The wonders near us!
We already know, Cagliari with the wonderful beach of Poetto, the splendid historic center overlooking the Port and the many countless glimpses, will captivate you!
Moreover, the town is ideally located to set out to discover Sardinia: 1 hour from the beautiful beach of Villasimius; 1 hour from the very long beach of Costa Rey or still 1 hour to get to the Coast in the Southwest with the beaches of Santa Margherita and Chia.
Sardinia, and the south of this island offer so much more besides the splendid sea: wonderful walks through paths between the sea, woods and mountains, biking, kayaking, climbing and many more other activities.
Here below is a series of itineraries in Cagliari and beyond that we recommend visiting:
Poetto is the main city beach of Cagliari.
It stretches for about 4 km and is an important summertime gathering place for the citizens of Cagliari and provinces, as well as one of the tourist spots in the city, also for nightlife. Thanks to its small bars located along the beach, in fact, it is possible to party by the sea every night.
On the beach one can practice different types of sports, such as kitesurfing, beach volleyball, beach tennis etc.
Molentargius Park (or Saline Park) is one of the main regional parks in Sardinia. Protected by the European Union and the Ramsar Convention as a wintering and nesting site for pink flamingoes, which can be seen in their hundreds along the pond. The park takes its name from the molentargius, those who led the donkeys that loaded the salt taken from the salt ponds.
A place of great charm and tranquility, recommended for those seeking a relaxing day, surrounded by nature.
The park is open every day:
– From April 1 to October 15
Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm
– From October 16 to march 31
Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm
Bastion at Saint Remy
In the heart of the historic center of Cagliari, and precisely in the characteristic Castello district, stands majestically the Bastion of Saint Remy, one of the most imposing and most valuable monumental complexes in the city. Built between 1896 and 1902 on the ancient city walls, it is named after the Baron of Saint Remy Filippo-Guglielmo Pallavicini, the first Piedmontese viceroy.
The structure consists of a monumental staircase that leads to a covered promenade and two panoramic terraces, from which it is possible to enjoy an enchanting view of the city, sweeping as far as Poetto and Sella del Diavolo. It is often used as a setting for exhibitions and cultural initiatives.
Also in the Castello district, next to the Church of San Giuseppe di Calasanzio, is the Torre dell’Elefante, one of the most beautiful and fascinating edifices in the city. About 30 meters high, it is the second-highest medieval tower in Cagliari, after the Tower of San Pancrazio. It was erected by the Pisans in 1307 on the design of Cagliari architect Giovanni Capula and is so called because of the presence of a sculpture in marble all round depicting an elephant.
In addition to serving a defense and warning function, it was and still is one of the most striking entrances to the neighborhood. The visit allows to experience vast views of the city.
Winter 9 am – 4.30 pm
Summer 9am – 1 pm/ 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Weekly closing day Monday (except when cruises are present)
Complesso di Santa Signora Bonaria
At the top of the hill of Bonaria stands the Complex of Our Lady of Bonaria, composed of the Sanctuary, Simulacrum, Basilica, Convent, Museum and Monumental Cemetery. It is one of the most important religious complexes on the island: the faithful from all over the world come to pay homage to the legendary wooden Simulacrum of the Madonna and Child who, according to legend, saved the crew of a ship during a storm. The Sanctuary was built in Catalan-Gothic style between 1323and 1326 while the Basilica was built beginning in 1704. The Monumental Cemetery houses architecture and funerary sculptures of rare beauty.
Cittadella dei Musei
In the Castello district is the ancient site of the Royal Arsenal of the Savoy era, now home to the Cittadella dei Musei (Little Town of Museums), the largest museum site of the entire island of Sardinia. The complex houses: the National Archaeological Museum, which houses more than 4,000 objects that tell the story of Sardinia’s almost 7,000 years of history, the National Picture Gallery, which contains an interesting collection of sacred art from the 15th and 16th centuries,the Museum of Siamese Art, with an extraordinary collection of Far Eastern arts and crafts; the Museum of Anatomical Waxes, which houses a remarkable collection of reproductions of human bodies and organs, and the Ethnographic Museum, which collects objects of handicrafts and arts characteristic of Sardinian culture.
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 8 pm.
Weekly closing day Monday
Sella del Diavolo
The Devil’s Saddle, Seddle su Diaulu in Sardinian dialect, is a real naturalistic jewel just a few steps from the center that divides in two the Gulf of Angels. The origin of the name can be traced back to a legend according to which demons, struck by the beauty of this stretch of coastline, attempted to take it over, and during the battle that was consummated between the forces of good and those of evil, Lucifer in flight lost his saddle that rested on the sea and then petrifying gave rise to the promontory.
Do not miss the excursion of the promontory, which makes you witness elements of great natural, archaeological and historical interest, and a splendid panorama of the entire Gulf of Angels.
Archeologic Area at Nora
On the small peninsula of the cape of Pula, on the southern coast of Sardinia west of Cagliari, lie the remains of the ancient city of Nora, one of the most impressive Phoenician ports of call on the island, afterwards a Punic center, and later, a flourishing Roman city. Of the ancient city remain fascinating ruins, in fact, walking along the streets paved in andesite you can admire: public complexes such as the beautiful theater or the imposing thermal structures, often decorated with magnificent mosaics, various religious structures such as the Temple of Tanit or the sanctuary of Aesculapius, and many buildings of a private character decorated with striking mosaics such as the tetrastyle atrium house.
Every day, from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
Along the southeast coast of Sardinia,between Costa Rei and Cagliari, lies Villasimius, one of the most beautiful and famous coastal resorts in the Mediterranean. It is appreciated by tourists from all over the world for its long beaches of fine, white sand bathed by crystal-clear waters that have nothing to envy the Caribbean. Of remarkable beauty is the Capo Carbonara Protected marine Area, a pristine and invaluable marine ecosystem.
The beaches best known to bathers are those of Campulongu, Simius, Punta Molentis and Porto Giunco. The area also is of strong historical interest, and in the summer it is all a succession of music, folklore and food and wine festivals.
Coastal hamlet of the municipality of Domus de Maria in southwestern Sardinia, Chia a pretty seaside resort with a wild atmosphere, where nature takes over and is the absolute protagonist. Its beaches, among the most beautiful on the southern coast, are roughly divided into five: from north to south Su Portu, Sa Colonia, Porto Campana, Su Giudeu and Cala Cipolla, each with characteristics of its own.
In addition to beautiful beaches, the landscape is characterized by the succession of coastal ponds populated by countless species of water birds as well as beautiful pink flamingoes. Not to be missed is the marvelous view of the coast from the Tower of Chia.
The word from our guests
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Guido, Milan - TripAdvisor 2019
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