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- The beaches of Cagliari
- A stroll through the old town
- Archaeological excavation cities Tuvixeddu Necropolis
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The capital of the autonomous region Sicily Cagliari surprises again and again. Here centuries-old palaces meet ultra-modern glass buildings, holidaymakers meet students and old meet young. The old town and the cultural centre are located in the district of Castello, where you will find a wide range of accommodation from a great holiday apartment with perfect facilities to a compact apartment or room. Along the beaches, in the outskirts you can also spend your holidays in a chic vacation rental for the whole family or a group of friends.
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Location and orientation
The city of Cagliari lies in the south of the Italian island of Sicily and is the largest on the island with over 150,000 inhabitants. Off the coast of Cagliari stretches the picturesque gulf of Cagliari. Among locals you will often hear the term Casteddu instead of Cagliari. Aeroporto di Cagliari-Elmas Mario Mameli airport is located in the neighbouring town of Elmas and offers regular direct flights to Munich, Düsseldorf or Cologne/Bonn.
On the 1st of May in Cagliari the feast of Saint Ephesius, Sant'Efisio is celebrated with processions, festivities and lots of good food and music.
Top 3 travel tips
The long sandy beach Poetto di Cagliari is the main and house beach of Cagliari and can be very crowded especially at the weekends and in the high season. But here you will find everything you could expect from a large beach, from restaurants to pedal boat hire, from snorkeling equipment to luxury boutiques. If you are looking for some peace and quiet, a short taxi or bus ride to Cala Mosca Bay on the cape of Sant'Elia or to Margine Rossa at the northern end of Poetto Beach is worthwhile. In unfavourable wind conditions, however, it can happen that the otherwise crystal-clear water turns into a sandy-muddy broth.2. A stroll through the historic old town
The old town of Cagliari - also known as Castello - is situated on a hilltop with breathtaking views over the rest of the city and the Gulf of Cagliari. Life takes place around the beautiful squares such as the Bastione di Saint Remy and the shops are open into the late evening hours. By the way, those who find the gradients too steep will find lifts at the edge of the old town that take them comfortably to the "next floor". An absolute must is also the sunset, which can best be enjoyed from one of the many restaurant roof terraces.3rd archaeological excavation site Tuvixeddu Necropolis
Would you like to spice up your holiday in a vacation rental with a little history? No problem. On the outskirts of Cagliari lies the excavation site Tuvixeddu Necropolis with various tombs from the 1st century BC. The burial place is provided with various information boards and there is a leaflet with interesting facts to the excavations. Another bonus: from here you have a great view of the city. For a visit to the excavation site, however, you should choose the early morning or late afternoon hours, otherwise it could quickly become too hot under the blazing sun.