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 Poetto Beach, one of the most beautiful city beaches in the Mediterranean, a heavenly haven for beach lovers.
Sardinia has a long tradition of preparing the delicious "dolci sardi", a tasty little pastry. Buy yours from Durke, which has been perfecting its recipe for years (66 Via Napoli, tel: 070 666 782).
During winter a market for fresh sea urchins opens up at the small Su Siccu port. There are tables and chairs and a lively crowd of locals tucking in contentedly at lunchtime. Give it a try.
The site of Su Nuraxi at Barumini, 45 minutes north of Cagliari, is an archaeological treat. It's the biggest nuragic complex in Sardinia, with parts of it dating back more than 3,000 years.
A clear winter day ist perfect for a trekking tour to the Piscina Irgas waterfall near Villacidro in the midst of the beautiful mountain scenery of Monte Linas.