Destination guide

Sardinia's alluring island capital

If gilded Renaissance palaces and pastel-painted Italian mansions are your idea of good looks, then Cagliari holiday rentals might just be the perfect choice for you this year. Standing radiant above a sky-blue Mediterranean Sea, it's fair to say there aren't many towns in Europe as magnetising as Sardinia's capital. You can delve into its tight-knit lanes to taste uber-fresh seafood and go for romantic strolls on palm-lined boulevards. You can recline on resplendent beachfronts and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons. You can tour grand cathedrals and unearth the treasures of ancient civilisations. What are you waiting for?

Things to do

Castles and keeps in Cagliari

Mighty Castello di San Michele crowns one of the highest hillsides atop Cagliari city. It glimmers with its honey-coloured stone, drawing history buffs to its crenellated keeps with the promise of nearly 1,000 years of history. It's now also a fully-fledged cultural centre, offering sweeping views across the capital and the Med and loads of enthralling artworks to boot. The duo of urban towers – Torre di San Pancrazio and Torre dell'Elefante – is also worth the climb. You'll spy out the distant mountains from the top and learn all about Pisan military architecture.


Get caught up in Cagliari

The hubbub of Cagliari is intoxicating. Whether you go for an age-old apartment in the tenements overlooking the church towers of the centre, or are seeking Cagliari holiday rentals on Poetto Beach, you're going to discover a city pulsing with life at every turn. Seafront cafes and the white-sand stretches along the coast come alive in the summer months, but others will prefer walking tours around the majestic churches and basilicas close to Piazza Yenne. Osterias and trattorias are plentiful, bars are everywhere and dodging Vespas to seek out panoramic lookout points is the norm.


Catching the weather in Cagliari

If you're unsure about booking a Cagliari holiday rental for months like May, June, September and October, it's worth remembering that this island capital is closer to the African coast than it is to Rome. The upshot is that the summers here can run from as early as April and last until well into October. Midsummer – June, July and August – still has the hottest daily averages of around 25 degrees but also draws the biggest crowds. Winter, from November to March, can be cold and many of the bars and restaurants close for these cooler months.

Natural features

Cagliari – between peaks and pretty beaches

Sardinia's capital is wedged into a fold in the island's southern hills, perched on a series of bluffs and ridges that continue to rise to meet the peaks of the Sette Fratelli and Monte Arcosu. Plenty of parks pockmark its urban fabric, offering pine-studded walkways and blooming flowerbeds in the spring. But it's the coast that really defines this city. That hits its zenith with the 5-mile stretch of pearl-white sand that is Poetto Beach, found softly sloping into a Mediterranean Sea of turquoise and emerald green.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Cagliari

Fly into Cagliari (CAG-Elmas), the closest airport, located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Cagliari Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cagliari?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 784 holiday lettings around Cagliari. From 164 villas to 249 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cagliari? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cagliari. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • International Trade Fair of Sardinia: 1,351 holiday lettings
  • Cagliari Cathedral: 1,325 holiday lettings
  • Cagliari Marina Piccola: 1,497 holiday lettings
  • Cagliari Botanical Garden: 1,339 holiday lettings
  • Monumental Cemetery of Bonaria: 1,367 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cagliari listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Cagliari?

Yes, of course. offers 164 Villas in Cagliari. Our other popular types of Cagliari holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 249 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 323 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cagliari?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 104 holiday homes with pool available in Cagliari. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.