The undisputed capital of the Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo is born from the intuition and brilliance of the prince Aga Khan. Its port is one of the largest and best equipped in the Mediterranean, home of the famous Costa Smeralda Yacht Club, organiser of the most important and engaging regattas. In the summer, it is an extraordinary parade of yachts and celebrities. Every day there is a continuous succession of appointments with the international jet-set, sports events, parties or a game at the Pevero Golf Club. At the centre of Porto Cervo, it is possible to enjoy a walk down the mythical promenade and fine oneself by chance shopping alongside film stars, Tv and sports personalities. From the piazzetta delle Chiacchiere as far as the Sottopiazza, the town is a collection of narrow streets, windows and little balconies built in the style of the Costa Smeralda, along with a number of shops selling articles of the most prestigious trade-marks. Continue on to the small piazza which looks over the old port and admire the spectacle of the yachts anchored in the crystal clear water, surrounded by magnificent villas which blend in perfectly with the green vegetation of the Mediterranean maquis. Pay a visit to the splendid church of Porto Cervo » Stella Maris » which dominates the Porto Cervo coastal area with an extraordinary and beautiful view over the Yacht Club, the shops and the hundreds of sailing boats and yachts, moored or in manouevre for entering and leaving the port – altogether, an unforgettable sight. The nights are magical, the light reflecting amongst the numerous little pathways running around the grand villas, and the taste of the air itself throw the visitor into a special, magical, unreal and different kind of world.