Not many people know that Cagliari stands on seven hills, just like Rome. With its towers, ramparts, necropolis and roads winding in and out of the ancient heart of the city and reappearing again with a breathtaking view over the port and the whole Gulf of the Angels, Cagliari is a vibrant city with its fair share of events and artists, a venue for new and exciting ventures, always with something to say for itself. Over the centuries Cagliari has been ruled by a number of different populations. Its name has changed over the years too, from Krly, Càralis, Kastrum Karalis and Castel de Càller to its present-day name, Casteddu, in the Sardinian language. Each of these peoples has left a fortified building, a necropolis, a lookout tower or monument, a collection of fascinating places, each with its own importance, guaranteed to enchant lovers of history and architecture.