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Italy is one of the world’s top tourist destinations for a number of reasons, from its captivating history to the stunning architecture to its world-famous cuisine. Alghero, situated on the northwest coast of Sardinia, encapsulates Italian beauty, culture and spirit in its own unique way. The focal point of the medieval city is the centro storico, an enclosed maze of cobbled lanes lined with Gothic palazzi and traditional cafes.
Also known as Alghero-Fertilia Airport, Alghero's local air transport hub operates both international and domestic flights. Situated just over five miles north-northwest of Alghero city centre, it is one of Sardinia’s three main airports. Alghero Airport is open all year round and commercial airlines operate from the terminal, including Ryanair and EasyJet. As a popular tourist destination, the airport is equipped with bars, restaurants and also offers duty-free shopping.
There are a number of options when it comes to booking flights to and from Alghero. If budget is no issue, you may find it simple to fly direct for convenience. Whilst direct flights are often available, significant cost savings can be made by opting for a one-stop journey. For a more luxurious travel experience, airlines such as Air France and Alitalia offer business class flights. You can easily find and review your options using the Expedia booking tool, which enables you to select your preferences and highlights the cheapest ticket options.
Upon arrival at Alghero Airport, you can hire a car for easy and convenient private transport to your chosen destination. Alternatively, private cars or minivans are available for shuttle trips, depending on the size of your group. You can select either one-way or return transportation services between the airport, Alghero city centre, and even the coastal regions of Stintino, Castelsardo or Bosa.
If you are planning to use public transport, travel in and around Alghero could not be easier with public bus and train services running all year round. As bus times are not always shown at the stops, it would be advisable to pick up a timetable from tourist information at the airport. Alongside on-land travel, boats to attractions such as the Neptune’s Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno) leave from the main harbour, where journeys can be purchased from the ticket office.
As a medieval city with a deep-rooted and unique culture, as well as its thriving marina, Alghero is a traveller’s paradise. For a truly cultural experience, immerse yourself in traditional Sardinian architecture with a trip to the walled town of Bastioni Marco Polo. Soak up the atmosphere, and pay a visit to one of the city’s main squares, the nearby bustling Piazza Sulis. If you love the great outdoors, you might enjoy a day hiking through the mountains of Barbagia.
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