On this page you will find a PDF Travel Guide and Map to visit Cagliari through the Cagliari Municipality Tourist Office.
Cagliari is main city of Sardinia, with a metropolitan area of around half a million inhabitants. The island’s capital has a soul divided in between thousand-year history, cultureNature, seaside tourism and nightlife, a skillful mix that fascinates visitors intrigued by the views of the Castle, the ramparts and Roman remains, Sardinia seawith the dynamism of a surprisingly bustling city.
Cagliari is an excellent ecosystem. A city suspended between heaven, earth and water. Water Cagliari it’s not just sea. A few steps from the long one beach of poets they are lying lagoons and naturalistic oases unique in Europe.
In old salt shakers, which are tinged with red-purple shades at sunset, elegant pink flamingos found the perfect habitat. The city is surrounded on the east by a pond Molentargius, naturalistic park and an excellent habitat for many species of plants and animals. Instead, there is a pond to the west Santa Gilathe magical place of the first Carthaginian settlements.
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Built on seven hills which identify so many city districts (Castello, Tuvumannu, Tuvixeddu, Monte Claro, Monte Urpinu, Bonaria, San Michele) had their original core in Castello districtarea from which you could go out to the countryside.
The city’s green lungs are silence Botanic Garden which, in the shadow of a secular ficus, stores ancient Roman cisterns and contains very rare specimens of Mediterranean and tropical flora.
Amazing views they can be admired from the tops of the city’s hills: from the public gardens and the waterfront, Monte Urpin, Colle di San Michele and Monte Claro Park.
Cagliari jealously guards history and memory of ancient civilizations that happened here. Over the centuries, the peoples who inhabited it were so numerous and different that they gave it an open and welcoming character to its visitors. Among its streets there is a memory of different civilizations: Punic in wreckage Tuvixeddu necropolis, Roman Karales as evidenced by the wonderful AmphitheaterByzantine z Basilica of San SaturninoWritten with highs Towersall the way to Piedmont with wonderful Royal Palace. Thousand-year-old traces and traces are rediscovered among the narrow streets that used to be used only by carts and carriages. In just a few steps, and between old and new buildings, you suddenly discover the thrill of fascinating monuments that tell the history of the city.
Observing Cagliari from the sea, however, there remains a suggestion to enter a scenographic city, easy to see due to the directness of the views and multiples in the constant variation of points of view. The African flavor of palm trees and limestone yellow is softened by the distinctly Western architecture, it is the combination of such distant figures that makes the city unique in its multiplicity.
Fully founded Neolithic (6000-3000 BC), just many centuries after Cagliari became an authentic city, thanks Phoenician-Punic rulerswho take advantage of its favorable geographic location in the center of the Mediterranean Sea to make it a busy commercial port.
Later First Punic War (3rd century BC), Cagliari passes under reign of Romefrom which important finds and testimonies have survived to this day, such as the Roman amphitheater and Villa Tigellio. FROM the spread of Christianitythe city comes into contact with prominent personalities such as Saint Augustineto then start the drop phase under and Vandals and ascend again together with your returnByzantine Empirea period characterized by birth Rated (9th-10th centuries AD), a kind of local autonomy that allows the island’s population to be relatively independent and self-determined.
However, in the thirteenth century AD, in connection with the fall of Giudicato of Cagliari, Pisaniwhich strengthen the upper part of the city, isolating it with a system of bastions and fortifications visible to this day in the districts of Castello, Stampace, Marina and Villanova.
However, less than a century later, in 1324, a turning point came aragonese which later joined Catalan crown, it will give life to the Spanish government, an administration that will cause strong discontent among the population. Only in 1717 Treaty of Utrecht the situation is changing.
After inconsistent Austrian governmentsCagliari and Sardinia pass to Savoie the following year begins an era of great urban interventions that gradually emancipate the city from its fortified city for more rational development through useful and valuable works.
Later The Second World War Cagliari is living a new life: a new city is beginning to be born around the historic city center, which in just 20 years, from 1951 to 1971, will double the number of houses, attracting the population of the surrounding areas and thus laying the foundations for today’s Metropolitan Area.
Today, Cagliari appears to be a complex city, divided between its important historical and cultural heritage and a modern one, a capital which has nevertheless developed over the years in complete harmony with the surrounding area, being an integral part and distinctive sign.
How to get to Cagliari?
Cagliari it is connected with the main ones European cities byElmas International Airportfrom which it is possible to get to the city center thanks to a dedicated shuttle bus which stops in Piazza Matteotti, situated in between Harbor and railway stationtaxi or car rental.
The port of Cagliari is an important landing point for regular ferries (With Genoa, Rome-Civitavecchia, Naples AND Palermo) And cruise ships in navigation in Mediterranean.
The city is connected by train Sassari-Porto Torres AND Olbia. Both the port and the train station are close to the streets of the city center.
Tourist information point
c / o Palazzo Civico, Via Roma 145, 09124, Cagliari
Winter opening hours (from November 1 to March 31):
– from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00;
– Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00
Summer opening hours (April 1 to October 31):
From Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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