Travel and Culture in Sardinia
Cagliari is the chief town and the regional capital of Sardinia and the most important town and port of the island, which is the base for the local economy
Cagliari is the chief town and the regional capital of Sardinia and the most important town and port of the island, which is the base for the local economy.
The province of Cagliari includes 109 communes and, especially the area of Sulcis and Iglesiente, is rich in mines of zinc, lead and fossil fuels.
There are also some local industrial activities, as the chemical industry, the food industry and the textile production, while the activities connected to fishing and tourism have developed along the coast.
The fastest way to reach Cagliari is flying and the airport where you can land is Elmas, that connects the town with the most important Italian and European towns through national and international flights.
If you prefer travelling by sea, you can reach Sardinia and, in particular Cagliari, by covering various distances: Civitavecchia-Cagliari, Trapani-Tunisi-Cagliari, as well as Naples-Cagliari and Palermo-Cagliari.
If you choose the train, the Italian Railways only cover the distance Sassari-Oristano-Cagliari and the mainroad SS 131 Carlo Felice connects Cagliari to Oristano, Sassari and Porto Torres.