Porto Cervo, the Luxury reference in Sardinia
The concept of luxury is extended by us to live well in everyday life. In this way, even those properties that do not necessarily have millionaire price lists can be included in this category, but have peculiarities that make that living room exclusive. A Villa surrounded by land where centuries-old olive trees full of history life can offer the ideal environment, a source of tranquility and inspiration.
Porto Cervo: the King of Costa Smeralda
On the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, there is a fabulous seaside village located in a natural inlet reminiscent of a deer called Porto Cervo, an exclusive and undisputed architectural jewel of the Costa Smeralda created in the seventies from a brilliant intuition of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Various personalities participated in its realization such as the French set designer Jacques Couelle, creator of the Cala di Volpe Luxury Hotel, the architect Luigi Vietti, he was the one who gave the name “Costa Smeralda”, the architect Michele Busiri Vici creator of the Stella Maris church, a real jewel overlooking Porto Cervo Marina.
For example, the Cala di Volpe hotel is now the undisputed reference “of high society” and International Jet set, synonymous with great prestige but also with privacy. In fact, this is a structure with highly refined environments that retrace the Costa Smeralda style, made of simple and linear shapes, fine finishes in soft colors such as ceramics, local glass, and refined furnishings that have made Porto Cervo the ideal location for characters of the caliber of Margaret and Tony of England, Constantine of Greece, Audrey Hepburn, the Agnelli, the Ranieri of Monaco.
Even today in the Costa Smeralda bay, thanks to new technologies by crossing the data of Marinetraffic.com and of Forbes, it is possible to estimate the boats that stop on the renowned Sardinian coast. In the period of August, the value thus obtained is over 3 billion euros, with the respective owners’ assets of over 100 billion dollars.
The international press attributes these boats to millionaires of the caliber of Usmanov, Al-Fayed, Nancy Walton Laurie, Lakshmi Mittal, Viktor Vekselberg Andrei Skoch, John Caudwell, Sergio Mantegazza, and Leonardo Del Vecchio (Luxottica), to name a few, but in reality, the property turns out to be of foreign companies almost always registered in tax havens.
To return to Porto Cervo, the renowned Piazzetta Delle Chiacchiere, the beating heart of the town, is a meeting place and junction of typical streets where you can admire the shops and boutiques of the major luxury brands up to the Sottopiazza along the famous ” Passeggiata ”wrapped in construction finishes and furnishings characteristic of the style of the Costa Smeralda. The splendid villas overlooking the sea immersed in the pristine Mediterranean scrub are the result of careful and skillful design work designed in order to maintain continuity and integration with the surrounding environment as much as possible, creating infrastructures and services for an evolution unprecedented tourist.
Porto Cervo Marina is one of the largest marinas in the Mediterranean Sea, in fact, it has over 700 berths and is one of the most equipped and welcoming berths with related high-level services. A few steps away is the prestigious Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the protagonist of the organization of numerous international regattas for superyachts and various world and European sailing competitions. Events that are part of the broader organizational framework of other sporting events of great interest, first of all, golf with courses treated even in the smallest detail.
The Pevero Golf Club is in fact considered one of the best and most picturesque golfing landscapes in the world where playing is a really fun and an almost surreal refreshment for the spirit, thanks also to the technical characteristics of this place, inserted in the exclusive naturalistic landscape and natural beauties. pristine surrounding it.
The beaches of the Costa Smeralda are an example of unspoiled nature with vivid and authentic colors now famous and renowned all over the world, lapped by a unique sea with blue and turquoise reflections surrounded by ancient granite rocks. The most famous places are undoubtedly the Grande and Piccolo Pevero which have nothing to envy tropical beaches, Romazzino so named for the scent of the rosemary plants that characterize it and the Spiaggia del Principe, in honor of Imam Aga Khan, the Pirata Beach and the Turtle Beach. While on the opposite side rest the enchanting coves such as the crescent-shaped Cala Capriccioli, Cala di Volpe and Liscia Ruja.
A little further on Porto Rotondo, another important pole of attraction on the Costa Smeralda. An intertwining of small alleys leads to the San Marco square, a place of elegant boutiques of prestigious brands, and then continues to the church of San Lorenzo, a characteristic building for its pink granite.