A city with a 3,000-year history
Cagliari, capital of the province and the region, is located in the beautiful Golfo degli Angeli (Gulf of Angels); Just like Rome, the city stands on seven hills, which have created as many historic districts. Its Sardinian campidanese name Casteddu means castle (castello) and points to the elevated part of the city, the ancient founding rock. Despite the loss of many municipalities in the division of the new parts of the country in 2005, the province of Cagliari is the most populated in the whole of Sardinia.
Cagliari is located in the south of the island and is a perfect starting point or end of a sarin ice voyage. It can be reached city by plane or ferry.
Nature, Archaeology... and a bit of history
You can’t leave Cagliari without first seeing or even photographing the adorable flamingosthat populate the capital’s saltwater basin. Equip yourself with photo cameras and set off for The Stagno del Molentargius!!
The birds visit this area all year round in smaller groups and arrive in large numbers at the beginning of June for breeding.
Do you want to learn more from your Holidays in Cagliari… if you visit the history of Sardinia, this ancient island rich in secrets, want to get to know more, you should Cittadella dei Musei and Walk in the heart of the city,the Quartier Castello, where the narrow alleys tell the long past of the Sardinian people.
The remains of the past tell of different historical epochs: the foundations of the district date back to the Punic era, while the theatre, the avenue, the temple and the mosaics date back to the Roman era.
We also recommend a visit to Nuraghe Arrubiu, one of the most important in Sardinia, and if you really want to immerse yourself in this region, a visit to the stalactite cave Is Zuddas is just right for you!
The Nuraghe has large towers and dates back to 1500 BC. to a time of about 1000 years after the construction of the pyramid of Cheops. Guided tours will allow you to learn more about the history of the site and the excavations. Only at certain times of the year is it organised at night.
Cagliari offers practically everything in terms of eating, so it is all the more important to keep track and know the right tips. The following is a brief overview: