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About Car Hire at Sardinia Alghero Fertilia Airport

Alghero Airport(Aeroporto di Alghero), also known as Fertilia Airport or Alghero-Fertilia Airport, is an international airport 8km north-northwest of the city of Alghero, in northern Sardinia, Italy. Named after the adjacent village of Fertilia, it belongs to the trio of airports serving Sardinia, the others being Olbia in the northeast and Cagliari in the south.


Tips on Car Hire in Alghero, Sardinia

We want you to make the most of your car hire in Sardinia, so we consulted some experts with experience of Sardinia to find out the island's must-see attractions:


Dubbed Barceloneta, Alghero is a delightful city with a strong Spanish character. The historic heart is a gorgeous fusion of Catalan Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical architecture, and this mix is beautifully showcased in the Cattedrale di Santa Maria. Don't miss the Chiesa di San Francesco with its spectacular cloister, or the the Chiesa di San Michele's vibrantly tiled cupola. Park your rental car and amble around the pedestrianised cobbled streets until you get to the imposing Palazzo d'Albis in the buzzing Piazza Civica. You should also drop by the aquarium, the only one in Sardinia and home to an impressive collection of underwater sealife.

For panoramic views of the city, make your way to the Torre Sulis, and finish up with a walk along the picturesque Lungomare (waterfront), surrounded by Romanesque pillars.

For more tips on what to see on a car hire tour of Sardinia, read our guide.


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When the Aga Khan established the Costa Smeralda in the 1960s, Sardinia soon became known as a playground for the rich, with luxury hotels, golf courses, and gated communities catering to a crowd whose summer season seems to revolve around yachts. Beyond the six-mile stretch of the Costa Smeralda, however, you can find affordable rooms and restaurants, and the beaches are free for all to enjoy.

Budget Beds

In the north, Hotel Borgo Antic in San Pantaleo, otherwise known as Borgo San Pantaleo feels like a boutique hotel but costs a whole lot less. The nearby Hotel del Porto has wonderful views across Cannigione marina. In Alghero, Hotel Angedras has chic modern rooms in a quiet residential street close to the old town. In Pula, the hotel Sant 'Efis opens on to the beach, and has a lovely pool. The best value accommodation option is usually agriturismo (working farm houses that provide rooms for guests). Naturally, most of these are inland, so for seaside value try a campsite. The Isuledda campsite, near Cannigione, is just 10km from the glamorous Costa Smeralda.

Light Lunch

In Alghero, the welcoming Trattoria Maristella at Via Kennedy Fratelli has great-value fish dishes for next to nothing. For a cheap lunch in Cannigione, feast on sandwiches from Mama Latina in Piazzetta del Cervo, or sit down to a two-course fish meal with wine at Hotel del Porto. If you’re in Alghero, you can get great value salads, antipasti, pizza, and panini in the food hall at Il Ghiotto.

See the Sights for Less

The prehistoric sites around Arzachena in the north of Sardinia are well worth a look. Visit the : the fort at Nuraghe Albucciu, the burial chamber at Coddu Vecchiu, and the stone circles at Li Muri, which are more than 6,000 years old. Sardinia has some of the Mediterranean's best beaches, seemingly untouched stretches of white sand framed by azure waters. In the west of the island, the best beaches are north-west of Alghero. Bombarde is in a large bay set against a background of pines. Adjacent Lazzaretto is framed by wild flowers, but it has fewer amenities and is more secluded.



Head to the western edge of the bay to see the stalactites and stalagmites of the Neptune Caves. The Punic and Roman ruins at Nora, a 40-minute drive south of Cagliari, lie on a peninsula framed by endless, golden beaches.
Stroll among the temples, mosaics, and thermal baths at Nora, and then go to see the ceramics and glassware at Museo Patroni



Dine on the Cheap

In Olbia, try the charming Antica Trattoria, where reasonable set-price menus feature buffets of antipasti and excellent fresh pastas. In Cagliari, a fine low-cost option is Su Cumbidu, a rustic cellar-like venue that is ideal for an authentic dinner. Set-price menus emphasise local meat dishes, with the clientele being primarily young and Italian.
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