Costa Smeralda (Costa Smeralda, Emerald Coast)located on the northeast coast of Sardinia. This corner delights with its marvelous beauty: a truly emerald-crystal sea and emerald greenery of lush gardens, as well as 55 km of magnificent beaches with pearl sand, bizarre rocks and bays that look like fjords, ancient towns with unique architecture, luxurious hotels and villas, snow-white yachts. The capital of the Costa Smeralda is the town of Porto Cervo. The main pedestrian street and promenade of the town – Piazzetta degli Archi will lead to its main square, the famous Piazzetta. You can walk along the Wooden Bridge to the Old Port and admire the magnificent yachts bobbing on the sparkling water, as well as go to the magnificent Stella Maris Church, which rises above the port and offers a breathtaking panorama. The new port – Porto Cervo Marina is located on the other side of the bay of Porto Cervo. The heart of the New Port is the Marina Village, the center of cozy squares, shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Costa Smeralda is famous for its gorgeous beaches, among which the most beautiful are: Budelli, Cala Granu, Capriccioli, Celvia, Cala di Volpe, Dolce Sposa, Mortorio (Mortorio), Piccolo Pevero (Piccolo Pevero), Piccolo Romazzino (Piccolo Romazzino). North of Porto Cervo and just 500m from the Marina is Cala Granu, a marvelous little cove with one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches whose clear emerald waters have given the name to the Costa Smeralda – the Emerald Coast. 2 km from Porto Cervo is Pantogia, a hilly town overlooking the Gulf of Pevero. The nature here is extraordinarily beautiful. In the vicinity of Pantogia rises Mount Moro with its rocky peaks, deep rivers and waterfalls that do not freeze in winter. The nature here is extraordinarily beautiful. Pantogia has three private beaches: Porto Paglia, Piccolo Pevero and Grande Pevero.
Porto Rotondoalso located on the northeast coast of Sardinia. This prestigious resort is a favorite vacation spot for world celebrities from the fields of cinema, fashion, show business and sports. It is not difficult to guess that Porto Rotondo in Italian means Round Port – this is how it was called an almost perfectly round bay on the Costa Smeralda. In Porto Rotondo, there is a magnificent Amphitheater, completely made of granite, the Church of San Lorenzo, inside which there are 200 wooden statues depicting holy events. Dazzling snow-white building In the center of the town, on St. Mark’s Square (Piazzetta San Marco) is a cluster of boutiques, restaurants and bars. The most beautiful beaches are located in the vicinity of the town: Ira beach, which separates Porto Rotondo bay from Cugnana bay, Sassi, Alghe, Punta Asfodelo and Marinella beaches. Opposite the coast of the resort are the picturesque islets of Soffi and Mortorio. On the outskirts of Porto Rotondo, on the slope of a stone ridge, is the magnificent La Certosa – the villa of Silvio Berlusconi, where international meetings and receptions of the Italian Prime Minister take place.
Palau– the resort is located on the northern coast of Sardinia, opposite the island archipelago of La Maddalena and the National Reserve of Fauna and Flora, in the province of Sassari. The picturesque 10-kilometer coastline with a hilly terrain, many bays, capes, coves and islands creates an unusual landscape that resembles a surreal picture. This magnificent picture can be admired from the hill Baragge, towering just outside the city. To the east of Palau, Capo d’Orso also has many bays with stunning coves. Here you can see a favorite tourist attraction – the famous “bear horn”, a granite rock 122 meters high, directed towards the sea. And in the town of Porto Pozzo, according to legend, Odysseus, fascinated by the peaceful landscape, landed, but here a fight with a herd of wild pigs awaited him. Homer knowingly described in the Odyssey
Olbia– an ancient city located on the northwestern coast of Sardinia, was founded in the VI century BC. The history of Olbia (Olbia literally means “happy city”) dates back to the Nuragic period, but later the city was conquered by the Phoenicians, Punas, Romans and Carthaginians in turn. Olbia was one of the most important and richest cities in Sardinia, as evidenced by the ruins of Romanesque terms, aqueducts, necropolises.Finds made during the excavations can be seen in the city’s Archaeological Museum.In the 1960s, Olbia became one of the most popular tourist centers of the island.In the city there is a medieval fortress Pedreso castle, and in the ancient center of Olbia there are several churches of the 8th century, among which is a very remarkable granite Romanesque church of San Simplicio, built of granite. In the center of Olbia is the medieval Piazza Regina Margherita, as well as the adjoining Corso Umberto street with many shops and cozy restaurants. The most popular beaches of Olbia: snow-white Pittulongu, Bados, Porto Istana, uniting four beaches with picturesque rocks.
Cagliari– the southern region of Sardinia, located in the Gulf of Angels, the most ancient city of Sardinia, which was founded as a Phoenician colony. Cagliari was conquered many times by various invaders, and in 1324-1720 and 1798-1815 the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Cagliari houses the National Archaeological Museum with a rich collection representing the centuries-old history of the city. Of great interest is the Old part of the city, where the Cathedral of the XIII century is located, decorated inside with amazing golden mosaics. The Bastione di San Remy offers breathtaking views of the city. Also in the Old Town of Castello rise the medieval Elephant Tower (built in 1307) and the tower of San Pancrazio (built by the Pisans in 1305), the cathedrals of St. Mary and Bonaria. It is interesting to see the Roman amphitheater of the 2nd century and stroll through the wonderful Botanical Garden at the ancient University of Cagliari, and on the ponds of Stagno di Molentargius you can see pink flamingos. The resort’s most popular beach is Poetto. As well as the unusually beautiful snow-white beaches of Villasimus and Chia.
Villasimìus is a popular and prestigious resort, part of the province. Villasimius has created a protected area with long sandy beaches, great diving spots, cliffs, coves, coves and islets. Villasimius is famous for its vibrant folklore festivals – La Madonna del Naufrago (Madonna, patroness of the sunken at sea), Santa Maria (St. Mary) and San Raffaele Archangelo (St. Raphael the Archangel). These wonderful holidays give an opportunity to get acquainted with the culture of Sardinia. During the festivals, ancient music is played, dancers in traditional clothes perform ancient dances, and readers recite folk poetry.
Santa Margherita di Pulaalso located in the south of Sardinia, near Cagliari. This resort with beautiful beaches, 20 km long, is surrounded by a pine forest. The resort is located the ancient city of Nora, founded according to legend by the son of Hermes Noracha. Historical records, among which is the “Stela Nora”, the oldest written document found in Sardinia, tells that this colony was founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BC. The ruins of ancient temples, houses, theaters and Nora baths recreate the image of the ancient city, which was once the capital of Sardinia. In Nora, you can see the ruins of an ancient Phoenician city, and while snorkeling, underwater ruins from the Roman period.
Algherolocated on the northwestern coast of Sardinia, in the province of Sassari and is a real Catalan city, and now the Catalans call it “Little Barcelona”. In the Middle Ages, the city was called Algarium (“composed of algae”), and during the Spanish rule it was renamed Al Alguer. The monuments of the Old Town, the historical center of Alghero, remind of the Catalan past of the city: for example, the tower of the Cathedral of St. Mary and the church of San Francesco, built in the Gothic-Catalan style.In Alghero it is pleasant to walk along the Spanish streets of the ancient city, sunbathe on the picturesque beaches, bordered by clear sea waters and enjoy mouth-watering dishes in cozy fish restaurants. Chia) – 9 km coastline, stretches from the pine forest of Santa Margherita to Cape Spartivento in the southwestern part of Sardinia. This wonderful resort is famous for its combination of pristine nature and archaeological finds. The splendor of the beaches are located near the ruins of the ancient city of Bitia (Bithia) – evidence of the Phoenician-Punic civilization. The resort is also home to the Cannoneris Nature Reserve, and Sardinian deer, fallow deer and wild boars can be found in the oak mountain forests. Cape Chia, immersed in lush Mediterranean vegetation, is surrounded by picturesque beaches and the azure sea, and the resort itself is considered one of the most beautiful places in Sardinia. The splendor of the beaches are located near the ruins of the ancient city of Bitia (Bithia) – evidence of the Phoenician-Punic civilization. The resort is also home to the Cannoneris Nature Reserve, and Sardinian deer, fallow deer and wild boars can be found in the oak mountain forests. Cape Chia, immersed in lush Mediterranean vegetation, is surrounded by picturesque beaches and the azure sea, and the resort itself is considered one of the most beautiful places in Sardinia. The splendor of the beaches are located near the ruins of the ancient city of Bitia (Bithia) – evidence of the Phoenician-Punic civilization. The resort is also home to the Cannoneris Nature Reserve, and Sardinian deer, fallow deer and wild boars can be found in the oak mountain forests. Cape Chia, immersed in lush Mediterranean vegetation, is surrounded by picturesque beaches and the azure sea, and the resort itself is considered one of the most beautiful places in Sardinia.