Alghero

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Alghero

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Sea urchin festival

The Sagra del Bogamarì ("Sea Urchin Festival") is one of the most celebrated of Alghero’s extravaganzas, and is a favourite not only of the locals but also of seafood lovers from across the globe.

 

This event  is held annually in February and March, when the particular climatic conditions ensure that the urchins are at their very best.

 

At this time of year, the bogamarì ("sea urchin") takes pride of place on the tables of the Algherese and on the special menus prepared by the city’s chefs.

 

"Alghero, Sea Urchin City" is the trademarked slogan used to promote this traditional festival.

 

During the event, stalls are erected throughout the historical centre, where this delightful seafood delicacy is served up to locals and tourists alike.