Cruise Port Atlas | Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy Map | Location

Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Caliari: Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: Cagliari Cathedral, Cagliari Citadel, Cagliari Archaeological Museum, Orto Botanica, Tuvixeddu Necropolis, Poetto Beach, Cap Sant'Elia, Devil's Saddle, Molentargus wetlands, Nora Archaeological Site, Su Nuraxi (Nuraghic Tower), Sant'Antioco, Tophet of Solci, Sant'Antioco Archaeological Museum(

The impressive port of Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and has long been one of the island's most important cities with its deep port area, surrounded by swamps on two sides. Founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BCE and conquered by Rome in the Punic Wars, it has subsequently changed hands many times until Italy was united in the mid-19th century. The hilly old town section is known as the Castello and offers guests good views of the port and a number of important museums. Most of the important sites of the city are within walking distance of the Castello including the Cathedral, the Botanic Garden, and the necropolis.

There are a number of popular natural attractions in and near Cagliari including Cap Sant'Elia (one of the city's hills) and the well-known hiking trails at the Devil's Saddle. Just west of the Cape is the salty lagoon known as Molentargius, famous for thousands of flamingos. Just north of the Cape is the Poetta Beach, a long and well-developed resort area. The UNESCO Nuraghe town known as Su Nuraxi is the largest in the immediate vicinity. On a small narrow peninsula southwest of the city is the archaeological site at Nora. Farther away is Italy's 4th largest island, Sant'Antioco, which also has several archaeological sites, museums with artifacts from ancient civilizations, and some nice beaches.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Italian

Secondary Languages: Basic English in tourist oriented businesses

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Cagliari Castello district by Frank K

Geography and Population

Cagliari, near the southern tip of Sardinia, is built on seven hills and bordered on the east and west by swamplands. The city itself has a population of about 150,000, but the larger metropolitan area has over 350,000.

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How Far?

Taxis change an initial fare of 3 Euros and 0,9 Euros per kilometer thereafter.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Cagliari Airport 10 KM 17 minutes  
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Cagliari Cathedral 1.9 KM 8 minutes about 6 Euros 
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Citadel 2.6 KM 9 minutes about 6 Euros 
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Orto Botanica - Roman Amphitheater 3 KM 10 minutes about 7 Euros 
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Tuvixeddu Necropolis 3.6 KM 10 minutes about 7 Euros 
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Cap Sant'Elia - Devil's Saddle 6.3 KM 12 minutes about 10 Euros 
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Poetto Beach 7 KM 13 minutes about 11 Euros 
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Molentargius Lagoon   About 15 minutes  
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Nora Archeaological Site 37 KM 53 minutes about 40 Euros 
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Su Nuraxi (Barumini) 44 KM 52 minutes about 45 Euros 
Cagliari Cruise Terminal Sant'Antioco Island 97 KM 1 hour 32 minutes about 95 Euros 

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Ospedale San Giovanni di Dio, Via Ospedale, 46, 09124 Cagliari, phone - +39 070 6091, 2.5 KM, 9 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Banco Di Sardegna S.P.A., Via Diego Gregorio Cadello, 11, 09121 Cagliari, 1.5 KM, 6 minutes, 13 minute walk
Banca D'Italia, Largo Carlo Felice, 13, 09124 Cagliari, 1.8 KM, 7 minutes, 16 minute walk

Post Office

Poste Italiane, Piazza del Carmine, 25, 09124 Cagliari, 2 KM, 8 minutes, 19 minute walk

Port and Berths

Cruise Terminal - Banchina Garau, 09125 Cagliari, GPS - 39.207417, 9.114443

Photo of Tuvizeddu Necropolis by Cristiano Cani