Monserrato

Monserrato is part of the Cagliari conurbation and is located in the plain of Campidano, near the Molentargius lake and salt flats. Its central location in the metropolitan city ensures easy access not only to the lively Sardinian capital but also to neighbouring cities such as Pirri, Selargius, Settimo, Quartucciu, and Quartu Sant'Elena, both by…

Monserrato is part of the Cagliari conurbation and is located in the plain of Campidano, near the Molentargius lake and salt flats. Its central location in the metropolitan city ensures easy access not only to the lively Sardinian capital but also to neighbouring cities such as Pirri, Selargius, Settimo, Quartucciu, and Quartu Sant’Elena, both by car and by metro or bus.

Monserrato now shines for its role as a university center, hosting several campuses of the University of Cagliari within the prestigious University Citadel. With its University Polyclinic and prominent museums such as the Railway Museum and the Sardinian Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, the city offers a stimulating environment for study and research.

For sports and nature lovers, Monserrato does not disappoint. The charming Terramaini Park, located on the border with Cagliari, offers a green oasis for relaxation and outdoor activities. Additionally, the modern sports complex of the city, which includes an Olympic swimming pool and fields for basketball, rugby, and football, meets the needs of all sports enthusiasts.

Monserrato is a town with deep roots; the economy of the Monserrato area was traditionally based on agriculture, particularly viticulture, grown from a small nucleus that still partially remains today. While modern neighbourhoods testify to ongoing urban development, the historic center preserves typical Campidanese style houses which have a central courtyard surrounded by rooms and usually built with mud bricks and tuff. Here, the fascinating Spanish-style arcades and elaborate wooden portals embody the essence of ancient local architecture.

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