The capital of Sardinia: history and art, sea and parks, comfort and good food
Maximum altitude: 10 m a.s.l.
Location: Sardinia Channel
Cagliari’s oldest district. Being one of the 4 historic districts, it brings together the main things to see in the city, such as the Cathedral of Cagliari or the Bastion of Saint Remy. I will tell you more about them a little later in the article. This neighborhood located on a hill was home to the Sardinian nobles and wealthy people. Fortified over time, in particular by the Pisans, the Aragonese and the Spaniards, it was the headquarters of the military, religious and civil authorities. After the Second World War the positions of the main Sardinian institutions were moved here. Discovering its small streets on foot is really very pleasant (access to cars is allowed only to residents). As the neighborhoods overlook Cagliari and the sea, you will be able to enjoy some fantastic viewpoints along the ramparts.
Here are some of the places to visit:
- The Elephant Tower and the Tower of San Pancrazio, 2 Pisan towers built in the 14th century. It is possible to climb to their top to admire the view, but they may be closed during the visit due to some renovations.
- Piazza Palazzo: here are the Royal Palace, the Episcopal Palace and the Cathedral
- The royal palace or Palazzo Vice Regio was the residence of the viceroy of Sardinia and is now the seat of the prefecture. For only € 1.50 you can visit some of his rooms.
- The Garden Under the Walls: located under the ramparts, it is an excellent place to rest for a while in the shade. From here, it is also possible to take the lift to the Bastion of Saint Remy.