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Cagliari

Cagliari

2000 years of living history are yours to enjoy throughout the modern and cosmopolitan city of Cagliari, with its breath-taking medieval architecture and the cobbled streets of its many piazzas. Cagliari is the perfect way to breathe in the history and classical charm of real Italy, while also partaking in fine dining, boutique stores and buzzing atmosphere that is so distinctively Italian.

Besides a range of comfortable and modern four-star properties, Cagliari offers some enticing boutique accommodation options. The Place Cagliari (Via Sant'Efisio 59/61) has beautifully decorated, romantic rooms; many with wood-beamed ceilings. Cagliari Boutique Rooms (Via Garibaldi 105) is also gorgeously appointed, with a prevalence of pale tones and wooden floors. Near the harbour, the chic three-star Maison Miramare Boutique Hotel (Via Roma 59) is coolly eclectic, filled with art, and has great attention to detail. Just down the road, the splendid Marina Di Castello (Via Roma 75A) is among a number of lovely B&Bs in Cagliari.


The main shopping area in Cagliari is centred around the marina, with many interesting boutiques and high-street names dotting Largo Carlo Felice and the shaded arcades of palm-lined Via Roma. To channel Italian style, try sleek, designer boutiques such as Volonté (Largo Carlo Felice 40) or the venerable department store la Rinascente (Via Roma 143). The city also has several flea markets that repay a rummage, including an antique and bric-a-brac market (Piazza Carlo Alberto) on the second Sunday of the month, while the huge San Benedetto (Via Francesco Cocco Ortu) food market is a wonderful place to find speciality Sardinian foodstuffs.

There’s a great culinary selection in Cagliari, whether restaurants, trattorias or simple eateries. The Sardinian capital is an ideal place to sample the distinctive local cuisine, which includes deliciously fresh seafood, culurgioines (pasta stuffed with potatoes and mint), fregola (small balls of pasta) and many incredible-tasting cheeses. Feast on seafood at Monica e Ahmed (Vittorio Emanuele 119) or Ristorante Al Porto (Via Sardegna 44). There are plenty of cheap eats at relaxed venues such as Pizzeria il Porcile (Via Porcile 9), where a lunch of pizza and accompanying drinks will leave you change from €10.

Cagliari Carnival
February/March
Cagliari celebrates the preamble to Lent with flair in the form of celebrations, costumes and parties. Among the highlights are parades, during which locals wear traditional masks for different roles such as sa panettèra (the baker) and tiàulus (the devils).


Settimana Santa
March/April
Holy Week is celebrated with great solemnity and ceremony in Cagliari, and there are some breathtakingly spectacular processions organised by the various local fraternities, in particular on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.


Festival of Sant’Efisio
1 May
In celebration of Sardinia’s patron saint – who saved the city from the plague in the 17th century – colourful parades pass through the flower-lined streets of the city on 1 May every year. Sirens and horns from ships in the port signal the arrival of the saint’s effigy, which is held aloft on a golden ox-drawn coach.


Cagliari Open Monument
May
A number of fine architectural edifices that are usually out of bounds to the public are opened up and available to visit and explore across the city.


Rosso Tango Art Festival
July
This festival is a passionate celebration of dance, with a variety of lively performances and contests involving tango specialists. Visitors have the chance to take part in vibrant milongas (tango events), and there is also a chance to take part in ballet and yoga classes.

ESSENTIALS

Language
Italian
Currency
Euro
Time zone
GMT +1
Flight time
2 Hours 45
Holiday type
Beach , City Break , Summer Sun

WEATHER

30/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
14°C
min
22°C
max
31/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
13°C
min
23°C
max
01/11/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
14°C
min
23°C
max
02/11/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
13°C
min
22°C
max
03/11/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
15°C
min
24°C
max
04/11/14
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
14°C
min
25°C
max
05/11/14
Moderate rain at times
Moderate rain at times
13°C
min
19°C
max
Jan
14°C max
6°C min
Feb
15°C max
6°C min
Mar
16°C max
8°C min
Apr
18°C max
9°C min
May
22°C max
12°C min
Jun
27°C max
16°C min
Jul
31°C max
19°C min
Aug
31°C max
19°C min
Sep
28°C max
18°C min
Oct
24°C max
14°C min
Nov
18°C max
10°C min
Dec
15°C max
7°C min

AIRLINES

TODAY'S WEATHER

Sunny skies 24°C
14°C
min
22°C
max
59%
huimidity

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