Protected area Santa Gilla Lagoon - Hotel Santa Gilla Capoterra
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The Lagoon of Santa Gilla

Unique and spectacular scenery

Rich in history

The lagoon of Santa Gilla, also called the pond of Cagliari, is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. Santa Gilla has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and has undergone many changes throughout history. A crossroads of various peoples and cultures: the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians and the Romans from the 9th century BC. At the time of the Sardinian Kingdoms, it was known as Santa Igia and it was the capital of the Judicate of Cagliari, on the eastern shore of the lagoon.

A land to discover

Today, the lagoon is a protected area, designated as a Special Protection Area by the European Union, wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

laguna santa gilla birdwatching

Activities & Excursions


Hotel Santa Gilla is a peaceful oasis in a very convenient location: close to the city of Cagliari and to the archaeological site of Nora; to the WWF OASIS of Mount Arcosu to the trail which leads to the golden beaches of Chia.