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
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 San Benedetto Market is one of Italy's biggest and most colourful markets. The two floors full of regional produce, including cheese, meat, vegetables, fruits and fish, are a shopping experience not to be missed (50 Via Francesco Cocco Ortu).
Visit the ancient Phoenician and Roman city of Nora, a 30-minute drive south-west of Cagliari. In a beautiful setting right on the tip of a narrow headland surrounded by emerald waters, it is one of the archaeological highlights of Sardinia. sardegnaturismo.it
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