A Pair Of Panoramic Views of
Island of Sardinia
Photos by Gertrude Meyer
on a Mediterranean Cruise May 6, 2005.
Cagliari is known as the City of the Sun.
This and the next picture would make a nice panorama. The two palm trees of the left of this one are the same trees as the two on the right of the picture below.
Cagliari, capital of Sardinia, spread out along its spectacular gulf,
sums up the history and traditions of the island. Its origins date back to the Phoenician-Punic period, and today it still preserves impressive Roman ruins, such as the majestic amphitheater and the unique Grotta della Vipera. The Pisan towers of the 14th century along with the powerful Spanish castle, in their dominating positions, distinguish the town's landscape.
This and the picture below is another pair of panoramic scenes. The small square building in the center of this scene is seen again at the right of the picture below.
There is a great deal to interest visitors to the city. The historic quarters, around the ancient Aragoneses fortress, maintain their original medieval appearance, and offer panoramic glimpses of rare beauty of the city and its lively port. There are numerous folklore, sport and cultural events. Among museums, the most important are those dedicated to local archeological treasures. The beach in Poetto is one of the most beautiful in Sardinia. The tourist port is known as one of the best places for sailing. The extraordinary mild climate throughout the entire year makes Cagliari one of the most interesting and attractive places in Italy.
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