Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and also the largest city on the island. It’s a thriving, modern city situated in the foundations of an ancient past as well as all short range from one of the most exciting beaches in Europe. Cagliari is rich in culture as well as art, and this city offers the best in everything: architectural wonders, colorful festivals, tranquil lagoons, historic monuments, and among the Mediterranean longest beaches.
The Province of Cagliari is located in the Sardinia’s southern part, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea on the east and on the south. It’s bounded by the Provinces of Ogliastra, Oristano and Nuoro on the north, and by the provinces of Medio Campidano and Carbonia-Iglesias on the west. It expands over 1,764 square miles (i.e. 19 percent of Sardinian region) and makes up 71 municipalities including Cagliari City, the capital of both the entire region and Province of Sardinia. The Province of Cagliari isn’t just about beaches, though: the environmental range equals lots excursion opportunities, whether by bike or foot. Meanwhile, the location around the Molentargius Basin is a real paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts and photography.
What to Visit
The Cagliari’s old town is on a hill over-looking the Gulf of Cagliari, among the seven hills, which the city was built on. The majority of the old town’s white limestone walls are still standing, along with two 14th century A.D towers: the Torre di San Pancrazio and the Torre dell’Elefante. The view of the white-walls gleaming in the sun with the sea in the background has inspired past writers to poetic comparisons. The old town is a great place to start vacations in the capital city of Sardinia.
National Archaeological Museum
The National Archaeological Museum in the City of Cagliari is a premier museum for artefacts found around the island’s numerous ancient sites. Holidays in Sardinia can take tourists to the domus de janas, nuraghi, Byzantine churches and Roman ruins around the island, this museum is well-worth a visit. Its exceptional collection features pre-Nuragic items, Nuragic finds which include various bronze statuettes, a reconstructed Phoenician settlement, the Phoenician Nora stone, Byzantine jewels, Roman and Italic ceramic wares, and much more. The newcomers and the historians to Italian history will certainly find a lot of things to admire.
Parco dei sette Fratelli
The 7 Brothers Park or the Parco dei sette Fratelli lies in Cagliari, and has actually been a safeguarded park since 1886. Well-worn paths will certainly take you past cork-oaks, holm-oaks, Mediterranean vegetation, oleanders, alders, and willow trees. You might even be lucky enough to locate the Sardinian deer along with moufflons and wild boars.
To truly be at one with nature, there’s the Parco dei sette Fratelli, a breathtaking area of protected countryside as well as the home of 115 vertebrate species, which include Sardinian deer, royal eagles and wild boars. It is just an hour drive east along the SS125 towards Muravera and Castiadas and is noted by its sweeping canyon as well as the Cannas river, which runs along the bottom of it, in addition to its dense forest.
Sport & Recreation
A landscape of rocky cliffs, exceptional beaches, and various underwater cave makes Cagliari perfect for snorkeling, rock-climbing, scuba diving and more.
The Cagliari city boasts a long coastline of 8 miles, the Poetto, the popular beach in the city that becomes a center for meetings as well as nightlife in the hot summer evenings, many thanks to the several bars and restaurants in the waterfront. If you happen to choose a hotel in Cagliari for your holiday, the beach Poetto will offer sun and sea during the day, entertainment and music in the evening.
Food & Drink
Numerous cultures have actually explored this Island and left their mark throughout the years. Egyptian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Italian and French flavors can be found in Sardinian cuisine. Except hearty foods, such as lamb, suckling pig, wild boar and the well-known pecorino sardo cheese.
Among the treats, you can taste the Formaggele (also known as pardulas) made of ricotta and cheese; the Bianchittus consisting partly of egg whites and also sugar; the pan’e Saba (made with raisins, flour, pine nuts, walnuts, cinnamon and almonds) and amaretti. The most popular wines in Cagliari are Malvasia, Nuragus, Campidano and Cannonau, while the Mastino is a liqueur.