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Alghero | Sardinia | Italy

Holland America Cruise ship in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Our Holland America Cruise arrived in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy and tendered us to the city walls.  I had never heard of Alghero, so I did a little research before we arrived.  Seemed to me, the best thing to do was just walk around and enjoy this historical place.

Rocky coastline of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

As we arrived, we could see some locals enjoying the beautiful day on their rocky coastline.  Not your typical beach, but beautiful, none the less.

Not your typical tree either!  But super cool looking!

The ancient walls of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

We spent a lot of the day exploring the ancient wall around the city.  The views were gorgeous and the history abundant.

Huge catapult on the wall of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

After finding some cool things, like this catapult, along the wall, we headed in to the city streets for some more exploring.

Unique doors in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

I can't get enough of the unique doors throughout Europe.  Usually I don't get to see who lived behind these doors, but in Alghero, I got lucky.

Local women of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

These two lovely ladies were chatting about the day as one was heading home from the store.  I couldn't resist asking for a picture.  They were so happy!  I think they were proud to show off the people of Alghero, not just the buildings.

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Ancient sundial in the building

Inside a church: Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

I just love to explore ancient cities like this.  The wall around it keeps it small enough to explore on foot.  There are so many exciting details to capture around every corner.  It was such a great cruise stop.  Even though I had never heard of Alghero, it was one of my favorite stops.

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Happytravelbug in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Have you ever been to Alghero? or Sardinia?  Leave a comment below and let me know.  If not, tell me your dream European destination.  I'd love to know!  Happy travels...


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