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Cagliari, the capital and largest city of Sardinia, is easily accessible from the sea from other cities in southern Italy. It also has an airport that connects it even better with other regions of Italy and other cities in Europe.
It is, without a doubt, a fascinating destination to reach. With its historical monuments, witnesses of past cultures, its beaches and its beautiful views, the Sardinian capital will win you over at first glance.
It is also a good starting point to reach other places on this island, renowned for its many enchanting beaches with clear sea.
The Castello district is the oldest in Cagliari. Being one of the four historic districts, it brings together the main things to see in the city, such as the Cathedral of Cagliari or the Bastion of Saint Remy.
Discovering its small streets on foot is really very pleasant(access to cars is allowed only to residents). Since the districts overlook Cagliari and the sea, you will be able to enjoy some panoramic points along the ramparts.
Among the best places to visit in Cagliari in the Castello district are:
The Cathedral of Santa Maria was built in the 13th century in Romanesque-Gothic style. Restored in the Baroque style in the 17th century, it gradually deteriorated over time. The facade was redone in the 1930s, maintaining the original Pisan style.
Built in the 14th century, the Town Hall housed the town hall, while today it houses a small museum. The permanent exhibition presents a collection of Sardinian objects, fabrics and paintings, while the temporary exhibitions are usually dedicated to contemporary art or photography.
The National Archaeological Museum is the main archaeological museum in Sardinia. It houses an incredible collection of objects from the Neolithic to the Roman period, including the Nuragic civilization, typical of the island. Located in this place and coming from the same Nuragic civilization, are the famous statues of the Giants of Mont'e Prama, two meters high and representing archers and warriors. The bronzes of around 400 hunters, warriors and goddesses are also exhibited.
The National Archaeological Museum is part of the Citadel of Museums, a complex of four museums. Crossing the public gardens, you reach the Municipal Art Gallery.
The Bastion of Saint Remy is absolutely another interesting place to see in Cagliari.
Built to connect the lower and upper parts of the city in the early 20th century, it quickly became the symbol of the old city.
For the most spectacular view of Cagliari, head to the Umberto I terrace. To go there, you can take the lift located at the Giardino Sotto le Mura o take the stairs located in Piazza Costituzione The Bastion of Saint Remy in Cagliari.
Poetto beach, with its 7 km of extension, is one of the longest beaches in Sardinia and Italy. At the end of the beach, you will find the Sella del Diavolo, a small rocky promontory, perfect for a stroll.