Monday, 28 July 2008

Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

The de facto capital of the Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo is a smart, but sterile, seaside town perched on the hillsides overlooking a marina often sheltering an eyeopening flotilla of huge, state-of-the-art yachts. These vessels, which look more like spaceships than sailing ships, and their wealthy passengers are the main attraction. The town itself consists of salmon pink modern villas, luxury hotels, upmarket boutiques and cafe-bars clustered around a couple of unremarkable paved squares. A rickety wooden bridge, near the shoreline, is the only feature of any character. 5/10