Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

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Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island, Sardinia. It is literally built upon layers of different civilizations from the Neolithic to today.

           

Cagliari is known for its Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high over the town.

From the Castello, there is a marvelous  view over the Gulf of the Angels, the Pond of Molentargius and the hills of Cagliari.

Housed in a former arsenal, the Archeological Museum features bronze objects, ceramics and other Roman artifacts from the Nuragic Age to the Byzantine era.

Spanish fortifications, Pisan towers and medieval walls rise above the central Piazza Yenne.

 

Cagliari's winding medieval lanes have a certain shabby chic charm and character.

 

Walking the narrow lanes brings you to pleasing views, such as this one of Chiesa di Sant'Efisio, dedicated to Cagliari's patron saint.

The true beauty of Cagliari is what is found in the maze of back streets.

The lower districts of Stampace, Villanova and Marina are more modern, and feature cafes, tapas bars and tourist shops.

 

  

Shops and vendors offer eclectic Sardinian merchandise from scooter parts to wine and horse meat, from traditional Sardinian fashion to vintage jewellery and imported straw hats.

Cathedral Santa Maria, dating from the 13th century, has artworks from the Baroque and Romanesque periods.

Historic monasteries and convents have been converted to pleasant public areas or tourist accommodations.

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This site was last updated 07/27/19