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.

Language

As you stroll through the streets, alleys and markets of the old town, it is not difficult to discover the Catalan imprint that lives on in the customs and day-to-day life of this part of Italy. You are sure to be won over by the fascinating sound of a language that can only be heard in Alghero.

 

Part of the DNA of the city, Algherese is the people’s language, the language of the markets and of the place names. It is the foundation for the city’s literary language and for the slang spoken by the local youths.

 

The Catalan language, in the form of its Algherese variant, provides proof positive of the four centuries of Aragonese domination. As such, it is a precious heritage to be protected and promoted.

 

Recognised as a minority language by the European Union, the Algherese dialect reinforces Alghero’s cultural and territorial links with nearby Catalonia.