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Italy, Sardinia – Cagliari and the Surroundings

Published: 21.11.2020
This year did not want to travel much, but we still found tickets to a place we have been planning to see for a long time. The aim of this year's holiday was a diverse Sardinia. Within 14 days we had the opportunity to cross the island from the south through the mountains inland to the east, then north and northwest. Our journey begins in Cagliari, from where we then move east to the island.

The capital of Sardinia is located in the very south of the island and has less than 200,000 inhabitants. The city has a classic Italian atmosphere. Despite restrictions due to the coronavirus epidemic, the city's streets are very crowded after dark. During the day we visit probably one of the most famous landmarks of the city, which is the bastion of San Remy. It is a fortification tower standing on Piazza Constitucione, overlooking the city and harbor. In the center there are several important buildings, such as the church of Nostra Signora di Bonaria, San Saturno or the town hall. Via the lively Via Roma you can reach the port.

Cagliari   noční ulice Cagliari   San Remy

pohled ze San Remy

Cagliari is literally teeming with breathtaking and interesting beaches. It's up to you which one or which one you choose, of course you can also stay on the city beach of Poetto. You certainly won't make a mistake if you go both west and east of the city. Our choice fell on Porto Giunco. The beach is about an hour's drive east. The Torre di Porto Giunco tower rises on a hill and offers beautiful views of the entire bay. You can get to the tower on foot and the way there and back is about 2 kilometers long. We visited Solanas and Mari Pintau beaches in one day. Solanas beach is relatively wide with coarse sand. Mari Pintau beach, on the other hand, is pebbly and narrow, so you should expect more people.

Torre di Porto Giunco   výhled na pláž Porto Giunco

pláž Solanas

On the way north from Cagliari, a stop at the Su Nuraxi Nurang complex is a very good choice. It is the largest complex of these buildings so typical of Sardinia on the whole island. Admission with a guide is 14 euros per person. Whether you want to relax on the beach, go trekking in the mountains, go cycling or just soak up the relaxed atmosphere and taste the local famous wines and products, this island is a clear choice.

Su Nuraxi

GPS: 39°12'58.7"N 9°06'57.9"E

Text and photos: Veronika Kocmanová



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