Cagliari

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Top 6 Things to do in Cagliari

The charming city of Cagliari is on the southern coast of the island of Sardenia. Cagliari offers visitors beautiful scalloped bays to explore and simultaneously invites you into the full Sardinian experience through its cathedrals, museums and Roman amphitheater.

  • 1. Teatro Lirico

    The Teatro Lirico was built in post World War II, after the war had left no theater or opera house standing in its wake. Today, the Teatro Lirico hosts many productions throughout the year and even won the Premio Franco Abiatti award for innovative programming.

  • Museo Archeologico Nazionale

    2. Museo Archeologico Nazionale

    To truly understand the history of Sardinia, you have to get underground. Explore the Museum of Archaeology on a rainy day and take in statues of the famous characters in Sardinian history.

  • Cagliari Cathedral

    3. Cagliari Cathedral

    Sample Pisan-Romanesque style at the Cagliari Cathedral. Built in the 14th century, this church houses a variety of religious art including a 15th century Flemish triptych by Roger Van der Weyden.

  • Bastione di Saint Remy

    4. Bastione di Saint Remy

    An exceptional view awaits you at the Bastione di Saint Remy. Rejoice in the fact that you have the choice of panoramic elevator or steps to manage the ascent before you take in breathtaking views of Cagliari's residences and the Mediterranean.

  • Tower of San Pancrazio

    5. Tower of San Pancrazio

    Nearly two hundred steps to the top of the Tower of San Pancrazio make the sight of Cagliari from the zenith that much more sweet. The tower is said to give visitors one of the best views of the entire city.

  • Anfiteatro Romano di Cagliari

    6. Anfiteatro Romano di Cagliari

    The remarkable auditory qualities of any amphitheater must be experienced to be believed. The Roman amphitheater in Cagliari is no exception. Prepare to be stunned at how even a whisper can travel from the stage to your ear.

Frequently asked questions about Cagliari

Planning Your Visit

  • How to Get Around Cagliari?

    There is a variety of public transportation to choose from in Cagliari. You can choose between buses and trains if you prefer not to drive. Otherwise, you may rent a car. We recommend a small car as streets are narrow. Some may even want to bike around the city, but beware that traffic can be intense and there are not always bike lanes.

  • Where to Stay in Cagliari?

    The Marina district is an excellent neighborhood to find lodging. This neighborhood was once inhabited by fishermen and offers visitors the chance to stroll around tiny streets full of local flavor and smells. Plus, you're as close as can be to the docks.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit Cagliari is between June and September. The city is alive year round, but temperatures are most pleasant in the summer. Be forewarned that it is heavy tourist season for Italy so prices may be higher in the warm months than you'd find in winter.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 376 reviews

I highly recommend you book this experience, it is amazing! Isabella and Valerio are very kind and funny people. They picked us up and drove us to a beautiful house were we took the pasta making class. Every step was explained very well and they were very supportive and encouraging in their teaching methods, which was great because I am a far from natural cook :-) After the class we enjoyed some delicious snacks, drinks and our self-made pasta in their lovely garden.

The tour guide (Anna) was very nice and helpful. She took and round, showed us and explained all about the main important parts of the city and also gave us extra tips that we should take into consideration whisky visiting Cagliari! Definitely recommend to everyone who visits this beautiful city

We had a wonderful afternoon with great conversations and even better food. Isabella and Valerio are super nice people and the pasta making was a lot of fun. I was so in love with the bread Valerio baked that he gave me a quarter of it and I smuggled it home :-) I would highly recommend!

The tour was very interesting. Fabio gave us a lot of good recommendation even for outside of the tour and even suggested and reserved a restaurant for us

Franco was a fantastic tour guide and Giuseppe was a very genuine host - would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cagliari!