Cagliari a beautiful city in the south of Sardinia. It gives us beautiful views, blue skies, a beach right in the city centre and a lively historical town full of small botteghe and restaurants.
Many monuments to visit in the historic town: the Castello district, the Saint Remy bastion, the cathedral of Santa Maria with the tower of S. Pancrazio where you can admire a breathtaking view
Cagliari rises on the sea and the beaches are within easy reach. The most famous is the Poetto beach, about 8km of white sand and clear sea. Around the coast there are some of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia.
Is Cagliari worth visiting?
Cagliari is the capital city of Sardinia and is known for its culture, art, monuments and amazing landscapes. It is known as the 26th largest city in Italy and with its 150,000 inhabitants, it is also the largest city on the island of Sardinia. Cagliari is considered a great piece of attraction among tourists.
What’s so special about Cagliari?
What it is about Cagliari which makes it so special? Well, the whole of Italy is beautiful, especially the island of Sardinia, but Cagliari has its importance. The hilltop Castello is what makes Cagliari so special. It is a medieval walled quarter whose domes and towers are situated high over the rest of the town.
Moreover, being an economic and industrial hub, Cagliari gives Sardinia even more importance. Having one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean Sea, an international airport, and a high-income level in Italy makes Cagliari even more special.
Cagliari’s significance lies in its museums too, like the National Archaeological Museum one of the main archeological museum of Sardinia. If you are a history lover then it is one of the most important places to add on your to do list.
Things to do in Cagliari
Paying visits to the historical buildings is essential as they are considered to be enchanting such as the Duomo and Bastione San Remy. Moreover, there are beautiful parks and coastline as well to visit. Cagliari’s fine and beautiful restaurants will surely melt your heart away.
The most rated restaurants of Cagliari are Zio Tom Pasta, Chef Pescatore, Cavò Bistrot, Amare ristorantino, and Savory restaurant. It would be really bad if you visit Cagliari and don’t shop! Well, to save you from the trouble of choosing places to shop at, here’s a list of Cagliari’s famous and unique local stores: Sorelle Piredda, Loredana Mandas, Mercato di San Benedetto, Antica Enoteca Cagliaritana and Love Retrò.
As Cagliari has an important port location, a marvelous area named The Marina has been built there which is full of shops and restaurants. But if you are not a shopping lover then you can go for Bastione San Remy which is a historical monument that was originally used for defensive purposes.
If you just take a short walk from here, you’ll find yourself astonished by the building located there: Torre dell’Elefante, commonly known as Elephant Tower.
TOP Places to visit in Cagliari
Beaches & Parks
- Poetto beach
- Molentargius Natural Park
- Monte Urpinu Park
- Sella del diavolo
- Cala Mosca beach
- Mari Pintau beach
- Solanas beach
- Bastion di Saint Remy
- Cathederal of Santa Maria Assunta
- National archeologic museum
- Elephant Tower
- Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria
- Botanical Garden
- Roman amphitheater
Best activities in Cagliari
If you are planning your tour to Cagliari, here’s a list of what would be your best activities.
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A fun boat-tour in the beautiful south Sardinia cristal clear waters. You will visit the best beaches of Cagliari
On board of a beautiful Fiat 1100D from 1964, you will come back in time in a vintage experience that will allow you to walk the narrowest and steepest medieval streets of the historic districts.
Learn how to make culurgiones, one Sardinia’s most traditional dishes. A hands-on lesson on how to prepare and seal each dumpling. Lunch of fresh culurgiones, appetizers, and wine
A real experience tasting different local delicacies in the small shops hidden in what once was the fishermen’s district. Taste: Sardinia’s raw milk cheese, natural wine, cured meat prepared in accordance with local traditions.
A small-group walking tour for a more flexible, personalized itinerary. Experience the authentic side of Cagliari by exploring its Castello old town
Visit two small farms making traditional products. Visit an olive oil producer and winery that are steeped in the traditions of Sardinia during a half-day tour.
Where to stay in Cagliari
You can choose between sea view hotel or a guest-house in the lovely old town. Accommodations suitable for all budgets. Search in the map – availability and prices are up to date. Book the best deal now!