The Costa Smeralda

The Costa Smeralda is a coastal stretch well identified in the north-east of Sardinia occupies a little more than twenty kilometers, the neighbouring villages of Poltu Quatu, Baja Sardinia, Cannigione and Porto Rotondo are sometimes associated with it, but these, while being located in Proximity of the famous coastal stretch, are not part of it.
The coast is characterized by the presence of numerous coves, small beaches, and not far from many islands including the archipelago of La Maddalena, and others such as Cappuccini, snakes, Li Nibani, dead, rooms and puffs.
The territory was predominantly uninhabited until the first half of the twentieth century until the birth, in 1962, of the Costa Smeralda consortium at the hands of Prince Karim Aga Khan, a Muslim-ismaele of British citizenship. Soon this became a place of election of the international jet set, with locals like the Billionaire, and taken over by films like vacations on the Emerald Coast and life Smeralda.

The heart of the Emerald Coast is Porto Cervo where you can also find all the services and other numerous commercial and residential areas such as Romazzino, capricious, Cala di Volpe, Gulf Pevero, Pantogia and smooth cow.
Between Porto Cervo and Cala di Volpe, although outside the Costa Smeralda Consortium, the commercial and residential area of Abbiadori has developed. Historical symbol of Porto Cervo, is the church Stella Maris, built in the Sixties by the architect Michele Busiri, with a style that fits perfectly with the surrounding architecture. The Church of Stella Maris is in a favorable position with a panoramic view that embraces the entire inlet of the port on one side and Monte Moro on the other. The area is served, also for the purpose of the remarkable tourist transit, from the nearby airport of OlbiaCosta Smeralda, to which it gives name.
 In 2012 the control of the Costa Smeralda consortium passed by the company presided over by Tom Barrack to the Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.