“And suddenly there is Cagliari: a naked town rising steep, steep, golden looking, piled naked to the sky from the plain at the head of a formless hollow bay. It is strange and rather wonderful, not a bit like Italy. The city piles up lofty and almost miniature, and makes me think of Jerusalem: without trees, without cover, rising rather bare and proud, remote as if back in history, like a town in a monkish, illuminated missal. One wonders how it ever got there. And it seems like Spain or Malta: not Italy.”
David Herbert Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia, 1921
Cagliari, formerly called Caralis, was the capital of the province of Sardinia and Corsica during the Roman period and later capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Today the capital of Sardinia and expression of the Mediterranean atmosphere, is a fascinating destination for its millennial history, for its archaeological and artistic museums, for the courtesy and hospitality of its inhabitants, for the food and wine specialties.