Travel in style a la Max Mara retailer director Maria Giulia Maramotti, and granddaughter of the Italian fashion house’s founder Achille Maramotti. She shares her Sardinia escape.
WHAT I LOVE
"My grandfather started visiting Sardinia in the '60s when there was nothing and fell in love with the sea and peacefulness. He bought a house there near Porto Cervo. My cousins and brother and I have been going since we were little kids. Imagine St.-Tropez but a little wilder and closer to nature. It's magic".
EATING & DRINKING
"La Gritta and Il Baretto have the best fish. Al Fico is right under a fig tree and serves Sardinian food. It's set back from the sea on a wonderful square, very romantic. Trattoria Rossi has the best lobster, and Brio di Vino is the place to have a drink at sunset. Phi Beach is beautiful for drinks. You have ladies in six-inch heels and barefoot in bikinis at the same table. The Billionaire is the place to go to see VIPs. Sottowento is very Italian - loud music and dancing until dawn".
WHAT TO DO
"There is a small island in front of my house called Isola di Mortorio that I always sail to on my first and last day in Sardinia. I take morning bike rides from Porto Rotondo to Golfo di Marinella - it has breathtaking views. The beach at Cala Sabina is wonderful as well".
WHERE TO STAY
"L'Hotel Colonna San Marco and Hotel Sporting in Porto Rotondo are my favorites - cozy and perfect for a quit getaway. If you want to party and get a little more glamorous, there is the famous Cervo Hotel!"
Source Harper's Bazaar