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Location of Cagliari
Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and the centre of the Province of Cagliari. It is located in the southern part of the Italian island. It shares borders with the Campidano plains on the north, the Capoterra mountains on the west and the Sette Fratelli mountains on the east. Similarly to Rome, Lisbon and Istanbul, Cagliari was also built on seven hills. These constitute the quarters of the city. Castello, Tuvu Mannu, Tuvixeddu, Monte Claro. And Monte Urpinu, Colle di Bonaria and Colle di San Michele.
History of Cagliari
The city’ neighbouring areas were inhabited in the prehistoric times. The town was established in the 7th century BC. Some of the fortresses surrounding the Castello quarter were partly built by the Pisans. Cagliari has been independent and has also been under the control of conquistadors such as the Spanish and the Austrians.
Weather in Cagliari
Sardinia, the beautiful island where Cagliari is located, has typical Mediterranean weather. Summers are long and hot, while the winter is wet. In July and August, the average temperature is 24-25°C. The major winds here are the Mistral and the Sirocco. Several wind turbines have been built, benefiting from the windy climate. If you are mainly interested in swimming, the weather is ideal between the end of May and the beginning of September. If you prefer more active recreation and hiking, it is also worth visiting the place in the spring and autumn periods.
Main sights in Cagliari
The Parco di Monte Urpinu lays on a hill and is the largest and highest located park in the city. It is famous for the wild animals and hiking routes. It is a perfect spot for a picnic; families with small children often come to visit. There is a wonderful view of the city and the sea from the top.
The Orto Botanico dell’ Università di Cagliari, as the name suggests, is located on the campus of the University of Cagliari. It is maintained by the staff and students of the institution. The facility, opened in 1866, has a territory of more than 5 hectares. It is divided into three main parts where you can see Mediterranean, succulent and tropical plants.
Gastronomy of Cagliari
The city is characterised by unique gastronomic traditions. These are mostly represented by the dishes made with Frutti di mare and fish. The old Spanish times also influenced the local cuisine. The excellent local wines are perfect for special dishes.
Beaches in Cagliari
There are many beautiful beaches in the city and in the neighbourhood. Most of them have white sandy shores, and the water is incredibly clean.
Poetto Beach (Cagliari)
One of the longest beaches in Italy. Due to its size, it is rarely crowded – mostly in August and at the summer weekends. Beside swimming, it is also ideal for surfing, sailing and scuba diving. You can find popular clubs nearby, such as Il Lido, Plan B, Sax Beach and Frontemare.
Punta Molentis (Villasimius)
The beach of Villasimius has fine white sand. The water is crystal clear and has a colour of azure and turquoise blue. Thanks to its location, the beach is well-protected from the wind. If you visit the place, explore the bar or rent a boat. You should also visit the prenuraghic remains of the Punta Molentis on the hill behind the beach.
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The port of Cagliari
Thanks to its geographic location, the port is not only large but also very well-equipped. It is ideal for luxury yachts in particular. They provide water, electricity and services such as food supply, deck cleaning or medical assistance. There are regular ferries leaving for Civitavecchia, Palermo and Naples.
Port of Carloforte
Carloforte is another beautiful city on the island of Sardinia. It has a magical effect on tourists in any period during the year. The Marina Sifredi port has 250 moorings. The accept boats and sailboats even with a length of 60 metres.
If you would like to go sailing, you should visit the other spectacular places in the area. Quartu Sant’Elena, Villasimius, Costa Rei and Isola dei Cavoli are also wonderful sights. Find yacht routes in Sardinia or choose another Sardinia yacht charter.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Cagliari. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Cagliari shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Cagliari shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Cagliari – Quartu Sant’Elena 12.27 km (7.63 mi), Day 2. Quartu Sant’Elena – Villasimius 37.24 km (23.14 mi), Day 3. Villasimius – Costa Rei – Porto Corallo 40.47 km (25.15 mi), Day 4. Porto Corallo – Arbatax 59.02 km (36.68 mi), Day 5. Arbatax – Villaggio Colostrai 69.51 km (43.19 mi), Day 6. Villaggio Colostrai – Isola dei Cavoli 31.79 km (19.75 mi), Day 7. Villasimius – Foxi – Cagliari 47.14 km (29.29 mi).
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Day 1. Cagliari – Pula 27.73 km (17.23 mi), Day 2. Pula – Nora – Chia 16.97 km (10.55 mi), Day 3. Chia – Sant’Antioco 65.29 km (40.57 mi), Day 4. Sant’Antioco – Portocuso 16.58 km (10.30 mi), Day 5. Portocuso- Carloforte 9.73 km (6.04 mi), Day 6. Carloforte – Porto Pino 41.05 km (25.51 mi), Day 7. Porto Pino – Perda Longa – Cagliari 79.40 km (49.34 mi)
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