Costa Smeralda: The Luxury Tourist Destination
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Costa-SmeraldaCosta Smeralda, also known as the Emerald Coast, is located on the northern part of the island of Sardinia. Considered one of the premier vacation tourist destinations, Costa Smeralda is over 55 kilometers long and actually covers more than 30 square kilometers. If you have Costa Smeralda in your sights as your next vacation destination, here are some fascinating facts that you are sure to find interesting about this beautiful area of Sardinia.
Some of the towns in Costa Smeralda have quaint sounding names like Olbia, Porto Cervo, Arzachena and Liscia di Vacca. Wealthy Europeans, Russians, Americans and Arabs arrive in at the Costa Smeralda in style via private jet, which is accessible in Olbia or by helicopter service. The Perveo, which is a renowned golf club, caters to some of the most affluent people in the world.

Living in the Lap of Luxury in Costa Smeralda

There are many luxury hotels, such as the Hotel Romazzino, Hotel Pitrizza, the Cervo Hotel, and the Cala Di Volpe, are the five star choices found here. You can expect to spend two to three thousand US dollars during the prime tourist season. Complete privacy is guaranteed here. Many celebrities are here each season and often explore the ocean through the use of chartered boats. The hotels have private marina access, but the parties are normally held in Porto Cervo. The least crowded times are during September and October, when the temperatures are about 72-84 degrees. June is also very pleasant and not very crowded.

Timing Your Vacation to Costa Smeralda

If you are planning a vacation to Costa Smeralda you should coincide it with one of the many exciting events that place here.
Each September, these towns are inundated by tourists who eagerly await the start of the Sardinia Cup, a sailing regatta that is held right off the coast. With several famous boats in this competition the annual sailing regatta is a huge attraction.
But boats are not the only thing that draws people here. There are polo matches that are held from April to October near Arzachena. The popular Italian Film Festival, which is held in Tavolrar every year and the annual vintage car rally are other events that attract tourists from all over the world.

Getting a Taste of the Past in Costa Smeralda

You'll also find the Tomba dei Giganti, or the Giants' Grave here. Built during the Bronze Age, the Giants' Grave is a Sardinian megalithic grave named by the locals. There are over 320 of these sites throughout Sardinia. A stone cairn covers the burial chamber. Some have an entrances similarly shaped to the cairn tombs found in Ireland.
There are two different types of the Giants' Tombs. There are slab types, in which large slabs are buried on their end into the ground. They are usually arranged next to each other. There is a stele, which is normally the largest slab and there will usually be a doorway cut all the way through it. The sepulchers are usually rectangular and the burial chambers are between 5 to 15 meters long. They are around a meter to two meters high. These structures were covered with a mound that resembled a ship that had overturned. Close to the entrances, there is usually an obelisk, which was used to symbolize the ancestors or gods what watch over the graves.
There are more primitive giant's tombs. On these, that central slab's doorway is cut at the base. There are often three slabs used to make the entranceway. These are found throughout Sardinia as well.
Costa Smeralda offers something for everyone. From the beautiful beaches to the wonderful history of the area, you're sure to find something that peaks your interest. You may even sight a celebrity or two. While there are five star luxury hotels, you can also find cheaper accommodations the farther inland you go.

Costa Smeralda is simply one of the best locations to spend your next vacation. You're sure to enjoy the weather and the people are very affable. When planning your next vacation, consider this beautiful area of the world.

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