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Landing at the international airport of Elmas, a certain emotion already pervades the tourist sees the porthole when approaching a charming town lying untidily on the Golfo degli Angeli between the Molentargius, with saline instead in perfect order, and the open sea. And Cagliari never disappoints its visitors that always greets with a pleasant climate, warm in winter, making the visit even more enjoyable.

And 'advisable to book a car before leaving to find it ready on arrival and easily reach the city that is located a few kilometers.

Crossing the Street Sulcitana, in a quarter of an hour's drive is already in Via Roma, a major road that runs along the port of Cagliari and it overlooks the railway station.

Continuing until Viale Bonaria, you reach the shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria which the Sardinians are very devoted and which is a bit 'the symbol and the sign of union of this region.

On the hill of the same name fourteenth century church is flanked by a beautiful basilica that has been visited by the last three popes Park annex interesting remains of a Roman and early Christian necropolis.

Returning to Via Roma, the right, take Viale Regina Margherita leading directly to the historic Castle District, founded by the Pisani in the thirteenth century on a limestone hill a hundred meters above sea level and by the same fortified with walls, towers and ramparts.

Through the medieval gates that open in the walls can be accessed within the district, said by the Sardinians Casteddu, where you can discover picturesque corners, terraces overlooking the sea, ancient mansions and churches, including the Cathedral dating back to the thirteenth century in Romanesque style Pisa, later remodeled for the first time in the eighteenth century according to the canons of the Baroque style, and in the twentieth century, when the facade was completed in Neo-Romanesque style, inspired by the Cathedral of Pisa.

A must is the Bastion of Saint Remy, whose name comes from the first viceroy, turned into a staircase and topped the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the nineteenth century, giving access to a covered walkway and a large terrace which is a of the attractions of the city, you can enjoy the breathtaking views and, especially in summer, is the destination of walks. Do not miss the nearby Tower of Pisa to San Pancrazio and the Elephant with her well.

But Cagliari is not only the historical center: its many museums, including the not to be missed is the National Archaeological full of interesting and rare artifacts that testify to the long history of this island. There are many churches, the oldest of all is the Basilica of San Saturnino the fifth century with the adjacent cemetery is one of the most important early Christian complex of Sardinia.

You can not start from Cagliari without making a bet on the Poetto, its main beach situated between the city and the salt flats, with fine sand and shallow and crystal clear, you can easily reach in few minutes by car.

On the west coast of the Golfo degli Angeli, about 40 minutes from Cagliari, Pula and Nora with their Archaeological Park are an irresistible attraction for all visitors to the island, as it is rich with historical treasures Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. From here the airport is less than 40 kilometers away.