Discovering Cagliari's old town
Cagliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, which belongs to Italy, and is best explored by hired car. The city, with a population of almost 160,000, is located in the southern area and is surrounded by the Golfo di Quartu, the Golfo degli Angeli and the Campidano plain. Cagliari and Rome, the capital of Italy, have two common characteristics: both metropolises were founded a long time ago and are each built on seven hills. In addition, you can hire a cheap hired car in both places and thus explore the city itself and the surrounding area. For almost 90 years, the Sardinian island capital Cagliari has had an airport just a few kilometers outside the center. It is called Aeroporto Internationale Elmas and has the IATA code CAG. If you hire a car directly at the airport, you can explore Sardinia on your own.
If you travel to Cagliari during the summer months, you have done everything right. Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and here life rages - especially in summer! The best thing is to take a hired car as soon as you arrive at Cagliari Airport. This way you will be mobile in Sardinia from the very beginning. Choose your dream car and start your well-deserved holiday in Cagliari with an SUV, a convertible or a cool sports car. In Cagliari you can still expect Sardinian originality and you can look forward to an exciting time. Stroll along the port, enjoy the summer sun and visit one of the restaurants in the evening. In Cagliari you can eat delicious fish dishes in summer and enjoy an excellent wine. The mild summer evenings are best suited for this in Cagliari.
The right way to hire your hired car
The following points can be discussed in the airport office of the lessor of your hired car:
Su Giudeu Beachin Cagliari, Sardinien
Take a kayak tour
Since you are always flexible and independent with a hired car, you can explore Cagliari and its surroundings on your own. Visit for example the Cagliari Cathedral or the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari. The Torre dell' Elefante is also worth a trip with a hired car. If you prefer to relax on the beach, we recommend Su Giudeu or Cala Regina. Here you can relax wonderfully and enjoy the wonderful weather. But also for active vacationers Sardinia has a lot to offer. Go on a kayak tour, go hiking or take part in a dolphin sighting. As you can see, there is something for everyone in Sardinia, whether you are a culture lover, sun worshipper or sports enthusiast.
If you are travelling in Sardinia with a hired car, you should always keep to the speed limits. These are 50 km/h in the city, 90 km/h outside the city and 90 km/h on highways. There are no freeways in Sardinia.
In Italy, and thus also in Sardinia, seat belts are compulsory. This obligation applies to all passengers, including dogs.
If you leave the hired car and want to walk a bit, you should know the following markings regarding parking:
|Blue stripes||paid parking|
|White stripes||free parking|
|Black-yellow stripes||no parking|
|No stripes||mostly no parking|
The blood alcohol limit in Sardinia is 0.5, but a strict ban on drinking and driving applies to novice drivers for the first three years.
Operating a cell phone while driving is prohibited. In addition, the lights on the hired car must also be switched on during the day. For each passenger a warning vest must be carried in addition. This can be obtained at petrol stations at the border.