August, recently passed, is traditionally in Italy the month of the holidays. An Italian word that means holidays is “villeggiatura”. The name derives from the custom of the nobles, in the last centuries, to spend time in their country villas. So in this article we will go to discover a Read more…
Alghero, Catalan town in Sardinia
Alghero is a city with over 40,000 inhabitants, in the north of Sardinia.
Its area is inhabited by ancient times; there are nuragic remnants, not so far, such as the Nuragic complex of Palmavera. In the town, there are many historical monuments, such as the ramparts and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
The city is famous for the production of high quality red coral.
In Alghero, Catalan is still used as a second language, since XIV century when the government of Catalans started for several centuries.
There are several popular beaches in the area; the most important are the Lido San Giovanni, the beach of Maria Pia, that of the Bombarde and the Lazzaretto.