10 May Porto Cervo
A short cruise up the rugged eastern shore of the Costa Smeralda, will bring you in to Porto Cervo. The Aga Khan built a resort that takes full advantage of the rocky cliffs, protected beaches and stunning blue sea. Since then, the region has become one of the world’s most exclusive retreats. In town, the Stella Maris Church boasts the ‘Sad Madonna’ painted by El Greco. This Church is a modern whitewashed design created by the Roman architect, Michel Busiri Vici, who also created the grotto-design shopping arcade in the town centre containing lots of exclusive boutiques.
Originally a small fishing village, Porto Cervo is now a fashionable destination with beautiful villas and luxury hotels. In its centre, an old port and glitzy marina are the focus of activity, as are its Mediterranean-style shops and restaurants.