Alghero and the Nurra
From Alghero to the splendid coasts of Nurra - Alghero is one of the most
attractive Sardinian towns, interesting for its monuments, the sea and the
story of a Catalan island.
After the visit of Alghero, the itinerary continues making a protruding
rectangle on the sea, the Nurra, a plain meagrely populated delimited by the
territories of Porto Torres and Sassari.
Along the coastline which offers a series of splendid locations: the bay of
Porto Conte with the caves of Capo Caccia, the attractive beaches of
Argentiera, the Stintino promontory with the island of Asinara.
In the Porto Torres zone it is possible to see interesting archaeological
rests of the ancient Roman town and one of the most attractive Romanic
churches of the island. In the Nurra there are numerous traces of Neolithic
and Nuraghic civility.
There are few towns in Sardinia located directly on the sea; may be no one
has the same charm of Alghero. Tourism discovered the Catalan town long
before the Costa Smeralda and the other coasts of various colours. Already
in the 60ies it was attended by the English. There it is a tight connection
between Alghero and Barcelona in Spain. The spoken tongue is an archaic
Catalan, used by the inhabitants, it is readable on the roads plates, and
people can listen it in the popular song and in religious ceremonies. The
territory around the town, the inside and costs offer beautiful locality as
Porto Conte and Capo Caccia.
Going to Porto Conte in which zone on the left are the deviations for the
attractive beaches of Bombarde and Lazzaretto. On the right there is the
important Palmavera Nuraghe.
Then you arrive at the attractive Porto Conte bay, an excellent natural port
of 6 Km of length. More ahead we find the promontory of Capo Caccia,
covered by Mediterranean patch. Breathtaking reefs raise on the sea that
arrive in steepest points to a height of 300 meters. The limy rock is
routed by caves; the most attractive and well-known is the Neptune's cave,
attainable from Alghero with barges or travelling the 656 steps of the
Cabirol Escala, long and steep but of fascinating landscape. The cave is
open to the public.
Going ahead, the journey arrives at the Argentiera where sparkling rocks
stand out from the metalliferous veins. The vein of lead, silver and
galvanize present was known in the rocks since the antiquity and exploited
also by the Pisans that in the medieval age gave the name to the locality.
The route continues verse the north for Stintino, which still preserves the
characters of an old fisherman suburb founded in 1885.It is one of the
ideal places to spend the vacations. At the conclusion of the route an
incredible view open towards the large island of the Asinara, of extreme
naturalistic interest and landascape.
Returning, continue for Porto Torres, an of the most industrialized zone of
the North Sardinia; however also here the archeological zones aren't