5 good reasons to go to Cagliari
To see / do
Culture and history
The historical area of Cagliari
Cagliari's medieval centre is known as Castello. The museum citadel can be found inside the castle itself. It encompasses the Archaeology museum, the Stefano Cardu art museum, the Pinacoteca and Clemente Susini’s anatomical collection. Other things to see: the impressive towers!
A bastion to wow visitors
Cagliari was bestowed with the Saint Remy bastion to link the upper and lower parts of the city. This beautiful building right in the historical centre includes a stone arch and terraces - ideal for gazing out on the bay. A perfectly calm moment. Access is made possible via the lift or stairs.
A royal square
Piazza Palazzo is surrounded by the cathedral and royal palace - two of the city’s major landmarks. Saint Mary’s cathedral reveals sumptuous decor. The tombs of the Savoy house and crypts of martyrs make the cathedral a priceless monument to visit. Just a few steps away, the grand Palazzo Regio was once the Royal family’s home.
Dining with Cagliari’s locals
Welcome to the temple of Sardinian cooking - Sa Domu Sarda! Pasta is clearly a star item on the menu. Yet other less-known dishes are also worth a try. The goat stew and pork sausage with fennel are also extremely appealing. Delicious island wines can be served with your meal.
Dug directly in the rocks, Cagliari’s Roman amphitheatre is an extraordinary place. 10,000 spectators would sit and watch the performances. Book a flight to Cagliari and experience all this for yourself! Open-air concerts are organised during the summer, so the unique setting and ideal acoustics can be enjoyed.
In Cagliari, fish is a major ingredient in traditional recipes. Burrida is a typical dish, prepared with dogfish. It needs to marinate overnight with walnuts, garlic, vinegar and olive oil. This tender and flavourful fish is served as an antipasti or main course.
Pirichittus, a troppo buono cake
Italian pastries are, for the most part, flavoured with lemon or orange. This hint of acidity is greatly appreciated during the summer months. Pirichittus is a small ball of lemon-flavoured dough covered in orange blossom icing. Left empty or filled, anyone with a sweet tooth will love them.
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