Romantic Alghero

Updated on Jul 16, 2024 by Kathryn Burrington

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Discover Alghero’s romantic side...

Take a walk through the cobbled streets of Alghero; enjoy panoramic views of the city, then catch the last of the sun’s rays while sipping a cool glass of Vermentino wine as the sun sinks slowly in the sky. Alghero makes a great city break for two with plenty of sandy beaches close at hand, romantic restaurants and walks as well as more energetic things to do.


Things to do

There are many lovely walks, pretty beaches as well as more active pursuits to enjoy in the area. Here are just a few of our favourites.

1. Explore the stunning and extremely atmospheric old town of Alghero, oozing with history and charm.

2. Visit the Nettuno Grotto, a dramatic natural cave system. If you decide to visit, go in the late afternoon - it’s a wonderful place from where to watch the sunset. 

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3. Go diving or snorkelling. There are plenty of rocky areas by many of the beaches that are great places to watch the underwater world.

4. Visit the ancient palace complex of Nuraghe di Palmavera for hauntingly beautiful ruins to explore.

5. Take a boat trip to Asinara Island (from Porto Nuovo or Porto Torres) and enjoy its beautiful beaches and its only inhabitants, the donkeys.

6. Drive south down the coastal road with its interesting rock formations before exploring Bosa with its picturesque tangle of narrow streets below the ruins of a medieval castle.


Where to stay

Casa Cherchi

Located in beautiful rolling countryside, Casa Cherchi provides the perfect romantic retreat for couples looking to get away or even celebrate a honeymoon in the privacy of their own space.

With a lovely open-plan area and a large pool to relax around, this villa will make the perfect base for a couple. The town of Alghero is just 4km away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy, as well as a lovely white sandy beach.

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Wine Resort Leda d’Ittiri

In a peaceful countryside setting, this delightful renovated farmhouse is set in 18 hectares of vineyards and olive groves. Come here with your loved one for an authenti Sardinian epxerience. Relax by the pool, explore the area on foot or by bicycle, join a cooking class or wine tasting or discover the historic city of Alghero, just a 10 minute drive away. Find out more


Where to eat 

Al Tuguri

Overlooking Alghero’s cobbled streets of the old town, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers an exclusive, fine dining experience. With an atmosphere which can be described as ‘quaint’ and ‘romantic’, it’s a wonderful choice for a table for two. 


Located along Alghero’s peaceful water’s edge with beautiful views of the harbour, Ristorante Embarcadero blends great Italian cuisine and seafood with a fantastic atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to enjoy romantic al fresco dining. 

Trattoria La Saletta

Offering traditional Sardinian cuisine, Trattoria La Saletta is a small family-run restaurant which offers good value for money. A good tip for this restaurant is to make sure you arrive hungry!


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