At the centre of the Golfo di Cagliari, the city of Cagliari often remains unexplored but it's well worth a visit, especially to the old town which is very impressive with its castle and medieval walls. Given its geographical location, Cagliari's port is central to the city’s whole identity. That said the city remains a vibrant and thriving place with a morning rush hour and lunchtime throng of office workers in the Trattorie and Ristoranti. There are various sights to hold a visitor's interest, highlights include the grand Pisan Towers and battlements, the Citadelle dei Musei (a complex of museums) and the Cathedral di Santa Maria.
A very popular beach. 7km longIts not too far from the city, has a large sandy shore and clean sea water. It offers plenty of amenities such as pedal boats, refreshments, pizzerias and an amusement park.
Sant’ Efisio - Cagliari - May
Offers a grand procession commemorating the end of the plague in 1656. It's a magical celebration of faith and folklore, the sacred and the profane.
Easter - Various locations
Costumes, processions and intense drama are the main ingredients of Sardinia's various festas commemorating Easter.
Sagra delle Ciliege - Burcei - June
Festival celebrating the cherry harvest in the mountain village of Burcei.
Sagra delle Pesche - San Sperate - July
Peach festival held on the feast of the town’s patron saint.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Cagliari's old town
The old town stands on a dramatic hilltop site, with extensive lagoons and salt flats to each side. Take time to wander through the narrow streets to explore the old Citadel and stop at Bastione San Remy for majestic views over the city, sea and mountains beyond. With an Amphitheatre and a number of museums to visit, you can spend a whole day here and more with plenty to see and do.
Discover the exquisite coastline from the sea and enjoy the excellent conditions of the north east coast for wind-surfing, sailing, diving, snorkelling, etc.
Sample traditional Sardinian cuisine in a farm restaurant.