Alghero has an identitary heritage that is unique in Sardinia. Strategic settlement for Genoa and Pisa during the maritime republics period, populated by Majorcan and Provencal Jews, it has always been a territory influenced by different people and civilizations. Alghero draws most of its present cultural, linguistic, and traditional inspiration from the Catalan domination. Walking through the old buildings and the carrers, listening to the musicality of the Catalan dialect that reached us through the centuries reminds us of a past that dubbed Alghero “the little Barcelona” of Sardinia.
How to reach Alghero:
Alghero’s “Riviera del Corallo” Airport (tel. +39 079 935282 - cod. ICAO: LIEA, cod. IATA: AHO, geographical coordinates: 40° 37' 52'' NORD, 8° 17' 19'' EST) is situated 12 Km from the city centre. National airline Alitalia flies to Alghero Airport, as well as low cost companies like Ryanair, Blue Air, Easy Jet, Jet Time, Mistral Air, SAS, Thomsonfly, Smartwings, Tuifly Nordic, Volotea, Wizz Air. The city centre can be reached from the airport by bus, rental car, or taxi.
Alternatively, you can land at the international airport in Olbia and take the state road 729. In about 90 minutes you will reach the centre of Alghero. From Olbia you can also get a shuttle bus that reaches the city centre (http://www.sunlineseliteservice.com/orarieitinerari.php).
From the airport in Cagliari you can reach Alghero in about 3 hours. A bus service arriving at Alghero Airport is available (http://www.logudorotours.it/).
You can reach Alghero by ferry too, landing in Porto Torres (50 Km from Alghero), Olbia (140 Km), or Cagliari (250 Km)
A private shuttle service is available, that connects all ports and airports on the island. For further information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alghero is a busy international holiday destination, it is therefore advisable to take care of travel arrangements in advance.