start: 9.00 AM - 3.00 PM
meeting point: Cagliari, Piazza Yenne (in front of the obelisk)
*Pickup from your Cagliari based Hotel and or Cagliari Port cruise ship terminal
End location: Return to your original pickup location
Cagliari is an old city with a long history, Cagliari has seen the rule of several civilizations. Raised on more than seven hills its origins trace back to the ancient Phoenician Karalis, built over a settlement of the third millennium BC. In Roman times it became the “capital” of the island and from the Middle Age it has been the seat of long foreign dominations, whose traces are still visible especially in the district of Castello.
Your walking tour begin by the quarter of “Castello” (Castle).
Discover the secrets of the medieval quarter among its strong walls, its impressive towers, its ancient churches, narrow streets, terraces…you are the protagonist!
The church of St Mary became the city’s cathedral in the 13th century. There are still traces of the medieval structure, the inside follows the Baroque fashion (18th century).
The Sanctuary of the Martyrs hosted in the crypt is home to 179 niches containing relics of Cagliari’s martyrs.
The Royal Palace has existed since the 14th century as the residence of Aragonese, Spanish and then Savoy Viceroys. The present-day setting of the building is the result of major restoration works by Savoy engineers in the 18th-19th century.
Towers intended to guard the main entrances to Castello and to bolster the city walls, which were being built in the same period. Elephant Tower occupied the most south-western point of the castle, St. Pancras north-eastern. They are made from local limestone and theirs wooden floors divide them in four levels.
It was built in white limestone at the end of the 19th century and it is the result of three fortified bastions which were then joined together. On the top, you are met by a vast terrace with benches and palm trees. The view is breath-taking.
And more churches, terraces, narrows streets, squares, palaces, workshops, cafes, handcrafts articles, restaurants…etc.
I wanted to give you special hours being with a real “cagliaritano”. The kind of experience you would have if you had a good friend who was a Cagliari native. My tours are informative and most of all, personal to you.
In this way I want to give you something exciting, something special, something to remember when you return home.