Things to do in Cagliari

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Cagliari: Underground City & Optional Old Town Walking Tour

1. Cagliari: Underground City & Optional Old Town Walking Tour

Discover the secrets that lie beneath the sunny streets of Cagliari on a guided tour of the city’s underground. Enhance your experience with an optional walk through the Old Town, and choose from private and shared group options. Meet your guide to begin your tour of the caves, crypts, and tunnels under the city.  Wander between the districts of Stampace and Marina and visit a private tunnel shelter beneath a school that was used as a bomb shelter during World War II. Explore the magnificent and rich history of the crypt of Saint Restituta. Select the option including a guided walking tour of the Old Town to extend your experience. Stroll through the city’s streets and admire the highlights of the historic center with your guide.

Cagliari: Walking Tour of the Old City

2. Cagliari: Walking Tour of the Old City

Discover the beautiful Cagliari on this unforgettable walking tour of the Old City. Cagliari is an ancient city with a long history. Its origins date back to the Phoenician Karalis, developed on a settlement traced back to the third millennium BCE. During Roman times, it became the capital of the island and in the Middle Ages, it was the seat of different foreign dominations, evidence of which is still visible throughout the city today. Enjoy this walk through the narrow streets of the old district of Castello to discover the beauties of the city. Among Medieval Towers, Bastions, the Royal Palace, and the Cathedral, you will discover the history of this amazing fortress facing the sea. The panoramic points of the Castello will offer unforgettable views of the city and of the sea, of the Molentargius’ Park, and the Devil’s Saddle in all their beauty.

Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

3. Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

Start your kayaking excursion in Marina Piccola. Get into a comfortable kayak for easy access to the Devil's Saddle. Listen as your guide tells you about how the rocks in the area were formed. Feel at ease with a life jacket and waterproof bag as professional instructors show you the basics of kayak paddling. This excursion lasts about 3 hours and includes several stops to admire beautiful caves, cliffs and wildlife in the area.

Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

4. Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

Glide through the history of Cagliari, Sardinia’s bustling capital, on an easy 2.5-hour tour by self-balancing Segway. Following a brief training session to get you up to speed on how to handle the easy-to-operate vehicles, your guide will lead you down ancient streets and through lovely parks, while a fascinating history unfolds via the complimentary audio guide with earphone set. Much more fun than a walking tour, and more eco-friendly than driving, the Segway tour visits major attractions such as the Roman Amphitheatre on the hill of Buoncammino, where gladiatorial combats and executions were once held. Pass the 13th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria, and marvel at the Romanesque and Gothic façades concealing precious objects of great religious significance. Admire the monumental Bastion of San Remy, built by the Spanish between 1897 and 1903. And continue to Elephant Tower, the second highest medieval tower of Cagliari, characterized by a small elephant sculpture that symbolizes the impregnability of the city. Other highlights include the Royal Palace, and Porta Cristina, allowing access from the western side of the city to the district of Castello. Enjoy the exotic plants and palm trees of the Public Gardens, and go to the highest point of Cagliari at the Tower of San Pancrazio, where you will be rewarded with superb views of the Gulf of Cagliari at the city’s medieval defence point.

From Cagliari: Full-Day Villasimius Beaches Tour

5. From Cagliari: Full-Day Villasimius Beaches Tour

We will leave from the center of Cagliari to head towards the coast road that will take us to Villasimius. Along the way, we will see the famous Devil's Saddle and pink flamingos in the Molentargius Lagoon. Continuing, we will be able to admire breathtaking views and take unique photos. We will visit two completely different beaches. You will be able to swim in the crystal clear waters, snorkel and meet the fish of the protected marine area. You can walk on the soft sand or among the white granite rocks, surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub. We return to Cagliari at 3 pm after a relaxing excursion to the eastern beaches of Sardinia.

Cagliari: Old town E-Bike Tour

6. Cagliari: Old town E-Bike Tour

Your eBike tour will start by visiting the historic districts of Cagliari, going up and down the city hills without fatigue, thanks to pedal assistance. You will discover the districts of Stampace, Castello, Villanova and Marina and you will stop in the most fascinating monuments that tell a thousand-year history, and in the panoramic points where the view leaves you breathless. Throughout the tour you will be accompanied by an expert guide, graduated in Cultural tourism and Tourist Guide since 2008 for Cagliari and the whole province, to discover the breathtaking scenery and the fascinating narrow streets that this city hides. I will make you live a unique experience that will allow you to bring home a bit of this magical region.

Sardinia: Private Winery Tour and Tasting

7. Sardinia: Private Winery Tour and Tasting

Guided tour of the cellar lasts 1,5-2 hours and includes the visit to the surrounding vineyards, then follows the whole production cycle in the different areas from the arrival of the grapes to bottling, continues to a museum and ends in the wine tasting room. Three iconic wines are proposed for the wine tasting and accompanied with local gastronomical delicacies. Tailor made options are availible throught visit request or telephone call. The winery is based in the Su Leunaxiu place, province of Cagliari, that part of Sardinia famous for its rolling hills and fertile valleys, since ancient times the reign of the vine, wheat and olive trees. New studies, research, experiences from all over the world have influenced the company's style and led it to use particularly advanced and sophisticated winemaking techniques and methods.

Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

8. Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

This is an experience for animal lovers in a familiar environment. Located near Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital city, Sinnai is a small town where you can still see the typical Campidanese-style houses, with their mud-brick walls and wooden roofs, in its historic centre. One of these houses is where a friendly couple will teach you how to make two different types of local traditional pasta: malloreddus (also known as Sardinian gnocchi) and culurgiones (ravioli closed in a peculiar way). Later, we will cook the pasta and eat together, with a glass of lovely local wine and other typical products.

Cagliari: Conti Vecchi Salt Flats Train and Tour

9. Cagliari: Conti Vecchi Salt Flats Train and Tour

Discover the "white gold" of the Saline Conti Vecchi on an individual walking tour and train ride through the expansive salt flats of the Santa Gilla Basin. Learn how Luigi Conti Vecchi drove the region's economic development, watch for flamingos, and wander by Macchiareddu, a historic salt-mining village. Begin your tour by visiting a still-operational salt plant and museum. Listen as your guide details the history of the salt workers and how the industry's success drove Cagliari to economic prosperity. Browse through historical documents and wander through a historical workshop and chemical lab. Then it's time to take a train to the Santa Gilla Basin, Sardinia's most important wetland. Watch for pink flamingos, marvel at the mountains of white salt and saltpans, and learn more about life in the historic village of Macchiareddu. Take a few photos before ending your trip back at the museum.

The Nuraghe Tour: Day Trip from Cagliari

10. The Nuraghe Tour: Day Trip from Cagliari

Enjoy the thrill of travelling back in time to the fascinating and powerful Nuragic civilization. Your tour will start from Cagliari. From here, you will head towards the heart of Trexenta, in the municipality of Suelli where the nuraghe are located. Explore the Nuraghe Piscu complex, which is located on a hill. Its strategic position gives you spectacular panoramic views. Built 3500 years ago, it offers a beautiful example of a complex three-lobed nuraghe; marvel at its central tower, which reached 10 meters, and the courtyard, well, and turreted antemurale that surrounds it. Listen to your expert guide as they teach you about the fascinating population of the village, which was home to around 100 inhabitants. 

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 914 reviews

What great fun we had touring the city on Segways. We had not previously used Segways, but our host patiently trained us, and helped us throughout the tour. What a great way to see the city.

What a great experience getting out into the beautiful Sardinian countryside to a small family winery! The wine and food was delicious and definitely a highlight of our trip.

Excellent way to see the Devils saddle .. beautiful out on the water. Daniele was an excellent guide.

Francesca was very knowledgable guide and really accommodating to every guest. Would recommend.

Beautiful paddle in clear water beneath spectacular cliffs Well worth doing.