Cagliari is the largest city in Sardinia, one of Italy's largest islands in the Mediterranean, alongside Sicily. The city and its surrounding region are known internationally for the abundance of beautiful beaches and summertime entertainment. However, there is much more to Cagliari than this: a rich cultural heritage and a long history make it a great city to visit for all types of tourists. The area has some of the best beaches and climate of the country, and a very distinct regional cuisine. The city's airport links it, through direct flights, with major European cities, such as London, Prague, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris and Barcelona. If you're looking for a cheap flight leaving from London, you can find one easily using our online comparison tool, which lets you compare all deals currently available according to your preferences. With many tourist attractions, a great offering of leisure and entertainment activities, a wide variety of traditional folk festivals, fine cuisine and stunning beaches only a few miles away, Cagliari is sure to make a remarkable holiday experience.
The airport has good connections with the city centre, which you can reach by shuttle, bus or taxi: the journey time will be around 10 to 15 minutes. Once you're in the city, you can get a Kard Karalis card, which gives you free unlimited access to the city's public transport infrastructure and free or discounted entry to its many museums and cultural sights. There are three options, depending on the length of your stay: a one-day, three-day and seven-day card is available to all tourists. The city has a vibrant cultural atmosphere, with many events running throughout the year: watch out, in particular, for the traditional festival of Sant'Efisio in May, with a procession dating back from the mid-1600s. Alongside Cagliari's many churches, cathedral and museums, you can take a day trip to discover the fascinating Nuraghe settlements in Barumini, which are over 3000 years old. There are many beaches, unblemished and untouched by mass tourism, close to the city. Being on the island of Sardinia, Cagliari is connected to the rest of the country by ferries (to Civitavecchia and Genoa in particular) and flights to most cities.