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Things to do in Sardinia
Things to do in Sardinia
The rugged and wild natural environment of the Costa Smeralda is one of the most unique in the world. This coastal resort area was popularized in the 1960s by the late Aga Khan as a destination for the wealthy and international jet-set. Surrounded by crystal clear emerald green water, innumerable gleaming white coves and bays, rock formations carved out of granite over centuries by the wind and rain, craggy mountains overgrown with ancient vegetation, plus the aromatic and omnipresent wild shrub called “maquis,” this coastal resort area is one of the most unique on the planet. Nearly all buildings on Costa Smeralda are made of indigenous materials such as granite and other rock to preserve the natural beauty and landscape of the region.
Sardinia’s richest port town of Porto Cervo is the nerve-center of the region and offers magnificent parks, elegant and unusual boutiques and an exciting, pulsating nightlife. Taking a stroll around the marina is a must-do activity where visitors get an eye-popping view of some of the world’s most lavish yachts. The Stella Maris church is close by and houses a painting attributed to the great master, El Greco. A short drive down the coastal road to Porto Rotondo offers visitors incomparably beautiful panoramic views of the bluish green shimmering sea, steep cliffs, offshore islands and the spectacular forms of the ancient mountains. There are ancient fortress cities, palaces and churches from centuries past and impressive fortifications to delight the eye. Hiking, biking and climbing or horseback riding are available for exploring.
Sardinia’s coastline of sand dunes, deep emerald coves and dramatic rock formations make the island an extraordinary sailing destination. Sailing and diving are two primary activities abounding in the area. Beautiful beaches provide ample opportunities for swimming and relaxing in the sun.
Upon seeing the two bays of Cala di Volpe and Volpero, the Aga Khan declared that the space in between them would be perfect for a golf course. Surrounded by dense vegetation and bizarre rock formations with breathtaking sea views, Il Pevero is the realization of his dream. Ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, it is a technically demanding golf course that will test the performance of even the most experienced golfers.
Cagliari / Elmas
- Clear sky
- Temperature: 26 °C
- Wind: East-Southeast, 25.9 km/h
- Pressure: 1014 hPa
- Rel. Humidity: 51 %
- Visibility: 10 km
- The official currency of Costa Smeralda is the Euro
- Western European Daylight Time, Europe, UTC + 1 hour
- The official language of Costa Smeralda is Italian
- 127/220V 50 Hz