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Walking Around Cagliari

Cagliari is a capital with a lot to offer.The city is set in Gulf of the Angels, in the south of Sardinia. With its long history and amazing beaches, it is one of Italy’s unmissable places. What trip to Sardinia would be complete without a few days by the sea? Italy’s most famous coastal region knows a thing or two about beaches. The main and most famous beach is definitely Poetto, around eight kilometers long with crystal-clear waters, dominated by the Sella del Diavolo (Devil’s Saddle) promontory. Its nature and pale sand merge perfectly with the blue sea and sky, creating a unique setting for both young and old to relax and have fun in.

The nearby Molentargius–Saline Regional Park is perfect to take photos of the pink flamingos that live on the pond, in a setting that is even more beautiful at sunset.

Story and the Beach

Cagliari is the capital city of Sardinia. Founded by Phoenician seafarers, it was ruled in turn by the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines. Later, it was the capital city of one of the Giudicati, the independent States into which Sardinia was divided in the Middle Ages. Subsequently, it was conquered by the Pisans, then by the Aragonese, and came under Spanish rule for several centuries.  To get a deeper understanding of the origins of Cagliari, visit the National Archaeological Museum, which preserves objects from the prehistoric period to the days of the Byzantine Empire. Continue with a tour of the city center known as ”Castello” (“Casteddu” in Sardinian, from which the city of Cagliari gets its name), with its borders marked by the St Pancras and Elephant towers. Within the city, there is the Cathedral of St. Mary, famous for its crypt containing the relics of various martyrs.

You can also walk through Stampace, the former merchant quarter, Marina, the fishermen’s district, and Villanova, the shepherds’ and peasants’ area.The Basilica of San Saturnino, the oldest in Sardinia that we know of, is just one of the many majestic churches in the city center.

Also worth a visit are the Tuvixeddu necropolis, from the Phoenician-Punic era, and the Roman amphitheater, the small “Colosseum” of the Sardinian capital.

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Where to Sleep

You can choose different types of accommodation. Every solution respects standard of quality and is controlled personally by the Responsible of the program.

You can choose between the following solutions:

1. B&B

If you want to live your linguistic homestay independently at your own pace, you can choose the solution B&B. They are family structures on the sea or in the city centre, with room with private bathroom and with breakfast included in the price. Every room can be for a person or for a couple.

2. Homestay

Aligned with the FICCS method, we offer to the people who want to learn the language and the Italian culture the homestay at 100%. The families, who can be composed of a household or of a person, offer double rooms or single rooms in their house. In family is possible to choose the treatment that includes only breakfast or breakfast + dinner, an important moment of aggregation for every italian family.

We advise this accommodation to the people who want practise the italian language at home too and to the people who are interested in italian culture and traditions and particularly sardinian, as well as adaption to household’s rhythms different from that source.

3. Studios

For those who prefer the privacy of an indipendent accommodation, we offer the studio or two room apartment solution, for 1, 2 or 3 people, all of them with a small kitchen and located in the city centre or in front of the sea.

How to get to Cagliari

Plane

The easiest and quickest way to reach Cagliari is by plane. The nearest airport is Cagliari-Elmas located 6 km from the city.

Here you can find some of the companies that fly to Cagliari and link the city to other destinations in Italy:

www.ryanair.com

www.vueling.com

www.alitalia.com

www.meridiana.it

For further information you can take a look at the official website of Cagliari Airport:

www.sogaer.it

To get from the airport to the city center you can catch a train (www.trenitalia.com – Departure: Cagliari Elmas – Arrival: Cagliari); the ticket costs 1,25 Euros and it takes about 10 minutes.

Ferry

Several companies connect Sardinia to Italy (from Civitavecchia –Rome, from Piombino and Livorno – Tuscany, from Trapani and Palermo – Sicily, from Genova and from Naples) and Europe (from Barcelona, from Marseille, from Bonifacio and Propriano, Corsica) such as Moby Lines, Sardinia Ferries, Corsica Ferries, Grimaldi Lines, Snav, Tirrenia, CMN La Méridionale).