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Public transportation is sparse and timetables unreliable.
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===By car===
You definitely need to hire a car (''una macchina''). Beware the way locals
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You may need to hire a car (''una macchina''). Beware the way locals
 
drive: racing along the narrow and bendy roads in the hills.
 
drive: racing along the narrow and bendy roads in the hills.
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===By bus===
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Regular, cheap buses between the main centres:  [[Cagliari]], [[Sassari]], [[Algehero]], [[Nuoro]] etc. You may end up changing buses (or trains) in '''Macomer'''. Less frequent buses, but worth persevering for the smaller villages.
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===By Train===
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Regular trains from the edge of [[Alghero]] to [[Sassari]] and from [[Sassari]] to [[Cagliari]], although buses are usually quicker. Change at '''Macomer''' for trains or buses to [[Nuoro]]. Less frequent trains on this and other routes.
  
 
In the summer period, twice a week, there's a small train that travels from Sassari to Tempio and back. It runs especially for tourists and is highly recommended.
 
In the summer period, twice a week, there's a small train that travels from Sassari to Tempio and back. It runs especially for tourists and is highly recommended.

Revision as of 22:47, 24 January 2005

Sardinia (Sardegna) is a large island in the Tyrhenian Sea, between the Balearic islands and the Italian peninsula and south of Corsica. It is one of the regions of Italy.

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Along with standard Italian, Sardinians speak one of the dialects of Sardinian language (similar to Latin). In Alghero they also speak Catalan.

Get in

The same rules apply as in Italy.

By plane

There are airports near Cagliari, Alghero and Olbia. See below for some links.

By boat

There are ferry services to Caglari (south coast), Sassari (north coast), and Olbia, Arbatax (east coast). See below for some links.

Get around

By car

You may need to hire a car (una macchina). Beware the way locals drive: racing along the narrow and bendy roads in the hills.

By bus

Regular, cheap buses between the main centres: Cagliari, Sassari, Algehero, Nuoro etc. You may end up changing buses (or trains) in Macomer. Less frequent buses, but worth persevering for the smaller villages.


By Train

Regular trains from the edge of Alghero to Sassari and from Sassari to Cagliari, although buses are usually quicker. Change at Macomer for trains or buses to Nuoro. Less frequent trains on this and other routes.

In the summer period, twice a week, there's a small train that travels from Sassari to Tempio and back. It runs especially for tourists and is highly recommended.

Eat

Drink

Mirto is an alcoholic drink that's a local speciality.

Sleep

Campsites: There are many Campsites all around the cost, most of them close at the end of September or early Oktober, but some are open around year. Prices get as high as 30-40€ in the Mid-Season (August) for a small tent, car and 2 people and tolerable in September/October to an average of 15€ (3-star-campsites).

Get out

For some serious night life, you obviously have to go to the big cities or the tourist beach places. In the small towns, the young people will get you to join in with their drinking games. You should join them since there's nothing else to do there anyway.

External links

The following budget airlines can get you there cheaply: RyanAir and Volare.

Have a look at the state owned ferry service Tirrenia and the private companies Moby Lines, Sardinia Ferries, Linea dei golfi, Grimaldi.

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