A city on a human scale, rooted in a past immersed in culture, history and tradition.
An ancient city, historical protagonist of the Mediterranean and of a land where development and innovation are synonymous with Sustainability, Environment and Hospitality.
Cagliari overlooks the Gulf of Angels, the Poetto beach which frames it, and the Devil’s Saddle promontory. It has lived through its thousand-year-old history from the pre-Nuragic era to the Savoy government, passing on the way through Punic, Roman, Pisan and Spanish dominations.
Built on 7 hills - like Rome, Istanbul, Prague and Lisbon - on which its 7 respective neighbourhoods developed... such as Castello, on the highest hill, the city's historic stronghold and centre of power. Or Stampace, at the foot of Castello, which houses the church of Sant'Efisio, a much loved saint, especially in the south of the island: a protagonist of a centuries-old religious passion.
The IED Cagliari Campus is in Villa Satta: an early 1900s Art Nouveau villa surrounded by a botanical garden run by the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape, due to its beauty. This special oasis in the city is a 7-minute drive from the airport and a 10-minute walk from the Central Station and the port. Villa Satta is located in the Stampace district, in an area dominated by Art Nouveau villas and large gardens, 5 minutes from the Botanical Garden of the University of Cagliari and the university hub. Together with the multi-purpose Teatro Massimo, the Mediterranean MEM-Mediateca, and the international Up School, it constitutes a small technical district linked to culture and creativity.
Cagliari proudly lives its strong traditional identities, but is linked to a period of creative and entrepreneurial ferment that in the 1990s led it to pioneer Information Technology in Italy, from Video On Line to Tiscali, and to the more recent Abinsula, founded in Sassari, and Softfobia. For many years it hosted the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team base, during preparation for the America's Cup. Outstanding in the food and wine sector are Marina Ravarotto, a young chef who reinvents the traditional cuisine of Barbagia, and Luigi Pomata, a Carlofortino chef specialised in contemporary dishes. Today the cultural, artistic and entrepreneurial landscape of Sardinia is represented by talents who brilliantly perpetuate its vocation for innovation, while respecting and constantly referring to its ancient traditions. Such as, for example: Paolo Fresu, a trumpeter and flugelhorn player, one of the best known musicians on the Italian and international scene; Gavino Murgia, a multi-instrumentalist who brings the sounds of Sardinian tradition to jazz; Michela Murgia, writer and author of cultural projects; Marcello Fois, writer, playwright and screenwriter... and of course the great fashion stylist Antonio Marras: from Alghero to the world.
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Where to find us
Viale Trento, 39
How to reach us
Cagliari has a discrete public transport network.
Exist one metro line and numerous bus lines that allow you to easily reach any part of the city until evening and also the neighborhood. The ticket costs 1.20 € for one run, but there are different types of season tickets, discounts for students and frequent travelers.
The site of the CTM, Transportation and Mobility Consortium, offers comprehensive information and allows to calculate the shortest route by entering the desired destination. On the company website, you can download the updated schedule of bus lines.
Also a bike sharing service will be activated in the next months, through which you can get around the city on two wheels with all the benefits of cycling in traffic.
The main railway station of Cagliari is located in downtown, and easily reachable by public transport. Visit the websites of the ARST and Trenitalia to see schedules and conditions..
The Airport “Mario Mameli” Cagliari-Elmas is not far from the city (8 km), is accessible by taxi or by bus. The main lines flying to Milan and Rome and others main European cities. There are major low-cost airlines.
Cagliari has also a Port with cruise terminal nearby the main street and the railways station. From Cagliari there are ferry lines for Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Trapani, and also to Genoa and Livorno. Cagliari has also ro/ro terminal “Porto Canale”, dedicated to container traffic. A harbor area of Via Roma is reserved for tourist boats. In the city there are two touristic port: Su Siccu (Navy League) and Marina Piccola
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- Museo Archeologico Nazionale
- Galleria Comunale d'Arte
- Palazzo di Città
- ExMà - - Exhibiting and Moving Arts
- Ghetto degli Ebrei
- Il Lazzaretto
- Cimitero Monumentale di Bonaria
- Teatro Lirico
- Teatro Massimo