Hiking near Alghero

 
October 26, 2019 Oct 26, 2019
 
   Sardinia, Italy, Alghero
 
 

Our last full day in Alghero, and the halfway point in our travels. It is sunny and warm so we headed north in the Fiat, first to the lighthouse at Faro di Capo Caccia and then for a seven km hike to the point at Punta Giglio.

Alghero has been a delight. The old town is beautiful, whether out on the streets or sitting in a cafe on one of the many squares. The shops and cafes feature exposed stone and arched ceilings and pretty window displays. It is also well lit at night, with many streets having decorative birdcages hung overhead.

 
 
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Living room of our apt      
The apartment on via Carlo Alberto is spacious and comfortable and fully equipped. Great location, too, though the views are limited as the streets are so narrow.
 
Living room of our apt      
The apartment on via Carlo Alberto is spacious and comfortable and fully equipped. Great location, too, though the views are limited as the streets are so narrow.
 
Living room of our apt      
The apartment on via Carlo Alberto is spacious and comfortable and fully equipped. Great location, too, though the views are limited as the streets are so narrow.
 
Plaque in front of our apt      
 
Plaque in front of our apt      
 
Plaque in front of our apt      
 
View from SP55 to park      
 
View from SP55 to park      
 
View from SP55 to park      
 
Capo Caccia      
We drove out to this point, just north of town, with the intention of hiking to the lighthouse. We found it closed off, however, so we took a few photos and headed to another place to hike.
 
Capo Caccia      
We drove out to this point, just north of town, with the intention of hiking to the lighthouse. We found it closed off, however, so we took a few photos and headed to another place to hike.
 
Capo Caccia      
We drove out to this point, just north of town, with the intention of hiking to the lighthouse. We found it closed off, however, so we took a few photos and headed to another place to hike.
 
One old, one new      
One of many defensive towers that are sprinkled along the coast. We saw similar towers on the west coast of Corsica. This one is in the process of being restored.
 
One old, one new      
One of many defensive towers that are sprinkled along the coast. We saw similar towers on the west coast of Corsica. This one is in the process of being restored.
 
One old, one new      
One of many defensive towers that are sprinkled along the coast. We saw similar towers on the west coast of Corsica. This one is in the process of being restored.
 
Hike to Punta Giglio      
We hiked out to the rocky point called Punta Giglio and saw many war-related ruins along the way.
 
Hike to Punta Giglio      
We hiked out to the rocky point called Punta Giglio and saw many war-related ruins along the way.
 
Hike to Punta Giglio      
We hiked out to the rocky point called Punta Giglio and saw many war-related ruins along the way.
 
Watch tower at Punta Giglio      
 
Watch tower at Punta Giglio      
 
Watch tower at Punta Giglio      
 
Watch tower at Punta Giglio      
I climbed up and took a look around from the top of the lookout tower.
 
Watch tower at Punta Giglio      
I climbed up and took a look around from the top of the lookout tower.
 
Watch tower at Punta Giglio      
I climbed up and took a look around from the top of the lookout tower.
 
View from top of tower, Punta Giglio      
 
View from top of tower, Punta Giglio      
 
View from top of tower, Punta Giglio      
 
+ Art representing red coral      
The local red coral is prized for its beauty and made into jewelry. The artist covered a side of a tower in Alghero's old town with a representation of the coral.
 
+ Art representing red coral      
The local red coral is prized for its beauty and made into jewelry. The artist covered a side of a tower in Alghero's old town with a representation of the coral.
 
+ Art representing red coral      
The local red coral is prized for its beauty and made into jewelry. The artist covered a side of a tower in Alghero's old town with a representation of the coral.
 
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