A city with by scent of myrtle

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The characteristic hills of the ancient village

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The characteristic hills of the ancient village

Sardinia, the island with two souls that overlooks the Mediterranean will surprise you with white and pristine beaches, a crystalline sea like few others in the world and a wild hin-terland that will overwhelm you with an unmistakable scent of myrtle.

An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will take you to Cagliari, in the south of Sardinia, where the intense colour of the sea enhances the white stones of the bare uphill city. The forti-fied citadel, its medieval walls and towers, will charm you with its ancient history and a succession of symbols inherited from the various peoples that have contended the city.

Thanks to an MSC Excursion you will have the chance to enter the wildest and oldest core of the island, with planned walks between heaven and earth, reinspecting the an-cient ways of past civilizations. You will discover spectacular isolated coves, inlets over-looking the sea, natural oases, underground towns and archaeological areas that reveal the authentic character of this sullen, nonetheless divine and exciting land.

The island's past, with its strategic position between Africa and Iberia, will lead you, on an MSC Excursion, to the discovery of ancient Roman remains, most importantly the amphi-theater at the foot of the Colle del Buoncammino, which at the height of its glory enter-tained as many as 10,000 men with competitions between gladiators, wild beasts and death sentence executions. Mansions and botanical gardens will amaze you with the in-novation of their artefacts.

With one of the MSC Excursions, you will go up the paved streets of the town centre, to the old quarter on the top of the hill, its medieval castle with boundary walls overlooking the city, its ancient churches and artistic jewels. While sampling myrtle and pecorino in a typical restaurant, you can observe the Pisan towers, the Palazzo Regio, the Bastion of Saint Remy.

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    Port of Cagliari

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    Cruise Terminal

    Molo Rinascita

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      The SS.131 superstrada fast road between Sassari and Cagliari is Sardinia’s principal road. On approaching Cagliari, follow the signs for "Cagliari Port" (centre).

      Parking information

      CAGLIARI - Parking at terminal on your own

      Address: Molo Sabaudo, Porto, 09123 Cagliari
      Tel.+39 070 660323
      • Security-monitored parking lot 
      • Insurance included
      • MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
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      Car/Suv/Mobile Home/Camper 8 € 70
    • Train

      The port of Cagliari is well served by train and bus services from Sardinia’s other ports and main airports. If travelling from Olbia or Porto Torres, you can reach Cagliari by either bus or train. From Arbatax or Alghero, there is a bus service only. The buses stop in “Piazza Matteotti”, just a short walk from the port gate.
    • Plane

      Cagliari Elmas is Sardinia’s main airport, with regular flights to and from most major Italian cities, and Rome and Milan in particular. The airport is around 8 km from the port and the journey takes about 15 minutes by taxi. A bus service operated by the ARST bus company is also available, with buses running approximately every 30 minutes. The bus stops in “Piazza Matteotti”, just a short walk from the port gate.

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