Alghero Airport or Fertilia Airport as it is also known locally serves the north of the island of Sardinia, in Italy. It handles over 1 million passengers a year and many have taken domestic flights from Italy. The flights to Alghero Airport are often operated by budget and charter airlines and many routes are seasonal. If you have car hire at Alghero Airport, the town is just an 8 km drive away.
Alghero Airport is small and has limited facilities, but most of the services you would need are there. There is one new terminal building with an ATM and currency exchange service, if you need some extra Euros. A tourist information office is available to advise you on local attractions and how to make the most of your stay in Sardinia. For last minute purchases for your journey and some souvenirs, browse what is on offer at Walltale Gift Shop. If you missed lunch, try local Sardinian specialities at Kokkos or for more eating options, go to Bar Seda Cafe and Restaurant.
Alghero is a popular holiday resort, best known for its beautiful beaches and good food. It was once known as ‘Little Barcelona’ due to its Catalan origin, which can still be seen in its architecture and food influences. In the town, see the historic and grand 16th century Palazzo d’Albis, palace and home of Emperor Charles V. Look out for the Gothic Catalan architecture of Alghero Cathedral and the 16th century city walls. You will also see the Torre del Portal which dates from 1360 and the 16th century Church of St Francis. Explore the atmospheric old town with its narrow streets and find the best cafes and seafood restaurants on the island.
Car hire in Alghero is a must, to really discover and appreciate the natural beauty of northern Sardinia. Drive out to the beaches of La Pelosa and visit the eerie deserted mining town of Stintino. See two of the most important archaeological sites on the island – the necropolis at Anghelu Ruju and the ancient palace complex at Nurange Palmerva. Take a guided tour and boat trip of the magnificent Neptune’s Grotto near Cappo Caccia or scuba dive at the marine reserve. Drive along the coast south of Alghero for rocky mountains, lush vegetation and emerald sea and then take a break for lunch at the charming medieval town of Bosa.