Try this: It would be remiss not to take a boat out and explore the beautiful bays and beaches along the rugged coastline of Sardinia. Rent a rib boat for a full or half day from Poltu Quatu resort and set sail for Caprera, La Maddalena and Santo Stefano, no licence required.
Back in the 1960s, tourism in Costa Smeralda looked in need of an overhaul. Ismaili Prince Aga Khan IV tasked the prestigious architect Mr Luigi Vietti with the job. Mr Vietti first designed the village of Porto Cervo and then Prince Aga Khan’s own home, before setting to work on the Hotel Pitrizza and the many private villas that make up the immediate locale. With its retro-modernist stone architecture, the site and its beautifully coordinated setting are still as remarkable – and romantic – as ever. During the season, guests are encouraged to take advantage of Pitrizza’s private beach, bathe in the granite saltwater infinity pool and dine in the world-renowned restaurant.
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