Cagliari is the state capital of Sardinia, an autonomous region. Founded by Phoenicians, overlooking the Gulf of Angels, is surrounded by an awe-inspiring series of fortified towers and bastions. It is considered as the center of the political, economic, cultural and touristic aspects of Sardinia. Cagliari is famous for the biggest Punic necropolis in the Mediterranean area, call Tuvixeddu; for the Cathedral of Saint Mary, the Basilica of Bonaria, the Botanical Garden and the holiday dedicated to Saint Ephesus. The port of Cagliari is situated in the middle of Mediterranean Sea; for this reason is a fundamental trade and travel hub and a very important hub for cruises and ferries. Port of Cagliari departures and arrivals: Civitavecchia, Napoli, Palermo, Arbatax. The sailing company that travels from and to Cagliari is: Tirrenia.