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Archaeology Travel Guide Cagliari

Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia, is a city steeped in history. With roots dating back to the Phoenician and Punic era, this coastal gem boasts a rich tapestry of historical sites, including a well-preserved Roman amphitheatre and the medieval Castello district of typical ancient walls and narrow streets. Beyond its historical charm, Cagliari offers breath-taking views from its panoramic terraces, pristine beaches and a vibrant culinary scene that draws on the island’s many flavours. Whether you travel for history, nature or gastronomy, Cagliari promises a memorable Italian getaway.

Reasons to Visit Cagliari

Historic Churches,

Punic tombs cut into exposed limestone rock at Tuvixeddu, Caliari.

Archaeological Sites

The building housing the Municipal Art Gallery in Cagliari.

Museums & Art Galleries,

Ahistoric cafe in Sardinia and the Bastione of Saint Remy.

… Coffee & Historic Cafés

Cagliari Museo Eulalia
#MyArchaeologyTravelSardinia - Gianluca Pitzeri
Living for a long time in a place usually ends in two ways: you either love it or hate it. I love Cagliari. It is constantly ‘kissed’ by the sun as well as the wind. You can go to the beach until November. An there are many restaurants and shops. The Roman ruins, the medieval quarters, the Poetto seafront or the view from the Bastione are just a few of the places that make this city unique. Beginning your stay in Sardinia with Cagliari is a great way to start.

Find Places to Visit in Cagliari

A Brief History of Cagliari for the Traveller

The skyline of the historic centre of Cagliari against a cloudless sunset.

Karaly - Karales - Càller - Casteddu - Cagliari

Whether you are visiting for a few hours as part of a shore excursion or a few days, this 20 minute read sets out the fascinating history of Cagliari in 47 historical places and landmarks. Gianluca is postgraduate archaeology student at the University of Cagliari he knows his city well. This is a perfect read for anyone planning a trip to Cagliari and looking for some background or recommendation for what to see and do in the Sardinian capital.

Five Popular Attractions in Cagliari

National Archaeology Museum Cagliari

Archaeology Museum

Cagliari Roman Amphitheatre

Roman Amphitheatre

Castello medieval walls at the Lion Gate.

Medieval Castello

A candle lit tunnel that was used during World War 2 for the residents of Cagliari.

WW2 Tunnels

Gianluca Pitzeri on a segway in front of the Bastione St Remy.
Bastion Saint Remy

Inspiration & Itineraries

A well preserved Roman mosaic floor at the archaeological site of Nora.

Day Trips from Cagliari

Cagliari Shore Excursions