Undisputed capital of the Costa Smeralda, a paradise of international elite tourism, Porto Cervo is a district of Arzachena, a town in the Gallura area. The seaside village emerged around a natural cove that resembles a deer.
The old port dates back to the 1960s. this. In the 1980s, the work to build the new tourist port began, which is now one of the biggest and best equipped in the Mediterranean (700 boat moorings).
The town of Poltu Celvu (in the language of the Gallura area) was built high up on level ground with respect to the port. From Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere to the Sottopiazza there is a series of alleys, windows, balconies, built in typical Costa Smeralda style, as well as shops and boutiques selling prestigious designer items, while, all around, you will find the most prestigious restaurants, luxury hotels, the most fashionable clubs, at the centre of the coast's nightlife, and splendid villas climbing up the surrounding hills, nestled in the Mediterranean scrub. The Stella Maris Church, the work of architect Michele Busiri Vici, dominates Porto Cervo Marina.