This beautiful Italian seaside resort town is full of the rich and fabulous looking for rest and relaxation. Porto Cervo, in northern Sardinia, is an island about 475 kilometers west of Rome.
The views are stunning, the weather is always hot — average highs range from 13 Celsius to 27 Celsius — and the restaurants cater to the multi-millionaire and billionaire set.
One of Bird’s favourite eateries is Cipriani Porto Cervo, part of an exclusive club resort called “The Billionaire.” Getting a seat takes at least two weeks but its entrees — mostly seafood, but there are meat choices too — aren’t too pricey, starting at around 20 euro ($27).
Most holidaymakers stay in sleek three-to- six bedroom villas with private swimming pools, fitness areas and large terraces that look out into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
You’ll need to book at least six months in advance if you want a room, however, said Bird. One of the more popular places to stay: Hotel Cala di Volpe, where the massive presidential suite can cost close to 14, 574 euro ($20,000) a night.
Other than relaxing, quaffing prosecco and nibbling canapés, there’s not a whole lot to do, said Bird. Most people rent speedboats and yachts — typically with a driver — and spend their time bobbing around on the water. They’ll also visit the nearby wineries for a private wine tasting.
“It’s about water, eating and drinking here,” he said.
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