Car rental Cagliari
Cagliari is the capital city of Sardinia
, Italy, second largest island in the Mediterranean, lying directly south of Genoa and Corsica, to the west of Naples. Being the leading commercial and industrial center of the island, Cagliari has an economical level comparable to that of the northern and central Italian cities. Known as “The City of Sun”, it holds great attraction to the sun seekers and beach lovers from all over the world.
Driving your rental car in Caligari
Car rental in Cagliari is largely favored among tourists, as it allows you the freedom to discover the capital city and the island of Sardinia to the full. There are many top beaches, ancient cities and charming little villages to explore, which are easily reachable by car. You can rent a car in Cagliari and take a scenic drive to Oristano, situated midway along the west coast, where there are many historical buildings. You shouldn't miss Poetto, the longest beach in Italy with white fine-grained sand, stretching over 8 kilometers from Sella del Diavolo up to the coastline of Quartu SantElena. With car rental in Cagliari you can head for Alghero
, a historic town famed as “little Barcelona”, best known for its beaches, delicious food at reasonable prices. Traveling in Cagliari and its suburbs is doubtlessly fun, but as often in Italy
driving during rush hour in the city center is better avoided. Extra caution should be taken when navigating the narrow streets set in steep hills.
24 hour parking, and other parking tips for car hire
Travelers by car rental in Cagliari will find parking well manageable. There are many grand parking garages in the city with ample spaces, and some of them also offer 24 hour parking, such as Parcheggio di Cagliari, Regina Elena - Viale Regina Elena, Amat - Via Cardinale Luigi Amat, Cagliari Parking, Car Service - Via Portovesme, etc. It is important to book a GPS device from the car rental company in Cagliari to help you locate the parking lots. You can also consider parking your rental car in the outskirts of the city and take the bus back to the center. The old city can be discovered on foot.
Visit monuments or a botanical garden while you make use of car hire
As one of the most amazing ancient cities of Italy, Cagliari owns a lot to impress the visitors: the Cathedral of Cagliari, built in the 13th century in Pisane-Romanesque style, and renovated along Baroque lines in 17th and 18th centuries; The Basilica of San Saturnino, built in the 5th century, one of the most important Palaeo-Christian monuments in Sardinia; Orto Botanico di Cagliari, a botanical garden containing 2000 species of Mediterranean plants, succulent plants and tropical plants.
Events & festivals
With a long history and rich island culture, Cagliari boasts a full range of events throughout the year: Carnival of Cagliari, taking place every February before Lent, is doubtlessly one of the major highlights, featuring masquerade, extravagant parade and grand feast; the Festival of Saint Efisio, including a costume show, a parade with various folk groups, militia, Guardians marching together; Sciampitta, consisting of music, singing and dance performances of folk banks by artistic groups from Italy and abroad.