Climate, currency, language
A sunny Mediterranean climate with long, warm summers and short, mild winters.
The average annual temperature is 16°C with a maximum temperature of 20.5 °C and minimum of 11.5 °C.
The currency in Italy is the Euro.
1 Euro is divided into 100 cents. The symbol of the Euro is €.
The denominations of the Euro coin are as follows: 1, 2, 5,10, 20, 50 cents, as 1.00- and 2.00-Euro coins.
There are seven denominations of Euro banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 bills.
Where to exchange currency?
In all bank branches
Public opening hours: Monday to Friday – mornings and afternoons (usually from 8:30 to 13:30 and from 14:40 to 16:10). The opening hours depend on the bank (the timetable is hung up at the entrance of all the bank branches).
At the following post offices:
Via Carducci (Monday to Saturday – Times: 8:00 – 18:50)
Via Carrabuffas (Monday to Saturday – Times: 8:00 – 13:15)
Via Enrico Costa (Monday to Saturday – Times: 8:00 – 13:15)
Alghero is a bilingual town in which Italian and Algherese Catalan are spoken. The Algherese language has been recognized by the Italian State as an historical minority language. In 2009 a head office for a delegation from the Ajuntament de Catalunya was created in town in order to promote and divulge the Catalan language and culture.
If you are calling a foreign country from Italy, you must dial 00, followed by the country code, prefix (without the 0) and finally the number you wish to call (e.g., When calling Barcelona from Alghero, you must dial: 0034 93 + telephone number).
On the other hand, when you are calling Italy from a foreign country, you need to dial 0039 followed by the prefix and then by the telephone number (e.g., To call a hotel in Alghero: 0039 079 + telephone number).
For information on international phone services and a directory of foreign numbers (European countries and Mediterranean area), dial 176.This is a toll number and is active 24 hours a day