Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy
Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia, climbs a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Angels. Cagliari is one of the greenest Italian cities — it has 87.5 square meters of public gardens and parks per citizen! An array of subtropical plants call Cagliari home thanks to its mild climate, and plenty of examples can be found in Via Roma and the University Botanic Gardens. Traces of ancient settlements are found all over the island, with architecture dating back to the Middle Ages. In the old Castello Quarter, the streets are narrow and shaded and the buildings are old, but the beaches of Sardinia are wide and expansive, basking in the Mediterranean sun.
- Find fresh fish, and other local delicacies, at the San Benedetto market.
- Spot history — and spectacular panoramic city views — at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria.
- Walk the halls of the Royal Palace, home of Sardinian viceroys beginning in the 1300s.