Visitors to Cagliari will be spoiled for choice when it comes to delectable dining and imbibing: the area is alive with top quality restaurants and bars. It also has a fine range of food stores and culinary markets. Pick up some freshly caught tuna, mullet or fresh gnocchi, take it back to your luxury villa in Cagliari, and whip up a Sardinian feast on a rustic barbecue in the blazing summer sun.
Strolling the coastal promenade is a wonderful way to enjoy views of the coast, and walk off all those gastronomic pleasures. There’s a colourful staircase of buildings that climb to the city’s historic, hilltop Castello. Cagliari’s past is absolutely captivating, and a wander through the streets is like taking a tour through time. The medieval fortress at its peak is a sight to behold, particularly at night, when it’s lit up to haunting effect.
Pink flamingo dominates the Sardinian wildlife. Dotting the landscape like feathered flowers, these fascinating creatures add something indescribably hypnotic to the Mediterranean surrounds. After a day lounging on the beach with a book, admiring the graceful wildlife, or exploring the cultural sights, head out to discover the vibrant nightlife.
There are few destinations as exciting as Cagliari, where your biggest worry will be choosing which beach to enjoy your next glass of wine on.
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You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.