One of our favourite red wines is the Sardinian Cannonau Wine. This island is renowned for having a population who live to be amongst the oldest people in the world; some put it down to that wine. It is expensive back home, so try it there – that is the top Doris Visits tip! Food and wine are excellent here, this is the island for foodies! Cagliari’s Italian name is Casteddu which means castle and it can trace its history back thousands of years, before the Romans (here in 238BC) to Neolithic times. The sheltered harbour over looked by the Castel di Castro has protected much including its rich assets like silver and other ores as well as salt and wheat. Cagliari was the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1324 to 1848 (taking in mainland including Nice, Savoy and Piedmont, not Italy), and today the city is a regional cultural, educational, political and artistic centre being Sardinia’s economic and industrial hub. Cagliari is one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean Sea and it has an income level comparable to that of several northern Italian cities. The history is probably what you will wish to explore and most can be seen walking through the walled Castello area. Take in the remains of the ancient city of Karalis are still visible, including the ruins of a small circular temple, and numerous sepulchres on a hill outside forming the burial grounds Tuvixeddu necropolis. The 2nd Century Roman amphitheatre used open-air operas and concerts during the summer. You will also see the aqueduct and cisterns used to provide water, many museums, historic churches and ancient artefacts as well as the botanical gardens featuring 500 different plants. Or just chill on the spectacular beaches.
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