Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and before Cyprus) and an autonomous region of Italy. The island has an ancient geoformation and, unlike Sicily and mainland Italy, is not earthquake-prone.
Sardinia has a Mediterranean climate along the coasts, plains and low hills and a continental climate on the interior plateaus, valleys and mountain ranges. In Alghero, thanks to its location, you can see the sun around 300 days per year, with mild winters and hot summers. The sunbathing season goes from March to November.
We can suggest to visit Alghero in April, May and October to the lovers of trekking and cycling. June, July and September are the best months for sunbathing and sea excursions. August is definitely the most crowded month and when nightlife is very active.
If you like walking, mild sun and quiet times, March and November are strongly suggested too, especially if you come from Northern Europe where snow is on the streets.
There are many reasons why you can't help falling in love with Alghero after visiting it.
Where else can you find an historical but lively city that is so gifted by nature of a wonderful landscape, nice sand beaches, rocky cliffs, glorious sunsets on the sea ?
Where else can you choose every day something different to do, from sunbathing on the beach, to snorkeling or diving, from trekking in the Mediterranean bush to jogging along the old fortress walls, from visiting caves that plunge into the sea to exploring the old ruins of a mysterious civilization that lived here 3.000 years ago ?
Where else can you taste the famous Pecorino cheese and tasty sausages, the typical "porcetto" or choose instead seafood dishes like lobsters and prawns, fished just for you ?
Where else can you sip a glass of the best Sardinian red wines like Cannonau or Monica or white wines like Vermentino, and visit the vineyard where they are produced, that lies just outside the city ?
Alghero is a town of about 44,000 inhabitants and lies in the north-west of Sardinia, in the province of Sassari. La Mandronia B&B lies in the ideal location between the Lido white sand beach (100 m.), the tourist port and the lively historical city centre (500 m.)