Offering the ideal scenery for water sports, Cagliari is renowned both for its magnificent coastline as well as for its greenery and forests.
For most of its history, the inhabitants of Cagliari had to be wary of trusting foreigners, due to the sheer isolation and vulnerability of this city. In the past, Cagliaritanians were often forced to flee en masse
into the mountains to escape invasions. Now, however, the story is quite different.
This coastal city has an economy that revolves around the regular influx of visitors, and the tourism industry in Cagliari is more than capable of giving visitors excellent value for money and a unique and unforgettable experience.
is Cagliari’s main beach, stretching for over 8 km from Sella del Diavolo
(the Devil's Saddle) up to the coastline of Quartu Sant'Elena
. It offers bathers a great selection of bathing options, from the free and unsupervised, right up to the slick, beach-side bar with all the modern amenities and comforts. Cagliari’s weather is perfect for beach-lounging and soaking up the sun.
However, the coast is also perfect for water sports, and these are well catered for. Activities include jet skis, parakiting, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and much more.
Cagliari is perfect for sightseeing – the old part of the city offers not only spectacular views, but the architecture itself frames the perfect scene, with its ancient, weathered limestone features.
Considered to be the greenest of all Italian cities, Cagliari has impeccably clean air, thanks to its proximity to the sea, and a large number of open areas, parks, and forests in the vicinity. For visitors, flying to Cagliari means that you’re never too far from a park or similar green area, where you can relax and unwind. For the more adventurous, Cagliari’s walking trails include coastal walks and mountain treks. While mostly short itineraries, there are some challenging, yet highly rewarding walks.
Like other Italian cities, Cagliari is justifiably proud of its cuisine. As one would expect, the cuisine tends to feature fish quite prominently, and the locals enjoy some spectacular fish dishes, including burrida, a hearty fish stew.