Why choose a cruise to Cagliari?

Effortlessly combining the ancient with the modern, there’s something for everyone in the beautiful city of Cagliari. History buffs will love the city’s old town, Il Castello, and the many megalithic and Roman ruins that scatter the surrounding countryside.

You will also enjoy sauntering down streets of colourful, art-deco villas in the Stampace and Marina districts. Both offer ample opportunities for shopping and dining. One of the best things about Cagliari cruises are the beaches – the city is surrounded by beautiful coastline.

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A guide to Cagliari’s hotspots

Hike up a forested hill to Cagliari’s historic district, enclosed within the walls of the honey-coloured citadel, Il Castello. Walk through a jumble of narrow streets, catching sight of domed churches and shaded plazas. One of the highlights is the Bastione San Remy, built to guard the castle from invaders. There are spectacular views of the ocean and the city from here.

The Museo Archeologico Nazionale is a must-visit attraction and offers a fascinating insight into Sardinia’s past. The museum’s most unique offering is the collection of ancient gold coins and statues found in the megalithic nuraghe towers located across the island.

Take a stroll down Via Roma, the city’s main street, in the Marina District. At one end of the road is the Palazzo Civico, a stunning art nouveau edifice. Via Roma is renowned for its shopping opportunities, and the smaller streets leading off are also studded with chic boutiques.

No Cagliari cruise is complete without a trip to the beach. Head to Poetto Beach, just a short bus ride from the city centre. Sheltered by forested limestone cliffs, and lapped by clear waters, this gorgeous white-sand beach extends for four miles. Even in the busy summer months, there’s always a quiet spot to sunbathe.

Cruise lines that sail to the port of Cagliari

The best time to visit Cagliari

Cagliari has a warm Mediterranean climate, especially in the summer. In July and August the temperature rises to 25°C, the perfect temperature for swimming and sunbathing.

Wintertime in Cagliari is also pleasant, the temperature hovering between 10°C -11°C from December to February. We recommend a January visit, as it’s the winter month with the least rainfall. Why not treat yourself to a New Year visit?

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Did you know?

· Cagliari has the largest covered civic market in Italy, Mercato Civico di San Benedetto

· Cagliari was the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1324-1848

· Sardinia has the highest rate of centenarians in the world – 22 out of every 100,000 inhabitants.

· Sardinia is the only region of Italy not to have a motorway

· Cagliari is 256 miles from Rome, but only 177 miles from Tunisia