Favorite thing: When preparing a trip to Cagliari, the following links might be helpful:
- Commune CAGLIARI.it
- discoveritalia.com /Cagliari
- myareaguide.com / Cagliari
- www.sardinien.com (in German)
- a 58 page description of the tourist attractions/PDF
Favorite thing: There are 4 suggested walks through Cagliari and each single one will not take more than two hours! You will be able to find signs both showing you where you are right now plus giving you some information (in Italian and English) about the sight.
There are walks through all four quarters of the old city of Cagliari:
And here is a German description of the walks:
Routen und Rundgänge durch Cagliari
Favorite thing: There are numerous churches in Cagliari, some of them dating back as far as the 15th century. It is always worth visiting them both from the outside and the inside.
Here is a list of churches in Cagliari with a short description of each one.
Please note: we found that quite a few churches were closed whenever we wanted to visit, so you better check on possible opening hours (especially if you travel off season!)!
Favorite thing: We went to Cagliari in February - off season for sure!! But we were really lucky with the weather: on the day of arrival it was still cloudy, but no rain, the next day it was sunny, but boy, did the Mistral blow!!! The third and fifth day were absolutely heavenly: blue skies and almost summerly temperatures and day four gave us the chance to visit some museums....
In general it was about 5 - 10°C warmer in Sardegna than in Germany at this time a year and we were very pleased with the weather!
Have a look at the weatherforecast for Cagliari to find out about the current weather conditions! And here is a German version with °C.
Aerial views of Cagliari
Favorite thing: The first aerial view that you get of Cagliari is from the plane: since the airport Cagliari-Elmas is only 10 minutes drive out of the city, you will be able to enjoy this spectacular view just before landing!
But there are other possibilities as well:
the Castello district is on a plateau and gives you a fantastic view of the surrounding quarters like La Marina, the salines, the harbor, the beaches etc. Walk up to Castello or use one of the lifts (see my transportation tip for that).
While in the Castello quarter, you will have a chance to climb one of the towers: the Elephant tower or the Pancratius tower - but watch out: the stairs are really steep! Even though we love towers and tend to climb at least one or two in every city, we did not feel the urge to do so in Cagliari, because the other options are just as nice!
On the other side of town you have a spectacular view from the Bonaria gardens or the cemetary over to the Castello district - a view that I enjoyed even more!
Favorite thing: Beautiful buildings, wonderful beaches all ruined by incredible amounts of litter and dreadful grafitti. Local council should have a massive blitz on both issues and try to educate the disaffected youths. Spoilt the place for me and my partner.
Great beach time
Favorite thing: We took the Terrenia ferry from Civitavecchia to Cagliari on the 16 hour overnight run. (do yourself a favor, spring for the 1st class cabin) There is some great shopping to be done in Cagliari and if you want to "beach-bum-it," like we did, Il Poetto is an easy bus ride away. Sardinia can be miserably hot in the summer, so come prepared. There's not an overabundance of things to see or do in Cagliari so if you get bored easily you would be well advised to rent a car or motorcycle to get out into the countryside.
Fondest memory: Seeing the street "perfomer" with his cat and mice. The mice and the cat were playing together like they were buddies. It was the darndest thing I've ever seen. I told me wife, "That cat ain't right."
Favorite thing: NEAR THE HABOUR YOU LL GET A PARKING PLACE DIRECTLY NEAR THE CITYCENTER , BUT TAKE THE ONE AT THE HABOUR ; NOT EASY TO FIND !!!
Fondest memory: FONDEST MEMORY ,
WE WANTED TO MAKE A SHORT TRIP AND HAVE DECIDED TO USE THE SS195 TO LEAVE CAGLIARI , THIS EVENT HAS TAKEN ONLY ABOUT 1 HOUR BECAUSE I VE ROUNDED THE CITY 3 TIMES
HORRIBLE DRIVE FOR MY WOMAN
- Road Trip
Favorite thing: Sards are very warm and friendly people, however they are extremely blunt and come across rude a lot of the time. This takes a little getting used to. People are very good looking but ladies.....the men are a bit on the short side.
Fondest memory: We learned that the Via Roma, the road along the waterfront, was built when the ancient city walls were pulled down in the mid-19th century. It was designed to be an appropriate 'stage' for the wealthy citizens to see and be seen during their carriage rides or 'passegiatte.'
Known some general information...
Favorite thing: Known some general information about it.........................:
Cagliari ancient (Latin) CARALIS, or CARALES, city, capital of Cagliari provincia and of the island regione of Sardinia, Italy. It lies at the northern extremity of the Gulf of Cagliari, on the south coast of the island. Although it was probably occupied in prehistoric times, its foundation is attributed to the Phoenicians. It was known to the Greeks as Cardlis and to the Romans as Caralis. The principal Carthaginian stronghold in Sardinia, it was occupied by the Romans in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC) and probably obtained full Roman civic rights from Julius Caesar in the 1st century BC. In imperial Roman times (i.e., after 27 BC) Caralis became the most important town on the island, mainly because of its fine sheltered harbour, where a detachment of the fleet of Misenum was stationed. It was probably the seat of the Roman governor in the 4th and 5th centuries AD and was also the chief point of the Sardinian road system. It was independent in the European Middle Ages but later fell to the Pisans and the Aragonese before passing, with the rest of Sardinia, to the house of Savoy in 1718
Normally i go to Cagliari to...
Favorite thing: Normally i go to Cagliari to work or to find my friends, i like it in the day but much more in the night...
Click on the photo to enlarge & understand which kind of travel you can do to visit Sardinia
Fondest memory: Close to the beach ' the poetto ', you can eat fruits of sea, eggs of curl of sea and other fresh sea-things. You will find close to the beach more 'shacks' (they are not so bad, but they are also not beautiful) where you will have to eat in feet but this taste, will stay in your memory for many years...
Experience the Beaches. Get...
Favorite thing: Experience the Beaches. Get around town and experience the local life
Fondest memory: Cagliari is really not a tourist spot but is very important business Capital for the Island of Sardinia. It's ports are visited by the Italian Navy and other commercial lines.
See the view of the city from...
Favorite thing: See the view of the city from atop the Hill. There are a few hill that dot the city and any one offers an exciting view of the land.
Fondest memory: The trip around the Sunday market. There are three locations, but the most interesting one was the one that had fresh fish and other sea food from the sea.
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