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Top 6 Things to do in Cagliari

The charming city of Cagliari is on the southern coast of the island of Sardenia. Cagliari offers visitors beautiful scalloped bays to explore and simultaneously invites you into the full Sardinian experience through its cathedrals, museums and Roman amphitheater.

Teatro Lirico

The Teatro Lirico was built in post World War II, after the war had left no theater or opera house standing in its wake. Today, the Teatro Lirico hosts many productions throughout the year and even won the Premio Franco Abiatti award for innovative programming.

Photo: Cristiano Cani@flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

To truly understand the history of Sardinia, you have to get underground. Explore the Museum of Archaeology on a rainy day and take in statues of the famous characters in Sardinian history.

Cagliari Cathedral

Sample Pisan-Romanesque style at the Cagliari Cathedral. Built in the 14th century, this church houses a variety of religious art including a 15th century Flemish triptych by Roger Van der Weyden.

Bastione di Saint Remy

An exceptional view awaits you at the Bastione di Saint Remy. Rejoice in the fact that you have the choice of panoramic elevator or steps to manage the ascent before you take in breathtaking views of Cagliari's residences and the Mediterranean.

Tower of San Pancrazio

Nearly two hundred steps to the top of the Tower of San Pancrazio make the sight of Cagliari from the zenith that much more sweet. The tower is said to give visitors one of the best views of the entire city.

Anfiteatro Romano di Cagliari

The remarkable auditory qualities of any amphitheater must be experienced to be believed. The Roman amphitheater in Cagliari is no exception. Prepare to be stunned at how even a whisper can travel from the stage to your ear.

Planning Your Cagliari Visit

How to Get Around Cagliari?

There is a variety of public transportation to choose from in Cagliari. You can choose between buses and trains if you prefer not to drive. Otherwise, you may rent a car. We recommend a small car as streets are narrow. Some may even want to bike around the city, but beware that traffic can be intense and there are not always bike lanes.

Where to Stay in Cagliari?

The Marina district is an excellent neighborhood to find lodging. This neighborhood was once inhabited by fishermen and offers visitors the chance to stroll around tiny streets full of local flavor and smells. Plus, you're as close as can be to the docks.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit Cagliari is between June and September. The city is alive year round, but temperatures are most pleasant in the summer. Be forewarned that it is heavy tourist season for Italy so prices may be higher in the warm months than you'd find in winter.

Things to Do in Cagliari

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What People Are Saying About Cagliari

Excellent way to start your Cagliari vacation.

Francesco is a great guide! Organized, very warm, and generous with his knowledge of Cagliari. A definite tour to take with the Fiat 500, very Italian experience.

Cagliari: 2-Hour Scenic Tour by Vintage Fiat 500 Reviewed by Christian, 09/17/2016

Excellent tour with great guide who is very knowledgeable. Bello

This was a very interesting tour. The tour guide/driver was excellent. Throughly enjoyable morning. Would do it again.

Cagliari: 2-Hour Scenic Tour by Vintage Fiat 500 Reviewed by Linda, 06/16/2015

One of the highlights of our trip, our guide Valeria was fantastic.

The drive to the ancient site of these cone shaped constructions of the Nuragic settlement through the undulating country side was amazing. Valeria shared her knowledge of archaeology and the love for her country and people with generous enthusiasm. It was truly awesome climbing into the the tower's ground level cave. Inside the Tholos we experienced for a contemplative moment a sense of eternity. We feel very privileged to have visited this site. Seeing the miniature horses of the Giara region was a bonus. Our visit the next day to the National Archaeological Museum at Cagliari where we could view the finds of the Nuragic civilisations' jewellery, tools, pottery, statuettes and weaving exhibits further deepened our learning experience of this truly wonderful visit.

Cagliari: Half-Day Tour of Su Nuraxi di Barumini Reviewed by Herlinde, 06/14/2014

A grand experience,wonderful tasting with great hospitality

I highly recommend this event. We were picked up in Cagliari at the meeting point, there was a short transportation to the vineyard. The vineyard lies on a beautiful hill with a fantastic view over the Sardinian landscape. The owner showed us the different grape yards and explained the process of making wine. After the tour we went back to the winery to taste. We were offered a variety of Sardinian specialities to taste with the wine ,the tasting was very good.

a must do whilst in Cagliari, Ivo a great tour guide and very patient

We were on holiday in Sardinia, my wife and 2 children (i am 50, my wife 48 our children are both in their twenties) at first we were sceptical as the Segway looks difficult to handle but after 10 minutes on them we were experts. We saw all the sites of the cityand Ivo knows all the little back streets were the best sites are to be seen are. A coffee stop at a terraced topped bar gave us a great view and the in ear narration was excellent. Andrew

Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour Reviewed by Andrew, 05/06/2013

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