The city of the Sun
Cagliari, is the perfect city of your wedding
Cagliari è la città del cuore. Baciata dal sole e accarezzata dal mare, spicca come un gioiello antico con scenari da favola. Qui ogni luogo è speciale e romantico. Una spiaggia infinita, un castello medioevale, un romantico giardino tra antiche mura e altre incantevoli location per le tue nozze.
The city of the Sun
Cagliari is a bright city, where the sun shines most of the year. A dazzling blue sky is typical even in wintertime.
It is the capital of Sardinia, located in a unique position overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and stretches over its distinctive numerous hills. The hill on which Castello - the oldest nucleus of the city - stands, welcomes visitors with an enchanting picture-perfect view, whether they arrive by boat or by plane.
What is striking about Cagliari at first sight is its light. The warm Mediterranean sunlight reflects on the ancient white limestone buildings, giving a magnificent effect and making each colour more intense.
The city of the sea
Cagliari is a seaside city and the sea is the key element around which the life of the whole city and its inhabitants is centred.
The port stretches along the city's main road and is a stone's throw from the historic centre. Cruise ships with passengers from all over the world land there. Su Siccu and Marina Piccola, the two small tourist ports, are picturesque corners of the city that enrich it with romantic scenery while providing a snug harbour for small sailing and motor boats.
The Poetto beach is popular all year round and in summer it becomes the "beach of one hundred thousand” because of its popularity with the locals.
The Santa Gilla lagoon, the salt marshes, and the Molentargius natural park are host to thousands of pink flamingos that nest there throughout the year, and which can often be seen flying over the city and on the beach.
Here every breath smells of the sea, and its scent easily becomes the unmistakable perfume of evening walks in the old town.
The old town
A long history and many foreign dominations are reflected in the monumental heritage of Cagliari.
We pass from the Punic era with the Tuvixeddu necropolis, to the Roman Amphitheatre, dating back to the 2nd century AD. The Castello district is the heart of the city, whose walls, ancient gates, Pisan towers and tall ramparts bear witness to its medieval history. You can walk from the Royal Palace of the Aragonese period and home to the Viceroy of the Kingdom of Sardinia, to the Liberty-style buildings of the nineteenth century. From the Cathedral of Santa Maria dating back to the 1200s, to the Baroque churches of San Michele and Sant’Anna. All around the historic heart of the city, many other ancient jewels recount their story: from the medieval castle of San Michele to the Savoy fort of Sant'Ignazio; from the Basilica of San Saturnino, the oldest in Sardinia, dating back to the 5th century, to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria from the 1700s. There are many parks and gardens that make Cagliari a green and delightful city for young and old.
Cagliari in literature
“And suddenly there is Cagliari: a naked town rising steep, steep, golden-looking, piled naked to the sky from the plain at the head of a formless hollow bay. It is strange and rather wonderful, not a bit like Italy. The city piles up lofty and almost miniature, and makes me think of Jerusalem: without trees, without cover, rising rather bare and proud, remote as if back in history, like a town in a monkish, illuminated missal. One wonders how it ever got there. And it seems like Spain or Malta: not Italy.”
David Herbert Lawrence