I want to go to Alghero

Moto con vista su Alghero

I want to go to Alghero

No matter the season, it's always time for the Riviera del Corallo
Look ahead, beyond the trends

The charm of the evergreen villages, time flies as you stroll through the alleyways, visiting exhibitions and galleries set up in the medieval towers, the cathedral and the churches, browsing in the artistic craft shops and the ateliers of celebrated tailors and avant-garde stylists, savouring the fresh taste of seafood and Catalan-style lobster on your plate. The name of the dish says it all, a language very similar to Catalan is spoken here. Even the lively atmosphere is reminiscent of Barcelona, but here the air smells of helichrysum and lavender, shades of blues take over the city and the endless, colourful sunsets over the sea are spellbinding. Alghero strikes a chord even outside its ancient ramparts. In the surrounding area, the prehistory of Mediterranean civilisations amidst domus de Janas and nuraghi, and opposite, on the Capo Caccia promontory, the brazen beauty of nature, at times kept hidden inside the fantastic grottoes of Nereo, Nettuno and Grotta Verde. Even a few kilometres from the city, the mood remains the same: the ruins of Roman villas conjure up opulence and indulgence, a ghostly mining village abandoned on the beach and resurrected in the name of memory and art, and wild, primordial environments where you are likely to encounter griffon vultures. And then the sea ...

There are villages, then there’s villages

These are not villages with a strong identity; Fertilia and Argentiera were designed to house the workers of the agricultural 'rebirth', the Istrian exiles and the miners. At the time, no one could have imagined that they would become fascinating villages of industrial archaeology and the site of the best expression of twentieth-century rationalist architecture, beauty and different moods, Fertilia still projected into the future, Argentiera folded in on itself, silent witness to the tears of the miners.
Argentiera, Sas
A charming hamlet of Sassari in the Nurra, in the far north-west of Sardinia, an open-air museum of coastal beauty, ghost town and mining ruins

Cemeteries of prehistory

Over five thousand years ago there was no trace of pyramids and even nuraghi would have lain in wait for almost two thousand years. Anghelu Ruju is the oldest necropolis in the Mediterranean, almost 40 domus de janas painted and engraved with ritual signs. Discovered by chance among the vines, they preserved an infinite number of intact bodies laid in the foetal position to return to the womb of Mother Earth. Among these tombs, the prehistory of Sardinian civilisation can be felt alive, as in the nearby necropolis of Santu Pedru, Puttu Codinu and su Crucifissu Mannu.
Su Crucifissu Mannu, necropoli - Portotorres
Su Crucifissu Mannu
In Porto Torres, in the northwest of Sardinia, a complex and mysterious maze was dug out of the limestone: it is a prehistoric ‘cemetery’ reused...

Roman holidays

A taste for the pleasures of life hovers in the Roman villa of Sant'Imbenia in Porto Conte, the echo of music and good food resounds, people laughing with a glass of good wine in their hands. The Calich pond and a nuragic village lie behind, and a few kilometres away is the great city of Turris Libisonis, which has come down to us almost intact in the heart of Porto Torres. Its streets were teeming with life and in the villas people spent time with friends on the patios overlooking the sea, occasionally glancing at the small island opposite: a trip to Asinara?
Turris Libisonis -  Colonia Julia - Palazzo di re bar
Turris Libisonis
In the northwestern area of the Island stands one of the most intact and typical pieces of evidence of the Roman era in Sardinia, which has become...

Wine valley

The landscape of the vineyards stretches from the plains and hills to the sea; it is pure poetry. The gates of the historic wineries and small niche estates are open to lovers of fine wines. A journey into the journey of original, quality wines. Many DOC and IGT wines bear the geographical indication of production, some of which, like the Cagnulari, are only produced in these parts, while others, like the Vermentino di Gallura, Sardinia's only DOCG, have found their ideal habitat in the Nurra area.
Vitigno di uve vermentino
An agricultural village of medieval origin in the Sassari area, in the northwestern part of Sardinia, famous as a city of wine, centuries-old...

El condor pasa

They soar over the Andes and European cliffs, and the naked eye can't make out their ancient features, but just a stone's throw from Alghero, where the only original colony of griffon vultures lives and nests, they sometimes wink at the camera and fly over you as you ride along the coast road to Bosa, celebrated by international bikers. On one side are cliffs with small bays amidst enchanting cliffs, and on the other is a landscape of yesteryear, chosen not by chance by these mythological creatures, a mix of eagle and lion.
Grifoni a Capo Marrargiu - Bosa
Capo Marargiu
A wild natural oasis on the central-western coast of Sardinia, the kingdom of griffons and other protected species, surrounded by rocks, caves and...