Cagliari is a city with remains of more than 5000 years of civilisation. Given its strategic position on the island of Sardinia, the harbor and fortresses made it popular for empires. 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.
Flamingos and beaches
Molentargius-Salt Works Regional Natural Park, spread on an area of about 1600 hectares, is located in South Sardinia, between the two towns of Cagliari and Quartu Sant'Elena. It was established in 1999 to safeguard and enhance a site of international relevance, due to its importance as a place of stop, wintering and nesting of several species of aquatic birds, as pink flamingos, nowadays a symbol of the town. Needless to mention that one can spend endless hours of bird watching in the park.
Beach-lovers will enjoy beautiful pure white sand beaches - some not even spoiled by any touristic installations.