Arzachena, Italy

Tour of Porto Cervo and Portorotondo

with Matteo P.

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Porto Cervo, the capital of the Costa Smeralda, needs no introduction, for more than fifty years the most affluent people in the world have spent their summers in this spectacular zone.
Created from the start to accommodate a particularly discerning clientele, the resort was designed by leading architects and urban planners of the 1960s, including: Luigi Vietti, Michele Busiri Vici, Jacques and Savin Couelle, Peter Schneck, Gerard Bethoux, Jean Claude Lesuisse, Enzo Satta and Giuseppe Polese.
These visionaries, who designed magnificent villas and beautiful hotels which melt into the surrounding area, created a style of architecture that has been copied worldwide. Do not miss a walk in the "Old Port", the "Piazza" and be sure to visit the Church of Stella Maris.
PortoRotondo, south of Porto Cervo, is one of the most important tourist destinations for the Italian and international elite. Situated around an almost circular natural bay, called by the locals "Poltu Ritundu", it was founded by the Venetian counts Nicolò and Luigi Donà delle Rose in 1964.
The village grew organically, expanding with the inspiration of current trends but always with a view to quality.
The vision of ​​the two brothers was that PortoRotondo would become a "milieu" of artists and intellectuals, and the first to respond to the invitation were the sculptors Andrea Cascella and Giancarlo Sangregorio, then came Ceroli, Renato Guttuso, Emanuel Chapalain and many others.
All have helped make PortoRotondo one of the most elegant and picturesque vacation villages in the Mediterranean.

Twelve kilometers from the glamour and luxury of Costa Smeralda, there is another world, the picturesque village of San Pantaleo.
Set between peaks of granite, this little old town still retains the typical style of the villages of Gallura. In 1894 the shepherd inhabitants asked the bishop of Tempio Pausania for a religious and social centre and the pretty church, dedicated to San Pantaleo, was constructe

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My name is Matteo, I live in Olbia, in the north east part of the island of Sardinia, and I have lived all my life in this island, except for some years in London and some months travelling abroad. I work here at the local airport of Olbia but I am also very fond of archeology, particularly that of the bronze age, very important for our island, because this is the period of the Nuraghi people, a civilization that has dominated in the west mediterranean for almost a thousand years. In Sardinia we have more than 8000 of these impressive monuments, so that Sardinia is the region with more prehistoric monuments that any other in Europe and in the whole mediterranean area, except maybe Egypt. The town where I live is close to the Arzachena monuments and also to the famous luxury tourist resort of Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda and Porto Rotondo. If you are interested in these monuments, please contact me, and I will show you some of these incredible and spectacular archeological sites. Full profile Leave a Review