Porto Rotondo

Porto Rotondo is a fraction of the municipality of Olbia, known as Poltu Ridundu on Sardinian soil. Together with Porto Cervo, it represents one of the most important tourist resorts on the island, chosen by Italian and international stars and celebrities.

Its territory covers no less than 500 hectares, bordered by the Gulf of Cugnana and the Gulf of Marinella, and includes a super-equipped port with over 800 berths. It is located a few kilometres from Olbia, Golfo Aranci, Palau and Arzachena, lending itself as a strategic point to choose for a holiday.

Porto Rotondo, village child of culture

Its origins date back to 1964, the year in which Venetians Luigi and Nicolò Donà dalle Rose decided to found the village and port, which, despite the passing of decades, has never ceased to function. Their idea was to create a meeting place for artists and intellectuals who, once they arrived, could make the village beautiful, cultured and flourishing. And so it was: to date, Porto Rotondo boasts a large number of works of art created by great artists, first and foremost the sculptors Andrea Cascella and Giancarlo Sangregorio. The former is the father of Piazzetta San Marco, a meeting point for tourists, while the latter gave life to the Piazzetta Vecchia Darsena, the fishermen’s square.

A flurry of painters, sculptors, and intellectuals has reigned over the years in the small town of Porto Rotondo, which, even today, still strives to ensure that the artistic and cultural standards remain very high. It is no coincidence that the mosaic of Via del Molo, known as the “food chain” by Breton artist Emmanuel Chapalain, was created in 2007.

In order to attract more tourists, beautiful timeshares have been built in the village, as well as comfortable residences and spectacular villas that welcome more than 32,000 people every year in August alone. During the low season, on the other hand, the permanent residents number around a thousand and comprise, for the most part, elderly people born and raised in Porto Rotondo.

Beaches and places not to be missed

Once in the village, there are many places to visit: certainly the Church of San Lorenzo, located in the center of the Piazzetta San Marco and the port, highly suggestive and the arrival point of many famous people who, after docking the boat, start their dream holiday. Surely you cannot miss the nuraghi, which determine the history not only of Porto Rotondo but of the whole Sardinia and the numerous works of art scattered along the central streets.

But what makes Porto Rotondo a sought-after destination during the summer are its beaches: wonderful and crystal clear, they offer shallow waters and fine sand, creating the ideal place not only for young people and groups of friends, but also for families with children. In any case, it is possible to choose between sandy and rocky beaches, according to personal tastes and needs. Don’t miss Spiaggia Ira and Spiaggia Contra Ira: located opposite each other, they offer beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views and are absolutely worth a visit. Not to be missed is Punta Lepre Beach, connected to the Yacht Club of Porto Rotondo, one of the most luxurious and famous clubs in the whole coast and the ideal place to sip a drink, have fun and have the chance to meet an international star on holiday!
The beaches of Porto Rotondo are all wonderfully beautiful and have characteristics that make them so unique that they deserve to be immortalized among selfie and group shots!

Sleeping and eating: you’ll be spoilt for choice

After a day at sea, you know, tiredness is felt and hunger is no less. What better way, then, to end the day than to taste a typical dish in one of the many restaurants in the area?
Sardinian cuisine is varied, very rustic and with an authentic taste, which reminds us of the sea and the mountains, considering that the best dishes are both fish and meat. Il Bambusa, Lu Stazzu and Panamare are three very renowned restaurants: they welcome many customers throughout the summer season, who love to pamper themselves with tasty dishes, background music and a highly qualified staff.
Also La Tavernetta and L’Osteria are able to satisfy the palates of tourists from all over the world, as well as national and international celebrities who love to taste their favorite dishes with a sea view.

And to sleep? Porto Rotondo offers a very wide choice of hotels, b&b, residences and apartments. Everything depends on your personal needs, your holiday idea, your budget and your favourite area. The alternatives are numerous and some options are more famous than others; just think of Hotel Palumbaza or Hotel Sporting, which enjoy a certain fame throughout Sardinia not only for their historicity, but also for the luxury that has always distinguished them. Thanks to the new search sites, however, it is not difficult to find a cheaper solution that can withstand the quality/price balance, especially for groups of young people who prefer to invest in evenings, dinners and aperitifs on the beach. For families, on the other hand, a residence is always ideal: for this reason, Residence Portorotondo 3 is the ideal place to spend your holidays in complete relaxation, surrounded by all the comforts you would have in your own home and all the essential services, such as supermarkets, pharmacies and tobacconists. Moreover, the residence is perfectly connected both with the town centre and with the most beautiful beaches and the most renowned restaurants: in this way, it lends itself as a strategic accommodation to have everything at your fingertips with a minimum of effort!

A wonder to discover

Porto Rotondo is definitely a place to visit, at least once in a lifetime. Surely, it is preferable to do so in summer: its beaches and nightlife are more than fascinating and offer their best, despite the huge number of tourists that reaches its peak in August. But it turns out to be a very welcoming place even in the months of May and September, when the heat is not very strong and it is possible to make excursions and explore the still uncontaminated places that the country reserves to the most curious. Moreover, you don’t meet the typical summer crowd and it is easier to go for a quiet and relaxing stay, also from the point of view of movements: by ship, plane or car, Porto Rotondo is well connected all year round and easily reachable by the means of transport that best suits your needs.

Discover Porto Rotondo!