Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Alghero, Italy


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Overview

Alghero is a town of about 30,000 inhabitants. It lies in the province of Sassari in north-western Sardinia, Italy. The city was built by the Doria of Genoa in 1102. An Italian district encompassing twenty-two communes in the civilian province of Sassari, and four in that of Cagliari. It contains 20 parishes. In 1106 John, Bishop of Alghero, helped at the blessing of the Church of the Trinity in Sacargia. After a long period of corruption, it was renewed and confirmed by Julius II in his Bull of 1503. The tactical location , the fortified ramparts and towers made the town a stronghold that was the ambition of the Catalans who subjugated and repopulated the town. Alghero became an important regular trading port on the routes to Cagliari and Sicily. The port, once a vital commercial port of call, is now a tourist harbor. The considerable development of the airport serves as a connection between the island and the mainland and in recent years has expanded into an international airport.

Things to Do

One historic place to visit is Neptune's Grotto. Take a tour of this marine cave that is carved in a amazing cliff, with long passages that burrow far into the rock passing many stalagmites and stalactites.

You must take a trip to one of the beaches of Alghero. The coastline rises and falls, and opens up onto ten elegant beaches. If you visit any of these pristine beaches you will not want to ever leave.

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