The indoor markets of Cagliari: San Benedetto

It is in its crowd of vendors and buyers and its vibrant atmosphere that the San Benedetto market still holds its timeless charm.

The San Benedetto civic market in the district of the same name was opened in 1957 and at 8,000 square metres is the largest indoor market in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. The historic two-level structure houses dozens of different boxes and a vast selection of high quality meats, fruit and vegetables, and foodstuffs among the most typical of Sardinia and Cagliari, such as fresh fish.

Visiting the San Benedetto market, so loved and frequented by locals as to be known more simply as ‘The market‘, you will discover Sardinian food and wine treasures between sea and land. Locals usually do their shopping but they also like to drop by the market area early in the morning for breakfast or a snack.

With the tour of San Benedetto you will get to know one of the most authentic and lively places in the city of Cagliari, a place full of life, intense fragrances of seasonal products, and you will taste some of the products with strong and typical flavours of our island, chosen for you from among the best cheeses, sweets, different types of bread, or the fish foil, for a sensory experience you will not forget.

The itinerary lasts about 1 hour and 30 mins.

The difficulty of the itinerary is medium-low considering a few steps and slight inclines.
However, comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Groups are deliberately small to ensure the quality of the experience and the safety of all participants.

The tour takes place between indoor and outdoor environments where safe distances can be maintained.
It is also required for every participant:

  • to wear an FFp2 protective mask
  • to maintain a minimum safety distance of one metre
  • to carry their own hand sanitiser.

Reservation is required, without which the tour is not guaranteed.
To book a tour please indicate your full name, the number of participants and the telephone number of a contact person.
Reservations can be made up to 6 p.m. on the day before the tour.

Maximum punctuality is required in respect of all participants.

If you would like to book for a private group or are interested in a tailor-made experience, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Cancellation terms provide a full refund for any tour if this takes place at least 5 days before the scheduled start or within 24 hours of purchase. If cancellation occurs within 3 days prior to the event you are entitled to a 50% refund, otherwise there is no refund.

Summary and Reservations

The indoor markets of Cagliari: San Benedetto



€10.00 under 12 years old
Free under 6 years old

Walking tours at San Benedetto market take place all year long from Monday to Saturday upon request, or consult the calendar to check the already active dates.

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