Cheap flights to Cagliari
Take a trip to Cagliari, Sardinia’s cultural and artistic capital city.
The town is full of traditional piazzas with bars and restaurants. Try the famous mouth-watering dish, Porceddu; delicately roasted suckling pig. Or indulge in some fresh barbequed fish, such as sea bass or some red mullet.
If you wish to pick up some souvenirs, there are numerous shops in the port area, or alternatively you can head to La Rinascente, the city’s main department store, with a variety of boutiques mixed with big name shops.
Cagliari was originally a thriving Carthaginian town called Karalis before becoming the Roman capital of Sardinia. There is thousands of years’ worth of history to explore, from archaeological remains and beautiful ancient churches to artefact-packed museums.
If you’re after luxurious white sand and clear blue seas head to Baia Chia beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe
The town of Carloforte, on the small island of San Pietro, celebrates tuna season with a street festival that includes food stands and live bands (2-5 June).
At the beginning of January the annual sales starts at Cagliari, with great discounts on Italian fashion. Check out the shops in Via Manno and Via Garibaldi for the best deals.
The charming Marina area right behind the port has small and romantic alleys in between historic buildings and some excellent restaurants to discover.
For 2015 the city of Cagliari renovated the entire seafront promenade of the famous Poetto beach. If it was beautiful before, check it out now: a true sunbathing and sports paradise!
In spring the Sardinian landscape turns into a carpet of flowers. Cross the cavern just north of Domusnovas and explore the magnificent valley on the other side with your hiking boots or mountain bike.
Pull on your hiking boots and follow the trail from Masua to Cala Domestica, 45 minutes east of Cagliari. The reward? Fantastic views from the cliffs over the sea and a beautiful beach at the end of the trail.
Head to Capo Mannu near Oristano for the best surf spot on the Med.
More than 3,000 years of history can be admired at the impressive Nuraghe Arrubiu near the village of Orroli, 45 minutes' north of Cagliari. Particularly fascinating for anyone who is into archaeology.