A beautiful place
The city of Alghero on the northwest coast of Sardinia has a turbulent history of conquest and attacks, and so the walls are proof at one point in time the city was completely surrounded. Nowadays the side facing the sea is well preserved. It has about 45,000 inhabitants and is colloquially called "Balçaruneta" (Barceloneta in Catalan), as those who settled there were Catalans from Barcelona. l'Alghero is it's official name still today, as old Catalan is still spoken and has been maintained for centuries . The old town of Alghero is of great beauty, with architecture and urban planning similar to the medieval cities under the rule of Aragon.