Cagliari City is a must see for cruisers. It is a beautiful modern town that also offers a glimpse into the city’s past. The city offers great beaches and a glimpse of nature that you will love.
You can begin this tour at the free shuttle bus stop at Calgiari cruise port.
From the port, you will enter the main street via Roma. Nearby, you will see the beach of Poetto. The beach is ten kilometers long. One of the top attractions is the “Sella del Diavolo” (Devil’s Saddle). The salt pools are a scarlet color during the period of maximum water evaporation and in the winter they attract a large number of birds – particularly pink flamingos.
Also during the tour, you will visit the Basilica of Bonaria. From the location, you get a picturesque view of the Gulf of Cagliari. This is a great photo opportunity.
In the south, you will find the Golfo Degli Angeli – “Gulf of the Angels”. The lagoons are almost entirely enclosed by the urban network of the town, with its wide suburban belt flights of flamingos, ducks and herons.
The town walls were built by the Aragonese. Your walking tour will begin by the quartel of “Castello”, first taking you into the town and passing by the National Archaeological Museum, which houses collections from the early Sardinian and Nuragica civilizations. The National Archaeological Museum also houses artifacts from the Phoenician, Carthaginesian, and Roman civilizations.
Inside the center of the city you will see the medieval tower of St. Pancrazio. The next sight on your tour will be Saint Mary’s cathedral that dates back to the Romanesque period, to which the bell tower belongs (it was subsequently restored and modified in the Baroque style in the 17th century). Below the altar is the sanctuary. There are three chapels where urns are stored. They are believed to contain the remains of martyrs.
After Saint Mary’s cathedral, you will enter the old city and finish your trip by visiting the bastion of Saint Remy. At the end of your tour, you will be provided with free time to shop in the Manno area.
Ending Point: At the end of the excursion, your get back to the starting point or you can stay longer in the city.