Travel and Culture in Sardinia
Alghero is a picturesque village over the sea. It represents a real jewel on the island of Sardinia, where the Sardinian and the Catalan cultures melt together.
Alghero is a very sought after touristic destination because of its natural beaches and its rich submerged heritage, made of unique seabeds and fascinating grottoes.
It is possible to reach Alghero by plane if you arrive at the “Alghero Fertilia” airport, that is 12 km far from the town.
If you wish to reach Alghero by sea, the nearest and most convenient ports are: Porto Torres, Olbia and Golfo Aranci (Olbia), that you can reach travelling by the ferries or the fast boats (hydrofoils)of various shipping lines (Saremar, Sardinia Ferries, Tirrenia, Moby and others).
There are no motorways all over Sardinia, but there are some freeways along the principal routes, as the Carlo Felice (SS131), that connects Porto Torres to Sassari and that leads you to Alghero, too.
The only railway track in Alghero is the connection Alghero-Porto Torres that allows you to reach the town if you arrive by ferry.