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Porto Rotondo is of the same calibre as Porto Cervo. The former was developed in the 1960s, by the aristocratic Italian Donà delle Rose family, and the latter by Prince Karim Aga Khan, at the end of the 1950s.
Porto Rotondo is one of the most luxurious resorts in the Mediterranean, and can be fully enjoyed from a private yacht, villa or in exclusive hotels.
At just a thirty minute drive from the airport of Olbia, with the highest volume of private jet traffic in Europe during the summer season, Porto Rotondo is on the northeast coast of Sardinia, near Mount Ladu. Its name, translated literally means “round port”, is due to the natural inlet where the beach town was developed, delineating a practically perfect circle. Built in harmony with its surroundings, Porto Rotondo is harmoniously balanced on the sea, with stunning land and seascapes. In the summer months, the colours and atmosphere must be experienced to be believed. The sea is turquoise, beaches the finest and whitest, the Mediterranean vegetation, or maquis, is perfumed and provides a contrast to the many blues of the sky and water. Every sunrise and sunset should be seen, either with an early morning swim or with an aperitif in the evening.
Porto Rotondo is also a destination for the world’s artists, luxury sunseekers and celebrities from the world of sport, cinema and fashion. Nightlife is as exciting or as peaceful as each visitor desires, and the local restaurants superlative, although for a robust budget.
Yachts are moored in the marina, and the central square, Piazzetta San Marco, is in the heart of the village and has many boutiques and bars. An amphitheatre built of local granite is a recommended landmark, as well as the church of San Lorenzo, designed by the renowned architect, Andrea Cascella, with its rare collection of 200 wooden statues.
Stunning beaches in the vicinity are Ira, separating the bay of Porto Rotondo from the bay of Cugnana, the beaches of Sassi and Alghe, Punta Asfodelo and Marinella. Soffi and Mortorio islands are wonderful to visit on a boat trip.
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