Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Located in the residential district of Bonaria, just 50 meters from the Trade Fair, 5 minutes from the beautiful beach of Poetto and 5 minutes from the city center (main shopping area and restaurants); well served by bus service the apartment is the ideal base for those wanting to stay in the city center with all the advantages of a residential neighborhood (quiet, privacy, ample parking spaces and ease of movement). The apartment, beautifully renovated in late 2011, located on the fourth floor of a residential building of five floors with elevator, is composed of a double room with private bathroom, twin bedroom with bunk beds and second bathroom in exclusive use, living room with kitchenette and balcony with sea view, bright, from the living area offers a spectacular view over the marina of "Su Siccu"; in the warm days you can enjoy a tasty breakfast or a romantic dinner in the balcony overlooking the sea. The apartment is equipped with all comforts: heating, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine and electric appliances. Sheets and towels included. Great for families, couples and professionals.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Poetto 3 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: CAG 12 km, 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
The Sardinia region
Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia with its app. 1.800 kilometres of coastline, is one of the most popular destinations for people who love aquatic sports and seaside holidays, not only for its natural beauty and geographical position but also for its history.
The many waves of invaders who plundered and settled in Sardinia during the thousands of years of Sardinian history, came from the sea.
For this reason the Sardinians, until recently, have never loved the sea and they built very few villages along the coast. The most important villages were built during the period of the Roman domination and before that under the Phoenician-Punic domination. Some examples are: Karalis (Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia), Nora, Tharros, Olbia and Turris Libissonis (Porto Torres) on the Northern coast of Sardinia.
During the last years of this 2nd millennium, the importance of both the sea and the coast has increased. This is due in part to the relatively recent discovery of tourism, which started at the end of the 1950's, and in part to the development of certain parts of the economy connected to the sea such as fishing and transport.
It is neither a coincidence nor a fashion that nowadays Sardinia is the preferred destination for many tourists. The sea around this large Mediterranean Island (second only to Sicily in size among all Mediterranean Islands) is among the most beautiful and transparent in all the world. In fact D.H. Lawrence in his famous book 'The Sea and Sardinia' wrote that Sardinia was a land like no other and the Sardinian writer, Marcello Serra entitled one of his famous books "Sardinia: Almost a Continent", in order to underline the uniqueness of the Sardinian landscapes and the large and deep differences among the Island's various regions which make Sardinia similar to a continent.
Cagliari (the capital city of Sardegna), founded by Phoenicians, is located on the southern end of the island. Often referred to as the "City of the Sun", Cagliari has some interesting medieval architecture and archaeological wonders left behind by different cultures. Phoenicians founded the ancient port town of Cagliari (known as Korales), and many different civilizations have dominated and influenced its culture.
Besides its crystal-clear sea and one of the most beautiful and longest beaches in the Mediterranean, Cagliari offers an unspoiled natural environment consisting of lagoons, bird sanctuaries, and wildlife reserves which are unique in Europe. Il Poetto, Cagliari’s most popular stretch of beach spans from the Devil’s Saddle to the Margine Rosso (Red Bluff). Behind Il Poetto, the salt water Stagno di Molentargius provides a habitat for flamingos.
Cagliari’s historic “old town” (Castello) has an appealing North African character. In the Castello district, the Romans and, later, Pisans, built defenses. You can linger at the various archaeological sites along the route, or visit the Cittadella dei Musei (the former royal arsenal). It houses several museums, including the Museo Nazionale Archaeologico. This museum has an extensive collection of Sardinian artifacts from the Nuraghic era to the Byzantine, ornaments from the Punic Phoenician Age, and impressive Roman glass works and mosaics. Also in the Cittadella dei Musei is the Pinacoteca, an art gallery which displays medieval and Baroque religious paintings.
Or, visit the Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria). Constructed by the Pisans during the second half of the 13th century, this massive Gothic cathedral was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Cecilia and modeled after the one in Pisa. It contains art by Pisan masters. The pulpits on either side of the main door, carved in 1162, are by Gugliemo, and the four wrestling lions at the base of the altarpiece are by Pisano.
And in the Piazza San Cosimo, the 6th-century church of San Saturnino is a rare monument to Byzantine occupation.
Don’t miss the Bastione San Remy on Piazza Costituzione which offers magnificent views over the city and surrounding countryside.
Today, Cagliari maintains the energy of a modern European city, with chic boutiques, and the island’s largest university. The Roman Amphitheater continues to dazzle visitors with live theater, musical, ballet and dance shows, martial arts, opera, and concerts in July and August.