Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia.

Get in

By plane

Several airlines serve Cagliari Elmas Airport, connecting it to many Italian and European cities.

Taxi service to Cagliari is provided by the following companies:

By Bus

By Train

By Boat

Get around

By public transportation

Cagliari Public Transportation CTM provides an fast and efficient service to get around in Cagliari city and suburbs.There are about 30 lines of buses and four new metro lines are in progress. At least the bus traffic is amazingly efficient and reliable to Italian standards. Daily passes cost €3 each and allow unlimited riding on buslines in Cagliari as well as on the light rail tram that runs from Cagliari to Monserrato.


By car

It is really difficult to get parking and drive in rush hour even if the road network has been recently improved.

On foot

The best thing you can do is walk through the old city and discover it. Almost everything you have to see in a quick visit of Cagliari can be reached by a pleasant little walk. Plus there are some spectacular views, for example of the Gulf of Cagliari seen from the old city that are best seen from points that are not reachable by car.

Wear comfortable shoes, though. The old town of Cagliari is somewhat hilly, so you will be walking uphill or downhill most of the time.

There are clean public toilets in the building on the Pontile Sanita ferry wharf, near the bus terminal.

By bike

The Cagliari bike station is in the centre of Cagliari, inside the parking area, at the train station.


You can download audio guides and PDF guides from the Cagliari tourist website organized for six walking tours in diffent areas of Cagliari.

The Old Town lies on top of a hill with a view of the Gulf of Cagliari.

Torre dell'Elephante
Bastione Remy in Cagliari
Roman Amphiteatre



You must have a full relaxing day on the wonderful Poetto Beach. This 8 km beach will excite you and is perfectly equipped to satisfy every your wish. You can get here by buses PF, PQ, 3P, and 9P.

The beach is divided to the free parts and the beach clubs, the latter charging you with an entry fee but rent umbrellas, deck chairs, etc. for you. Prices are around €3/entry, about €12 for an umbrella, a deck chair and a sun bed. The club beaches clean the sand each night and provide you with showers and toilets.


Most of the shops are concentrated in a couple of areas: Via Roma and Largo Carlo Felice, the pedestrial roads Via Manno and Via Garibaldi, and the part of town around Via Alghero, Via Paoli and Via Dante. Lots of beautiful shop are concentrated in this areas which could remind you of Copenhagen's Strøget.


There are many of restaurants in the old town area, and you probably will not make a bad selection anyway since the food seems to be top class at least if you enjoy seafood. A dinner for two with little house wine.

There are a few places to enjoy lunch salads at the Piazza Yenne and wonderful Gelaterias if you don't want to eat too heavily during the day. These places double up as decent eateries by night.



The whole area around Cagliari gives host to a number of accommodation options including the world famous Forte village , and the stunning hotel Le Meridien Chia Laguna on the white sandy beaches of Chia.



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