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WINTER HOLIDAYS
CHRISTMAS
ON THE COAST
DEEP SKIES, CLEAN HORIZONS
AND MORE ACTIVITIES THAN 
YOU WOULD EXPECT

Flights from London, Barcelona and Amsterdam bring those who have homes here, sporty types and a host of visitors looking for peace, restoration for the soul, wide horizons and the chance to get away from it all amidst the mild climate and luscious nature of Sardinia
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2017
COAST PEOPLE LOVE
COAST PEOPLE IS A LOOSE, LIGHT AND COLOURFUL DEFINITION, 
JUST LIKE WHAT IT DESCRIBES: HOLIDAYS. 


It’s time to talk about holidays again, time to play and to see things from a different point of view - as we do when we are on vacation. So coast people is not something you can belong to, that includes or excludes anyone, it refers to that slice of space and time when we are on holidays, different from our usual selves, doing different things, in a different mood, and with more time.

Coast.Style brings together information, opportunities and ways to experience the Costa Smeralda for people who have free time to spend in Sardinia. A sort of “Coast List”, like Michela Proietti wrote in the Corriere della Sera newspaper on 13th May "to experience summertime in Sardinia in a different way.” It’s true: the way we see it, nature, food, physical activity, going out at night, meeting new people and seeing new places, spotting whales and mouflons are not ends unto themselves, but rather points of contact, links, portals and sources of renewable energy and ideas that we can (better) take advantage of when we are on holidays.


Freedom - “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” 

(Robert Orben, author, journalist, magician and ghostwriter



People on holidays, Porto Cervo, 1968  |  Photo NelloDiSalvoArchive@coast.style


Touring Sardinia's Inland

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The following mini reference guide provides further information on the main protagonists and subjects featured in these pages, on www.coast.style and on our social media channels:

The Coast – a physical place – destination for holidaymakers – trasl. symbolises borders (between real and imaginary worlds, past and future etc.)

Holiday – absence of work and other social duties / Freedom – trasl. a spatio-temporal concept wherein energy is recharged.

Sardinia: second largest Mediterranean island – rich in active ingredients, island energy and holiday chemical reactions.

Coast People – men, women and children on holidays, trasl. passion – curiosity - freedom 

Coast – communications agency created 21 years ago in Costa Smeralda, original school of holidaying – trasl. Coast Magazine, Coast App, The Coast Experience, www.coast.style.

Love – propensity to fuse together with something outside oneself – trasl. passion for what one does, interest in what one sees, openness to uncover and possibly absorb the rationale of the world one discovers.

The Coast Experience - a “Coast List” - notebook – list of useful addresses to discover new, original and interesting activities in Costa Smeralda.

Coast People Love – social communications campaign from Coast to promote an updated and accurate image of the coast that is home to the Costa Smeralda.

Style - individual way of looking at things, tendency to be oneself, to inhabit the world in a fluid way. Ability, discernment, discretion; “Style is the answer to everything” (Charles Bukowsky)

Coast.Style - web platform – info on what is happening in Costa Smeralda updated in real time – up-to-date info on what to do, see, know. In-depth info on the Costa Smeralda. Trasl. Coast Live - Coast Pages - Coast Photo - www.coast.style.


THE COAST EXPERIENCE
 THE COURTS
 ARE OPEN!
  DISCOVERING A TRUE SARDINIA
The courts are open, and you can taste local food and wine, buy unique gifts, discover the way of life and the secrets of on of the five longer-living populations of the world: the Barbagians. 
THE COAST EXPERIENCE
WE'VE HAD FUN!
HOPE YOU TOO
THE PHI BEACH CLOSES 
ANOTHER AWESOME SEASON

Supernova, Loco Dice, Solomun, Fat Boy Slim, Coccoluto DJ and the hyper-colourful “Elrow goes to Phi Beach” party have been just some of the big events of this summer…
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ITINERARIES
JOURNEY TO
BONIFACIO
CAUSE WE LOVE CORSICA
Founded in 833 by the eponymous Tuscan Marquis who settled there after a battle with the Saracens, Bonifacio remains the favourite port of call for yachts making their way between the two islands. 
No one can resist it and the fairytale setting of its port. 
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COAST STYLE
COAST 
EN VOGUE
THE COSTA LIKES VOGUE 
AND VICEVERSA
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THE COAST
PORTO RAFAEL
MEDITERRANEAN'S MOST 
RELAXED STYLE OF REVELRY

When Rafael Neville, Count of Berlanga (near Marbella, Spain) discovered it in1961, Porto Rafael was just a pretty cove a stone’s throw from Palau. He founded the hamlet there that bears his name, his crest and his motto: “to dream is to live”.

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THE COAST
5+1 KINDS OF PEOPLE TO MEET 
IN GOLFO ARANCI
THERE'S A LOT GOING ON IN THE COSTA'S NEW PLACE TO GO
Everyone loves Golfo Aranci. One of the reasons is because here eating seafood is inevitable, practically instinctive. Discovered by fishermen from Ponza who settled here generations ago, it is home to at least a dozen restaurants that you cannot miss out on if you like truly good fish. 
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THE COAST
BAJA ÈPOQUE
BAJA SARDINIA, COSTA'S 
NUMBER ONE NIGHT SPOT

Once upon a time there was a charming place called Cala Battistoni, who took its name from one of its larger, more peaceful inhabitants who went by the name of Battista. In 1962, Domenico Gentili, owner of the company that made the famous Sole soap, walked through the gates of this remote agricultural holding which, at the time, could only be reached by dirt road.
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ITINERARIES
WHALEWATCHING
IN COSTA SMERALDA
MAKE FRIENDS WITH FIN WHALES, DOLPHINS,
SPERM WHALES, SEA TURTLES,
TUNAS, SWORDFISHES AND MANY MORE


Just one hour of navigation from the Costa to reach the submarine Canyon of Caprera, known mostly by researchers and known to fishermen for the particular morphology of the seabed and the richness of life.

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THE COAST EXPERIENCE
ALISARDA
THE AIRLINE BORN
WITH THE COSTA SMERALDA

The company has come a long way since the early days when its planes touched down on a simple airstrip grazed bare by local sheep. Some of its journey has been uphill, of course, particularly after the advent of the low cost airline phenomenon. Meridiana is now Italy’s second largest airline and one of just five out of 70 to have survived the difficult years. 

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EDITORIAL
PLANET
COSTA SMERALDA
COAST MAGAZINE'S
HISTORY UNVEILED

 
The first astronauts found it very pleasant. Gravity on the planet seemed normal. The atmosphere, though breathable, did, however, contain some subtle gases that had a strange effect: they infused the visitors with a sense of incredible bliss and the very precise, euphoric feeling of being in exactly the right place at the exactly the right time.
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THE COAST EXPERIENCE
THE NEW ABI D'ORU
FIVE NEW SUITES, A SPA AND TWO RESTAURANTS FOR THE COSTA'S FIRST BEACH RESORT

Overlooking the enchanting Spiaggia di Marinella beach, just a few kilometres from Porto Rotondo, the Hotel Abi D’Oru (from the Sardinian ‘ape d’oro’ meaning golden bee) is launching a new collection of exclusive suites, a spa just a stone’s throw from the sea and two new restaurants. 
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THE COAST EXPERIENCE
LA CASITTA
ALL AT SEA

Located on the gorgeous little island of Santa Maria, between Budelli and Razzoli, Sardinia and Corsica, La Casitta serves up spectacularly good cuisine despite the wildness of its surroundings on this tiny, sea-swept scrap of Mediterranean brush. Just ask and you’ll be treated to the very finest French vintages, the best champagnes, cognacs and cigars. A standard not even Raffles of Singapore could match at the height of its fame in the 1940s. A little corner of paradise to which gourmands repair from all over the world, touching down by private helicopter or aboard the La Casitta shuttle.  
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THE COAST EXPERIENCE
A DAY AT 
TENUTA PILASTRU
COSTA SMERALDA'S COUNTRY OUTPOST

The perfect place to retreat to from the buzz of the Costa and immerse yourself in the peace of the Gallura countryside. Who could guess that these rolling hills dotted with Mediterranean brush, standard not even Raffles of Singapore could match at the height of its fame in the 1940s. 
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THE COAST EXPERIENCE
MEDITERRANEAN
ON LINE
ORGANISING A BOATING HOLIDAY 
HAS NEVER BEEN SIMPLER

Marinanow.com lets you choose from more than 10,000 boats and 500,000 berths across the Mediterranean. And booking is just a click away! 
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THE COAST EXPERIENCE
ISLAND IDEAS
SANTA MARIA AND 143 ARE TWO NEW LIMITED EDITION SARDINIAN LABELS

Santa Maria Estates evokes the little island in the La Maddalena archipelago that the founders of Santa Maria Estates – lovers of the island and passionate pursuers of hidden treasures - wish to communicate with two new labels: Santa Maria and 143. 
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INSPIRATIONAL
DESERT ISLAND
BLUES
ALL ABOUT MAROONING

The idea of being abandoned and surviving on a desert island is inextricably linked to a romantic (and aromatic) idea of adventure.
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COAST STYLE
MEGLIO UN 
SUPER YACHT
PIÙ CHE ALTRO UN FATTO DI SOPRAVVIVENZA

I grandi yacht che arrivano d’estate in Costa Smeralda sono oltre 300, e tre quarti di questi si possono affittare a settimane. Ognuno è un piccolo, non tanto piccolo, mondo a sé. Le cose di cui deve approvvigionarsi da terra rispecchiano gusti, esigenze e capricci degli ospiti, che superano a volte l’immaginazione. 
Megayachts and helicopters are a marriage made in heaven. However, the main characteristic of any yacht is not its accessory quota but its size. Around 300 megayachts sail into Costa Smeralda each summer and three quarters of these are chartered. 
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COAST PEOPLE LOVE
IS ANYBODY
OUT THERE?
MEDITATE, PEOPLE, MEDITATE

In some difficult to articulate way, she can feel something like energy pulsing through her body. But it’s not a force even though it is powerful. It’s not her soul even though she is spiritual. It’s not electricity but it can give her quite a shock. It’s not thought but it is intelligent.  
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COAST ROOTS
PIONEERS
Mrs PODBIELSKY
AND THE COAST'S FIRST SETTLERS

Summer 1961. One day we drove along the "road" towards a bay known as Liscia di Vacca. At a certain point we emerged at the top of a rise and a landscape opened before us, a calm, beautiful bay nestled into the gentle roll of the land which went down to meet it. 
COAST ROOTS
The "CROCE DEL SUD" 
ITINERARIES
DISCOVER THE 
SARDINIAN DEER
A DAY LONG JOURNEY TO THE
HEART OF THE ISLAND

Under two hours by car and less than half an hour by chopper: there’s a very special place at the foot of Monte Spada near Fonni, light years from the sandy beaches and intelligent buoys of the Costa,  felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem…
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COAST'S ROOTS
THE GOLDEN AGE
IS NOW
COMPARE MODERN AND VINTAGE
PICTURES OF THE COAST

we are no longer voluntary refugees lost on a wildly beautiful - and beautifully wild - island. The sense of surprise at bumping into each other in a remote world, a secret haven shared by the lucky few, was part of the sixties.ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem…
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THE COAST EXPERIENCE
SAILOR SPOTTING
AT THE MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP IN PORTO CERVO

September in Porto Cervo is regatta time as the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup rolls gloriously into port. With a roll call reading like a who’s who of rock star yachtsmen and several of the world’s most powerful businessmen in attendance, who might you spot down on the dock at “the Maxi” this year? Check out our pick of the famous faces in town
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