Discover the cultural heritage, natural allure and the different landscapes found in Sardinia. Situated amid the Mediterranean and surrounded by 1,800 kilometres of spectacular coastline, Costa Smeralda being its most notable, is well known for its endless beaches and water sport activities from sailing to snorkeling, diving and good food.
People have been travelling to experience the crystal clear waters lined by pristine white-sand beaches and dramatic cliffs since the 1960's. Visitors can shop in the most luxurious designer boutiques, enjoy the exquisite cuisine and exciting nightlife at La Piazzetta or play a challenging round of golf at the nearby Pevero Golf Club. Also waiting to be explored are prehistoric archaeological sites such as the ancient nuraghi stone structures unique to Sardinia, and Phoenician, Punic and Roman architectural ruins and monuments, all surrounded by mountainous terrain peppered with juniper trees and fragrant wildflowers.
The small village of Arzachena acquired its name because of its geographic shape which recalls the head of a deer. Every year thousands of yachts, sailboats and ships decide to moor in this bay only for enjoying moments of delight in the well-known "Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere." Small alleys will guide you through colorful balconies and the typical architecture of Costa Smeralda.
Apart from being famous for its nightlife Porto Rotondo offers so much more… This fraction of Olbia offers some of the greatest beaches in Costa Smeralda as the Sassi Beach, Punta Volpe and Ira beach with its white sand which reminds tropical islands. What could be better than a chill cocktail in the main Piazzetta after having spent a day visiting the unique coves and idyllic beaches.
In Arzachena, a few kilometers away from the hotel it is possible to visit one of the main Nuragic sites in Sardinia. Discover the traditional stone buildings of the Nuragic Civilization dating back to 1800 BC. About 7,000 nuraghi, some of them really complex are scattered across the surface of Sardinia. Since 1997 those interesting constructions have been recognized as a World Heritage.
Capo Figari is a rocky promontory, one of the places that make Sardinia an amazing land, worth to be explored by land or by sea. From a height of 344 meters including 200 overlooking the sea, the peninsula, can be reached on foot through the lovely Cala Moresca or by boat through the enchanting coast of Cala Greca.
The Maddalena archipelago consists of seven major islands located between north eastern Sardinia and the French island Corsica. Take a whole day exploring the beauty of the several beaches and amazing coves accessible only by boat, dive into the crystal clear waters, and enjoy a day of fun into an unspoiled setting.
This church has been designed in the sixties by a famous Italian architect; inside this church it’s possible to admire invaluable masterpieces like the bronze entrance doors, the priceless pipe organ of and two crucifixes of the XVIII century. Outside the church is possible to admire a breathtaking view of Porto Cervo.
ROCCIA DEL FUNGO
This funny rock has been in this position for ages… According to history in prehistoric times the first local people sought refuge under it, in Roman times the area was called Turubulus Maior (large mushroom). Years of wind and rain have shaped this rock to let it become the symbol of Arzachena, something not to miss.
COSTA SMERALDA RALLY
Since 2004 the wild territory of Gallura is the location of the Rally of Sardinia. Each year between late May and early June, famous drivers from all around the world compete for the dirt and winding roads for the Italian round of the World Championship. The event takes place on the narrow roads around the mountains of Porto Cervo.
Exploring the panoramic road that links Arzachena to the coast of Cannigione would be something to be done at the wheel of your car. Spending an afternoon on the road with the scent of gorse in the air will be something memorable to do. The road offers an incomparable view of the Gulf of Arzachena and the islands of La Maddalena.
This is one of the most mystic places in Sardinia. Legend has it that there is a strip of magical land where people that walk over it will live long life. Nobody knows where this mysterious strip of land is, but the Ogliastra region offers one of the deepest canyons in Europe.
Part of the international park "Bocche di Bonifacio", the bay of Porto Li Nibani offers uncrowded coves where you can enjoy relaxation and solitude while admiring the view. Nature explodes in all of its wonder in these desert islands; do not miss the view from the top of Monte Zoppu.
A town in Costa Smeralda which vaunts 88 km of coastline scattered with numerous coves and bays that have made renowned Sardinia. It’s not only the sea to be stunning here, but also the natural areas that surround the town. It’s also possible to admire rare marsh birds that populate the area.