|Cagliari city centre|
|Elmas Airport (CAG): 4 mi from city centre|
Is Italy's beautiful island of Sardinia calling? Catch cheap flights to Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) onboard Alitalia, Italy's national airline, Lufthansa but cheapest of all, easyJet. The low cost airline departs from London Stansted and arrives in Cagliari in less than three hours.
Cagliari and Sardinia are generally busiest in summer when the Mediterranean water is warm and the beaches start to get crowded with both Italians and foreigners. Book your flights to Cagliari at least three months in advance for the best deal on your tickets.
Direct flights to Cagliari take 2 hours 45 minutes from London.
Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and the place where most visitors touch-down. While many rush off to their resorts in other parts of the island, Cagliari is a treat and it would be a shame to skip it altogether.
Poetto Bach: Of course the city has an amazing beach. This one is 8km long and a great spot if you want all the beach amenities. Parts of the beach are private and run by the beach clubs which charge €3 entry but offer toilets and showers.
Shopping: Cagliari has some great shopping in and around Via Roma and Largo Carlo Felice. The pedestrian streets Via Manno and Via Garibaldi in the city centre are also great spots to shop while on holidays in Cagliari.
Eating out: Walking around the old town, it's pretty difficult to choose a bad restaurant here. Food is almost always good, especially if you're ordering sea food or the "catch of the day."
Find more information on Cagliari Tourism.
Cagliari has a number of hotels and beach-front resorts just outside of the city. If you're visiting in summer, it's essential to book your hotel in Cagliari well in advance if you want to avoid disappointment. Rooms in the famous Forte village tend to fill up months in advance.