Thanks to its port, over time Cagliari has been Sardinia's entry, and therefore meeting point, of different cultures. Cagliari is a town of many traditions. Still today there are numerous popular historical events. Among the most important is the S. Efisio festival. For the last 400 years, it has gathered thousands of believers in a procession behind this Saint and town's protector. Another important event is "Sa Die de sa Sardigna" (Sardinia Day) that recalls the people's insurrection ending with the expulsion of the Piedmonts from the island the 28th of April, 1794.
Today, Cagliari is an important point for sporting events such as the motor boating, Formula One and Grand Prix race-car driving as well as the Women's beach volleyball World Championship. It takes place on the Poetto Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia and preferred destination for summer holidays for tourists and Cagliaritani alike.
the Marina of cagliari is the ideal boarding port to start cruising towards the South West coast along Baia di Chia, Tuerredda Island and the sand dunes of Portopino with its African “taste”, to the island of Carloforte and Sant'Antioco, the amazing Teulada and Portoscuso, or towards the incredible sea waters of Villasimius and its Sea Park in the South West coast, to discover this part of Sardinia, maybe less famous than North side of the island, but definitely not less beautiful.