Today we drove west from Orosei to Alghero. It should take about two hours though if you check google nav's "avoid highways" box it will take you somewhat longer.
Alghero is the third largest town on the island with about 45,000 residents. It's known for its well-maintained old town and waterfront promenade. Like other Sardinian towns, Alghero is old, it has been occupied by humans since prehistoric times. But unlike the rest of Sardinia, many residents are descendants of Catalans and the Catalan language is recognized as an official language. Not that it matters to me as I speak neither Italian nor Catalan.