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The narrow and often steep granite paved streets of Cagliari’s Castello District suggest a bygone age when the town was dominated at first by Pisans, and later by the Aragonese. Built from white limestone, the walls and towers of the old town shimmer in the sun and are a magnificent sight, especially if you are fortunate and approach from the sea, like the English novelist, D.H. Lawrence, in 1921, when he described the old town as looking like "Jerusalem without trees."


Population 156,000
Currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open from 08.30-09.00 till 12.30-13.00 and from 15.30-16.00 (17.00 in summer) till 19.30-20.00 Monday to Saturday with one early closing day, usually Wednesday.
Newspapers L’Unione Sarda
La Nuova Sardegna
Corriere della Sera (Italy’s main daily)
Emergency numbers Fire Brigade: 115
Ambulance: 118
Police: 113
Carabinieri: 112
Local Police Station: +39 070 49 21 69
Guardia Medica +39 070 52 05 52 (24 h, summer only)
Tourist information Cagliari Tourist Information Office
Via Roma 145, Cagliari
+39 338 649 8498