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Doncaster, UK
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
33 helpful votes
“Photos of Alghero”
Reviewed 15 September 2005

Here are some photos I took when in Alghero in Summer 2005. As you will see its a great place

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Winter Haven, Florida
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12 reviews
6 helpful votes
“Presidents Day weekend in Alghero”
Reviewed 21 February 2004

Ryanair flies to Alghero from Frankfurt-Hahn, so it's a cheap getaway for anyone in Germany.

We stayed at the San Francesco in the old city. Rooms are cheap - 75 euro for a room with a queen and a twin; 60 euro for a room with bunkbeds. All rooms have showers, WC en suite. No TV, which was fine by us. We were able to try the continental breakfast twice.

It's Italy, so the fast food is incredibly cheap - like two large pizza for 7 euro, or a large sandwich with meat, cheese, tomatoes, rocket, sauce, pickels, sardines and more for 1.50 euro. For a more formal Italian dinner, you can get salad, entree, drink, dessert for around 15 euro. Dinner generally isn't available until 7:30pm, while pizza and other fast food is available earlier.

We enjoyed walking around the old city. The tourist information is on the edge of it, near a park from which you can catch a bus to Sassari or other larger cities.

Shopping is good - lots of coral jewelry. Views of the Med are spectacular from the bastions on the sea wall.

I advise getting a rental car. They can be had for as little as 52 euro a day for an ample Citroen, versus 22 euro for a taxi from the airport.

I also advise you to get into the culture and take a nap every afternoon, in order to enjoy the evenings. Shops close from 1 to 3 or 4pm daily.

Alghero is proud of its Catalan heritage, so you can get paella at some restaurants and a Sardinian version of sopapilla (puffed pastry with honey, familiar to visitors to Mexico).

We went in February and saw plenty of Americans, Germans and Brits. In high season, the place must be jammed.

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“Mingling”
Reviewed 28 January 2004

The real treasure of Sardinia is not the weather. It's not the fantastic mountain or the wonderful beaches. It's not even the amazing Italian food that you seek out and find in the off-the-main street restaurants. The real treasure is the people of Sardinia. Not only do they have a tremendous history, but once you get a finger underneath the outer layer, they are the friendliest and warmest people on the planet. So even though the elder and middle age generations do not speak English too well, try to mingle. Talk to them. Make yourself understood. Express your admiration for the city and the history of the place. Even better: learn a little Italian. You will be treated like Gods and you will be able to mingle with the people and enjoy your holiday on a completely different level. One way to jumpstart your relationship with the people is to stay away from the usual hotels. Do not stay in a hotel room. Rent an apartment preferably about half a mile from the beach. Okay, you won't have the seaview and you do have to walk to the beach. But the advantages are huge. You usually find yourself living in an apartment right between the Italian families in the narrow streets of Alghero. You will sit on a balcony much like theirs at night and enjoy the conversation, the life on the street and living like the Italians. You will buy most of your food in the supermakets and save hundreds of dollars and eat much better food than you would ever find in the hotel restaurants or the bigger touristy places. So mingle, and get the vacation of a lifetime.

Claus Henriksen

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“Great base for touring the island”
Reviewed 13 August 2003

What a great place, the old walled city of Alghero with its Marina along side was the perfect place to stay in Sardinia. Hire a car a tour the island, a must to visit is Stintina up in the north, lovely beaches and great sailing.

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“Love at first sight”
Reviewed 8 June 2003

1958 and it was love at first sight. Continued for the next four years and then , sadly no more. But I can say that it is a truly beautiful island inhabited by beautiful , friendly, generous people... and long may it remain so.Don't just lie on the fantastic beaches, travel around, it gets better all the time. Fall in love, as I did.

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