Monday, 23 January 2017

Lets Get Packing We're Travelling to Sardinia

A large Italian island in the Mediterranean sea to the west of Italy and one of the most popular holiday destinations for Italians.

There are three International Airports.  We flew into Olbia and were picked up by friends.  However, there is a good bus service to the towns from all the airports.

Stay ....

Our stay was in a villa sharing with other members of the crew and their wives/partners.  

This was one of Malcolm's sailing trips.  I always insist on tagging along just to ensure he looks after himself you understand. 😉😉

There are many hotels and villas on the island.  I always find Trip Advisor or excellent when looking for somewhere to stay.

What to wear?

We visited in September each time and it was hot.  You will find many well dressed holiday makers here and if you visit in September many yachties too!
I have to say that when I go on holiday I like to dress down unless occasion requires otherwise.  So shorts, t shirts, floaty dresses, cool cotton trousers are probably best for me anyway.  Men always seem to get away with shorts and t shirts.....easy life!

Costa Smeralda (the emerald coast)

The Aga Khan and other wealthy investors developed this corner of the island in the 1960s.

This is the part of the island we visited and wow the wealthy still play an important part here.  Visible by the huge number of super yachts moored in Porto Cervo.

Shoes off!

And if you are lucky enough to be invited on to one of these super yachts, remember no outdoor shoes allowed on board!

And The Yacht Club

Not like any other yacht club I've been to!  Founded by the Aga Khan, of course, in 1967.  It is said he entertained Bridget Bardot and Catherine Deneuve here.  Lucky man. 😊

The clubhouse was given a facelift in 2003 by New York architect Peter Marino.  Now has a pool, spa, restaurant and bar.
As you can imagine the Centro Porto is full of designer shops and just has to be seen, even if you don't buy!

Time to ...

Well now you'll have to excuse me.  After all that shopping I have to put my feet up with a glass of something ......

Cheers to you - hope to see you soon ......

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