Orosei to Alghero
23 Oct 2019   Alghero, Sardinia, Italy    Goto first   Goto last    More photos   
 
 
 
 
 
Alghero

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.

 
 
 
 
On the road to Alghero
 
 
 
 
On the road to Alghero
 
 
 
 
On the road to Alghero
 
 
 
It's cooled down to 18
 
 
 
 
It's cooled down to 18
 
 
 
 
It's cooled down to 18
 
 
 
We're not in Oregon
 
Filling up in Sardinia is largely a do it yourself affair, sometimes with no attendants at all.
 
 
 
 
We're not in Oregon
 
Filling up in Sardinia is largely a do it yourself affair, sometimes with no attendants at all.
 
 
 
 
We're not in Oregon
 
Filling up in Sardinia is largely a do it yourself affair, sometimes with no attendants at all.
 
 
 
Alghero waterfront  +
 
Alghero's waterfront features a many-kilometer-long promenade that wraps around the old walled city and extends far beyond. It is beautifully maintained and very popular with pedestrians.
 
 
 
 
Alghero waterfront  +
 
Alghero's waterfront features a many-kilometer-long promenade that wraps around the old walled city and extends far beyond. It is beautifully maintained and very popular with pedestrians.
 
 
 
 
Alghero waterfront  +
 
Alghero's waterfront features a many-kilometer-long promenade that wraps around the old walled city and extends far beyond. It is beautifully maintained and very popular with pedestrians.
 
 
 
Alghero centro storico
 
This cafe-filled square is a few metres from our doorway.
 
 
 
 
Alghero centro storico
 
This cafe-filled square is a few metres from our doorway.
 
 
 
 
Alghero centro storico
 
This cafe-filled square is a few metres from our doorway.
 
 
 
Alghero waterfront  +
 
 
 
 
Alghero waterfront  +
 
 
 
 
Alghero waterfront  +
 
 
 
Street musician
 
His cello playing filled our apartment with beautiful music and drew us out to the street for a listen.
 
 
 
 
Street musician
 
His cello playing filled our apartment with beautiful music and drew us out to the street for a listen.
 
 
 
 
Street musician
 
His cello playing filled our apartment with beautiful music and drew us out to the street for a listen.
 
 
 
How to choose...
 
 
 
 
How to choose...
 
 
 
 
How to choose...