Any time of year is perfect for a getaway to Sardinia. This beautiful Italian island offers numerous beaches and magnificent coves where you can get lost and let time pass without thinking at all. Can you imagine moving freely in its crystalline waters aboard Takara, and getting closer to discovering Sardinian tradition and culture?
Two magical places where you can discover “the inside” of Sardinia: Neptune’s Grotto and the Bue Marino Grotto. The first grotto houses different underground lakes (among them the second largest in Europe), a spectacular 12 metre wide column and impressive calcareous rock formations. On the other hand, in the Bue Marino Grotto you can admire fascinating cave paintings from the Neolithic period, as you travel along the interior river.
During the 12th century, Alghero went from being a small fishing village to becoming one of the great fortresses of the island. To protect the Sardinians and to keep the enemies out, its imposing wall was built along with its towers that, today, continue to boast privileged views and great architectural value. Its calm streets are especially charming, with corners and alleys that are full of details of the Renaissance, Gothic and medieval styles. Strolling through Alghero is like being cast back in time to in the Middle Ages: and therein lies its magic.
This 30 km long coastal area was named after its crystalline emerald-green waters, which, combined with the white sand, provide spectacular seascapes. Both the rich and beautiful nature that grows among the rocks and its paradise-like beaches, have long been the biggest tourist attraction for celebrities from all over the world. The town of Santa Teresa Gallura, also known as the “Little Turin”, was an ancient Roman port and has different historical points of interest from World War II. In Costa Smeralda you can also admire the impressive granite formations of Capo Testa eroded over 300 million years ago, with which the Duomo of Milan and the Pantheon of Rome were built.
Since Prince Karim Aga Khan IV saw the capital of the Costa Smerelda as a diamond in the rough and decided to invest in luxury resorts, Porto Cervo has been a pied-a-terre for jet-set personalities worldwide. Its marina, organizes annual regattas that are renowned in the nautical world, sponsored by brands like Rolex. Fashion and jewellery also have their place in this beautiful city, as many prestigious brands take advantage of the privileged tourist sector of Porto Cervo to launch new collections exclusively before doing so in the rest of the world.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the group of islands that make up the archipelago is full of hidden coves and dream beaches where you can discover an extraordinary marine world. A natural paradise that exudes beauty and tranquillity in every last corner. This place is marked by history, since Napoleon’s army tried to conquer the island, but the Sardinian resistance was stronger. It is very interesting to see the French legacy left behind in Maddalena.