Cagliari is the capital and largest city of the Italian island of Sardinia (the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea). When I think of Mediterranean destinations I think of beach resorts, but Cagliari is more of an old-world European city that happens to be on a beautiful island.
Cagliari has a history of thousands of years, having being founded by the Phoenicians. There are architectural remnants from every historical era that the city has witnessed. This is the cultural capital of Sardinia is an ideal city if you prefer to mix culture with a beach break.
Cagliari Airport is served by full schedule and low airline flights around Europe. easyJet fly from London and Ryanair have a base here flying to multiple Italian and northern European destinations.
From Cagliari there is a railway that travels to destinations around the island, so flying into Cagliari is a good place to start exploring the island.
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THotel Cagliari – This 4 star design hotel is a landmark in the city with its distinct glass cylinder tower. It’s located near the Municipal Theatre and open-air amphitheatre.
Cagliari Turismo – The official website for tourism in Cagliari in English lists historical sites and places to visit, events, and how to get there and around the city.
Cagliari travel guide – wikitravel.org list the highlights of the city and the transport options for getting to the island from around Europe.
Exploring Cagliari, Sardinia’s ancient capital – travelwithkat.com highlights the Castello Quarter, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Castello, places to eat, and walking around the old port area.
Cagliari travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours – If you’re coming from the UK for a weekend city break then this guide from The Independent lists how to see the best of Cagliari in the space of two days.
Cagliari tours – Tours and things to do in Cagliari as listed by Viator. Tours include the Best of Cagliari Walking Tour and Cagliari Scenic Drive Tour. There are a selection of half-day tours outside the city which is useful if you aren’t going beyond Cagliari.
Lonely Planet Sardinia (Travel Guide) – The Sardinia guide has an in-depth section on Cagliari, though if you are visiting more of Italy then get the Italy guide.