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By Cecilia Clark (Clapham London)

In a rainy London we were dreaming of a sunny short hall holiday as far away as our budget could get us away to white beaches and historical attractions. Searching on the net we came up with Alghero in Sardinia.

Sardinia seemed to be the right place, just 2 and an half hours away flying with Ryanair from Stansted airport directly to Alghero (Fertilia) airport which offered good value for money (even the ticket was cheap paying just ?69 each return).

We left a wet UK at 7am and were relaxing on a hot sunny beach by 11am, amazing!

Alghero offers an ideal "beach" holiday for all, joining also activities like boat trips, scuba diving and local cave excursions.

Around the island you will find other attractions; we enjoyed a boat trip to Grotti di Nettuno and a toy train tour around the old town. Eating out every evening was fascinating, with a budget of around ?7.

There are little streets in the old town and it's an interesting place to explore. We came cross unusual boutiques and gift shops set back in narrow streets selling guide books for the town, pottery, cork ornaments and coral jewellery

Must See Attractions
1) Grotte Di Nettuno. Takes half hour boat trip from Alghero
harbour for ?10. The caves cost ?8.
2) Beaches at Le Bombarde and Lazzaretto are very clean and accessible by bus.
3) Horse and toy train ride in the old town of Alghero costs between ?3 and ?12.

Places to Eat Try pizza, swordfish or other fish specialities. There are plenty of places along the seafront where you can sit outside and enjoy a coffee.


  • Day car hire costs around ?40 although we made use of local buses and taxis. Buses cost around ?1.50 per person and a taxi from the airport to Alghero cost us ?15.

  • Shops close at around 1pm for siesta time and open late afternoon.

  • Learn a little Italian - it always helps when ordering a taxi or meal.


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