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
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).
More than 100 historic sites of Cagliari, including churches, important buildings, ancient caves and museums, can be visited free of charge during the Monumenti Aperti event on 10-11 May. A true highlight, not to be missed. monumentiaperti.com
During summer nights Cagliari's party people meet on the Poetto beach to enjoy live music, a cold drink and a refreshing sea breeze in one of the numerous beach bars.
Boasting emerald waters and white sand dunes, the spectacular beaches of Chia are Europe's very own Caribbean paradise, and only a 40-minute drive south-west of Cagliari.