Travelling around Alghero
Alghero is a pretty fishing village in the North West of Sardinia. It is situated on the Mediterranean coast and as such the many sandy beaches near the town are surrounded by clear blue waters. To be able to appreciate all that Alghero and the surrounding countryside has to offer, it is essential to have a car. Before you leave for your holiday don’t forget to book yourself a hire car with a broker such as Rent.it. Booking is simple, all you have to do is select a date and time and the type of car that you require, then when you arrive at Alghero airport your transport will be waiting for you with one of the many car rental firms located there.
In Alghero itself it is worth visiting the picturesque old town, a fortified area just by the marina with quaint shops and lovely restaurants and bars. The shops stay open late into the evening which makes for a pleasant stroll after a delicious meal on those balmy Italian nights. The marina is also where you can catch a tourist boat to take you to Alghero’s most famous attraction, Neptune’s Grotto. It is a dramatic stalactite cave that can be accessed from a car park just outside the town. Unfortunately there are 654 steps down to the entrance but of course more importantly, back up as well! So the easier option is to travel to it by sea and boats leave daily to take you along the coast to experience this natural wonder.
Further afield, there are many idyllic beaches to the north of Alghero and the small town of Costa Smeralda about 2 hours away boasts stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This is the playground of the rich and beautiful and you will see many luxury yachts and even the odd private jet. Bosa on the other hand, just south of Alghero is a lovely little market town to visit but the road down to it is the real gem. It takes you high up next to the mountains to give you panoramic views all down the coast and back up to Alghero. The hard part is choosing where to stop as everywhere you look gives you an opportunity to take stunning photographs.
All that is left for you to do is have a wonderful holiday, leave the hard work to Rent.it and enjoy yourself driving around Alghero and its beautiful unspoilt countryside.