The north of the island includes some of the most interesting and spectacular places in Sardinia
THE NORTH WEST OF SARDINIA
The cities to visit in the northwest
The north-west coast of Sardinia that goes from Bosa to Castelsardo is among the most popular and appreciated on the island. We find some of the most characteristic villages each with a unique history and peculiarities.
The evocative Bosa, which looks like a fairytale village with a castle, a river and colorful houses. Alghero, the true gateway to Sardinian tourism. The city with ancient walls and where Catalan is still spoken. Stintino, a fishing village famous for having one of the most beautiful beaches in the world: La Pelosa beach and the Asinara archipelago. Castelsardo, the medieval village with a breathtaking view!
Alghero: the small Barcelona
Bosa: the fairy-tale village
Stintino: italy’s most beautiful beach
Castelsardo: the medieval village
THE NORTH EAST OF SARDINIA
The north-east coast of Sardinia includes the famous Costa Smeralda which extends for some kilometers in the area around Olbia. Famous all over the world for the beauty of its beaches and the highlife, it is one of the most desirable and sought after destinations in the Mediterranean.
If you have a few days of holiday available, concentrate on the best Costa Smeralda can offer
Here are some suggestions on the beaches to visit and the most beautiful places not to be missed
BEST PLACES TO VISIT
IN COSTA SMERALDA
LA MADDALENA ISLANDS
WITH PRIVATE BEACH
IN COSTA SMERALDA
HOW TO REACH THE NORTH SARDINIA
Reaching North Sardinia from many Italian and European cities is really easy thanks to the two international airports: Alghero and Olbia and the numerous ferry connections from the ports of Olbia, Golfo Aranci and Porto Torres
GETTING BY PLANE
Alghero-Fertilia airport is located in the north-west within the province of Sassari. Despite being a small airport, it offers direct connections to the main Italian and European cities. During the summer, flights and destinations are doubled and new destinations added.
Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport is located in the north-east and is the main of the Costa Smeralda. In terms of traffic the second airport with more passengers on the island. Links with UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and many other countries.
GETTING BY FERRY
In the north-west of Sardinia there is the port of Porto Torres located in the province of Sassari. The main connection concerns the Genoa – Porto Torres but also offers connections to Civitavecchia, Barcelona and France
In the north-east the port of Olbia is the largest port in Sardinia for number of passengers. Connections with Livorno, Civitavecchia, Piombino, Genoa. Further north of Olbia there is the second port, Golfo Aranci where the ferries of the ferry company Sardinia Corsica Ferries operate, offering connections with Livorno, Civitavecchia and Corsica
All routes and ferry offers here: FERRY OFFERS TO SARDINIA