The Costa Smeralda is the long coastline of the North-eastern Sardinia, which develops from Head to Head at the southern end of the Gulf of Cugnana. The Costa Smeralda is the ideal place to spend your holidays in Sardinia.
This stretch of coastline has many sandy beaches, rich inlets, coves and rocky cliffs overlooking the sea and many islands, such as Mortorio Island, easily reached from the coast. But the Costa Smeralda and standards is primarily a holiday complex that offers, in addition to the beautiful landscapes and the sea, of great value accommodation and elegance.
The resort of Costa Smeralda was founded in 1962 when a group of industrialists and international financiers, including Prince Karim Aga Khan Ismaili, attracted by the rare beauty of the place, they decide to invest in these wild and uninhabited land on time. Thus was born the Consorzio Costa Smeralda, with the task of managing the territory and urban development, and promote tourism in the area. The urban development project was entrusted to the architect Luigi Vietti: the buildings are made to the architecture inspired by local farmers, and following strict environmental standards to meet the as possible to the landscape features and land.
The consortium has given considerable thrust to industry holiday in Sardinia, and has transformed this stretch of land in the Gallura AI arning and popular resort area, perhaps the most important tourist destination of Sardinia, the first hotels to be operational In 1963 and 1964, and began planning an expansion that is not would be arrested and economic development of the entire north of Sardinia, which since then has never stopped.
The heart of the Costa Smeralda Porto Cervo, a charming village inserted into a deep natural harbor, which together with other seaside resorts of the most famous in Italy, as Cala di Volpe, Smooth Vacca, Baja Sardinia, Palau and Porto Rotondo (which is usually not considered part Costa Smeralda proper) has every right between the most popular tourist destinations in Italy.
Daily flights by 'connecting the airport of Olbia Costa Smeralda with the major Italian and European cities, by sea, there are several shipping companies that provide connections among the most important Mediterranean port cities, including Genoa, Livorno and Civitavecchia and the port of Olbia.