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).
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
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.
Head out to the fantastic beach of Porto Giunco, near Villasimius, a 45-minute drive south-east of Cagliari. The perfect paradise for a sunny day.