Alghero, Sardinia, Italy - June 7 – 9, 2006
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Alghero, ancient feudal territory of the Genoese, was colonized towards the middle of the 14th century by the Catalans, who called it "Barceloneta", little Barcelona, giving it mighty fortifications that still characterize its landscape. Today, after more than six centuries, this beautiful city on the Riviera del Corallo still posses urban traits, architecture, folklore and the language of its Catalan forefathers. A chronicle of 1541 tells that in this year the Spanish emperor Carlos V, during one of his visits in Alguer, viewing the citywall borders from a hill, exclaimed: "Bonita, por mi fe, y bien asentada" ("Beautiful, sincerely, and well settled").
Alghero is a very pleasant and attractive touristic place. June is an ideal period to discover Alghero and the gulf of Capo Caccia: temperature is usually mild enough for swimming and ideal for sightseeing.
The marvellous limestone cliffs of Capo Caccia hide the wonderful natural "Grotte di Nettuno" sea-caves.
They are only 20 minutes boating from the port and the bastions of Alghero.
In the centre of Alghero you can also find the beautiful tower of Lazzareto and the Church of San Michele.
The sea of Alghero is also famous for its beautiful depth.