Founded in the twelfth century by the Doria family of Genoa, it was later conquered by the Catalan-Aragon, who left a strong mark in the architecture, traditions, cuisine and above all, an important linguistic heritage. Alghero, otherwise known as Barceloneta, the small Barcelona, has, in fact, preserved the use of Catalan, in the variant of Alghero, officially recognized by the Italian State as a minority language.
Alghero and the red gold
Founded as a military stronghold, Alghero is a city full of charm, and it’s one of the most important cities of Sardinia. After a dip in the splendid sea of the Alghero coast, you can take a relaxing stroll in the charming Ciutat - the old town, or you can dedicate yourself to the discovery of the region, rich in history and archaeology, but also in natural beauties. Very famous is the Riviera del Corallo (The Coral coast) full of the precious ""red gold"", crafted by master goldsmiths of Alghero and used for the creation of precious amazing jewels.