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ALGHERO, 40km southwest of Sássari, is a very rare Italian phenomenon: a tourist town that is also a flourishing fishing port, giving it an economic base entirely independent of tourists. The predominant flavour here is Catalan, owing to a wholesale Hispanicization that followed the overthrow of the Doria family by Pedro IV of Aragon in 1354, a process so thorough that it became known as "Barcelonetta". The traces are still strong in the old town today, with its flamboyant churches and narrow cobbled streets named in both Italian and Catalan, all sheltered within a stout girdle of walls.
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La Playa Hotel

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