Sardinia Alghero, Cagliari and Olbia Motorhome Hire Tips

Campervan Sardinia Italy

By Leslie Brown

Campervan Sardinia Italy Campervan Sardinia Italy  is available at several locations in Sardinia.I recently visited the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea for a 2 week holiday, and I have to say it was one of the highlight holidays I have taken.

Campervan Sardinia Italy

Campervan Sardinia ItalySardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean sea and is positioned off the coast of Italy between Sicily and French Corsica. It has a fantastic climate, with lush vegetation. If you head into the central uplands, there are many lakes, and the area resembles parts of Switzerland.

I visited Sardinia in March, which is low season, and the temperature ranged between 12 deg centigrade to 18 degrees centigrade. It was cool, but still very comfortable.

I stayed in Alghero in the north west of Sardinia. Alghero has a population of about 45,000 people. The town has very strong links with Catelonia in Spain. A small proportion of the residents actually speak a dialect of Catalan.

Alghero has a fine port with a great marina both for local boats and visiting yachts. You can also visit Fertilia nearby which was a purpose built town in the 1930s. The marshes were drained here and and the architecture is very interesting.

Easter in Alghero, Sardinia Alghero in Sardinia Alghero in Sardinia

Alghero has a fort with bastions and an old town centre which has a wide range of shops and restaurants. The airport in Alghero otherwise known as Fertilia airport is only 5kms from Alghero and also services the university city of Sassari. The air traffic has greatly increased into Alghero airport with the arrival of Ryanair and other charter and travel airlines.

Alghero has it all and is a great base for a holiday. It has fine beaches even within the city limits.

I would recommend a visit to Sassari. The town is home to a University which is the oldest in Sardinia, and also many fine museums. Sassari is linked to Porto Torres and Cagliari by motorway which makes travel very easy.

Bosa, south of Alghero, is a very pretty town with a beautiful main shopping street and a castle overlooking the town and harbour.

I would recommend, also, a visit to the coastal resort of Stintino. Stintino is located on the north west penninsula of Sardinia and is some 50 km north of Alghero. Travel time to the town by car from Alghero is approximately 45 mins.

Campervan Sardinia Italy

Another View of Stintino Beach in Sardinia

Stintino has a beautiful beach, in fact it is one of the top beaches in Sardinia, at La Pelosa. Located to the north of the town, just short of Capo Falcone with the watchtower of Torre Falcone.

Porto Torres is a major ferry port with services to Genoa, Marseille, Toulon, Barcelona, Civitavecchia and Propriano in Corsica. The town is also marked with tall chimneys from a electricity power station and an oil refinery.

You can continue up the north coast to Santa Teresa Gallura which is a very pretty town. There is a ferry service to Corsica which takes about an hours travel. This is a very nice town and is very suitable for families. The coastal stretch has many areas for wild camping in the coastal pine forests and tourist flock here in high season with many camping resorts located on this coast.

The next town on the coast is Palau with ferries to the island of La Maddalena which is just 2 kms offshore. The US Navy had a base here up to 2008.

Marina in Porto Rotondo, SardiniaContinue on south to Porto Rotondo which is the centre for exclusive holidays on the Costa Smeralda. Porto Rotondo is full of boutiques and upmarket restaurants and it also has a fine marina with very expensive yachts moored in the harbour.

Olbia is a fine town of about 60,000 inhabitants but it increases during the summer months due to it’s location on the Costa Smeralda tourist area.

Cagliari in the south of the island on the gulf of Angels has a medieval centre where restaurants and piazzas are abundant. Visit the Bastione Saint Remy and head down into the Castello district a maze of medieval alleys to explore.

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