Welcome to the lovely city of Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia. Cagliari is cultural, educational, political and artistic, with a history that goes back some five thousand years. With numerous displays of art nouveau, an accumulation of beautiful gardens, long beaches, and architectural splendors, this has become the city to visit.
As have most cities with ports in the area, Cagliari has a complicated history. Ruled, over the centuries, by Carthage, the Byzantines, the Romans, and Spain, it has natural defenses that helped peoples to survive. It is located between the sea, a plain, two swamps, and has high mountains nearby where people could escape the newest would be rulers.
But, all this history has left behind some architectural wonders such as a Roman era amphitheater, a Byzantine basilica, fortifications from the Spanish Habsburg era and is also the seat of the University of Cagliari, founded in 1607, and the Primate Roman Catholic archdiocese of Sardinia since the 5th century AD.
But, don't just come for the architecture, see the gardens, which are seemingly everywhere, causing Cagliari to be one of the greenest cities in the area. Although this wasn't always the case.
Whether you visited Cagliari for the architecture, the history, the gardens, the museums, or the beaches, you are sure to enjoy your visit to this wonderful city. Many visitors prefer to do their sightseeing and other activities through excursions. This allows for informative, safe, and fun exploration of this city gem. Whatever you choose to do, however, you will certainly enjoy your visit to Cagliari.
Fun fact: Every inhabitant of Cagliari has access to 87.5 square metres (942 sq ft) of public gardens and parks to work with in their own special style.