Villa di Tigellio
These remains of three Roman houses date to the 1st century BC. Legend has it that Tigellio Ermogene – a famous Sardinian poet and...
Chiesa di San Michele
Although consecrated in 1538, this church is best known for its lavish 18th-century decor, considered the finest example of rococo in...
Chiesa di Sant’Efisio
Despite its unassuming facade, the Chiesa di Sant’Efisio is of considerable local importance. Not for any artistic or architectural...
Il Merlo Parlante
Cagliari’s nearest thing to a student pub, this is a boisterous place with lager on tap, rock on the stereo, and a young up-for-it...
The pizzas fly out of the oven quicker than you can say delizioso at this family-run pizzeria. And they're terrific, too – thin, crisp...
Viale Sant'Ignazio da Laconi 11 · interesting places nearby
Orto Botanico information
One of Italy’s most famous botanical gardens, the Orto Botanico was established in 1858. Today it extends over five hectares and nurtures 3000 species of flora. Leafy arches lead to trickling fountains and gardens bristling with palm trees, cacti and ficus trees with huge snaking roots.
Specimens from as far afield as Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas sidle up to the local carob trees and oaks. Littering the gardens are a Punic cistern, a Roman quarry and an aqueduct.