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Best things to do in Province of Cagliari

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“POINT OF INTEREST: One of the symbols of the city. It's also a sightseeing point... From up there you will see the whole gulf and the harbor.”
88 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Molentargius-Salt Works Regional Natural Park, spread on an area of about 1600 hectares, is located between the two towns of Cagliari and Quartu Sant'Elena, facing Poetto seafront. It was established in 1999 to safeguard and enhance a site of international relevance, that had already been included in Ramsar Convention in 1977, due to its importance as a place of stop, wintering and nesting of several species of aquatic birds, as pink flamingos, nowadays a symbol of the town. The history of the park is strictly connected to the one of the Salt Works: as a matter of fact, it owes its name to is molentargius, people who used to lead the donkey (su molenti, in Sardinian language) carrying the salt collected from the basins. Actually, over the centuries the area has been the richest source in Sardinia for the extraction of salt from the sea, an activity stopped only in 1985. For these reasons, visiting Molentargius Regional Park represents a unique experience that combines the pleasure of historical knowledge, for example through the Salt itineraries, which offer interesting architectural, historical, environmental, scientific and technical cues, still not known by the most, to a full immersion in an extraordinarily lively and wild landscape. Several species of wild birds cohexist in Molentargius ponds, representing the most relevant and remarkable charachteristic of the park. The symbol of this natural jewel are the Pink Flamingos, or sa genti arrubia, as Cagliari inhabitants used to say. Walking through the park it is possible to see many of them: hundreds of birds that stay or fly in the shallow water. The access is free. The visitors can leave their means of transport inside the dedicated parking area and going freely into the park, opened everyday, where they find also some sport itineraries, like nature trails, cycle paths and walking tours, totally surrounded by nature. They can also play birdwatching or make jogging. It is possible to book guided tours for groups, which include the observation of the plant life and the fauna of the park. One of the best ways to discover Molentargius Regional Natural Park is by bycicle: if you don't have one, among the Sali Scelti Palace you can find a bike rental and a bikesharing service. There are two more other ways to visit the park: by electric minibus or by boat. You can discover the main features of this naturalistic and industrial compendium through the ancient water canals of the park, supported by the explanations of the guide on board and above all, comfortably seated. The excursion by minibus offers the possibility to discover the most important characteristics of the Park, first passing through the street that runs along the Maestro canal of the Salt Works, and then along the Immissaro canal, till Poetto draining basin station, which canalises sea water into the Salt basin complex. The centre is provided with microscopes, audiovisuals and computer materials. The experts will guide tourists, students and guests: through simple but meticulous experiments they will explain the ecosystem dynamic. How to get there: Arriving at Molentargius Regional Natural Park is very easy, from Cagliari and Quartu Sant'Elena, through Poetto seafront. In Cagliari, inside Sali Scelti palace, is located the Tourist Information Office. The inner area, composed by Is Arenas, is accessible from Quartu Sant'Elena: in Don Giordi street are located the car parks for the visitors. Information: To ask for information or to book a guided tour, please contact the Infopoint, located on the ground floor inside Sali Scelti Palace (via La Palma): +39 070 379191. Some good advice: To visit Molentargius-Salt Regional Natural Park, using one of the several itineraries available, a sportswear or a casual one is recommended. The experts recommend to put on suitable clothing for the hiking, to avoid bright colours and to choose comfortable and water resistant shoes and mimetic clothing: this will make it easier to escape to the sharp eyes of the animals, so that you can watch them during their activities. We recommend you to bring your binoculars - you can also rent them at the park's Infopoint only for one euro, this will make it easier to observe the animals without getting too close to them, thus avoiding disturbing them. The four-legged friends are also allowed, but on a leash and those of large size must be muzzled. Do not forget to bring your camera to capture the wonders that the Regional Park offers! Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parcomolentargius/”
72 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Old Roman open theater where every summer many concerts or shows take place.”
51 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Go at sunset and grab a seat on the patio to enjoy an incredible view all over Cagliari. Ideal for aperitif”
70 locals recommend
Park
“NATURAL PARK: A big park in the heart of the city... Here nature is the rule. There's a bar, a Sport Area and also a Dog Area!”
56 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum dedicated to the ancient history of Sardinia with various archaeological finds, including Punic jewels.”
49 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“ Elegant cathedral of the 1200s with lavish interiors, a large marble pulpit and a crypt with royal tombs.”
61 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The "Torre dell'Elefante" is a medieval tower built in the XIV century during the rule of Pisa. The name originates from a statue of an elephant.”
39 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One hour by car from Iglesias, if you want to know more about Sardinia's history this is the perfect place. The buildings made with big stones have a big impact to the view, this buildings are called "Nuraghi" or "Nuraxi" in the Sardinian language. ”
39 locals recommend
Establishment
“45 minutes drive from Rodani's Villa, Tuerredda is definitely the best beach of the South West Coast. Crystalline water, white fine sand beach and right in front of it, a small islet that you can reach by swimming. Local tip: being the most beautiful beach, in the peak season may be very crowded. Better to go there in the early morning if you wish to reserve your favorite spot, otherwise, if you prefer to enjoy a more peaceful spot, you can move to the close Spiaggia di Ferraglione, a small secluded cove nearby Tuerredda.”
41 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful beach of fine white sand, clear sea and beautiful colors with shallow water, characterized at its back by the presence of the pond of Notteri where the beautiful pink flamingos live, with the possibility also to photograph them from close enough if we are lucky ... it is payable and costs € 5 all day and the same ticket is valid for the whole day also in other coves of Villasimius. There are bathing establishments.”
36 locals recommend
Park
“Nature area with paths for walking / jogging, 2 parks for dogs, pond and wildlife.”
27 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This iconic street in the heart of Cagliari offers everything you could want in shopping with a lot of local flavor. Great ice cream, local fashion stores, to department stores, this street is a beautiful place to spend an evening”
17 locals recommend
Park
“Historic garden with a wide range of trees and plants, including tropical, succulent and Mediterranean varieties.”
21 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Citadel with works of art, anatomical and archaeological museum around a central courtyard.”
36 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“La Sella del Diavolo è uno dei luoghi più suggestivi e simbolici della città di Cagliari, sia per le sue peculiarità ambientali, che per le numerose testimonianze archeologiche presenti sull’area, attualmente fruibili grazie a uno splendido sentiero. The Devil’s Saddle Promontory is one of the most beautiful and symbolic places of Cagliari, both for its environmental features, and for the various archaeological evidence present on site, accessible nowadays thanks to a wonderful path.”
38 locals recommend