Entertainment and shopping


Out and about, a casual stroll through the city, perhaps just to take a look at shop windows and passers-by. Or heading to a specific venue to see a show, listen to music or take part in cultural festivals. In Cagliari you can do all of the above in an unhurried, pleasant way. Take a stroll through the shopping streets, discover the workshops of artisans or the small outlets of young designers. Enjoy an opera or a concert at the Opera House, a comedy at the Teatro Massimo, or participate in one of the many literary and music festivals which bring art and authors into the streets.


Cagliari Opera House is a modern building, where operas are staged in their full splendour. Each year its calendar includes operas, concerts, classic ballet and modern dance. Prose seasons are hosted at the Teatro Massimo, while other smaller theatres such as the Teatro delle Saline and the Piccolo Auditorium in the Marina quarter have their own drama and dance calendar. During the summer, the biggest concerts are hosted at the Arena di Sant’Elia, fronting the sea, while several jazz events are held in different city venues including parks,.


The porticoes along Via Roma and the nearby Largo Carlo Felice host many clothing, accessory and shoe boutiques, but also jewellers and Sardinian craft and food shops. Here you will find many single-brand shops with world-renowned Italian products and a number of luxury boutiques.

Via Manno and Via Garibaldi are classic streets for shopping and browsing. Both form a pedestrian precinct offering a continuous parade of shop windows. Here you can find Italian and European outlets, alongside those of longstanding Cagliari families. There are several shops catering for the young, and dotted between clothing stores are opticians, bookshops and jewellers specialising in the traditional Sardinian filigree work.

The triangle formed by Via Alghero, Via Paoli and Via Dante has boutiques and multi-brand shops as well as franchising stores, bookshops and perfumeries, but also bars, ice-cream parlours and delicatessen shops.


This quarter has recently been restored and turned into a pedestrian area. This has led to the opening in Via Sulis and nearby streets of new stylish shops, focused on creative design and new trends.


(Read all the articles in our section “What to do in Cagliari? What to see in Cagliari?)

Do you want to visit Cagliari effortlessly with an electric bike tour?

Book one of the Scopri Cagliari e-bike tours itineraries.

Do you need a Guesthouse in Cagliari?

Book a room in the B&B A View on Cagliari.

Published on: 16/05/2022  -  Filed under: Cagliari