Càgliari Travel Guide

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    From Terrazza Umberto in castle area..
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Càgliari Things to Do

  • Walk along Via Roma.

    If it rains , Via Roma would be a good place to be. A long street with shops and bars under cover..Cagliari s weather is typically meditterian, it can get very hot in summer , 40 c.

  • Terrazza Umberto

    This Terrace is above Bastione San Remy in the Castello area.From Marina area use stairs or Lifts. The Terrazza Umberto gives exceptional views of the town an Gulf.The currency on Sardinia Italy is the Euro.

  • Bastion Saint Remy

    The two-flight staircase was under repair, so i used the council run lift nearby.The council run lifts around the Castle area, i saw a least 3.This impressive building was erected to link the district of Castello to the quaters of Marina and Villanova below. It is a white coloured monument.

  • Cathedral

    The cathedral is in Castello area. and was built in the 13 th century.in Pisan Romanesque style in the 17th and 18th century was renovated in Barque stlye.The cathedral is St Mary and St Cecilla a roman catholic church. It is the seat of a Archbishop of Cagliari..Beautiful marble steps inside.

  • Cagliari Town Hall

    Near the sea front. Built in calcareous stone , which gives it its white colour . Today the populaion of Cagliari is 422,000. ,the largest city on the island of Sardinia, and 26th largest in Italy..History says Cagliari was formed in the 8th century BC.

  • Railway Station

    On the railway station forecourt is this old steam engine. The rail station is owned by Ferrovia Dello Stato, the national rail company.. The station was inauguratedin 1879.with line to Oristano, Ozieri, and Olbia.


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Càgliari Restaurants

  • Italian Macs

    An italian fast food chain, good service.just like Macs.If it were not for the name and signs you could think you were in a Macs---- Menu almost the same. The currency used in Italy is the Euro which divides by 100 into cents.

  • Trattoria of the old school

    If you want an authentic Italian restaurant experience, this is it. That's not to say tourists don't go (this is very much a guidebook staple), but it is clearly a successful local restaurant and when we went everyone else in earshot was Italian with a majority not holidaymakers.The decor certainly has all the hallmarks of popular real Italian...

  • Great new place!!

    Apparently has been open recently but it's already on the "HOT" list of locals here in Cagliari.At first is the visual shock: the interior is amazing and it came from the beautiful mind of a famous Italian designer: the staff is super-friendly and bilingual....to be honest the first half-hour has been the best of the evening, just cannot describe...


Càgliari Nightlife

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    It's better to ask the persons...

    by pierpaolo Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It's better to ask the persons who live in Cagliari, the nice people chenges pub or disco very quickly(???) it as always a mode.... More known bars are:IL MONASTEROVARADEROLINEA NOTTURNA

    Dress Code: Very often u can dress casual

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Càgliari Transportation

  • Buses to Poetto Beach

    There are four buses ; PF , PN , PQ and 9P which all run from the bus terminus on Via Roma in front of Stazione Centrale. It takes about 15 minutes and there are at least four stops. Was Eu1.20 each way in 2013 As you will see from the picture, bus takes you right onto the coast

  • City Tour by bus

    A one hour tour, with headphone commentary in multilingual. Buy the ticket on board at 10 euro. Seats for 34. Very good tour,calls at 10 sites.There is also a toy train , Trenino Cagliariitano.

  • Ferrovie dello Stato

    We only used the train once, when we did not have a direct bus connection returning from Barumini to Cagliari. We took the bus to Sanluri Stato and from there caught the train back to Cagliari. The train was on time, quite comfortable, too, so we did not have any complaints!One thing I remember from previous trainrides in Italy: make sure to...


Càgliari Shopping

  • Dpeartment store for renaissance man /...

    Large Italian department store • UOMO • DONNA • BAMBINO • BEAUTY • HOME&DESIGN • FOODThe website wil ltell you more, it has English Espanol & Portogues September 2014 La Rinascente has opened a new food hall on Floor 6 - not there when we visited but will have a look next time Will ahve sale items normally at any given time but it is not a...

  • Two sides of the coin - and two...

    Two syllable co-in (caw-een) is my favourite European departemnt store.Fashion and fragrances but I love the cookery ware Not a unique Cagliari or Sarde store but always imaginative items to be found Just over average prices I suppose

  • Buy or not to buy, that is the question

    many interesting jewels, watches buy anything you can afford - maybe a nice ring or watch that is a good question -please watch inside your wallet!


Càgliari Local Customs

  • Drink

    The local Sardinian brew is Ichnusa and a tasty drink, bottle or draft. It is 4.7% vol. I found i had to ask for Ichnusa , if i just asked for a beer i was offered an international brand, which proberly cost more.

  • Balconies

    Balconies are something that has always fascinated me when travelling in Italy - and here in Cagliari I had the best time looking at different ways to use and decorate balconies! Here, the balconies are usually very small, but have space enough to load them with flowers and laundry and satelite bowls and and and - and even if nothing else survives,...

  • Espresso means quickly!

    In the cafés/bars you will usually see the locals have their espresso or cappucchino while standing at the bar - this is the way to do it! For a "quick" drink at the bar you pay less than if you have the same drink while sitting at one of the tables. One example: in 2007 a cappucchino cost 90 cents to 1 € when having it at the bar and around 1,30 €...


Càgliari Warnings and Dangers

  • Mistral

    The Mistral is a strong wind that you will experience mainly in winter and early spring in Southern France and Sardinia! And boy, that Mistral sure can blow!!! When we decided to go to the beach it was an especially windy day, so the fine sand was blown in our faces and walking was a little strenuous!Back in Cagliari I was even hit by some sort of...

  • Parking problem

    If you decide to come to Cagliari by car you will find that parking your car is a real problem - especially in the old part of town! Okay, there are parking lots, but even those are full most of the time. What are the options? Public transportation is one or taking chances and renting a tiny car - like my all time favourite Fiat 500!

  • Narrow streets

    In the Marina and Castello districts of Cagliari the streets are so narrow that it is difficult both for car drivers and pedestrians to pass by eachother! I found walking there a little annoying at times, but on the other hand I would not have wanted to be a driver either.....


Càgliari What to Pack

  • Packing List

    by Mongrelguts Written Aug 25, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Travel light if going in summer

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Resort wear, but try not look too touristy because then you will stick out like dogs balls

    Miscellaneous: My biggest regret was not taking a snorkel. Although there is no coral life here the water is absolutely crystal clear off the coast of Sardinia. Head out of Cagliari to see this though becuase every major city has its pollution.

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Càgliari Off The Beaten Path

  • San Giorgio War Hospital in the caves

    In 1941 Italy was in the middle of World Second War. Italian Red Cross was present as medical help on entire national area (likewise on colonies and on african, balcanic and russian battlefields), creating military hospitals and other sort of ad-hoc structures, when possible. San Giorgio Military Hospital was one of those extemporary structures,...

  • Hidden beach

    If you're tired of the crowd on Poetto, here's a tip for some private sunbathing, pic-nic or whatever you're looking for. It's a bit of an effort to get here, but well worth it. Starting from Marina Piccola, if you walk across the Sella del Diavolo you will find a fantastic small beach on the otherside. Wear good shoes for the walk!

  • Go to Villasimius Beach

    Go to Villasimius beach, it's where all the Italians go. Buses leave from Piazza Matteotti in Cagliari and the journey takes about an hour. The road is winding and follows the crystal clear waters of the south Sardinian coast (costa Rei). What a beach. Definately head there if you are in southern Sardinia.


Càgliari Sports & Outdoors

  • Climbing 10 min from city centre

    There are some beautiful rocks just outside the city in the area called Cala Fighera. The views are stunning. There are several routes to climb. I had one of my nicest days on those rocks.

  • il maresciallo - calasetta- isola di...

    located 90 km from cagliari, one more beautiful righthander wave.near spiaggia grande at calasettavery good surf conditions with sw and w swells. better unwindy or light nw breeze

  • surf brake west coast

    located 60 km from cagliari , Goruneddu is one of the best surf brakes in Sardinia.it takes nw to sw swells and it works well when it's no windy and the swell is dropping down.on the SP to Portovesme right side. good shoes to go down and come back up......


Càgliari Favorites

  • Helpful links

    When preparing a trip to Cagliari, the following links might be helpful:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagliari- Commune CAGLIARI.it- italytravelescape.com- discoveritalia.com /Cagliari- myareaguide.com / Cagliari- http://www.sardi.it/cagliari- www.sardinien.com (in German)- a 58 page description of the tourist attractions/PDF

  • Suggested walks

    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:- Castello - Villanova- Stampace-...

  • Churches

    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...


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