Alghero

Mettiti comodo, Il tuo viaggio verso la Riviera del Corallo inizia ora.

Alghero

Mettiti comodo, Il tuo viaggio verso la Riviera del Corallo inizia ora.

Capo Caccia and Grotte di Nettuno (Neptune's Caves)

One of the first stops on your journey of discovery through the inland areas of Alghero is sure to be a visit to the "sleeping giant". The colossal limestone promontory of Capo Caccia, which is the symbol of the city of Alghero, is one of the largest and most important examples of its type to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean.

 

Known to the Ancient Romans as Caput Hermeum, within its caves the promontory plays host to the largest karstic site in Sardinia, as well as the most extensive underwater cave in the Mediterranean, the Grotta di Nereo.

Named after the God of the Sea, the Grotte di Nettuno (Neptune’s Caves) offer lucky visitors a truly unbelievable spectacle: more than 2000 metres of tunnels, underground passages and ancient stalactites and stalagmites, all easy to reach by sea on the boats that depart daily from the city’s port.

 

More adventurous visitors can choose to make their way down to the caves via the Cabirol stairway. The 656 steps of the stairway, dug out of the sheer rock face, offer fantastic views.

 

Along the road that leads to the stairway, be sure to stop at the viewpoint that looks out over the open sea and over the oxbow of Foradada.