Cagliari has a way of making you feel instantly at ease. Maybe it’s the sparkling clear sea, framed by long strips of sand and green headlands. Or it’s the beautiful November days when you can go out in just a t-shirt. Or the casual walk through its streets that reveals a stunning jewel of remote or recent history. Perhaps it is the flamingos’ chorus in flight above the rooftops in summertime, seeming like the most natural thing in the world. One day to be captivated by Cagliari, to stroll through its cobbled historic quarters, admire its Nuraghic-age findings, taste local specialties, absorb splendid views, dip your toes in the surf, have a close encounter with stately flamingos and watch the sunset as you sip a drink at a café on the bastions. Treat it as a taster, it will tempt you to come back.
HOW TO MOVE?
Moving along in Cagliari is quite easy, the city centre can be easily visited by foot. However, there are means of transport of different type: tourist trains, open buses for a sightseeing tour and cabs.
It is possible to move through the hinterland of Cagliari, thanks to “metro” tramway lines as well as local buses, the latter, being particularly suggested to reach the most off-hand areas like Poetto littoral and Molentargius saltworks.
For those who prefer to be independent in terms of transport, there is also an ample choice of car rentals, whose offices are situated inside the airport as well as in the city centre.
Out and about, a casual stroll through the city, perhaps just to take a look at shop windows and passers-by or enjoy a cocktail. Or heading to a specific venue to see a show, listen to music or take part in cultural festivals. In Cagliari you can do all of the above in an unhurried, pleasant way. Take a stroll through the shopping streets, discover the workshops of artisans or the small outlets of young designers. Enjoy an opera or a concert at the Opera House, a comedy at the Teatro Massimo, or participate in one of the many literary and music festivals which bring art and authors into the streets.