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This post features Claudia Tavani, a travel blogger and coach from My Adventures Across the World, and Strictly Sardinia. Claudia Tavani is a Human Rights lawyer. Claudia is a full-time traveler and a human rights lawyer. Continue reading to learn her tips on how to visit the beautiful Cagliari, an Italian island called Sardinia.
What were you doing before you started travelling? And what attracted you to travel full-time?
Although I’ve always loved to travel, I didn’t always have the time or resources to be a full-time blogger. My background is in International Human Rights Law. Before I started my blog, I was a University Researcher and a consultant for many NGOs in the UK and Italy.
What is the best thing about this area of the world for you?
Cagliari has been my home. It is where I was raised, where I have my family and my beloved cats, as well as my friends for life. The best thing about Cagliari are the views. You will find a terrace or a point with a view that stretches to the horizon wherever you go in Cagliari. Rome and Venice must fight the dangers of over-tourism. People must plan their trip carefully to avoid waiting in line at attractions like the Colosseum. Cagliari and the rest of Sardinia have managed a great balance between tourism and locals, while some areas remain unknown. If you’re able to decide to go, it will be much more spontaneous than in other places.
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What should Cagliari be known by more people?
It is beautiful! Most people who live outside Europe, and sometimes in Europe, don’t know where Sardinia is. They don’t do any research on it and aren’t interested in finding out more. Many people who are aware of its existence mistakenly believe that Sardinia costs more than Italy. In fact, Sardinia is a popular summer destination. The stunning beaches are amazing.
Which is your favourite thing to do?
The sunsets from Via Santa Croce in Castello’s historic neighbourhood will be something I never tire of. Locals love to relax on the terrace. There’s also a great bar where they can offer a drink to enhance their experience.
What would you do if you only had 24 hours?
Take a stroll through the historic areas. Make sure you visit the Cathedral or the Roman Amphitheater. You can then change places – depending on the season you can either visit Molentargius Nature Reserve and admire pink flamingoes or Calamosca Beach and hike the trail towards Sella del Diavolo. From here, you can see the gulf with Poetto Beach right behind it. After a relaxing sunset drink, return to the city and enjoy dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants located in the middle.
Which is your favourite place to eat in Cagliari
I love Pizzeria Framento. There is no other pizza like it – the only ingredients are local, the dough is delicious, and the staff is kind.
Are there any unusual or off-the-beaten-track spots you would recommend people visit?
Cagliari is a little bit off the beaten path. You can visit a hidden gem in the area of Sardinia. Here you’ll find Santa Maria di Sibiola, a beautiful Romanesque Church. It is where my entire family was married.