarters of the Università degli Studi di Sassari’s Architecture and Design department. In 2012 it was the 10th most visited city by tourists in Italy.

Alghero: History

Nuraghe Palmavera near Alghero.

The area of today's Alghero has been settled since pre-historic times. The Ozieri culture was present here in the 4th millennium BC (Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju), while the Nuraghe civilization settled in the area around 1,500 BC.

The Phoenicians had arrived by the 8th century BC and the metalworking town of Sant'Imbenia, with a mixed Phoenician and Nuragic population, engaged in trade with the Etruscans on the Italian mainland.

Due to its strategic position on the Mediterranean Sea, Alghero had been developed into a fortified port town by 1102, built by the Genoese Doria family. The Dorias ruled Alghero for centuries, apart from a brief period under the rule of Pisa between 1283–84. Alghero's population later grew because of the arrival of Catalan colonists. In the early 16th century Alghero received papal recognition as a bishopric and the status of King's City (ciutat de l'Alguer) and developed economically.

Porta a Terra Tower

Historically, the city was founded in the early twelfth century between 1102 and 1112, when the noble Doria family of Genoa was allowed to build the first historical nucleus into an empty coast of the parish of Nulauro in Judicature of Torres (Sassari). It is uncertain whether this was some prior settlement, perhaps linked to the events of the Saracen invasions.

For two centuries remained in the orbit of the Maritime Republics, as in 1283 when the Pisans were able to control it for a year. It is plausible that at this time the town shared, given its commercial and multi-ethnic nature, a language similar to the nascent Sassarese (language commonly spoken in Sassari and a good part of the province.

San Francesco Church
Civic Square

The village was conquered by force by the Crown of Aragon, at the behest of Peter IV d'Aragona, who later became colonized the town and the surrounding area, sending in place numerous families from different counties and provinces of the then Crown of Aragon, including Valencia, Majorca, Catalonia and Aragon precisely. These were granted enticing privileges, and in fact replaced the original population and the indigenous inhabitants were sent to the Iberian Peninsula and Majorca as slaves. The dialects that such colonizing families spoke in Alghero, were all very similar and derived from the same linguistic family, even though it was still the most talked Catalan, fact that resisted even during the subsequent decline of the Crown of Aragon, retaining its shape most archaic to the present day. Alghero today is struggling to retain the use of Catalan, which is a linguistic island and only 10-15% of its inhabitants speak it in Alghero variant, recognized by the Italian Republic and Sardinia as a minority language. Poorly spoken by young people, trying for some time to protect this dialect, through education programs and official use within the local authority. The citizens currently residing in Alghero, however, are mostly from the countries and surrounding territories, are poorly inclined to the use of Catalan, preferring especially the Italian language, Sardinian and Sassarese. Alghero is still institutional forum a small representation of the delegation of the Generalitat de Catalunya (the autonomous government of Catalonia), without actually no institutional power in the territory, except to assist the preservation of Catalan culture.

The city, one of the principal of Sardinia and the fifth most populated region, is one of the gateways to the Island, thanks to the airport which is close to Fertilia. It is the capital of the Riviera del Corallo, whose name derives from the fact that the waters of its harbor is the largest amount of the precious red coral of the finest quality, caught by coral divers, activities with the processing and sale, for centuries It has been of great importance for economic and cultural character, so much so that a branch of coral is inserted in the emblem of the city. It a strong tourist popular destination in the island; in 2012 it was the 10th Italian cities most visited by foreign tourists.

The Aragonese were followed by the Spanish Habsburgs, who ruled until 1702, brought some stylish elegance to the town.

In 1720 Alghero, along with the rest of Sardinia, was handed over to the Piedmont-based House of Savoy. In 1821 a famine led to a revolt by the population, which was bloodily suppressed. At the end of the same century Alghero was de-militarised.

During the Fascist era, part of the surrounding marshes were 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.

Alghero: Physical geography

Alghero: Location

Alghero is located in the northwestern coast of Sardinia, along the bay named after the city. In the north of the urban area there is the Nurra plain, to the NW the karstic systems of Capo Caccia, Punta Giglio and Monte Doglia. The south is built mainly by mountains and the plateaus of Villanova Monteleone and Bosa.

Alghero: Climate

The climate at Alghero is mild due to the presence of the sea, which attenuates the temperatures especially during the summer. Summers are warm like in most part of the Mediterranean. Winters are also tempered, with the thermometers showing negative Celsius temperatures just a few days per year.

Climate data for Alghero (1971–2000, extremes 1946–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
23.9
(75)
28.4
(83.1)
31.9
(89.4)
37.0
(98.6)
39.8
(103.6)
41.8
(107.2)
40.4
(104.7)
38.0
(100.4)
33.1
(91.6)
27.8
(82)
22.6
(72.7)
41.8
(107.2)
Average high °C (°F) 13.8
(56.8)
14.0
(57.2)
15.5
(59.9)
17.6
(63.7)
22.0
(71.6)
26.0
(78.8)
29.4
(84.9)
29.8
(85.6)
26.6
(79.9)
22.3
(72.1)
17.6
(63.7)
14.7
(58.5)
20.8
(69.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
9.8
(49.6)
11.0
(51.8)
13.0
(55.4)
16.7
(62.1)
20.5
(68.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.9
(75)
21.2
(70.2)
17.6
(63.7)
13.4
(56.1)
10.8
(51.4)
15.9
(60.6)
Average low °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
5.7
(42.3)
6.5
(43.7)
8.3
(46.9)
11.5
(52.7)
15.0
(59)
17.4
(63.3)
18.0
(64.4)
15.8
(60.4)
12.8
(55)
9.1
(48.4)
6.8
(44.2)
11.1
(52)
Record low °C (°F) −4.8
(23.4)
−3.8
(25.2)
−2.8
(27)
−2.4
(27.7)
4.0
(39.2)
7.6
(45.7)
9.6
(49.3)
10.2
(50.4)
5.8
(42.4)
1.8
(35.2)
−1.1
(30)
−3.4
(25.9)
−4.8
(23.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 71.7
(2.823)
56.2
(2.213)
61.8
(2.433)
49.2
(1.937)
27.2
(1.071)
17.0
(0.669)
5.3
(0.209)
24.7
(0.972)
38.1
(1.5)
80.1
(3.154)
78.9
(3.106)
63.2
(2.488)
573.4
(22.575)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 8.1 7.7 6.9 7.1 4.2 2.3 0.7 1.5 4.3 6.7 8.3 7.4 65.2
Average relative humidity (%) 80 79 77 76 74 70 66 69 72 76 79 80 75
Mean monthly sunshine hours 127.1 137.2 186.0 216.0 269.7 300.0 350.3 316.2 249.0 201.5 138.0 114.7 2,605.7
Source #1: Servizio Meteorologico
Source #2: NOAA (sun and humidity, 1961–1990)
Map of the Catalan dialects

Alghero: Language and culture

Poster for a Catalan language literary festival in Alghero.

A dialect of Catalan is spoken in Alghero, introduced when Catalonians settled in the town. Catalan was replaced as the official language of the Island by Spanish in the 17th century, then by Italian. The most recent linguistic research showed that 22% of the population speak Algherese Catalan as a first language and around 90% have some understanding of the language. Since 1997 Catalan has had official recognition and national and regional laws grant its right to be used in the city. Currently, there has been a revival of the arts in Algherese Catalan, with singers such as Franca Masu performing original compositions in the language.

Following a rural exodus from the surrounding villages towards the city, much of the population speaks or has some proficiency in Sardinian, in addition to Italian and Catalan. Historically, the spread of Catalan was limited to the city and part of the coast, as the surrounding countryside has always been populated by Sardinian-speaking people.

Moreover, the ancient part of Alghero shows many characteristics of Catalan medieval architecture. The ‘algueresos’ (Alghero inhabitants) usually refer to their city as ‘Barceloneta’ – little Barcelona – because of their ancestry and fraternity with the Catalan capital.

Alghero: Monuments and points of interest

The many historical dominances occurred in Alghero have created a rich variety of monuments, buildings and sights. Back from the Neolithic period from which many settlements remain, up to nowadays, in the last decades Alghero has become a touristic main point not only because of its coast and natural beauties but also because of a fairly well preserved patrimony.

Alghero: Archeological sites

Several archeological sites out of the urban area: the Anghelu Ruju necropolis, the Santu Pedru hill, the Villa Romana of Santa Imbenia or even the Purissima. Many nuraghi in some other points as Palmavera are also well preserved and open to visit.

Alghero: Ramparts

The first ramparts system looks back to the 13th century and was imported from the Genovese system. In 1354 the city was occupied by Catalans, who restored and expanded the defensive system, back then in bad condition. Some features from the old walls were respected, but Ferdinand the Catholic, who wanted to grant more protection to the city, built the majority of them in the 16th Century. Along the walls 7 towers and 3 forts are found.

Sant Miquel's Dome
View from the Porta Terra tower

Alghero: Religious Architecture

  • Alghero Cathedral (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Immacolata di Alghero) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alghero-Bosa (initially bishopric of Alghero). Construction started in 1570, and although it was opened in 1593, it wasn't until 1730 until it was finished and consecrated. The original church was in the Catalan-Gothic style, as can be seen in the five chapels of the presbytery, which also include the base of the bell tower. The nave and the two aisles are of late Renaissance style. In the 20th century a Neo-Classical narthex was added to the façade, radically altering its appearance.
  • The church of St. Francis (1360, rebuilt in the late 16th century). Original Catalan-Gothic parts can be seen over the high altar, the presbytery chapels and the San Sacramento Chapel. The bell tower is from the first half of the 16th century.
  • The church of St. Michael.
  • The Madonna del Santo Rosario.

Alghero: Others

  • The Torre del Portal, built at the expense of the Jewish community in Alghero in 1360, and the Tower dell'Esperò Reial (16th century).
  • Palazzo D'Albis (16th century), a typical example of the Aragonese architecture of the 16th century. In October 1541 it housed the Emperor Charles V.
  • Neptune's Grotto, a large cave discovered in the 19th century.
  • Palazzo Carcassona

Corallium Rubrum

The coral of Alghero, is known as among the finest in the Mediterranean and the world for the particular reputation of quantity, quality, compression and the ruby red color, much to remember one of the most important economic aspects of the territory, also called the Riviera del Corallo, and have in his coat of arms a branch of the precious red coral on a foundation of rock. For the particular combination with the jewelery and goldsmith craft is also called red gold so much so that it is sold at the same price of the precious metal.

Alghero: Territory

Porto Conte

Another of Alghero features is its landscape. It has several beaches, bays and natural parks on the shoreline. Capo Caccia promontory and its lighthouse are landmarks.

Alghero: Coast and Beaches

  • Spiaggia di Poglina o della Speranza.
  • San Giovanni.
  • Lido.
  • Maria Pia.
  • Le Bombarde.
  • Lazzaretto
  • Mugoni
  • La Stalla

Alghero: Natural Parcs

  • Area naturale marina protetta Capo Caccia - Isola Piana.
  • Parco regionale di Porto Conte.

Alghero: Transport and infrastructures

Alghero is well-connected. Roads lead to Sassari, the province’s capital. The main port for passengers is 30 kilometers away and Alghero – Fertilia airport has national and international flights.

Alghero: Roads

Strada statale 127bis Settentrionale Sarda, leading to Porto Conte (north) and Sassari (east). Strada statale 291 della Nurra, from Fertilia to Sassari. Strada provinciale 42 dei Due Mari, reaching the port in Porto Torres. Strada provinciale 105 Alghero-Bosa, panoramical road, it starts in the southern part of Alghero and goes along the shore to Bosa. Strada statale 291 dir del Calich, assuring the connection to and from the airport.

Alghero: Trains

Sant Agostino train station

Alghero has a train station in the Pietraia neighborhood, Sant’Agostino, with daily trains to Sassari.

Alghero: Port

Port of Alghero

There is a pleasure and fishing port in the heart of the city. Passenger traffic is handled by Porto Torres, some 30 kilometers north. There are ferry services from there to Genoa, Barcelona and Civitavecchia.

Alghero: Airport

The Alghero-Fertilia "Riviera del Corallo" Airport is 10 kilometers from the centre near Fertilia. It’s the principal connection with the rest of Italy and Europe. There is hourly bus service to Fertilia and the centre of Alghero.

Alghero: Books

In the 1930s the Swedish writer Amelie Posse Brazdova wrote a book entitled Sardinia Side Show, where she told the complete story of two years she spent "interned" in Alghero old town during World War I.

Alghero: Twin towns

  • Spain Balaguer, Catalonia, Spain
  • Spain Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Spain Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Andorra Encamp, Andorra

Alghero: See also

  • Diocese of Alghero-Bosa (initially Alghero)
  • Alghero - Fertilia Airport
  • History of Sardinia

Alghero: References

  1. Population data from Istat
  2. Alghero city guide
  3. Miles, Richard (2010). Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization. United States: Penguin Books. pp. 42–43. ISBN 978-0-14-312129-9.
  4. L’Alguer and Alguerese Catalan - Oral Corpus of Alguerese
  5. "Alghero/Fertilia (SS)" (PDF). Atlante climatico. Servizio Meteorologico. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  6. "Alghero Fertilia: Record mensili dal 1946" (in Italian). Servizio Meteorologico dell’Aeronautica Militare. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  7. "Alghero Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  8. Sardegna Cultura - L'algherese
  9. Songs in Algherese available on official website francamasu.com
  • City of Alghero Official website (Italian) (Catalan)
  • Official Alghero tourism web site (English)
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