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Cagliari In Your Pocket

Cagliari In Your Pocket

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The first English language city guide to Cagliari. The first Italian In Your Pocket city guide.

The first English language city guide to Cagliari. The first Italian In Your Pocket city guide.

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Air Berlin Tel. 199 40 07 37, www.airberlin.com. Düs-
seldorf, Munich, Zurich.
Alitalia Tel. 89 20 10, www.alitalia.com. Milan-Linate,

British Airways Tel. 199 71 22 66, www.ba.com.

EasyJet Tel. 899 23 45 89, www.easyjet.com. Basel,
Berlin-Schönefeld, Geneva, London-Stansted, Milan-Malpen-
sa, Paris-Orly.

Germanwings Tel. 199 25 70 13, www.germanwings.
Cologne, Stuttgart.
Meridiana Fly Tel. 89 29 28, www.meridiana.it. Bolo-
gna, Florence, Milan-Linate, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Rome-
Fiumicino, Turin, Verona.
Ryanair Tel. 89 55 00 00 20, www.ryanair.com. Bari,
Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Charleroi, Cuneo, Frankfurt-
Hahn, Genoa, Girona, Ibiza, Karlsruhe, Kaunas, Krakow, Madrid,
Marseille, Nuremberg, Parma, Pescara, Perugia, Pisa, Rome-
Ciampino, Seville, Trapani, Trieste, Valencia, Venice, Weeze.

SmartWings Tel. (+420) 255 70 08 27, www.smart-
Volotea Tel. 199 208 717, www.volotea.com. Ancona,
Brindisi, Venice.

Bicycle rental

Bicincittà B-3/4, Town Hall (Palazzo Comunale), piazza
De Gasperi 2, 6th floor, tel. (+39) 070 677 85 85/800
45 63 00, www.bicincitta.com.
A card is needed to rent
a bicycle and can be purchased at the Town Hall (Palazzo
). You must be 18 or older and have an ID card
or passport. So far there are four locations from where the
bicycle can be picked up or dropped off (cicloposteggio), in
via Sonnino, piazza della Repubblica, piazza Giovanni XXIII and
at Marina Piccola. QOpen 09:00 - 12:00, Tue, Thu 09:00 -
12:00, 16:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Card €30, including
€25€ annual fee plus €5 spending charge.

Bus tours

City Tour Cagliari B-3, piazza Yenne, tel. 800 42 28 50,
The open top bus tour takes
approximately one hour and will take you around to see the
the most remarkable sights there are to visit in Cagliari. You’ll
get the chance to see the old city walls and towers driving
around Castello, rather than through it. You’ll see the Roman
Amphitheatre and the beautiful views of the gulf of the Angels.
The tour even takes you as far as Poetto beach and if you’re
lucky you’ll have the possibility to see flamingoes. Q Dept.
09:30 - 19:30. €10, 5-12 €5, U5 free.


Public transportation network CTM provides a somewhat
efficient and fast service around the city and the suburbs.
Buses run roughly from 04:00 to 00:50. Tickets can be
bought from CTM Points, newspaper stands and tobac-
conists, marked with a big black and white T outside the
shop. A 90-minute ticket is €1.20 when purchased in
advance or €1.70 on the bus. Have exact change ready
when you buy the ticket on the bus. Other options include
a 1-day ticket (€3), a weekly ticket (€12) and a monthly
ticket (€30, over 65 €14), all valid on Metrocagliari too.
Tickets must be clipped once on board.

CTM Point viale Trieste F-2, viale Trieste 151, tel.
800 07 88 70/(+39) 070 209 12 10, www.ctmcagliari.
QOpen 08:00 - 19:00, Sat 08:00 - 12:45. Closed Sun.

Cagliari In Your Pocket



GettinG around

In the era of laptops and smartphones, what you re-
ally need are hotspots. There is free outdoor Wi-Fi in
via Roma, in largo Carlo Felice and at Marina Piccola.
Start your laptop/smartphone, connect and follow the
instructions. Many bars and cafés have free Wi-Fi as

Internet & Wi-Fi

CTM Point piazza Matteotti B-4, piazza Matteotti.

QOpen 07:30 - 13:30. Closed Sun.

Tour Baire via Cagliari 88, Capoterra, tel. (+39) 070
72 02 18, fax (+39) 070 72 07 67, info@tourbaire.com,
Buses to a number of destinations south-
west of Cagliari. Tickets are sold on board buses. Tour Baire
also offers coach, minibus and chauffeur driven cars hire, and
provides transfer pick ups at Cagliari-Elmas Airport. QOpen
09:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun.

Car parking

By far the easiest and most pleasant way to visit the city
centre is on foot. If you do decide to use your car, white lines
(very few of them left) indicate free parking. If the lines are
blue look for a parking meter (parchimetro) and pay the price.
Tickets should be displayed on your car windscreen. The cost
depends on the parking zone you are in. Expect to pay €1/hr
in the city centre. Be sure to have plenty of coins to hand as
parking meters neither give change nor accept credit cards.
Parking is free from 13:00 to 16:00, from 20:00 to 09:00, on
Sundays and public holidays.
Disabled parking spaces are available at Metropark
Cagliari and Regina Elena Parking Garage.

Metropark Cagliari B-4, piazza Matteotti, tel. 800
65 00 06, www.metropark.it.
Located adjacent to the
bus and railway stations, only a five minute walk from piazza
Yenne, the Metropark has 652 spaces including 13 bays for
disabled drivers. QOpen 24/7. Hourly rate €1, daily rate €10,
monthly rate €80. AU

Regina Elena Parking Garage B-2, viale Regina
Elena, tel. (+39) 070 684 89 60/(+39) 348 211 03
88, ca.reginaelena@apcoa.it, www.apcoa.it.
Situated a
few minutes walk from the Saint Remy Rampart, the Regina
Elena Parking Garage boasts 628 spaces and has a lift that
can take you straight up the hill to Castello. QOpen 24/7.
Hourly rate €1.20, daily rate €5. AU

Car rental

All you need to rent a car is a credit card, an ID card or
passport and valid driving licence. Some companies do
require a minimum age and minimum driving experience. If
renting a car with children you must also rent the appropri-
ate seat or cushion for their age and weight.

Avis (airport) E-1, Cagliari-Elmas Airport, tel. (+39) 070
24 00 31, www.avisautonoleggio.it.
QOpen 07:30 - 22:30.
Avis (city) C-4, via Roma 16, tel. (+39) 070 67 49 03. QO-
pen 09:00 - 13:00, 15:30-19:00, Sat 09:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun.

Europcar (airport) E-1, Cagliari-Elmas Airport, tel.
(+39) 070 24 01 26, fax (+39) 070 212 96 71, www.
QOpen 08:00 - 23:00.
Europcar (city) F-1, viale Monastir km 3.550, tel.
(+39) 070 208 41 15, fax (+39) 070 208 19 57.
09:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 17:00, Sat 09:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun.

Hertz (airport) E-1, Cagliari-Elmas Airport, tel. (+39)
070 24 00 37, fax (+39) 070 24 08 55, www.hertz.it.

QOpen 08:00 - 23:00.

Hertz (city) B-4, piazza Matteotti 8, tel. (+39) 070 65
10 78, fax (+39) 070 66 34 57.
QOpen 08:30 - 19:30,
Sat, Sun 09:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 19:30.

Maggiore (airport) E-1, Cagliari-Elmas Airport, tel. (+39)
070 24 08 18, fax (+39) 070 212 89 76, cagliari.cg1@
maggiorerent.it, www.maggiore.it.
QOpen 07:30 - 22:00.
Maggiore (city) F-1, viale Monastir 116, tel. (+39)
070 27 36 92, fax (+39) 070 208 05 36, cagliari.cg2@
QOpen 09:00 - 13:00, 16:30 - 19:30, Sat
09:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun.

Sixt E-1, Cagliari-Elmas Airport, tel./fax (+39) 070 21
20 45, www.sixt.it.
QOpen 08:45 - 21:45, Sun 09:00 -
13:00, 16:30 - 20:30.

Guided tours

L’Isola che Vorrei Tel. (+39) 328 276 11 64/(+39)
347 367 45 98, info@isolachevorrei.com, www.ca-
A young and dynamic group of profession-
als organise guided tours of Cagliari and surrounding areas.
You’ll set off on foot or on a small coach with one of the
friendly tour guides, ready to go and explore the historical
city centre or the beach or some of Cagliari’s underground
sites. In fact, you can have your tailor-made tour and can
venture out as far as Villasimius, Nora or Barumini, just to
name a few. Tours in English, German, French and Spanish.
Q Book in advance. Prices upon request.


Metrocagliari C/D-2, piazza della Repubblica, MRe-
pubblica, tel. (+39) 070 57 93 01, informazioni.ca@arst.
sardegna.it, http://arst.sardegna.it/orari_e_autolinee/
At the moment Metrocagliari only
operates one surface line, from piazza della Repubblica to
neighbouring Monserrato, part of outer Cagliari. Trains run
from 06:00 to 22:40. Tickets must be stamped once inside
the train. Q Ticket office open 07:00 - 22:00, Sun 07:30
- 14:00. 90-minute ticket €1.20, carnet of 12 90-minute
tickets €12. U

Motorbike and Scooter rental

Car.Bus.Tec B-4, via Sassari 1/B, tel./fax (+39)
070 49 83 99, tel. (+39) 347 542 46 07, info@car-
bustec.com, www.carbustec.com.
If you are looking
for excitement and an all Italian experience then you might
be interested in renting out a scooter or motorbike. All you
need is a credit card, an ID card or passport and a valid
driving licence. QOpen 09:00 - 13:00, 16:30 - 19:00, Sun
10:00 - 12:00, 18:00 - 19:00. Scooter rental €17-€65 per
day. Motorbike rental €35-€140 per day.


Cagliari’s taxis are safe and generally reliable. The starting
rate is €3 (€5 on Sundays and public holidays, €5.50
between 22:00 and 06:00) with a per kilometre rate of
€0.90, which goes up to €1.30 at night time or when driv-
ing out of town. Few taxi drivers speak English. Cheating
is rare. Just make sure that the meter is running before
you set off.

Radio Taxi 4 Mori Tel. (+39) 070 40 01 01, radio-
taxi@email.it, www.cagliaritaxi.com.
Q Operating

Radio Taxi Rossoblù Tel. (+39) 070 66 55, fax (+39)
070 65 81 30, info@radiotaxirossoblu.com, www.radio-
Q Operating 24/7

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Via Sardegna 22, Cagliari
Tel. (+39) 070 66 93 80 - 349 059 89 88

Shopping in Cagliari is not just running around a shop-
ping centre but actually strolling down the city’s narrow,
cobbled streets while enjoying the marvelous experience
of shopping. Italy is famous for its high-end fashion and
Cagliari is no exception. You can find anything from your
typical street bargain to high-end fashions and couture.
Most of the shopping areas are concentrated around the
city centre. Some of the most famous streets for shopping
around Cagliari are via Alghero and the up and coming
outdoor shopping mall located in Villanova. Via Sulis offers
visitors from high-end fashion boutiques to vintage and
jewellery stores. Largo Carlo Felice and via Roma are also
lined up with a vast variety of shops from bookshops, an-
tiques to the well renown la Rinascente department store.
Via Manno and via Garibaldi are great for bargain finds and
small boutique browsing. Both are pedestrian streets with
plenty of shops filled with stores selling clothing, acces-
sories and handicrafts.
Keep in mind that shops are closed on Sundays and the
majority close also during lunchtime. Lunchtime clos-
ing hours vary from shop to shop but most close from
13:00/13:30 to 16:30/17:00.

Shopping centres

Le Vele G-1, via delle Serre, Quartucciu, tel. (+39) 070
88 85 98, info@centrolevele.it, www.centrolevele.it.

It is the biggest shopping centre (centro commerciale in
Italian) in the Cagliari metropolitan area, located 15 minutes
from the city centre. You can find anything from home fur-
nishing shops, clothes, accessories, shoes, electronics and
the Carrefour superstore but also boasts restaurants, piz-
zerias, fast food, bars, multiplex cinema and a bowling arena.
There is plenty of free parking and ATMs are also available
on site. QOpen 09:00 - 21:00, Mon, Sun 10:00 - 21:00.



Mercato San Benedetto C-1, via Cocco Ortu, tel.
(+39) 070 40 33 96, www.mercatosanbenedetto.com.

If you are looking to buy and taste locally grown fresh produce
then you are in the right place. Mercato San Benedetto is one
of the biggest fresh produce markets in Europe. Opened in
1957, it is a two level structure of about 4,000 square meters
each. The fish-seafood department is located on the ground
floor (a must see) while the fresh produce sections such as,
meat, cheese, fresh baked bread, locally grown organic fruit
and vegetables are located on the upper floor. There are
about 240 stalls available to visit and buy products from. If
this is not part of your travel guide itinerary then you must
include it. It is not your typical market. The vendors are ex-
tremely friendly and welcoming while offering their costumers
a once in a lifetime experience. Savour a couple of hours
mingling with the locals and tourists while visiting this lively
market. QOpen 07:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun.

Department Stores

la Rinascente B-3, via Roma 143, tel. (+39) 070 65 32
71, www.rinascente.it.
For those who love shopping but
hate going from shop to shop, la Rinascente is a one stop
shop. A high-end department store that has something for
everyone. Whether you are looking for that perfect evening
dress or an every day to day bag or maybe a new pair of sun-
glasses or why not, a new watch, this department store has it
all. Men’s, women’s, children’s luxury collections, beauty, ac-
cessories, houseware items and lingerie. Impossible to miss.
QOpen 09:00 - 20:30, Sat 09:00 - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 21:00.


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Delizie di Sardegna B-3, via Sardegna 22, tel.
(+39) 070 66 93 80/(+39) 349 059 89 88, info@
deliziedisardegna.it, www.deliziedisardegna.it.
shop offers a truly large selection of very good quality
only-Sardinian products. Be tempted by traditional cakes,
honey and jams, as well as other organic products of the
island, such as olive oil, artichokes in oil, myrtle wine and
fil’e ferru (a type of local grappa), just to name a few. Also
a good range of typical Sardinian linen and ceramics for
sale. You can also order a cabinet or a chest, and the shop
manager will arrange the shipping to your home address.
Tailor-made Sardinian costumes can be created, though
allow up to a few weeks for final delivery. If you’re looking
for a gift to bring back home, there’s also a large variety
of souvenirs to choose from. QOpen 09:30 - 13:30,
15:30 - 20:30.


La Bottega delle Meraviglie B-2, via Lamarmora
82, tel. (+39) 070 65 30 20/(+39) 340 835 29 60,
A mix of vintage and new,
La Bottega delle Meraviglie offers anything from collectible
pieces, to jewellery, French and Italian unique designs, bags
and last but not least collectible toys and handicrafts. It is a
shop where the past meets the present and that will simply
take you on a journey from the moment you walk in. Wonder-
fully decorated, with hundreds of items to choose from, you
may just end up spending an entire morning or afternoon
browsing. QOpen 10:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 20:00, Mon 17:00
- 20:00. Closed Sun.

Home & Design

Intrecci C-3, viale Regina Margherita 63, tel. (+39) 070
332 87 08, intrecciart@gmail.com.
This is a truly unique
shop, ideally located along the hill that brings the visitor from
the port up towards the Saint Remy Rampart. The very name
of it is a clear reference to the act of weaving, at the core of
traditional Sardinian craftsmanship. It’s beautifully renovated
and full of light, inside it’s organised more like an art gallery
than a simple shop. Its main philosophy is to display and sell
only locally produced handicraft. Elements and material of
traditional Sardinian costumes are used to recreate modern
clothes for both men and women. There are hand-made
carpets, lace and linen with typical decorations, as well as
pottery and ceramics which resemble works of art. There’s
traditional Sardinian jewellery, such as the famous filigree.
There are also lamps and boxes and so much more to see.
QOpen 10:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 20:30. Closed Sun.


Loredana Mandas B-3, via Sicilia 31, tel. (+39) 070
66 76 48, info@loredanamandas.com, www.loredana-
In Loredana Mandas’s laboratory, one of the
few filigree jewellery artisans in southern Sardinia, you can
feel the thrill of assisting her while she is creating entirely by
hand one of the typical island jewels. In her shop window are
shown from traditional ethnic jewellery to geometric motifs,
pendants, earrings and rings embellished with precious and
semiprecious stones. Loredana Mandas’s shop is a must see
for those who appreciate high quality handmade jewellery and
want the guarantee of having a traditional piece of jewellery
of a Sardinian craftswoman. If no one is in the shop ring
the bell on the right, as Loredana lives just above the shop,
she will come down and assist you. QOpen 09:30 - 13:00,
16:30 - 20:00. Closed Sun.

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