L’Antica Torre B&B is located in Via dei Genovesi, in the Castello’s district, which is the historic city-center of Cagliari.
Our structure is placed in an historic palace, very well restored, and equipped by an elevator.
We have tree comfortable wide and bright rooms, simply and elegant furnished, and with
We put our hospitality and friendliness at your disposal, relaxing atmosphere, and a perfect room’s cleaning, we are sure that with us, you’ll have a perfect stay in Cagliari.
The B&B’s location is close to the main Cagliari’s monuments and to the beautiful terraces over the bastions, from which you’ll have a breathtaking overview on the city’s bay.
It’s ideal if you want to discover the secrets of the medieval city, between: towers, citywalls and archeological sites; otherwise it’s good if you are looking for a compromise between a pleasant stay and business needs.
Moreover we are close to the public transport, the harbor and the train station.
For those who love the sea, there is the city’s beach, the big and beautiful Poetto’s beach, 20 minutes by bus.
Tree comfortable and wide rooms provided of every comfort.
The white limestone rocky hill, elongated from the inland towards the sea, was chosen by the Pisan conquerors to build a fortress in the early 1200 A.C.
The top of the hill surrounded by the cliffs was easily defensible by foreign attacks.
We enter in the fortress by the east gate: The Porta di San Pancrazio, and getting through it, we are in the Arsenal’s square (Piazza dell’Arsenale), on the right we can see the old Arsenal’s gate, which is now the entrance of the Archeological Museum of Cagliari.
In front of us there is one of the western gates: The Porta di Santa Cristina, it is the beginning of The Buoncammino Boulevard that leads to the ancient Roman Amphiteather.
We turn to the left and get through the arch of The Palazzo delle Seziate getting in the Indipendenza square; looking back to the left we see, with her prominency, The San Pancrazio’s Tower, designed in 1305 A.C. by the Pisa’s architect Giovanni Capula. It was the primary defensive and sighting structure of the fortress.
Now we cross the square and we go towards Via Pietro Martini Street, at the beginning we can see the simple gothic-catalan frontage of the Santa Lucia’s Church.(XVI Sec.) At the end of the street we reach Piazza Palazzo square.
This square is surrounded by ancient buildings, but the most important are the long frontage of The Palazzo Regio (The Royal Palace), the next Palazzo Arcivescovile (The Bishop’s Palace) with
the nearby Pisa’s romanic Cathedral.
We go on by Via Fossario street, and we reach the upper terrace of the Saint Remy’s Bastion, two stairs ramps go down to the wide terrace, from which you can have a great panoramic view on the city’s bay and the harbor.
Looking back we can see the frontage of The Boyl’s Palace, built in 1805 A.C. now incorporating the structure of the ancient Lion’s Tower, and the homonymous gate, that in the past, connected the fortress with the harbour’s district.
At the left of the palace along Via De Candia street there is the Civic Theatre.
Heavy damaged during the second world war, it was completely restored and opened to the public in 2006.
We come down towards Via Università street, on the left there is the University Palace and the Tridentine Seminary.
In front of us we can see the massive structure of the Elephant’s Tower.
As well as the San Pancrazio’s Tower, the Elephant’s Tower was designed and built in 1307 A.C. by the Pisa’s architect Giovanni Capula, and it was one of the defensive structure of the Pisan’s fortress system. Made by white limestone from the Bonaria’s hill, it takes the name by the little Elephant’s sculpture, one of the symbols of Pisan’s power.
Getting through the gate we reach the Santa Croce’s Bastion, where we can take a drink or have a dinner in one of the typical restaurants and clubs, enjoying the beautiful panorama.