Cagliari was the first destination on our road trip through Sardinia. Spending one whole day there was just enough to get the feel of the capital city. We started our day not far away from our accommodation which I can recommend highly enough. If you need a place to stay Guesthouse Da Laura is the place. Our host Giacomo was the best host you could wish for. He would take you places only locals know and because of this we had a chance to have a coffee and a croissant in place where chef used to cook for the pope! Amazing! After the most delicious breakfast we set off to explore the city. Amazing architecture, colourful facades and narrow cobblestone streets are just some of the aspects that make Cagliari special. But what makes Cagliari even more unique is the fact that it has such rich history that can be admired all over the city.
The historic area of castello filled with pretty cobbled streets is a home to a university, numerous piazzas, churches, cafes and bars. It is a must see and the best way to explore it is to just wander around its narrow streets. If you want to know more about Sardinia’s rich history make sure to visit the National Archeologic Museum, one of the best museums in Sardinia, to really get the feel of how old Sardinia’s culture really is.
Climb one of the towers
Torre dell Elefante or Torre di San Pancrazio offers stunning views over the city. Almost vertical steps take you to the 360 degrees platform where you can see everything from the rooftops of the city, port, as well as the mountains in the distance.
Walk the Marina
Stroll down the via Roma to admire the stunning architecture together with numerous the palm trees.
Bustling Piazza Yenne is filled with cafes and restaurants that serve super delicious and affordable pizzas. But, if you want to try something different then head over to the Red Fox Pub for the best buffalo burger ever. It’s not in the Piazza Yenne, but I promise you, you will not be disappointed.
If you want something different and not touristy at all the best way to cool down and relax is to explore the Botanical Gardens. Supposedly one of the best in Italy, it offers a wide variety of different plant species. My favourite part? The Cactus section.
Photos by: Jure Gačnik