Top 10 Sardinia Cagliari Italy things to do

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Top 10 Cagliari Italy things to do – Cagliari is the principal city in the South of Sardinia. The Cagliari area is worth visiting for its history, fauna, beaches, and fantastic sea!

Cagliari from the sea

To start, let’s enjoy the beautiful view of Cagliari from the sea with the following video.

Top 10 Cagliari Italy things to do

What to do in Cagliari? Below we bring you the main things to see in Cagliari.

  1. The Pink Flamingos at the Molentargius Park
  2. The Poetto beach
  3. The castle of Cagliari or the San Michele castle which rises at the top of the hill
  4. The Elephant Towers
  5. Tower of San Pancrazio
  6. The Cathedral of Santa Maria in Cagliari
  7. Sanctuary of Bonaria in Cagliari
  8. Mari Pintau beach
  9. Porto Giunco ​​beach and Stagno di Notteri
  10. Chia beaches

The Poetto beach

Poetto beach is the city beach of Cagliari. This beach divides the sea into salt flats where you can admire the beautiful flamingos.

You can admire the Poetto beach from above in the following video.

Castle of San Michele Cagliari

The San Michele Castle is inside San Michele Park. This park has undergone a notable historical evolution.

The San Michele Park is located in the northern part of the city on a hill at 120 meters above sea level. You enter the park via a stone path marked by wooden fences through the hairpin bends surrounded by pine trees. Here the white of the limestone rocks alternates with the green of the agaves and Mediterranean essences.

On top of the San Michele Park hill stands the medieval Castle of San Michele, even if the first plant was of Byzantine origins. The elevated position of the Castle offers a vast and breathtaking view. It goes from the Campidano plain to the Sella del Diavolo.

The Pisans built the Castle of San Michele. Subsequently, it passed to the Catalan, Aragonese, conquerors of the kingdom of Sardinia. It was besieged in the fourteenth century resisting the troops of the Arborea, rulers of the last surviving Sardinian judged.

After becoming the fortified residence of the Carroz family, the Castle offered refuge to dangerous fugitives for a certain period, so much so that the councilors of the Municipality of Cagliari asked the sovereign in vain to requisition it and have it demolished.

In 1652, during a plague epidemic, it was used as a hospital, then went through a phase of decline during the Austrian and Piedmontese periods. 

From 1820 to ’48, it became a barracks for the disabled.

In 1895 its new owner, Roberto di San Tommaso, had it restored by the architect Dionigi Scano and surrounded it with the still present pine forest. 

From 1929 to 1972, it was a radiotelegraph station of the Navy.

The Castle is currently a modern center of art and culture and hosts exhibitions. The visit inside the Castle is, of course, enjoyable.

Still, if you don’t have enough time for a complete visit coming here to the top of the hill to see the Castle from the outside and admire the vast surrounding panorama is also a good idea.

You need a ticket to visit the castle but the Castle square with the view is free.

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Mari Pintau beach

Mari Pintau is a beautiful beach set between the blue colors of the sea and the Sardinian mountains. As we can see, even near the city of Cagliari we find magnificent beaches and Mari Pintau Beach is a great example!

Porto Giunco ​​beach and Stagno di Notteri

Porto Giunco beach is located near Villasimius, on the southeastern tip of Sardinia.

Porto Giunco ​​beach is a beautiful beach washed by a crystalline sea and it is possible to walk safely in the water as the seabed is shallow near the beach.

The main feature of Porto Giunco beach is that the beach acts as a dividing line between the sea and the Stagno di Notteri. This division has not always existed. In more ancient times, in fact, the sea reached inside the pond allowing this area to become a Phoenician port as has emerged from the studies conducted in the area.

The division created over time makes this place unique: on one side the transparent sea of ​​Sardinia and on the other a pond that hosts flamingos.

Those who come to this beach, therefore, have 2 options: a nice refreshing bath or a nice walk along the pond for a more naturalistic observation.

You can see the beach in the following video:

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We are in Porto Giunco!

Hi Everybody! From the parking lot, we walk a short distance and in front of us, we find the beautiful Porto Giunco ​​beach,  in the south Sardinia, near Villasimius.

Porto Giunco ​​is not only one of the most famous beaches of Villasimius but also on the whole island. What are the characteristics that make it so famous?

A transparent sea washes the white beach. The shallow and sandy seabed makes it an ideal destination for families with children.

Being a known beach is very busy, maybe not the favorite for those who love peace and tranquility, but the beach is long and wide, so you shouldn’t struggle to find a place to lie down.

Porto Giunco ​​beach is not only known for its beautiful sea. It’s particular because enclosed between a lagoon and the sea.

You can drive along the pond for a while, passing through Via Dei Ginepri.

However, you can get to the pond also directly from the beach. Let’s go to explore!

The Pond of Notteri has no connection with the sea and is shallow: thus it favors the presence of pink flamingos. Here you can admire both pink flamingos and other migratory birds.

After this walk, we relax and enjoy this beautiful sea. Bye and see you on the next adventure!

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The best beaches in Sardinia are:

North

  1. Stintino La Pelosa
  2. Cala Corsara Isola di Spargi (Maddalena)
  3. Cala Thaiti Isola di Caprera
  4. Rena Bianca Beach Santa Teresa di Gallura
  5. Santa Maria Beach Isola di Santa Maria (Maddalena)

Est

  1. Cala Mariolu (Orosei)
  2. Cala Luna (Orosei)
  3. La Cinta San Teodoro

South

  1. Punta Molentis
  2. Tuerredda Beach
  3. Chia

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West

  1. Is Arutas Beach Cabras (OR)

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Eating in italian is mangiare and it’s an important part of the Italian life. There are many different types of food to eat in Italy and food can make your trip to Italy more special. You can taste different food and if you travel from north to south you can see how food becomes more abundant and more seasoned.

Anyway the main rules for the food to Eat in Italy are always almost the same. Let’s start to consider the food you can eat in Italy in the morning.

The most important letters of the alphabet for italian food are only 2: C and P.

C as Coffee and Cappuccino

P as Pasta and Pizza

Food to eat in Italy in the Morning: Breakfast

The breakfast is small and sweet. In the hotels you often find the international breakfast with ham, eggs, sausages and much more but if you want a true italian breakfast, forget about all of these things.

The real protagonists of the italian breakfast are Coffee, Cappuccino and Brioche. Let’s spend a few words for each one of them.

Coffee. When in Italy we speak about coffee we mean espresso. When the italians order an espresso they simply ask for a coffee. If you enter in a cafe and you order an espresso it means you are not an italian.

After you order a coffee they may ask you a lot of questions because there are many options. If you don’t know what to answer simply say: normale. In this way you’ll get simply a normal italian coffee.

Cappuccino. Cappuccino is milk with a little bit of coffee. The cappuccino is for the breakfast anyway you can order it in any part of day. Cappuccino has a little foam made by milk on the top. This is what makes cappuccino so delicious and different from milk and coffee. You can also add cocoa in order to make it more tasty. Cappucino can be also lactose free.

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Brioche is the solid part of the breakfast. The brioche is a Croissant that can be empty, with cocoa cream, with marmellade or cream.

In the hotel you can also find cakes, bread, marmalade and much more.

Lunch and Dinner

The main meals are lunch and dinner. In the restaurants you find the menu divided in 4 main parts:

Antipasti which are the starters that include smoked fish, the salami and the cheese.

Primi piatti where you find all the pasta they have,

Secondi piatti where you find meat and fish

and last but not least i dolci or desserts.

During important occasions or when celebrating events Italians have a complete meal with antipasto, primo, secondo and dolce. Anyway they normally order only pasta and meat or fish, alternatively antipasto (Starters) and Pasta.

So because you are in Italy you should taste all kinds of pasta. Pasta can be fresh and egg based such as tagliatelle, lasagne, tortellini and ravioli. Other kinds of pasta such as spaghetti, maccheroni, penne and rigatoni are dried instead.

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Taste pasta with different sauces made with meat, fish, mushrooms or vegetables. In Emila Romagna taste the ragù alla bolognese. Did you know the word Ragù? In Italy we ask for pasta al ragù and not pasta bolognese. Then in Italy don’t ask for pasta with meatballs: it isn’t an italian food!

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Cheese makes pasta with meat, mushrooms and vegetables more delicious. So at the restaurant the waiter brings you grated cheese that can be grana padano, parmigiano reggiano or pecorino. But don’t ask cheese when you have pasta with a fish sauce: it’s not used and the waiter has all the good reasons to look at you badly.

Food to eat in Italy? Pizza

When you go in a Pizzeria and they bring you a menu you may be confused by all kind of pizzas there are. Anyway you can normally also ask for a pizza with your favourite ingredients. During your trip in Italy take the occasion to taste more kinds of pizzas: the pizza is so delicious!

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Aperitivo or Apettizer

A big trend in the last few years is the Apettizer. In many bars it starts about at 6 p.m. and it may finish at 9 p.m. You order something to drink and they bring you also something to eat.

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Throughout the years the apettizer includes more food and in many bars it is called apericena. You can eat a lot and avoid dinner.

This is a good occasion to taste wine, relax and taste other delicious food.

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It is particularly good for those with children because there is a lot of sand and the seabed get gradually deep. Then there is a bar, umbrellas and other services.

Although it can easily get crowded, there is a lot of car parking, even if it isn’t free.

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