The capital of Sardinia is steeped in Mediterranean atmosphere and offers everything you could want from a vacation: history and art, seashores and parks, comfort and fine cuisine.
Picturesque historical districts with sea views, elegant shopping streets and panoramic terraces, including the bastione di Santa Croce, a great place for a romantic evening after a fiery sunset. Cagliari is Sardinia’s main and most populous city, at the centre of an urban area that counts 430,000 inhabitants (150,000 of them in the capital city alone) as well as the island’s gateway port and main Mediterranean cruise liner hub. The city’s history goes back thousands of years, from pre-historic times to the reign of the Savoy.
When you are ready to surround yourself with nature, you can head towards a thousand different natural attractions: the Cagliari lagoon, the Molentargius-Saline park, which you can visit on a mountain bike, to see the pink flamingos take flight, and, of course, the sea. Take a dip at Poetto, the city’s 8 km long soft sandy beach along which there is a walking trail and cycling path. Even at night, when it reveals its more glamorous side, it is a delight. You can take an excursion to Calamosca and Sella del Diavolo from Poetto.
Excursions, tour and activities
Underground Cagliari Walking tour
Discovering an unknown Cagliari, hidden beneath the layers of the modern city: quarries and underground cisterns, ancient crypts, and galleries for an unusual and unique visit.
Cagliari, old town walking tour
A walk around the narrow streets of the ancient medieval town of Castello will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Bastions and the Medieval Towers.
Cagliari and the Roman age
A tour that will bring us back to the past, to the Roman Cagliari, among the traces of public and private buildings, arenas and artisans’ workshops, recalling the paved street of that time.
Cagliari, sea and flamingos
Molentargius Park with its pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Then, a visit to the beautiful Poetto beach with an opportunity to relax.