Pick up a car from Cagliari Airport and Sardinia becomes your playground!
Sightseeing in Cagliari
Cagliari itself is a beautifully historic city located on the island’s south coast. Wander round the largest indoor market in Italy for a memorable gourmet experience or hike up ‘sella del diavolo’ for amazing coastal views of the entire Gulf of Cagliari.
Don’t forget to visit the city’s oldest district, Castello! Here you will find the National Archaeological Museum, The National Gallery, and The Centre of Art and Culture all set in a maze of 13th Century cobblestoned streets.
Day Trips From Cagliari
In true Sardinian style, Cagliari is home to some gorgeous beaches. Poetto beach is particularly popular in the summer months. Stretching 6km, it is the longest beach in Italy and as it's lined with funfairs, restaurants, bars it is a real hive of activity. Be sure to take a stroll down to the stunning Marina Piccola which with its yacht club and outdoor cinema is also popular amongst holidaymakers.
However, if you are looking for something a bit more picturesque you won’t be disappointed. With over 1,800km of unspoilt beaches, you really are spoilt for choice. With your hire car at hand, the only decision you need to make is which direction to drive in!
Chia is one of Sardinia’s most dazzling beaches and is only a 45 minute drive away. Spend the day at Nora Beach and stay for dinner in the town of Pula - the most charming Italian town in southern Sardinia.
For those that fancy exploring inland, why not try one of the many popular wine tasting and vineyard tours? Easily accessible by car, the Dolinova Vineyard can be found just north of Cagliari and produces delicious muscatel wines. The tour typically also offers a selection of meats, cheeses and other local delicacies to sample throughout the day to make sure the wine doesn’t go to your head!
The Arco dell’Angelo is another gorgeous site worth visiting. Again, located just north of Cagliari it is just a short drive in your hire car. Created by wind erosion, Arco dell’Angelo is considered a natural monument due to its beautiful pink granite formations making it a truly spectacular sight!