Alghero is even for a weekend! Visitors to the city find that the area around Alghero gives a lot of opportunities for day trips: the famous cave complex of ‘Grotte di Nettuno’ (Neptune's Grotto), located 15km to the west on the peninsular of ‘Capo Caccia’, is one of the most spectacular cave complexes in Italy and a very popular tour destination. <BR><BR>To the north and south of Alghero the resorts of Bosa and Stintino are worthy of investigation. Slightly inland, Bosa boasts a compact centre of narrow streets and a relaxed atmosphere whilst its extension at Bosa Marina, 3 km away, provides access to the beach. The smaller Stintino on the northwestern tip of the Island is renowned for the stunning coastline at La Pelosa with its superb beaches and calm turquoise waters. <BR>The area around Alghero also contains several important archaeological sites. Nuraghe di Palmavera is the best preserved nuraghic complex in the region and the older Anghelu Ruju, near Alghero airport (Fertilia), is a necropolis consisting of around forty burial chambers. <BR><BR>Located on the northwest coast of Sardinia, Alghero has become a major holiday destination in recent years and yet still retains its distinctive Catalan character. This derives from the influence of Pedro IV of Aragon who seized control of the town in the mid-fourteenth century and embarked on an intense period of colonization from Spain.<BR><BR>In winter the climate is very warm so the walk on the old walls of the old city with some very nice cafes and restaurants (ranges from young to older generations). <BR><BR>The most famous beaches that you have to see near Alghero are ‘Le Bombarde’, that It's a really nice sand beach and its sea water is just crystal-clear at all! It is the beach for young people (20 - 30 years old) who usually go there in the afternoon after nightlife. There are the ‘Lazzareto’, ‘La Speranza’, ‘Maria Pia’.