Cagliari city of the sun, rich in history, peoples, culture.
Beautiful city in the center of the Mediterranean seems far away from always inspired and fascinated writers, poets, historians, Nobel prizes, musicians and singers.
Certainly those who have known and visited it have never forgotten it. Many have described it and told it:
“And suddenly there is Cagliari: a naked town rising steep, steep, golden looking, piled naked to the sky from the plain at the head of a formless hollow bay. It is strange and rather wonderful, not a bit like Italy. The city piles up lofty and almost miniature, and makes me think of Jerusalem: without trees, without cover, rising rather bare and proud, remote as if back in history, like a town in a monkish, illuminated missal. One wonders how it ever got there. And it seems like Spain or Malta: not Italy.” So wrote David Herbert Lawrence, in his book “Sea and Sardinia”, in 1921.
It is a beautiful city , harsh, stony, with changing colors among the rocks, the African plain, the lagoons, with a story all written and apparent in the stones, like the signs of aging on a face: prehistoric and historical, capital of the Sardinians and colonial capital of Aragonese and Piedmontese, one of the most destroyed by the bombings of the last war and, in a few years, one of the most completely rebuilt ". ( Carlo Levi , All the honey is finished, 1964)
For those who believe that the city of Cagliari is only a stopover, before arriving at the Luna & Limoni Country and arriving on the beautiful white beaches of Muravera, Costa Rei, Villasimius and Castiadas, will have a wonderful surprise.
If your stay in Sardinia starts from the airport or from the port of Cagliari, we suggest you take the time to explore the beautiful and ancient city of Cagliari , the capital of Sardinia.
Cagliari is a city of ancient charm, witnessing the passage from the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines.
The visit to the Bastion of Saint Remy is mandatory, through the monumental staircase to the wide panoramic terrace towards the Devil's saddle; visit the evocative Cittadella dei Musei, at the top of the Castle hill; admire and photograph the tower of the Elephant; attend the shows at the Roman Amphitheater which hosts concerts and events in summer.
And finally move towards the sea, the beach of Cagliari, which is the long Poetto beach . Here the coast comes alive until late at night between one aperitif and another, a romantic dinner simply attending one of the many musical concerts offered by nightclubs.