ALGHERO, SARDINIA - SEPTEMBER 2009
Alghero is a town with less than fifty thousand inhabitants in the west coast of Sardinia. After it was captured by the Aragonese in 1353, Alghero started an economically development period with the arrival of Catalan colonists. In 1720 Alghero and Sardinia were handed over to the House of Savoy. Anyhow, there is still a persistent Catalan influence in Alghero, including a native language, which is a Catalan dialect: the Algherese Catalan!
"OLD TOWN - By the port..."
"OLD TOWN - Pebbled streets..."
"TOWERS - Del Portal and Sant Maria"
"LAMPS & ARCADES"
"SANT MIQUEL - The patron saint of the city is celebrated on September 28th with fireworks and a «Festa»..."
"CHURCHES - St. Miquel and St. Francesc"
"ARCADES - St. Francesc"
"OLD TOWN - Piazza Civica, Court and Piazza Sulis"
"TOWER DE L'ESPERÓ REIAL"