The city of Cagliari has centuries of history, it has an enviable location, a young and dynamic soul expressed by the vibrant nightlife which ensures to the visitor an exciting and unforgettable holiday.
The city is located in the southern part of Sardinia, overlooking the Golfo degli Angeli. It grows around the hill of the historic district of Castello, bordered by the Sella del Diavolo, by the Stagno di Molentargius, from the hill of San Michele and the Campidano plain.
- Museo Archeologico Nazionale (The National Archaeological Museum): hosts inside a rich collection of artifacts dating to the various prehistoric and historic;
- Anfiteatro Romano: modified in recent times with the installation of a wood and iron structure;
- Basilica of San Saturnino: the oldest church in Sardinia that we know about, it was founded in the fifth century and rebuilt in the Romanesque period, now restored and reconsacrated recently;
- Quartiere fortificato di Castello (Fortified District of Castle): until World War II was the residence of the noble;
Places to visit are also the districts of Stampace, Marina and Villanova. The first was the district of bourgeois and merchants, the second was the district of fishermen and sailors, the third that of the shepherds and peasants;
- Poetto: the main beach of Cagliari which extends for about eight kilometers, from Sella del Diavolo up to the coast of Quartu Sant’Elena. The Poetto is also the district located in the western part of the strip between the beach and the salines of Molentargius;
- Botanical Garden: existing in the Roman age, it was part of the ancient collecting water grid. Inside it you can admire, many species of plants, tanks, pits and quarries from Roman times.
- Bastione di San Remy (Bastion of Saint Remy): was built in the late nineteenth century on the ancient city walls, dating from the early fourteenth century, linking the three southern ramparts of the Zecca, Santa Caterina and Sperone, to join the Castle district with those underlying Villanova and Marina.
- Park of Monte Urpinu: covers 350,000 m² with beautiful views of Cagliari and the Campidano, Stagno di Molentargius and Poetto beach (Su Poettu). The Viale Europa surrounds it in all its length.
Moving in Cagliari is quite simple. The center of the city is pretty small and can be visited on foot. However, there are various types of transport services: tourist trains, scenic bus for the tour of the city and taxis. To move to the hinterland there are many services of overground and buses. Buses are recommended to reach the more remote areas (Poetto and Molentargius). To move in a more independent way you can rent cars in various car rent present at the airport or downtown.
In the area between the port and the neighborhoods Villanova, Stampace and Castello there are concentrated the main shops of the city (Via Roma, Via Garibaldi, Via Sonnino, via Manno and surrounding streets), different in type and standards.
You will find luxury shops, clothing, handicrafts or you can focus on high-quality food and wine or visit the department stores, in the shade of monuments and historic buildings, combining shopping and culture.
Cagliari will entertain your nights and your weekends in its various nightclubs. Led by the good music, the right company, or simply a good digestive in a trendy restaurant.
From Via Santa Margherita you can easily walk to the main pubs of the Centre (Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza Yenne and vicinity).