City suspended between heaven, earth and water, surrounded by the sea and lagoons are unique in Europe, Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital, has a soul divided between history, culture, nature, seaside tourism and nightlife. Intrigued by the views of the Castle, from the ramparts and the Roman ruins, the visitor finds himself in a world full of attractions. A few steps from the beach Poetto here eastward Molentargius pond, nature park and perfect habitat for many plant and animal species. To the west instead of the pond of Santa Gilla, magical place of the first settlements Carthaginians. In older Saline, which at sunset are colored red-­‐purple shades, the elegant pink flamingos are admired for their flight elegant and plush.
At the center of a metropolitan area of Sardian (five hundred thousand inhabitants), the city appears quiet and magical. Built on seven hills on which rise the city quarters (Castello, Tuvumannu, Tuvixeddu, Monte Claro, Monte Urpinu, Bonaria, San Michele), the Phoenician and Roman Karalis has a green heart in the Botanic Garden, which the shadow of the ficus trees, preserves ancient Roman cisterns and hosts rare examples of Mediterranean and tropical flora. Splendid views can be enjoyed from the top of the hills citizens: the Public Garden and the Embankment, Monte Urpinu, Colle di San Michele
and the park of Monte Claro.
Cagliari guards the history and memory of the ancient civilizations that have occurred here, mingling in a perfect synthesis Mediterranean. Among its streets the memory of various civilizations: the remains of the Punic necropolis Tuvixeddu, the Karalis witnessed by the great Roman amphitheater, with the Byzantine Basilica of San Saturnino, Pisana with the tall towers, up to the Piemontese with the wonderful Royal Palace . Footprints and traces are rediscovered thousands of years through the narrow streets, once used only by wagons and carriages. Just a few steps and, between old and new buildings, it suddenly discovers the thrill of fascinating monuments that tell the history of the city. A story that has lasted for eight thousand years and looks to the future with optimism of an Italian Capital of Culture, the role attributed to the capital of Sardinia in this 2015.