The City of the Sun
You’re in luck—we happen to think the best way to arrive in Cagliari is by sea. (Not that we’re biased or anything!) This way you get to witness to full specter of this colorful city rising haphazardly from the sea, cresting with a rocky centerpiece better known as Il Castello. The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari boats over 25 centuries of history to explore in the form of Roman ruins, museums, churches, and numerous galleries.
Wander the streets to catch glimpses of yellow-tinged buildings juxtaposed with an impossibly blue sky. Or head to Poetto, the main beach. Spanning nearly five miles along the city’s coastline, we suggest splurging on an umbrella and lounge chair which will offers the perfect vantage point to contemplate the alluring turquoise water. But as enjoyable as Cagliari is in the daylight, once the sun starts to set you’ll want to find yourself in the heart of Cagliari’s medieval old town, Il Castello. Gaze over the city below and the ocean beyond and watch Mother Nature put on her own version of a light show as the fading light casts shadows on the landscape below.