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Pick up your Avis car rental at Cagliari Airport as soon as you land. Explore Italy's second largest island from the comfort of your own rental car and at your own pace.
Cagliari is considered the best way to get in touch with true Sardinia. In just 11 minutes from Cagliari International Airport on Via dei Trasvolatori, you'll reach the town centre, where you'll begin to explore what this Italian hub has to offer.
Much of Cagliari's historical architecture is located near the town centre. Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria is well worth a visit, as is Bastione di Saint Remy, which provides panoramic views of the area. Torre di San Pancrazio and Torre dell'Elefante are both perfect examples of Pisan military architecture. And everywhere is evidence of the Roman Empire: ruins, museums, churches, and more.
The upbeat vibe and lively personality of the town draws visitors to Cagliari. Stop by a cafe near the waterfront in the Marina district and soak up the atmosphere. Locals and tourists alike mingle in the piazzas during sunset in Il Castello.
When it's time to escape, there's Poetto Beach, a place to relax during the day, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the evening.
Cagliari is just the start. Ride around in your rental car and see the sights along the way.
Sardinia is a relatively small island, so exploring the region in your Avis hire car will help you make the most of your trip. There are castles, ancient ruins, quaint towns, and a dramatic coastline. It's all yours to discover.
Barumini is about 50km north of Cagliari. History buffs flock here thanks to its famous Su Nuraxi di Barumini complex, a Bronze Age defensive structure and Unesco World Heritage Site. No other site like this exists in the world, and it's definitely a must-see.
The quaint village of Oristano has a lively town centre and streets lined with small boutiques, upscale restaurants, and popular cafes. The baroque Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta is well worth a visit, as is Museo Antiquarium Arborense, an archaeological museum where you can get acquainted with the area’s history. Oristano is just an hour's drive from Cagliari via SS131.
Set off early from Cagliari and drive two hours on route SS131 to reach Bosa, where a hilltop castle known as Castello Malaspina has stood guard for over 1,000 years. Inside, there's an impressive 14th-century fresco, and a 4th-century chapel. The town itself is worth the visit and its cluster of colourful houses in the castle's shadow adds a certain charm. The small harbour serves as the second home to local fishermen.
Get ready to explore Sardinia. Sit behind the wheel of your Avis hire car and drive.