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Residenza Kastrum, The best welcome that Cagliari give you.

(Cattedrale di Santa Maria, Campanile, Cagliari.)

Cattedrale di Santa Maria, Campanile, Cagliari

Our whereabouts and Premises

Residenza Kastrum lies in a convenient position in the heart of the town’s historic centre.

Our Residenza is a guest-house whose four double bedrooms and suite enjoy panoramic views over the town and its Gulf.

Opened in 2006, it was one of the first in the quarter and in all of Cagliari to provide a new type of hospitality, which is friendlier, more genuine and authentic when compared to traditional tourist structures.

The rooms are spacious, comfortable and furnished in an original way. They are decorated with unique collections of various authors depicting Castello’s and the town’s other landmarks. In the common areas there are authentic pieces of work such as the first modern map of the Island and the Kingdom of Sardinia drawn up by Alberto La Marmora in 1845.

Buffet breakfast is served in a dedicated room. We combine a typical Italian breakfast with the Sardinian tradition by selecting some of the best sweets of our island as well as some savoury dishes to please all tastes. On request we can also provide gluten-free food and food suitable for people with alimentary intolerances.

From our panoramic terrace you can enjoy a breath-taking view over the town, the lagoons and the mountains on Cagliari’s skyline.

In fine weather the terrace is a suntrap and ideal to taste an aperitif admiring wonderful sunsets. And of course in addition to all this, our staff provide guests with loving and caring assistance. You can read about our services in such prestigious guides and publications, from Lonely Planet, Petit Futé, Guide du Routard to NY Times, Cucina Italiana magazine and Touring Club Italiano publication. Residenza Kastrum is the ideal choice for your stay in Cagliari. 



  • Room accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast in our breakfast room
  • Room tidied daily
  • Complementary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Cradles and baby cots
  • Central heating/air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen satelliteTV 
  • Lift opening inside our hall
  • Panoramic terrace and suntrap
  • Tourist information
  • Payment by credit or debit card

On request:

  • Airtport shuttle service
  • Trips and excursions organization
  • Babysitting
  • Specialist masseur
  • Advanced check-in and late check-out
  • Luggage storrage
  • Travel guides, maps and brochures are available
  • Reservation: taxi, restaurants, tickets for events and shows
  • Printer and fax available
  • Invoice issue


The Castello quarter

It was founded by the Pisans in the 13th century as a strong and impregnable fortress. Throughout history the Castello quarter (Kastrum Karalis, as it was called in documents of the Pisan era), played a leading role in the town’s life.

In every epoch and under every domination, Castello has always been the seat of temporal and ecclesiastical power. Nowadays there is still ample and concrete evidence of this. The fortress was enclosed by massive walls and the access points to the citadel could be strategically garrisoned by means of a series of towers and bastions.

The Torre dell’Elefante and the Torre di San Pancrazio, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria and the Bastion of Saint Remy are the legacy of the Pisan era.

Later on, the Aragonese further enriched the quarter, an example being the royal palace, seat of the Viceroy of Spain, which even today houses the offices of the public administration. Castello is also home to the original buildings of the University and its present-day administrative offices. This site was considerably enlarged under the Piedmontese government.

In the 19th and in the early 20th century, the Bastione’s terrace, its covered walkway and the Teatro Civico were venues which attracted the town’s middle-class and intelligentsia, where ideas could be aired and exchanged.

Residenza Kastrum Via Nicolò Canelles 78,
09124 Cagliari (CA)
Sardegna, Italy

Perhaps you didn’t know…

The district is quiet and orderly and is composed of a dense network of streets and alleys from which small stores and workshops peep out. Castello has managed to keep its charm intact and still lures even the younger generations thanks to its many pubs and panoramic cafés.