We reach Alghero and park in a lot across from the harbor. As we walk along the harbor, we see carnival rides, snack stands, the marina, and boat tours to the caverns (which we hear are quite good, but we won't get there this trip). The walls of the car-free old town are imposing and get even more so as we head in that direction to see what's inside.
We enter the old town and wander through the maze of lanes and piazzas. The old town is on the edge of the Mediterranean, with massive walls to guard against threats from the sea. Now it is packed with bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, and tourists, one of the most popular locations for tourists to visit in Sardinia.
Walls and gate of the old town
Streets of the old town
We pass through the old town and out the onto the sea wall outside the western gate. No longer designed to repel threats from the sea, it now features restaurants and habitations with great views.
Along the sea wall
View of the marina from lunch
Pizza, remnants of panini (it disappeared really fast!)
After lunch, we stroll back along the harbor to our car and return to Olbia, although some of the other destinations in the directional marker sound pretty good! And, a great idea for a lemonade stand.
Directions from old town