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Overlooking the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea; Cagliari is well known for its Roman architecture, such as the amphitheatre which was painstakingly carved from local limestone. There are grand cathedrals in classic style, and newer art deco designs, as well as contemporary buildings starting to appear on the landscape. Follow the winding streets downhill until you reach the sandy beaches, and you can enjoy the calm, clear waters which are warm and soothing in the summer months.

Things to see

The Roman Amphitheater of Cagliari looks like a natural part of the mountain, and much of it was constructed simply by carving into the existing limestone. The amphitheatre was the site of bloody fights between men and animals, as well as battles between competing gladiators who would be cheered on by the frenzied crowd. Nowadays it's a calm and peaceful walk, but you can still see the cages and other features from these more brutal times. The neo romanesque facade of Cagliari Cathedral is fairly modern, having been replaced in the 1930s, but parts of the building date back to the 13th century, and a guided tour will help you to appreciate many small features that make up this unique building. The grand white marble of Cagliari City Hall shines in the warm Mediterranean sunshine, and the columns and spires make it a focal point of the centre.

Hotels in Cagliari

The Roman Amphitheater of Cagliari looks like a natural part of the mountain, and much of it was constructed simply by carving into the existing limestone. The amphitheatre was the site of bloody fights between men and animals, as well as battles between competing gladiators who would be cheered on by the frenzied crowd. Nowadays it's a calm and peaceful walk, but you can still see the cages and other features from these more brutal times. The neo romanesque facade of Cagliari Cathedral is fairly modern, having been replaced in the 1930s, but parts of the building date back to the 13th century, and a guided tour will help you to appreciate many small features that make up this unique building. The grand white marble of Cagliari City Hall shines in the warm Mediterranean sunshine, and the columns and spires make it a focal point of the centre.

Where to stay

Cagliari has classic winding Sardinian streets with cobblestones, and lined with tall, narrow buildings. You'll see teenagers on mopeds zipping around, and can stop off at one of the cafés or delis once pounding the pavement becomes too exhausting. The city is on a natural slope that leads down to the seafront, making it hilly to walk around, and you'll spot many locals climbing aboard the modern light rail system that is a cheap, efficient way to see the city. The historic centre is where you'll find many of the major attractions, from cathedrals to traditional restaurants, and many leisure visitors enjoy staying as close to the action as possible.

How to get to Cagliari

Cagliari International Airport has many flights arriving from mainland Italy, as well as some other European cities, and during the summer months there's a much busier timetable of flights. It's just 7 kilometers from the centre of Cagliari, and there are express buses that run to the city, as well as to Cagliari railway station which has connections across the most important cities and towns of Sardinia.