WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT COSTA SMERALDA
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2019
SUSTAINABLE COAST 
SHOW-OFFS
SPOT THEM AND AVOID THEM
Take the show-off test and find out how many you know. It's easy! Always ask yourself: are they/am I a show-off? It has become a tidal wave situation: go through the various categories that the people around you fall into, whether they are drivers, publishers, communications experts, suitors, carpenters, pilots, athletes, husbands, classmates, etc... each has a tragically high percentage of blowhards. 

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ITINERARIES
JOURNEY TO GALLURISTAN
SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR
An abyss seems to separate the Costa Smeralda from the inland area behind it, the Gallura. This is the land of the “stazzi”, the traditional local farms, a paradise unto itself. Protected by spectacular rocky outcrops, bathed in sunlight, even the air up there feels alive. Each one of those little farmhouses is surrounded by lush green crops thanks to the heavy rains this year...
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ON THE COAST
PUNTALDÌA
A FAVOURITE OF GEORGE CLOONEY 
Seen from above, Puntaldia looks like a spiral sea shell resting on a spiral sea bed. It exudes the tranquillity of a very special seaside village and ranks as one of the island’s most prestigious residential complexes...
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IN COSTA
APOLOGIA (E ITINERARIO) DEL 
FERRAGOSTO 
E QUEST’ANNO È LUNA PIENA!
C’è chi lo fugge e chi non può. Ma in Costa Smeralda è un momento da non perdere. Ecco alcuni punti da unire, in qualsiasi direzione si voglia, per mantenersi in viaggio ma essere al contempo sempre nel posto giusto. Tanto la notte è ancora giovane, e se non basta ci attaccheremo quella successiva senza fermarci ancora. Sul presto, chi ha prenotato, può andare vestito da Grande Gatsby alla festa di Giagoni in Piazza di San Pantaleo, una cena e musica e festa fino a così tardi che chi non avesse trovato posto può ancora tornarci nelle ore piccole a bere e ballare in piazzetta, come 
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COAST STYLE
COSTA SMERALDA EXPORT
LUXURY TOURISM 
DISCOVERS JORDAN
Aqaba is opening up to international tourism and is doing so with a determination, proportionally speaking, worthy of the Costa Smeralda at its origins. Luxury hotel chains compete for the best locations, marinas and residential complexes intended to accommodate year-round tourism are springing up: the climate here is mild, and the heat of the two-month summer is dry and salubrious. All around are building sites and great works that are changing the face of the city. 


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THE YACHT CLUB COSTA SMERALDAS' NEW MAGAZINE


                            
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ITINERARIES
THE ARCHIPELAGO'S
HIDDEN SECRETS
10 ITINERARIES AROUND THE ISLANDS
Barely visible from the sea, the small carefully camouflaged fortifications on the La Maddalena Archipelago seem to melt into the surrounding granite, the self-same rock used to build them between 1800 and the early 1900s. Many are authentic architectural masterpieces, hewn to sculptural effect from the rock and perfectly at one with the tortured landscape of the islands...
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COAST STYLE
SPACE STATION 
BUDELLI
TRIP TO THE CONSTELLATION 
ARCHIPELAGO
We'd like to point out how exciting, science-fiction-like and extraordinarily futuristic it is to approach the islands of the archipelago in our spaceships like ancient stellar migrants. Below us lies the sea of hydrogen and oxygen, loaded with sparkling solar power, and all around hundreds and hundreds of ships drawn here from the vast blue space to recharge their batteries...
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ARCHITECTURE
HOUSES FROM
ON-HIGH
ARCHITECTURE IN THE ERA OF DRONES
There will be more and more flying objects filling our skies in the future and that’s giving some credence to the idea that buildings, gardens and courtyards should perhaps be designed with the view from on high in mind ...
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LIFESTYLE
ART OF TRAVEL
ADVENTURE BEFORE PHOTOGRAPHY
Before photography became the medium of choice for advertisers, illustrators had the job of bringing alive the wonders of the world, the seductive adventure of travel, the glamour of holiday destinations. Posters and advertisements that began life with no real artistic ambition, do, however, when seen through modern eyes, have a stylistic and cultural value that elevates them to that level. ELYTSEFIL
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WIKICOAST
THE CHURCH OF SAN LORENZO
BETWEEN SACRED AND PROFANE
The Church of San Lorenzo in Portorotondo is one of the most memorable examples of modern religious architecture. This tiny gem is the work of three great artists: Andrea Cascella, Mario Ceroli and Gianfranco Fini. The magnificent cross outside the church is made of two granite slabs intersecting on a circular base, sculpted by the ever skilful local masons. The interior welcomes believers and non-believers alike...
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SARDINIA
OGLIASTRA
FLYING TO THE LAND 
OF THE ETERNAL YOUTH
Stunning vistas, plateaus, gorges, forests, caves, waterfalls, emerald seas, hiking, adventure, tradition, hand-weaving, thousand-year-old trees, sweet treats, ricotta, còrdula, prosciutto, hospitality, authenticity, herbal medicines, dragonflies, mouflons, trout, eagles, horse-riding, motor-biking, climbing: Ogliastra offers all this and much more.
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COAST ROOTS
MYTHS AND SCIENCE OF ATLANTIS
COULD IT REALLY BE SARDINIA?
For thousands of years the lost continent of Atlantis has fascinated philosophers and mystics, and for centuries archaeologists, historians and scientists have debated the subject of the wondrous island swallowed whole by the sea in one almighty natural disaster...
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ON THE COAST
PORTOROTUNDITY
A NOBLE CHARACTERISTIC 
OF THE SOUL
The easy-going attitude with which a true Portorotundite faces life, it’s pleasures and adversities, even those adversities that are more or less obviously inherent in every pleasure (don’t you agree?) are handled with a healthy but considered dose of lightheartedness. Considered, but carefree. 
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SUSTAINABLE COAST
NO MORE PLASTIC FANTASTIC
PLASTIC IN THE SEA, 
THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM
Up to 80% of marine refuse is plastic and more than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the sea each year. The Mediterranean Sea is one of the hardest hit due to human pressure and its densely populated coasts. This planetary emergency affects us first hand...
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ITINERARIES
TOUR GOURMET
FIVE RESTAURANTS THAT 
WILL TEACH YOU SOMETHING 
ABOUT SARDINIA
Those infused with a desire to enjoy a Sardinia that is both beautiful and tastes great can follow this five-step plan, all based on our highly enjoyable - and repeated - direct experience. Starting from our base in San Pantaleo, a stone's throw from the Costa Smeralda, we will bring you right into the heart of the island, before returning through the mountains of northern Gallura...
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SOCIAL MEDIA
FISHING FOR
FOLLOWERS
A NEW DIGITAL EDITORIAL TEAM 
AT COAST MAGAZINE
We are striving to become good digital editors, to paint our two muses – holidays and Sardinia, as well as the unforgettable opportunities they offer together – in the right way for each platform that you find them on.

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ECOLOGY OF SELF
SARDINIA IS 
GENUINE
LET'S REVIEW OUR 
EATING HABITS HERE
"I need to know the history of any food. I need to know where it comes from. I have to be able to imagine the hands that cultivated, worked and cooked what I eat." Holidays in Sardinia are not just about loungers and sun creams, there is an excellent opportunity to be seized: 
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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. 
ITINERARIES
EXPLORE:
LUOGOSANTO
THE PERFECT PLACE TO UNWIND
IN THE VERY HEART OF GALLURA
Luogosanto is just a 25 minutes drive away from the coast. It derives its name, meaning "holy place", from a proto-Christian hermitage, a Marian shrine, a Franciscan convent and dozens of rural churches. Its origins, however, are even more ancient, as evidenced by the nuragic structures that you can admire on the granite mountain that shelters its houses from the mistral wind...
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WIKICOAST
THE ISLAND 
OF TAVOLARA
IS THE WORLD'S SMALLEST KINGDOM
It is not a legend but a true story. In 1836 Prince Carlo Alberto of Savoy met with Giuseppe Bertoleoni, an ex smuggler: shepherd, sailor and a man full of charisma, Giuseppe had awarded himself the title of King.
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IN SARDINIA
BEAUTIFUL KNIVES
TRIP TO PATTADA, 
WHERE KNIFEMAKING IS AN ART
If you like Sardinian knives, well then choose one by Massimo's Manca, is what they say. So finding yourself in Pattada, a village in the centre of Sardinia where the art of the knife, especially the folding pocketknife, has been handed down from father to son over generations, you need to get to the heart of the matter and visit his studio...
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ON THE COAST
TO THE
LIGHTHOUSE
8 FASCINATING LIGHTHOUSES 
YOU SHOULDN'T MISS TO VISIT IN COSTA
SMERALDA AND THE ARCHIPELAGO
Some can be reached by land, along half-hidden paths leading through the scents of the Mediterranean scrub. Others are scattered around islands and islets and even in summer are havens of total silence...
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