Quartu Sant'Elena Sardinia's third largest municipality as far as the number of inhabitants is concerned. However it is so close to Cagliari (7 km from the centre) that we often consider it a suburb of this. Cagliari's centre is definitely worth a visit both for the old castle and its shopping opportunities. The beautiful and vibrant Poetto beach, which is 8 km long, is located between the Quartu S. Elena and Cagliari. During the warmest months, people from both places merge here. Mostly in the evenings, they gather around the small streets, cosy cafes and wander up and down the promenade and the Marina. Cagliari Airport is approx. 20km drive from Quartu S. Elena.