The 10 Best Things to Do in Alghero, Italy

August 8, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

A rare year-round resort on the Island of Winds, Alghero makes an atmospheric destination. Occupying armies have all left their marks on the old, walled city; Italian kingdoms, Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Byzantines, Arabs and Catalans have all come and gone. Offering an irresistible combination of history, architecture, culture, stylish shopping, fine food and wine, and water sports, Alghero's cobblestone streets can be explored on foot or by bus. Don't miss spectacular sea cave, Neptune's Grotto.
Restaurants in Alghero

1. Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri

Regione Arenosu 23, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy +39 329 252 8891
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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5 based on 189 reviews

Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri

18 hectares estate few kms from Alghero. Guided tour of the vineyard and olive groves with the producer, professional Sommelier and olive oil tester (with min. 8 partakers). Guided tastings at 3, 4.30 and 6 pm. Tours and tastings have to be booked in advance contacting the property. When a tour is planned the tastings are not possible.

Reviewed By Lizziemay27

We absolutely loved our evening wine tasting. It was €17 to try four delicious wines and the host was so lovely and informative. Don't worry if you're driving - it was fine to taste just a little bit of each wine (although I wish I...MoreThank you so much for the nice review and for spending some time to share the experience with TA Readers, we really appreciate it.

2. Capo Caccia Vertical Cliffs

Grotte di Nettuno, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy +39 347 290 3101
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Capo Caccia Vertical Cliffs

Reviewed By johnen2014 - Farnham, United Kingdom

Not for the faint hearted 695 steps each way down a very steep cliff to the sea and caves. Unfortunately for us there was not a guided tour vacancy available half an hour. If you have a problem with heights or walking up and down steep steps then don't venture down to the sea and caves.

3. Le Ragnatele

Localita Le Bombarde SNC, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy +39 079 930338
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Le Ragnatele

I have an adventure park in Alghero (Sardinia, Italy).It offers children and adults the opportunity to try out tree top adventure courses along high wire trails that you can find at different heights thanks to hanging platforms, steel cables, Tibetan Bridges, cable ways on pulleys, ropes and rope-ladders. All this is achieved whilst respecting the highest safety standards

Reviewed By suninseattle - Seattle, WA

This place took us by surprise! It was a highlight of a two month trip for our family (two boys, ages 6 and 8). Our "briefing" regarding the use of our equipment was conducted in Italian, but a very brief "briefing" was relayed in English. It was enough to get our kids comfortable using the equipment. We spent two solid hours with our kids testing their courage, physical capabilities and team work. It was great fun, well run and we would highly recommend this place!

4. Porto Ferro

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 516 reviews

Porto Ferro

Bay Near Lago Baratz Sardinia

Reviewed By alandwood - Bristol

We've probably been on at least 10 Beaches in Sardinia during our trip.
Some have been very good,some good and some just ok.However this one ticked all the boxes....turquoise sea, crescent beach, lovely sand, not too busy, free ample parking (out of principle I hate paying 1 Euro an hour for beach parking) and a bar at the end of the beach. The only thing missing was a bit shade at the back of the beach (but a Sun umbrello sorts that)
Very shallow warm water for about 30 metres, and a few fish about.
Having said all this, we were here 3days ago with the wind really churning up the sea and impossible to sit on the beach....however today was just right. By far the best beach we've been on in Sardinia.
I consider that Sardinian Beaches are not as good as those in Corsica...just saying!!!

5. Chiesa di San Francesco

Via Carlo Alberto 46, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy +39 079 979258
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Chiesa di San Francesco

Reviewed By robertmaster123 - martinsville, nj

As you walk through old town Alghero it is worthwhile to take a break and visit the Franciscan Church. It is relatively plain as far as churches go, in accordance with the Franciscans pledge of poverty. The facility exudes a sense of Tranquility and peace.

6. Spiaggia Mugoni

Strada Provinciale 55, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy +39 339 779 9288
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Spiaggia Mugoni

Reviewed By Olga K - Bratislava, Slovakia

This is a nice sand beach in Sardinia, close to Alghero. Plenty of pines are growing there, so you can have nice shade without renting an umbrella.

7. Spiaggia di Maria Pia

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
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4 based on 1 reviews

Spiaggia di Maria Pia

Reviewed By margareth700 - Holmfirth, United Kingdom

This beach is one of the best Beaches near Alghero. 1200 meters long with excellent views of Fertilia, Alghero bay and the tiny island Isola della Maddalenetta 1.5 kilometers off the coast.
The backdrop is of beautiful sand dunes and a shady pine forest ideal for a retreat when the sun gets too hot.
It’s an ideal place for families with clean white sand and shallow crystal clear waters. There are sun loungers for hire and snack bars for drinks and gelati all along the beach.
There is easy access for strollers and wheelchairs and it has a wooden walkway ideal for walking along the sea shore.
Parking is available and is free off season.

8. Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo

Regione Porticciolo 1, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy +39 079 919007
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 352 reviews

Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo

Reviewed By Linda S - Metchosin, Canada

A very pretty beach with an overlooking tower to make it even nicer. It's a bit rocky to get in the water but worth it.

9. Spiaggia delle Bombarde

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Spiaggia delle Bombarde

Reviewed By aa27 - Lausanne, Switzerland

There are restaurants and apparently possibility to rent sun chairs and have showers (closed when we arrived, on a Wednesday in October at 5 p.m.). Not a lot of people at that time, but the beach still looks a bit too touristic and not very wild, except perhaps on the south side, near some rocks. On the other hand, water is marvelous and you can see a lot of big silver fishes even without snorkeling.

10. Torre di Porta Terra

Piazza Porta Terra, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Excellent
45%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

Torre di Porta Terra

Reviewed By floflo5896 - Binningen, Switzerland

The main room in the tower is used for exhibits and next to its entrance, there is a door with stairs leading to the first floor and finally to the roof (one need to climb two floors to reach the roof). From there, one has a good view of Alghero and its roofs including the sea.

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