Cagliari, Sardinia. IT

Cagliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, a region of Italy. It is one of the most interesting and attractive places in Italy with sporting and cultural events; museums, the tourist port, known as one of the best places for sailing, and a lovely mild climate throughout the entire year.

The Castello (old town) neighborhood is the first area to visit in Cagliari. It is the city's ancient fortification. The historic neighborhood is still partially enclosed by the bastioned walls. Two medieval towers in white stone stand along the bastion enclosure along with two city gates.

A sea of buildings outside the historic center of the city make up the new neighborhoods. Starting from the heart of Villanova, these areas were developed after the Second World War.

Things to See & Do

* Poetto Beach
* Port area
* Castello – old part of the city
* Roman Amphitheatre remains
* Archeological museums

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 85.45 km²
Population – 162,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 39

Port Location – The port is located in downtown Cagliari; less than 1 km from the town centre.

Travel Links - The Elmas airport, which is about ten minutes from the center of town, is served by several airlines offering daily flights to the mainland, other island locations, and international airports. Several airlines serve Cagliari Elmas Airport and connect it to many Italian and European cities.

Daily ferries operated by the Tirrenia company link Cagliari directly to Civitavecchia, with less frequent connections during the week to and from Arbatax, Naples, Palermo, Trapani and Tunisia. The ports of Olbia and Porto Torres can be reached from Genoa.

Cagliari can be reached by train or bus. There are two railway networks: the Ferrovíe dello Stato (National Railway), with a station in Piazza Matteotti near the port.

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.