Cagliari Tourism, Italy

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Cagliari (English /ˌkæliˈɑːri/, /ˈkæljəri/ or US /kælˈjɑːri/; Italian: [ˈkaʎʎari] ; Sardinian: Casteddu [kasˈteɖɖu]; Latin: Caralis) is an Italian municipality and the capital of the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy. Cagliari's Sardinian name Casteddu literally means castle. It has about 150,000 inhabitants, while its metropolitan city (including Cagliari and 16 other nearby municipalities) has more than 431,000 inhabitants. According to Eurostat, the population of the Functional urban area, the commuting zone of Cagliari, rises to 476,974.Cagliari is the 26th largest city in Italy and the largest city on the island of Sardinia. An ancient city with a long history, Cagliari has seen the rule of several civilisations. Under the buildings of the modern city there is a continuous stratification attesting to human settlement over the course of some five thousand years, from the Neolithic to today. Historical sites include the prehistoric Domus de Janas, very damaged by cave activity, a large Carthaginian era necropolis, a Roman era amphitheatre, a Byzantine basilica, three Pisan-era towers and a strong system of fortification that made the town the core of Spanish Habsburg imperial power in the western Mediterranean Sea. Its natural resources have always been its sheltered harbour, the often powerfully fortified hill of Castel di Castro, the modern Casteddu, the salt from its lagoons, and, from the hinterland, wheat from the Campidano plain and silver and other ores from the Iglesiente mines. Cagliari was the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1324 to 1848, when Turin became the formal capital of the kingdom (which in 1861 became the Kingdom of Italy). Today the city is a regional cultural, educational, political and artistic centre, known for its diverse Art Nouveau architecture and several monuments. It is also Sardinia's economic and industrial hub, having one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean Sea, an international airport, and the 106th highest income level in Italy (among 8,092 comuni), comparable to that of several northern Italian cities. It is also the seat of the University of Cagliari, founded in 1607, and of the Primate Roman Catholic archdiocese of Sardinia, since the 5th century AD.

Wikipedia

Cagliari is Sardinia’s capital island and also the greenest city of Italy. Tracing back to history, it was ruled by some civilizations. It also has the biggest ports and serves to be the industrial hub of Sardinia. It’s a beautiful city with historic buildings and places.

 

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Facts and Stats for Cagliari*

  • Pollution Statistics in Cagliari

    Know the pollution level of Cagliari before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 28.85 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.69 (Low)
  • Cagliari: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Cagliari for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cagliari.

    • Burglary and Theft 42 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.43 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 27.08 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Cagliari - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.62 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.35 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.14 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.31 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.07 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cagliari

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cagliari

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.45 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 91.7 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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  • 7-Hour La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour
    7-Hour La Maddalena Archipelago Boat Tour

    Duration: 7 Hour

    Dive into the emerald waters off Sardinia on a boat excursion through La Maddalena Archipelago! Spend an unforgettable day in...

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  • Alghero: Sardinian Home Cooking Class and Lunch
    Alghero: Sardinian Home Cooking Class and Lunch 7 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hour

    Learn to make and prepare a traditional Sardinian meal at 3-hour home cooking class in Alghero. Transfer to a typical country...

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  • Cala Goloritz Boat Cruise
    Cala Goloritz Boat Cruise

    Duration: 8 Hour

    Climb aboard a small boat and cruise along the coast of Baunei on an 8-hour tour with 6 hours to spend at the beach. Swim wit...

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  • Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour
    Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

    Duration: 2.5 Hour

    Glide through the enchanting streets of Sardinas capital city on a Segway tour of Cagliari. Discover a history dating back to...

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