Cagliari: secular history, bathed in sunshine.

Sun, sea, beautiful views, walls that exude history.

cagliariThis, in brief, is the city of Cagliari, simply “Casteddu” for Cagliari people.

With its 154,000 inhabitants, Cagliari is the capital of the beautiful Sardinia region, of which the ancient “Karali” is one of the most precious pearls.

The history of Cagliari rooted already many centuries before Christ. Developed under the dominion of the Carthaginians, it passed to the Romans after the First Punic War.

Often the subject of occupations – particularly that of the Aragon – Cagliari became the political and administrative center of the whole island between 700 and 800.

Monuments and places of interest

Among all the artistic beauty that you can visit in Cagliari, first of all the Churches should be mentioned, particularly the Basilica of San Saturnino, which would seem to be the oldest place of worship of the whole region.

Proceed to the Palace Square: here you will find the Cathedral of Santa Maria with its many architectural styles and its wonderful “Cripta dei Martiri”.

Not to miss also the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Bonaria, erected after that was rediscovered a trunk with inside a statue of the Madonna and Child right on the beach in front of the present church.

Not only churches: Cagliari is also characterized by beautiful palaces, such as the Royal Palace, which is located in the Palace Square too and was the former residence of the King during the Aragon domination.

Also worthy to visit are the ancient City Palace and the Palace Boyl.

But you can not get away from “Casteddu” without going to the symbols of the city: the Bastion of Saint Remy, from whose top you can admire the whole city, and the towers of San Pancrazio and the Elephant, real hallmark of Cagliari.

Here, too, the advice is to climb to the top to enjoy an incredible panorama.

If you instead love the sea, the advice we give you is to walk the stretch of beach that runs from the Sella del Diavolo up to Quartu Sant’Elena: essentially, the renamed beach of “Poetto”, eight kilometers you will never forget.


Cagliari is home to an important university, active from the distant 1626. The University of Cagliari is the most attended of the entire region.


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