Discovering the city of Cagliari in just one day is not easy, but with this article we will try to give you the essential information to be excited by the Sardinian capital in such a short time.
The district of Castello, home of our Birkin Castello, can be easily reached on foot, or by going up the Marina district you can speed up the climb thanks to the lifts located next to the Bastion Saint Remy and the stairs of Santa Chiara. At the top of the hill, in the noblest heart of the city, you can visit the bastions of Saint Remy and Santa Croce, immersing yourself in the breathtaking views and stopping, to catch your breath, to sip a drink or taste the local specialties in the bars and restaurants of the neighborhood.
After a well-deserved break, you will soon reach the medieval towers of the Elephant and San Pancrazio, which rise majestically to protect the neighborhood, opening onto Piazza Palazzo, which contains a good number of historical and artistic sites of great importance: the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Royal Palace and the City Palace, now home to the Civic Museums.
Crossing the threshold of the Tower of San Pancrazio, you reach Arsenale Square, today seat of the Citadel of Museums, which houses two national museums (Archaeological Museum and Art Gallery), a civic museum (Museum of Siamese Art "Stefano Cardu"), a regional ethnographic museum (Luigi Cocco Collection) and the Anatomical Wax Collection Clemente Susini.
Once the visit to the Museums is over, we leave the Castello district and walk along the panoramic Viale Buon Cammino, which leads us towards the Stampace district. Going down along Via Sant'Ignazio, you can admire the Roman Amphitheatre and, at the end of the descent, you can visit theBotanical Garden of Cagliari.
By now you have almost reached, once again, the lowest part of the City. From the botanical garden you will reach in a short time the highest part of the Stampace district in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, lively with bars and restaurants where you can enjoy an open-air lunch in the pedestrian area.
In the afternoon, from Piazza Matteotti, you can continue your visit moving, by car or by public transport, from the city centre to the Poetto beach. Regional Natural Park of Molentargius-Salineto the Poetto beach, also known as the "beach of the hundred thousand".
After a long walk, surrounded by nature and away from the hectic chaos of the City, you can return to the hotel and enjoy the last moments of relaxation before departure.
Of course, we have only told you a small part of what you can see and admire in Cagliari, but for those who have little time this could be an ideal itinerary. The right amount of time to fall in love with this beautiful city in the middle of the Mediterranean.