|You can sail near the coast
towards Cagliari without danger but keep a look out for nets and other boats. You pass well
known seaside localities such as Capo Boi, Solanas, Torre delle Stelle and Capitana, where
another recent tourist port, offers modern
and efficient services.
Then the long beach of Poetto (8 kilometres
of fine grained sand) seems to announce your arrival in Cagliari, the final destination of this,
our second tour
Cagliari - Poetto
||The capital of Sardinia, built on a
small hill (on the top of which there is the mediaeval city with its towers of San Pancrazio and
dell'Elefante), has developed in the direction of the sea with its modern quarter and its
commercial port, which is one of
the most important in the Mediterranean. The city, perhaps of
Phoenician origin but surely Carthaginian, is also the main political, economic and cultural centre
of Sardinia. Cagliari, with its adjacent centres of Quartu, Pirri, Monserrato and Selargius
houses almost a third of the population of the island.
|The seafront on which the best
shops are placed is beautiful and elegant, and besides the shopping it is the "sitting room"
of the city and therefore it is the main meeting point for all the inhabitants.