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Cagliari - De meest oude wijk v/d stad; Castello

A visit to Cagliari in South Sardinia

"A holiday in Sardinia is not complete without a visit to the capital Cagliari. Lovely stroll through the small alleys in the historic center, shopping in one of the shopping streets, tasty dining in a trattoria or relaxing on the long sandy beach; Cagliari is more than worth a visit! "
Cagliari - De smalle steegjes in Castello


The Castello district is the oldest district in Cagliari. This medieval core, situated on a hilltop, has long been the center of power in the city. You can enter the Castello through one of the two city gates: the gate of S. Pancrazio or through the Porta dei Leoni. There are many Roman and Pisan buildings in this old town. An imposing city wall was built around the old city. You can visit several palaces and towers, such as the Torre dell ’Elefante and the Santa Maria Cathedral. From the bastion San Remy you have a beautiful view over the city, the beach and the harbor area. Also located here is the Cittadella dei Musei, which used to be an old warehouse for weapons. Today it houses the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Ethnology, a Pinacotheque and the National Museum.
Cagliari - Zicht over de wijk Stampace

Stampace and La Marina

Seen from the Castello district, the Stampace district resembles a sea of ​​low-rise houses. The oldest part - is also the higher part - is the most interesting with narrow alleys that rise steeply towards the top of the hill. The Church of S. Anna and S. Michele characterize the area, along with the very old hospital San Giovanni di Dio. A visit to the amphitheater is very worthwhile.
Just before Via Roma is the lively harbor district of Marina. This district is characterized by narrow streets and many restaurants and trattorias. Marina used to be inhabited by fishermen and sailors.
If you like, you can also visit the old town of Cagliari during a special trip by segway!

Via Roma

Via Roma is a long promenade along the harbor with high arches, boutiques and old buildings from the beginning of the last century. The San Francesco da Paolo church dates from the same time. The Via Roma is also an important road connecting to surrounding towns such as Capoterra and Villasimius. Ferries from Naples and Genoa arrive daily in the opposite port. Large cruise ships also regularly sail via the old port city.
BB Garibaldi 120

Via Manno

This shopping street starts from Piazza Yenne and then turns into the shopping streets Via Garibaldi, Via Alghero, Via Dante and Via Paoli. You will find many beautiful shops here with of course the major fashion brands. Most stores, with the exception of the larger department stores, are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in the afternoon from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Castello  (E. Geurts)

Basilica San Saturnino, Church of Sant ’Efisio and the Basilica Nostra Signora di Bonaria

The San Saturnino Basilica is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Sardinia and dates back to the year 500. The church of San't Efisio, which has a facade in the Piedmontese baroque style from 1800, houses the statue of the Saint Efisio who is transferred from the church to the further away Pula every year on May 1 behave.
Bonaria is the most important Catholic church in Sardinia. The construction of this church took several centuries. The 1st stone was laid on March 25, 1704. In 2008, Pope Benedict visited Cagliari and celebrated Holy Mass at the top of the steps.

Grotta della Vipera

The so-called “snake cave” is the tomb of a Roman noblewoman: Attilia Pomptilia. The cave owes its name to the decoration of 2 snakes, which according to an ancient legend are the symbol of trust.
Flamingo Monte Urpinu (E. Geurts)

Monte Urpinu

From the top of this large city park, which is located on a hill, you have a beautiful view of the sea and the lagoon, which is inhabited by dozens of pink flamingos. Ask us to book a ride with the Ape Calessino . Claudio rides you through the narrowest alleys of the city and can combine this with a visit to Monte Urpinu!
castello di san michele (foto S4A)

Castello di San Michele

Located on the highest hill in the northwestern part of the city, this medieval settlement now mainly hosts exhibitions, parties and congresses. Beautiful views of the city are guaranteed from here, so don't forget your camera!


The former slaughterhouse in Via S. Lucifero is now used as a culture and art center. Only the bull's heads carved out of stone remind us of the slaughterhouse.

Botanical Garden

At the foot of the historic Castello district is a beautiful garden of no less than 5 hectares with plants from the Mediterranean, Africa and America. It is the fourth largest botanical garden in Italy.
Mercato di San Benedetto

San Benedetto market

The covered characteristic market in the center of the city of Cagliari is open from Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 14:00 and offers many fresh tasty Sardinian products, including vegetables, fruit, meat and fish.
Poetto (Foto S4A)

Poetto beach

Poetto is the sandy beach for the inhabitants of Cagliari. This beach runs from Cagliari to Quartu S. Elena and has a total length of no less than 8 km. Several beach bars are open here all year round. Would you rather visit the city and the beach under supervision? Then take a look at our bike tours through Cagliari !
Molentargius (Foto S4A)

Parco di Molentargius – Le Saline

The lagoon “Stagno di Molentargius - Le Saline” is part of a nature reserve. Many birds, such as the pink flamingos that have their largest nesting place here, can be found here all year round. The park of Molentargius can be visited daily on foot or you can choose to rent a bicycle on site.
Cagliari - De top van de Sella del Diavolo

La Sella del Diavolo

A nice walk to do during a holiday in Cagliari is to the Sella del Diavolo The famous high cape - just established outside the city - offers a number of marked hiking trails and a magnificent view awaits you at the top! This hike is also easy to do with children.

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Foto Marieke

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