Alghero is a coastal town in north-west Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy. The island offers a great combination of sightseeing, picturesque beaches, and unique Catalan culture.
The resort town is known for great seafood restaurants, undoubtedly a result of the busy marina that supports a major portion of the area’s economy.
Alghero is a great destination for both day trips and longer holidays. Popular attractions for visitors include nearby Argentiera, an ancient Roman town known for mining silver, and Neptune’s Grotto, an underground network of sea caves.
For the beach lovers, the nearby La Pelosa beach is a gorgeous Sardinian, white sanded beach. Other popular sandy paradises include Spiaggia Platamona and Bombarde beaches. Scuba diving off the coast is a great activity for an afternoon excursion.
To get to Sardina from continental Europe or Corsica one can take the ferry or travel by plane. All major European Mediterranean ferry companies go between Sardinia and the major docks in France , Italy and Corsica.
Flying into and out of Alghero-Fertilia Airport (airport code AHO) is easy, as travellers can choose from ten servicing airlines including Alitalia, Bmibaby, Ryanair, Thomson Airways, and others. Flights into and out of Alghero travel to and from small and major cities, including Barcelona, London-Gatwick, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome, Milan, and many more.
Alternatives for getting to Sardinia include flying into the Cagliari, Olbia or Arbatax airports.