How we are not supposed to love Italy? Today in this article we are going to talk about Cagliari, a city located on the island of Sardinia.
Some poets said something that goes like this: “city almost fantastic” enclosed between the blue of the sea and the white limestone rocks.
This Sardinian capital preserves the palaces, churches, arts of its long and eventful history, some people call Cagliari the white Jerusalem of Italy.
Everywhere you go in Sardinia you will be able to find a completely different sea and beach.
Here in Cagliari, we are going to discover some awesome beaches and a lot of ancient finds from several populations.
If you are ready to discover Cagliari read on this short guide to discover what to do and what to eat.
Cagliari What To Do
At the top of the Castle hill, you can find the fortified citadel with its white walls and tall medieval towers, dominating the city skyline.
The white stones and the nice smell of restaurants will stay in your mind for a while. Cagliari is well known for its charm.
You will be asking yourself multiple times if you are in a real city or if you are in a fairy tale city. The white stones are something extremely beautiful that can be seen from any angle.
The city center is the place where you want to start your tour through the city, and then you want to move toward visiting some beaches.
In the city center, you will be able to find a lot of beautiful churches and monuments, like the Santuario di Bonaria.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria in Cagliari is another masterpiece Built during the 200s in the Pisan Gothic style is a nice spot to spend some time.
Il Bastione di Saint Remy it is a meeting point for the citizens of Cagliari, the view from there is awesome and you should have a walk in the area.
Il Poetto is the most popular beach that had an eight-kilometer stretch of sand extending from the Sella del Diavolo promontory to the coast of Quartu Sant’Elena.
The Palazzo Civico (city hall) is a building, made of white limestone of course and a mixture of Gothic-Catalan elements and Art Nouveau motifs.
The tower of San Pancrazio, located pretty close to the main church, was along with the Elephant tower, one of the access points to the city.
From here, between Porta Cristina and Piazza Indipendenza, you reach the old headquarters of the Regio Arsenale, home to the Cittadella Dei Musei, a complex that includes the Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.
The head to the Stampace district where the Church of Sant’Efisio and one of its symbols, the Roman amphitheater and the Villa del Tigellio are worth a visit.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Stampace e Villanova,
Parco Molentargius (you can see flamingo birds),
Costa Rei (beautiful beach),
Quartiere di Villanova,
Quartiere Dei Pescatori,
Lying on seven hills, Cagliari and the Fortified Citadel surrounded by the sea seems like a touch from the sky and a beautiful place to be visiting.
Food In Cagliari
The region of Sardinia is a mixture of beautiful beaches and flavors of the best food in the world. One of the most popular typical dishes of Cagliari is called Fregula cun còciula (Fregula with clams).
The Fregula is a typical pasta from Sardinia and is made of spherical pellets made from rubbing semolina flour and water together in a circular motion to create a round shape, then toasting them in the oven. YUMMY
There is no way that you are going to visit without trying out this awesome pasta called Fregula and in this case with clams and fish inside.
After you have tried this awesome pasta dish you will be able to taste million of other recipes and traditional food in this town.
For instance, you can eat a Burrida Cagliaritana which is made with a fish called Gattuccio di mare. You can eat and taste this fantastic dish with some of the best bread in the world called Pane Carasau.