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        About Alghero

        Alghero is a city in Italy, more precisely in the Italian island province of Sassari in northwestern Sardinia. The city was founded in 1102 and was also a Catalan colony for a while in the past, so today it is the only Italian city where the Catalan language is still spoken. In addition, there are some other remnants from the time when Alghero was a Catalan colony. You can see this in the architecture and some other cultural, historical and religious sites that you can visit here. This is undoubtedly one of the most attractive destinations in Sardinia. Sardinia is an island and region in Italy. It is the second-largest island in the country right after Sicily. The capital of the island is Cagliari.

        Alghero is a very popular destination among tourists and travellers from Italy and other parts of the world. This city is truly unique and offers a fantastic combination of different historical eras and the modern world. You can really see and do a lot in this city and its surroundings. You can visit numerous historical, cultural, natural and religious sites, but also enjoy beautiful beaches that make Alghero a perfect destination all year round. It's up to you what kind of activities you prefer during your vacation.

        What makes Alghero special is also the presence of the Catalan culture, which mixes with the Italian culture, creating a unique culture that is unique to this city. In the past, Alghero was also referred to as little Barcelona because of its similarities with this beautiful Catalan city.

        So, if you are going on a road trip through Sardinia, you should definitely put Alghero on your list of destinations where you will stop and spend a few days. Besides exploring Alghero with its port and historic old town, museums, galleries, gastronomy and much more, there is also a lot to see and do in the surroundings of the city. Especially the nature here is something very special and you should definitely take the time to explore the area around Alghero - you will not regret it.

        Basic info and car hire in Alghero

        • Location: Sardinia, Italy
        • Population: 43,945
        • Official language: Italian
        • Currency: Euro
        • Weather: Alghero has a Mediterranean climate.   
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Alghero are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Alghero:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Alghero is at the Alghero Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alghero.

         Driving in Alghero

        Renting a car is the best option in Sardinia if you want to explore the island properly. Public transportation on the island works well only in the larger cities. So if you want to discover hidden places and great beaches, you should definitely rent a car and explore Sardinia on your own. It's good to know that there are no highways in Sardinia, so all roads are free and the speed limit is 90 km/h maximum. There is one exception - the main road of Sardinia, a 4-lane highway connecting Cagliari with Sassari and Porto Torres (SS131 - E25), is only passable from km 35,000 to km 108,300 (from Serrenti to Bauladu), the maximum speed is 110km/h.

        Driving on the island is generally not very demanding. You just have to obey all the road signs and follow the rules, then you will not have any problems. You should also know that sometimes the locals can drive quite aggressively, so it is better to let them overtake if it is possible.

        When you get to cities and towns, it is best to park your car and go exploring on foot. There are many traffic restricted zones and Alghero, for example, is not so big that you can not explore it on foot.

        Traffic in Alghero is subject to ZTL regulations. Zona a traffico limitato (ZTL) (literally, traffic restricted zone) is a traffic restricted zone in Italy. There are about 200 regulations enforced with cameras, as well as 100 environmental zones. They help protect historic city centres from excessive traffic that would otherwise make the city less attractive.

        If you need to enter the ZTL in Alghero contact:

        Polizia locale

        Dirigente del Settore 5

        Tel: (+39) 079 9978111

        Fax: (+39) 079 9739136


        It is good to know that the police in Italy are very strict. So make sure you follow all the rules and obey all the traffic signs on the road. Above all, stick to the speed limits because there are many speed checks and you can get a fine even if you are not a resident. But of course, it is good to keep to the speed limits and other rules, not only because of the police but also for your own safety and the safety of other road users.

        • Age limits: 21 years old-25 for larger vehicles
        • International Driving Permit:  Yes, if you are a non-EU license holder.
        • Additional papers:   Identification(passport), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance.   
        • Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), warning triangle (2 are required for all vehicles registered in Italy and 1 if coming from abroad), high visibility vest (recently made compulsory)- First aid kit (not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
        • Children in the car: Children up to the age of 10 may only be taken in the back seat and a suitable child seat must be available up to a height of 1.50 meters.
        • Driving side of the road: Right hand
        • Lights:  Check that all lights are working, clean, and correctly aimed.
        • General speed limits: The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h.

        Car Hire in Alghero

        Most popular car hire at Alghero

        The most selected hire car in Alghero is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Alghero are mini and economy. 

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Alghero

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Alghero. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Italy.

        • Alghero-Cagliari (229km with approximately 3 hours of drive)

        • Alghero-Olbia (137km with approximately 1,5-2 hours of drive)

        • Alghero-Sardegna (129km with approximately 2 hours of drive)

        • Alghero-Bosa (46km with approximately 1 hour of drive)

        Popular day trips from Alghero

        Exclusive Day Tour on a luxury catamaran to the Maddalena Archipelago, Boat tour in the La Maddalena Archipelago in Sardinia, Sailboat daily cruise in Sardinia: the Maddalena Archipelago and Costa Smeralda, Private Sailboat Tour in the Maddalena Archipelago, Mountains And Beaches 4x4...

        What to see in Alghero

        There is really a lot to see and do in Alghero and its surroundings, so there is something for every kind of tourist and traveller. One of the places you should not miss is the historic city centre. The view of this part of the city is impressive in many ways, and you can see the beauty of this place from the sea as you approach the bay. The protective 14th-century city wall runs from Porta a Mare (one of Alghero's city gates) to Piazza Sulis. Along this wall you can admire some magnificent watchtowers, some of the most visited are: Torre di San Giacomo, Torre della Polveriera, Torre di Sant'Elmo. If you are looking for a perfect place to watch the sunset, you should definitely come to this wall, because the view from here is breathtaking. But here in the historic city centre, you will find much more than just the protective wall. There are many other places and objects that you should not miss. For example, you should visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which was built in Gothic style and in which you can see many Catalan influences. When you enter this cathedral, you can admire the interior decoration, which is mostly Renaissance and Baroque style. Right next to the cathedral is the Piazza del Duomo. You should also see Porta a Terra, one of the two main gates of the city.

        Other places worth seeing in the historical centre: San Francesco Church, San Barbara Church, San Michael Church, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo d'Abis...

        Besides the historical centre, there are many other places to visit in Alghero. For example, you should not miss the Coral Museum. Alghero is also famous for its great shopping and it is known that this city is the capital of shopping in Sardinia.

        Of course, we can not forget about the beaches, because in Alghero and its surroundings there is a wide range of beaches that you can visit. Here are some of the best beaches you should visit: Mugoni, Lido san Giovani, Le Bombarde, Il Lazzaretto, Maria Pia, Spiaggia di Porticello, Forto Ferro, La Pelosa...

        Drive your rental car beyond Alghero

        Sardinia is truly a wonderful island with so many fantastic destinations and activities. Renting a car here is the best solution if you want to explore the island properly. There are so many hidden gems that you will not be able to find using public transportation. So after exploring Alghero, make a good plan and explore other parts of the island. You will really find some stunning beaches, beautiful villages, towns and cities and each place has something unique to offer.

        But there are so many other regions in Italy that are worth exploring. For example, if you have decided to stay in the Umbria region and take a road trip through it, one of the activities you should put on your wish list is undoubtedly truffle hunting. This region is famous for its truffles and truffle hunting is truly a unique experience. In the countryside, you will find many experts searching for these "black diamonds". Besides truffle hunting, you can also learn a lot about the history of the region and the daily life of the locals. The Marmore Waterfalls are another sight not to be missed on your trip to Umbria. These are the largest man-made waterfalls in the world and the second-largest waterfalls in Italy. These amazing waterfalls were created by the Romans who wanted to divert the Velino River in order to use more fertile land. For this reason, the Marmore Waterfalls are one of the most visited attractions in this region. For people who prefer a more active holiday, there are many activities here, for example, rafting on the Nera River, cycling in nature, visiting the Monte Cucco Regional Park, a side trip to San Pietro

        There are so many places to visit in Italy that you really need to make a good plan if you want to take a road trip through Italy. Italy is a very diverse country with so much to see and do. But one thing is for sure, there is something for every kind of tourist here. Italy is known for its fantastic beaches, amazing cities, a large number of historical, religious and cultural monuments, great gastronomy, volcanic islands, the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, beautiful lakes and rivers, breathtaking landscapes, etc.

        The capital is Rome, which of course you must see. It is considered one of the most iconic cities in the world and is certainly the most talked-about city in the history of mankind. Travelling from the north to the south of the country, you can experience so many different landscapes, people, cultures, cities and traditions that make Italy a special place. If we then add the truly rich and turbulent past of this tribal country, there is no doubt that you should visit Italy at least once in your lifetime.

        If you prefer winter and winter sports, then you should definitely go to the Dolomites, because there are some of the most famous ski resorts in the world, such as Cortina d'Ampezzo. However, if you are more interested in history, you should visit Pompei and other cities in the south of the country.


        Visit Alghero

        Where to eat, drink, and party in Alghero

        As in all other places in Italy, you will enjoy gastronomy in Alghero. The city is especially known for its delicious fish restaurants. One of the most famous dishes from Alghero is undoubtedly lobster "alla catalana" - lobster cooked Catalan style and then served with thin slices of tomato and onions.

        The city is also known for its excellent wines. The most popular wine from Alghero is Tenute Sella e Mosca.

        Best restaurant in Alghero

        Ristorante Da Musciora Danilo Delrio

        Alamo - Ristorante Paelleria

        Fogo Churrascaria

        Ristorante Enhorabona

        l'altra vineria

        Azienda Agrituristica Sa Mandra


        What you need to know about renting a car

        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick the vehicle you want from the list. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method and fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher needed at pick-up time.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
        • One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher, and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world. 

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