Old Town

About This Project

Alghero Old Town:

The maze-like narrow lanes and piazzas of Alghero old town protrude out into the Mediterranean from the regular grid of streets that now constitute the modern town.

 

This geographical aspect and the strategic position of Alghero on the north west coast of Sardinia led to the construction of massive sea facing city walls to guard against maritime threats from this direction.

 

Alghero marina is situated just outside the walls and immediately beyond is the town beach of Alghero also known as the Lido. This long expanse of white sand stretches for 3 miles to the town of Fertilia and is backed by numerous hotels and apartments.