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Day 3 Porto Cervo (28 Km)

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(in 28 km) Porto Cervo is the main tourist center of the Costa Smeralda. It owes its name to the form of deer which has its natural harbor. The Porto Vecchio dates back to the sixties, when Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, fascinated by the beauty of this stretch of coast, decided to buy the land. The villa itself was designed by architect Luigi Vietti. In 1967 was founded the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. In the eighties began the construction of the new port, much more spacious (over 700 berths) and well equipped.

Porto Cervo - Stella Maris church
Porto Cervo - Stella Maris church

At the time of its design, the prince and his colleagues thought they could create an architecture to keep as far as possible the style typical of Gallura, multicolored houses with windows and balconies perfectly integrated into the environment, and this was the key success. This type of architecture is extended along the northeast coast and is still valid today.

Porto Cervo - Stella Maris church
Porto Cervo - Stella Maris church

In the center of Porto Cervo highlights the walk from the Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere to Sottopiazza, a set of narrow streets where you can find upscale restaurants, luxury shopping and nightlife center of the rich and famous. In Porto Cervo there are not remarkable monuments, but stands the Stella Maris church, built between between 1967 and 1969 by architect Michele Busiri in typical Mediterranean style, with white walls, tile roof, a covered porch and a round tower. The views from this place over the marina are also spectacular.

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

 

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