Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia. A city rich in history that has streets bustling with life. It is an unmissable place that is only 70 km from our B&B Orroli. During your vacation in “Wild Sardinia” and having visited some beautiful places like Lake Mulargia and neighboring areas, such as Isili, you cannot miss a trip to the city.
The proximity makes going on a day trip a piece of cake (read about where to eat in Orroli for a good meal when you return). Even if the sea and heavenly places like the Sella del Diavolo tempt you, a look at the culture can also surprise and amaze: here’s what to see in Cagliari for a wonderful vacation in Sardinia.
THE DISTRICT “IL CASTELLO” OF CAGLIARI
The Castle is the oldest district of Cagliari and one of the most important symbols of the city. Walking through its streets, you will have the opportunity to discover many secrets of this beautiful part of Sardinia. Once it was the place where the nobles lived (hence the name), and it is precisely for this reason that some of the most beautiful and significant monuments of the city are located here. Among the places in Cagliari that we absolutely recommend for you not to miss are:
- The City Palace. It has a small museum with collections of Sardinian objects, fabrics, and paintings (the ticket costs €5.00);
- The Tower of the Elephant and the Tower of San Pancrazio. Together with the dome of the cathedral, they give life to the unmistakable skyline of Cagliari. Dating back to 1300, they are built according to the Pisan style and you can access them to observe the city from above (the towers are currently closed for renovation);
- The garden under the walls: we have already talked about this place during our itinerary 7 days in Sardinia, and we can’t help but include it in this list as well. A vacation is also characterized by relaxation. This is the right place to rest in the shade with a light breeze and the smell of the sea in the air.
What to visit Cagliari? Starting your visit in the neighborhood “The Castle”, you will have the opportunity to discover upon your arrival a part of the history of the city.