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Tourist information

Here you can find all the answers to your most frequently asked questions to make the most of your stay in Cagliari.

What are the main attractions to visit in Cagliari?
Cagliari is a truly unique city that can offer a wide range of experiences. Here are the ten must-see things in Cagliari:

  • Poetto Beach and Sella Del Diavolo (Devil's Saddle)
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Santa Cecilia
  • Bastion of Saint Remy
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Molentargius-Saline Natural Park
  • Civic Palace
  • The Elephant Tower and San Pancrazio Tower
  • Tuvixeddu Necropolis
  • Municipal Art Gallery
Where can I find the most beautiful beaches near Cagliari?
Here is a selection of the most beautiful beaches in Cagliari and its surroundings:

  • Poetto Beach
  • Calamosca Beach and Cala Fighera
  • Cala Regina Beach
  • Mari Pintau Beach
  • Solanas Beach
  • Porto Giunco Beach (Villasimius)
  • Punta Molentis Beach (Villasimius)
  • Su Giudeu Beach (Chia)
  • Cala Cipolla Beach (Chia)
  • Tuerredda Beach
Which are the best restaurants to taste local cuisine in Cagliari?
  • Antica Cagliari (Marina District and Poetto)
  • Sa Piola
  • Leonildo
  • Galaya City (Carloforte dishes)
  • Red Fox (gastropub)
  • Gintilla (vegan restaurant)
  • Sea flower (restaurant on a floating barge)
Which are the best pizza places in Cagliari?
  • Rubiu Levante
  • Sa Tracca
  • Framento
  • Maiori
  • Sa Scolla
How can I reach the historical center from the Foyer?

On foot
The historical center of Cagliari can be reached on foot by passing through some of the most vibrant and picturesque streets of the Villanova neighborhood.
Duration: 20 minutes
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By bus
Bus: M
Duration: 15 minutes
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How can I reach the Poetto Beach by public transports?
Autobus: 3P (da Piazza Giovanni XXIII)
Percorrenza: 35 minuti
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What are the best beach Clubs on Poetto Beach?
  • Emerson beach club
  • Le Palmette Beach Club
  • Frontemare
Where can I buy bus tickets?

Electronic travel tickets
Electronic travel tickets can be purchased at any time and without any additional cost through the free Busfinder app available for Android, iOS, and Huawei smartphones. Inside the app, there is a dedicated section called "Tickets." To make the first purchase, you need to enter this section and press the "Purchase" button.

Paper tickets
Paper tickets can be purchased at CTM Points, authorized resellers, and automatic ticket machines.
Click here to view the Points of Sale and CTM Points

What are the best shopping streets in Cagliari?
Via Roma, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Via Sonnino, Via Garibaldi, Via Dante, Via Bacaredda, as well as the historical center in the Castello district.

Where can I purchase local products and typical souvenirs of Cagliari?
The San Benedetto Market, just a 10-minute walk from the Foyer, is the largest covered civic market in Italy and the ideal place to buy typical Sardinian food products (cold cuts, cheeses, carasau bread, preserved vegetables, fregola, malloreddus, honey, wine, craft beers).
Are there guided tours available to explore the city?
To optimize your time and have a first approach to the city, we recommend booking a guided walking tour with qualified local guides.

Leluda Dimopoulos
+39 328 591 1539

Carla Perra - Ichnussa Archeo Tour
+39 349 735 9799
Are boat excursions possible in Cagliari?
Discover the crystal-clear sea of Cagliari with a sailing or motorboat trip.

Is there a way to explore the city of Cagliari on foot?
Cagliari is a city tailored for pedestrians, and its historical center is not very large, making it easy to explore on foot. What to see in one day:

  • Marina District, the most multicultural neighborhood
  • Villanova, the jungle-like neighborhood of Cagliari
  • The Castello District
  • The most Instagrammable street in Cagliari: Via Stretta
  • The Bastion of Saint Remy in the Castello District
  • Stampace neighborhood
Where can I find a tourist office in Cagliari?
The tourist office is located at 145 Via Roma, not far from the train station.
Is it possible to receive private medical assistance at the Foyer?
Tourist Medical Center offers medical visits at home or at their clinic.
Who should I contact in case of medical emergency?
In case of a medical emergency, you have the following options:

  • Contact the Tourist Medical Center for a medical visit at your accommodation or at their clinic.
    More Info

  • Call 112

  • Go to the emergency department of Brotzu Hospital. The MonitorPS app allows you to check the real-time crowding status of emergency facilities in Sardinia.
    More Info
What is the nearest pharmacy?
Pharmacy Pedrazzini
Opening hours:
Every day from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight)
Distance: 2 minutes on foot
Directions Link

Pharmacy Severino
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Closed on Sundays
Distance: 4 minutes on foot
Directions Link
How can I reach the airport from the Foyer?
Public transport
Cagliari Elmas Airport can be reached by taking bus M (from the stop in via Bacaredda) and then the train from Cagliari station. The first train from Cagliari departs at 05:26, while the last one leaves at 22:00. The total duration of the journey is approximately 40 minutes.
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+39 070 400 101

How to call a taxi in Cagliari?
+39 070 400 101
Do you offer a laundry service?
We provide a coin-operated washing machine at a cost of €5.00 for 2 hours. For further information, please contact the reception.
Is there a luggage storage facility available?
The Foyer offers luggage storage service at no additional cost. For further information, please contact the reception.
What to visit on rainy days in Cagliari?
  • Castello District
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Municipal Art Gallery
  • San Benedetto Market
  • Viceroyal Palace
  • Explore the underground Cagliari
  • Take refuge in a historic café


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