Alghero City Info

Alghero is a beautiful city located on the North West tip of Sardinia. Characterised by its stunning marina and sandy beaches, Alghero is a hybrid between traditional Italy and the distinctive character of its Catalonian history. Invaded in 1353, Alghero was occupied by Catalan colonialists for over 400 years leaving behind a stunning and diverse mix of cultural remnants. Further to this, Alghero was used as a defensive point by the Italian military before being demilitarised during the Italian fascist era, resulting in a rich military history of stunning cultural artefacts.

  • Alghero Cathedral: As a beautiful Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Alghero-Bosa, Alghero Cathedral is a must see. Originally a Catalan-Gothic styled cathedral, its appearance has been drastically altered over the 19th century due to a Neo-Classical narthex being added to its façade. Despite this though, Alghero Cathedral's octagonal based bell tower is classically Catalan and a beautiful piece of architecture, maintaining the balance of Catalonian history and Late Renaissance style within the building.
  • Neptune's Grotto: The star tourist attraction of Alghero, Neptune's Grotto is an intrinsic set of limestone caves discovered in the 18th century by local fishermen. The caves have formed to offer an array of interesting and exciting cave formations such as cathedral-like columns and organ pipes. The caves can be explored either by boat or foot, with the latter beginning with a 656 step decent to the cave entrance which provides stunning views of the cliffs and seafront.
  • Nereo Caves: For any keen scuba-divers, Alghero is a must see (or dive). With its stunning mix of underwater caves, Alghero offers some exquisite diving spots and is a popular haunt for many enthusiastic scuba fans. What's more Alghero bay is a great place to carry out water sports, trekking and climbing activities which are great fun for the entire family.
Airport Info

Fertilia airport welcomes around 1.5 million passengers a year and is located outside Fertilia a small village on the outskirts of Alghero. Fertilia airport only began accepting international connections from 2004 and as such passenger levels have grown from around 400,000 per year to close to 2 million. Traditionally, Fertilia airport was a base only for Italian routes, however with Alghero's popularity as a tourist destination increasing, the airport has grown to accommodate the new influx of international visitors.

Fertilia airport is located 6 miles north of the city centre.

Fertilia airport offers a shuttle bus to and from the airport into the main town of Alghero. Car rental services are available at the airport for any individuals or families that would like to rent a car to explore the surrounding areas. The airport also has car parking and tourist information services that will help any new visitor find their way around. Fertilia airport also has a collection of bars and shops that offer snacks and refreshments before and after flying.

To and from the airport

By Taxi
Fertilia airport is a 30 minute drive away from Alghero city centre. There is a taxi rank at the airport, located in front of the main arrivals terminal lounge. We advise calling ahead to 'Taxi Alghero' and ensuring you are picked up on arrival (Telephone: +39 079 975396)

By Bus
Fertilia airport is connected to Alghero and all surrounding Sardinian hotspots by a network of bus links. Connections into the centre of Alghero depart Fertilia airport on the hour ever hour and take between 20-30 minutes to reach Alghero.

By Car
If you decide to hire a car take the first right out of the airport before turning right onto the SP44. From there, take a left down towards the SP42, which will lead you towards Alghero. The drive takes around 30 minutes and naturally follows the coastline towards the city.

There is no rail connection from Fertilia airport to Alghero


T: (+39) 079 935150

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