Silversea Luxury Cruises A Poltu Quatu (Sardinia)

The town of Poltu Quatu is located in the north-east of Sardinia. It is part of the famous Costa Smeralda that lies between the exclusive tourist destinations of Porto Cervo and Baja Sardinia. This ruggedly beautiful region stretches like a 30-mile necklace of wild and secluded coves, interspersed by extravagant villas and some eighty powder-white beaches. It is a land of twisted cork trees, glistening juniper and whispering pines, with a hint of rosemary scenting the air. Angular mountains of granite and basalt provide spectacular backdrops. View more

In the early 1960s, Prince Karim Aga Kahn discovered the charm and great potential of this idyllic coastal stretch and began developing the area. The small resort town of Poltu Quatu, meaning “hidden port” in the local dialect, was founded in 1987 with the intention of providing a sheltered harbor and marina for yachts and sailing vessels. While not as well known as nearby Porto Cervo, Poltu Quatu offers all the amenities to enjoy the finer pleasures of life with quaint bars, restaurants and shops. The town resembles an old fishing village, built around the central square. Narrow streets are lined by houses constructed of local stone. The surrounding area is characterized by red granite rocks, which were sculpted into fantastic shapes by the mistral winds. Even in the harbor the sea is crystal clear. Across the gulf from Poltu Quatu one can glimpse Caprera Island, the greenest of the islands of the Maddalena Archipelago. Pier Information The ship is scheduled to anchor off Poltu Quatu. Guests will be taken ashore via the ship’s tenders along a natural fiord. The village center is about 200 meters walk from the landing pier. Shopping Most of the shops are located in the main square of the village and along the waterfront. Opening hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and re-open at 5:30 p.m. Best buys are designer clothes, jewelry and shoes. The local currency is the euro. Cuisine The restaurant and bar at the five-star hotel Melia Poltu Quatu are among the best venues. But there are several other popular eateries located around the village. Other Sites Stella Maris Church Standing on the hillside above Porto Cervo, this small church is well worth a visit for its painting by El Greco and its impressive bronze doors, the work of sculptor Luciano Minguzzi. Private arrangements for independent sightseeing may be requested through the Tour Office on board, subject to availability of English-speaking guides.

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Poltu Quatu (Sardinia)