The City of the Sun

You’re in luck—we happen to think the best way to arrive in Cagliari is by sea. (Not that we’re biased or anything!) This way you get to witness to full specter of this colorful city rising haphazardly from the sea, cresting with a rocky centerpiece better known as Il Castello. The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari boats over 25 centuries of history to explore in the form of Roman ruins, museums, churches, and numerous galleries.

Wander the streets to catch glimpses of yellow-tinged buildings juxtaposed with an impossibly blue sky. Or head to Poetto, the main beach. Spanning nearly five miles along the city’s coastline, we suggest splurging on an umbrella and lounge chair which will offers the perfect vantage point to contemplate the alluring turquoise water. But as enjoyable as Cagliari is in the daylight, once the sun starts to set you’ll want to find yourself in the heart of Cagliari’s medieval old town, Il Castello. Gaze over the city below and the ocean beyond and watch Mother Nature put on her own version of a light show as the fading light casts shadows on the landscape below.

Il Castello

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Il Castello

Il Castello

Cagliari’s medieval old town, Il Castello is an historic neighborhood filled with historical buildings and monuments, remnants of the old city walls, and cobblestone streets with quaint shops, boutiques, and cafes.



Enjoy five miles of pristine white sand and turquoise blue waters—not to mention numerous restaurants, cafes, and lively night life venues—that make up Poetto beach, the largest in Cagliari.

Basilica of San Saturnino

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Basilica of San Saturnino

Basilica of San Saturnino

Built in the 5th century, pieces of the original structure of Basilica of San Saturnino have been preserved. This historic building features a Baroque façade and offers a fascinating glimpse into the area’s history.

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy At a glance

Current Weather:
Fair (Night)
21°C / 69 °F
Scattered Thunderstorms
Partly Cloudy (Day)
Partly Cloudy (Day)
Current Time:
8:28:03 am2018/09/23 08:28:03 am
Sunday, September 23
UTC/GMT +02:00
Exchange Rates:
  • 1.16
  • 1.50
  • 0.87
  • 1.52
  • 75.18
  • 3.81
  • 22.28
  • 1.69
Local Details:
Size: 85.45 KM2 (32.99 MI2)
Population: 154,543
Density: 1,809 Pop/KM2 (698 Pop/MI2)
Postcode(s): 09100

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