Decimomannu, located in the Cagliari province of the island of Sardinia, one of the autonomous regions of Italy, is a small settlement town. The town, which is located on Campidano Plain, the only flat area in the island, has a population of 7042 people, according to the last census and an area of 28 square kilometers. Decimomannu's history goes back to the time of the Roman Empire.
Decimomannu means 'the biggest town is 10 miles from Cagliari' in Latin. The use of the ancient Roman mileage in city names was a common practice during the Roman Empire. This method was based on the distances of the small cities that were established later to the largest city nearby. This small settlement in the south of island is an important center for Europe and the world's military aviation agenda, as Decimomannu is hosting a NATO air base. The air base, with the original name of AWTI (Air Weapons Training Installation), NATO members was founded in Decimomannu in 1960 in partnership of NATO members Italy, Germany, England and Canada. Training flights and weapons exercises by countries' air force aircraft are mainly carried out in the base. In recent years, Italian and German air force aircraft have been constantly available in the base, where other NATO members' planes can also organize training flights and exercises at different times of the year. Decimomannu Airbase is 5.2 kilometers from the settlement center of the city.
Sardinia is one of Italy's largest islands in the Mediterranean and the Air Base Airport is only used for military flights. To travel by plane to Sardinia, you can travel to Cagliari Elmas Airport which name is the same as the region and is located on the other side of the island.
Cagliari Elmas Airport is just 7 kilometers away from Cagliari and you can travel to other points of Sardinia Island by bus with economic prices. When traveling between the airport and the place you want to reach on the island, you can rent a car at Cagliari Airport or a faster alternative is you can choose a taxi or take the train from the station which is 10 minutes away.
The buses are certainly one of the most economical options for travelling to the various locations on Sardinia from Cagliari Elmas Airport. Buses start at 08:40 in the morning and continue until 11:30. You can get your tickets as you get onto the bus at Cagliari Elmas Airport which run every half hour during the day. You can also get your ticket from the news stand inside the terminal. The bus ride may vary depending on your destination on Sardinia, but in general many places on the island are close to each other.
It is very convenient to travel to the center with taxis which are available 24 hours a day at Cagliari Elmas Airport. The fees of taxis will change in price depending on your destination on the island. If you want you can inform the taxi driver at Cagliari Elmas Airport of your destination and ask for a small discount on the estimated total cost. If you intend to travel to the center by a taxi at night from the airport, please note that the payment fee may increase.
Renting a car on Sardinia is often a preferred choice for transportation to and from Cagliari Elmas Airport, as well as many other tourist destinations on the island. Within the airport terminal you will see several different rental companies. By choosing one of them, and you can reach the center of Cagliari which is 7 kilometers from Cagliari Elmas Airport and you can easily travel to many regions on Sardinia. Prices for rental cars may vary depending on vehicle type and rental period. If you want before you arrive to Cagliari you can make a comparison on the internet and reserve a suitable car for your trip to Sardinia.
There is no direct connection between the airport and the Cagliari train station. You can take a taxi from Cagliari Elmas Airport to the station which is about 10 minutes away and then you can travel by train to other destinations on the island. If you find a bus or a shuttle going to Cagliari train station, you can also choose either of those to travel from Cagliari Elmas Airport to the station.Last Updated: 03 Sep 2018
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