A Luxury Collection Destination, Italy
Developed by the Aga Khan in the late 1960s, this eco-sensitive beach retreat for the jet set was was built upon a rugged stretch of Sardinia’s north eastern coastline to resemble a traditional fishing village. Strict regulations help preserve the allure of this modern day Eden where turquoise waters meet an emerald coast thick with juniper trees and bougainvillea blooming in great tangles of pink. The secret coves and tiny port towns of the Costa Smeralda are popular among princes and movie stars and the paparazzi who trail them.
Cheer on the five-person crews sailing in specially designed Smeralda 88 racing boats for a weekend of regattas and events.
Join Sardinians as they crowd the streets of nearby Olbia for a nine day fest full of religious processions, horse riding events, and fantastic food in honor of the town’s patron saint.
Explore Sardinian culture through a handicrafts fair, processions, music, and local delicacies as part of this late summer folk festival in Olbia.
Experience brilliant traditional dance and song traditions as folk groups from around the world take the stage for this colorful celebration.
Savor regional fare at restaurants and events celebrating Olbia’s prized seasonal catch as part of the month-long Cozze di Olbi.
Kick off summer with talks by chefs and cookbook authors and regional food and wine tastings throughout this culinary-focused weekend.
Yachting and sailing enthusiasts have been gathering annually since 1986 for this world-class regatta in Porto Cervo.
Listen to solo and group musicians as they perform in piazzas, historic churches, and performance spaces throughout the postcard-perfect town of Berchidda.
Executive Chef Giovanni Raccagni explores east-meets-west flavors with his signature dish of Tuna Teppanyaki salad with shrimp scallops and tuna skewers cooked on a salt stone.
Have the sommelier at Hotel Cala di Volpe’s La Cave guide you through a wine tasting in their on-site cellar that’s home to an impressive collection of more than 400 bottles.
Executive Chef Franco Guardone’s passion for local flavors can be tasted in his ricotta-stuffed squash and his signature fregola, a Sardinian durum wheat pasta in a delicate seafood and vegetable sauce.
Contemporary Mediterranean dishes are served in a stunning outdoor garden dining room with straight-on views of the Liscia di Vacca Bay at the Hotel Pitrizza.
Just west of Port Cervo and beneath the 18th century naval fortress Forte Cappellini is Phi Beach. Favored by the jet-set, lounge on the white beds along the beach by day or dance under the stars to international DJs by night.
Tour the best beaches in the area – rugged La Spiaggia del Principe, scuba diver’s delight Spiaggia la Celvia and the white sands of Liscia Ruja Beach – with an expert guide.
Cast off from shore and island hop during a day spent exploring several of the islands that comprise the naturally stunnng Archipelago of La Maddalena.
Experience local Sardinian cuisine with a special menu created by Executive Chef Franco Guardone of the Pitrizza Restaurant.
Begin the day exploring San Pantaleo, a typical 17th century Sardinian village dotted with artisan workshops for ceramics, wood, pottery and petit artist galleries.
An unforgettable evening awaits, starting with a relaxing in-room massage for two followed by dinner with special menu at the shamelessly romantic Romazzino restaurant.
Reserve a tee time at the sea-gaing Pevero Golf Club. This eighteen hole-course designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1972 is considered one of the most gorgeous in the world.