Alghero is a town in the province of Sassari, on the northwestern coast of the island of Sardinia. Its beautiful landscapes and coastline has made it a popular tourist destination for a variety of summer activities, including snorkeling and scuba diving. You’ll be able to find a crystal clear sea, fine sandy beaches and large rocky outcroppings, typical Mediterranean vegetation alongside pine forests, and the world famous red coral. The amazing marine environment has become a protected marine reserve, the Area Naturale Marina Protetta Capo Caccia Isola Piana.
Besides its natural beauty, Alghero also offers a wealth of historical monuments to explore. You should check out the Church of Santa Barbara, built in the 1500's and the Church of Nostra Signora della Misericordia, built around the middle of the 1600's. The town is also full of archeological sites, one of the most famous being the Roman Villa called Santa Imbenia. There are also numerous fortifications and museums to explore, while all throughout the town you’ll be able to see the heavy influence of the Catalan culture. If you’re looking to enjoy the beach and some culture for a weekend, Alghero could be the place for you.
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