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Not far from mainland Italy you can find a taste of Catalonia on the island of Sardinia, and it's nestled away in the coastal city of Alghero.
Though Sardinia is a region-island within Italy, Alghero for some time was dubbed ?Little Barcelona?, and its gothic styled architecture, cathedrals, and cobblestone alleys exemplify the city's Catalan roots.
From the Port of Alghero, you can take a boat into the Neolithic caves of Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto), ancient caves made up of shimmery, cascading rock.
On your way back to the Alghero Port, you'll see the peripheral gothic walls that divide mainland Alghero from the sea. Beyond the walls are the cobblestone promenades that will be your go-to place for sunset watching. But when it's time to stop frolicking along the cobblestone promenades, there are some sights worth driving to make the most of your Sardinian experience.
For about 20 km or so along Strada Provinciale 55 going north of Alghero, you can take a daytrip to the vertical cliffs of Capo Caccia. At Capo Caccia, you can picnic, hike, and sunbathe along this cliffy coastline. It's a charming location to catch a breeze and soak in the Sardinian landscape, and it's only a short - and scenic! - distance from Alghero!
Then, only 11 km south of Alghero, along the coastal highway of Strada Statale 291, you can visit one of Sardinia's finest vineyards and olive groves. Whether you want to spend just a day or an entire weekend on a wine tour at Azienda Agricola Antonella Leda D'Ittiri, you're just a conveniently gorgeous drive away from indulging in the finest of Sardinia's cuisine.
When you're not exploring in a boat, traveling by car is the best way to find all of the gems of Alghero and the surrounding coast. Let Auto Europe help you find the best rental car for your Sardinian getaway so you can get around without hassle and have more time to relax and enjoy yourself.
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