Antica dimora la corona
Antica Dimora La Corona
San Pantaleo. The Antica Dimora La Corona is located in the heart of San Pantaleo, this charming village is famous for its bustling weekly market, for the numerous artists and craftsmen, the mountains and rock formations that despite the closeness of the sea, give the appearance of a mountain village. The mountains, literally "crown" the village and can be clearly seen from some guests rooms and the panoramic terrace.
This breath taking scenery is found just 14km from Olbia, where the granite peaks of St. Andrew, Pelchia Manna, Pelchia Minor soar into the clear skies of the Gallura like the points of a crown. Below, situated on a plateau is the village of San Pantaleo, that overlooks on one side the most amazing mountains and inspiring rock formations and on the other side the emerald waters of the Costa Smeralda, one of the most beautiful coastlines of the world.
This stone village has a timeless elegance that is completely enchanting and enhanced by the rugged mountains and emerald waters which surround it. Uninhabited until the end of the 17th c , this wilderness was originally called “the source of Beddoroad” due to the particularly fertile land and many water springs in the area. Farmers and shepherds from Gallura and Corsica, first settled here as they saw the potential in the fertility of the land.
• Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport 18 km
• Alghero Fertilia Airport 160 km
• Olbia Ferry Port 12 km
• Citta’ e Villaggi vicini:
• Olbia Town Center 12 km
• Porto Cervo 12 km
• Cala di Volpe 10 km
• Porto Rotondo 16 km
• Pevero 12 Km
• Rena Maiore 2 km
From Olbia take the SS 125 towards PORTO CERVO - BAJA SARDINIA - SAN PANTALEO. At the crossroads for PORTISCO, continue straight until San Pantaleo. Once you reach the center, you will find us on the opposite side of the pharmacy.
San Pantaleo and Costa Smeralda
Strategically, San Pantaleo is located on a raised knoll, 160 meters above the sea level but a stone's throw from internationally renowned coastal resorts, dominating, on one side, the road to "Monti di Mola" (the current Costa Smeralda) on the other, the Arzachena - Baja Sardinia road.
The history of San Pantaleo has always been closely connected to the neighboring emerald beaches of the Costa Smeralda: : Portisco, la Rena Bianca, Razza di junco. During the early seventies the authentic charm of the village attracted an international bohemian crowd of artists many of whom brought homes in the village. The perfect combination of a village with such natural elegance situated right next to the sparkling attractions of the Costa Smeralda and the bustling towns of Port Cervo and Porto Rotondo. The local festivals are all dedicated to various saints said to protect this area.
The most prominent festival is held at the end of August. At this festival, alongside religious celebrations San Pantaleo offers visitors a selection of tourist attractions that turn the village into a small tourist capital with stalls, markets, various art exhibitions. The most important is a classical dance display, performed just above the main square.
The event has been called The Great Dance and for over a decade has attracted important clientele from the international world of dance. The combination of the high quality life style, the centuries of tradition and the villages unique strategic position have all added to the popularity of this village.
Shifting your gaze to the east, the view is lost on that world-famous emerald and cobalt sea. A few kilometres of road to reach the beaches of the Costa Smeralda.
Cala di Volpe
is a wide inlet comprising four of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Smeralda, rich in vegetation and lapped by an emerald sea. Cala di Volpe has a small harbour, located between the Razza du Junco beach and the Capriccioli beach. Opposite the beach is the Hotel Cala di Volpe, the famous luxury hotel designed by Jacques Couelle as an old fishing village.
Included in the Maddalena Archipelago National Park, and located a few kilometres from Arzachena, Capriccioli beach is characterised by a line of granite rocks that bisects the expanse of fine white sand. The beauty of the beach and the Mediterranean maquis growing behind it, as well as the fact that it is easily accessible and the presence of a large car park, make Capriccioli a favourite destination for families.
Baia di Romazzino e Piccolo Romazzino
Beyond Porto Liccia and Punta Capaccia, which limits it to the south, lies the wide Bay of Romazzino, with a fine sandy beach lapped by crystal-clear waters; a few metres from the beach is the hotel of the same name, one of the most beautiful and picturesque on the Costa Smeralda, surrounded by green Mediterranean scrub. A little further south, at the Lu Imbarcatoio inlet, are the beautiful beaches of Piccolo Romazzino, surrounded by green hills.
Spiaggia di Poltu di li Cogghj o spiaggia del Principe
Poltu di li Cogghj, also known as Prince's beach because of an alleged preference of Prince Aga Khan for this corner of the sea, is perhaps the most beautiful on the Costa Smeralda. Its beauty lies in two wings of fine sand separated by a promontory of pink rocks covered with vegetation. The water is crystal-clear and reflects the brilliance of the granite fragments that make up the seabed.
Cala Liscia Ruja e Petra Ruja
Cala Liscia Ruja, also called 'Long Beach' because of its length, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia because of its exceptional natural characteristics: an arc of fine pinkish sand over 500 metres long, delimiting a bay with clear waters, framed by the dense arbutus and cistus scrub of the plain behind, with thick juniper bushes that reach almost to the sea. The coves follow one after the other uninterruptedly, punctuated by fragrant clumps of juniper and white lilies. The phenomenon, in Liscia Ruia as in the neighbouring beach of Petra Ruia, lesser known but undeniably fascinating, of the reddish colouring of the sand on the shoreline, caused by the deposition (by sea currents) of minute particles flaked off from coastal granites or from shells and seashells, is singular.
Cala Razza di Giunco
The five beaches that open up in Cala Razza di Giunco are quite different from each other, although they are united by the splendid crystal-clear sea that bathes them. Characteristic is the presence, close to the second and third coves, of small back-dunal ponds framed by marsh plants and surrounded by dense Mediterranean scrub. The beaches of Cala Razza di Giunco are little frequented beaches as they are not easily accessible by land and are quite far from the main landings along the coast. The most beautiful are Cala Suaredda, the northernmost, and Rena Bianca beach, the southernmost, which, unlike the others, belongs to the Olbia territory and is easily accessible because it is close to the road.
Pevero or Piccolo Pevero (separated from the larger Grande Pevero), 3 km from Porto Cervo, is an expanse of fine white sand, lapped by crystal-clear waters and framed by lush Mediterranean scrub. The beach, from which one can enjoy the view of the beautiful Li Nibani islands, is characterised by a shallow seabed that makes it particularly suitable for families with children. The Pevero beach has a car park and snack bar, and it is possible to rent deckchairs, sunbeds and parasols as well as jet skis, canoes and pedal boats.
For ancient mariners, the inlets of the coast were a blessing from god when the mistral wind blew. For todays sailors too. Those natural harbors are now equipped and frequented by best sailors and yachtsmen. The Portisco Marina, in the Gulf of Cugnana, has 600 berths at the port with water depths of up to 10 meters. The marina of Porto Rotondo is extremely well equipped, while at the gulf of Arzachena, opposite the island of Caprera, the Cannigione marina has 400 moorings . Sheltered from all winds is the spectacular Porto Cervo ,between the Old Port and the New has 700 berths. This highly regarded port is home to particularly important regattas such as the Rolex Cup, Vitton Cup, Italian and World Yacht Championships.
The elegant atmosphere of San Pantaleo lies in the perfect balance between traditional and modern concepts with bite size tastes of contemporary concepts in every season. In late July, the festival dedicated to the patron saint of the village unites a religious theme with a full calendar of art, culture and entertainment. In the scenic urban stage of the main square "The Great Dance has been" housed since 2005, involving major players from the international ballet scene. Carla Fracci, Luciana Savignano, Oriella Dorella, Gheorghe Iancu, Elizabeth Terabust, Etoile of the Bolshoi and La Scala have alldanced under the stars of San Pantaleo.
In true summer tradition the visitors to the Emerald coast would not miss their appointment with the hippy chic market, held every Thursday morning. The main square and the streets around it are completely occupied by stalls full of sophisticated merchandise. The atmosphere is more bohemian than market, thanks to exhibitions made up of prestigious pieces of vintage costume , the most unique "American stuff" , one off pieces of modern design and crafts reserved for true connoisseurs of chic. On these occasions the doors of the many local art and craft studios open up to visitors. Other markets are held in Cannigione (Monday), Arzachena (Wednesday), Palau (Friday), Porto Cervo and Santa Teresa (Saturday), Baja Sardinia (Sunday).
The local festivals that best preserve the ancient traditions of this small town are San Salvatore (first Sunday in May) and San Pantaleo (last Sunday of July), both offer 3 days of entertainment and events. But in the surrounding countryside there is a continuous succession of religious and local festivals, most characterized by the traditional free lunch offered by the committee followed by various folk dances many including of course the â€œScottisâ€ which is the dance of the Gallura. Some of the other important festivals are St. Anthony (Luogosanto, June 13), St. John (Calangianus, June 24), San Trano (Luogosanto, the first Sunday of July), San Quirico (Luogosanto, the first Saturday in August), Saint Lucia (Olbia, the first Sunday of September), Santa Reparata (Santa Teresa, the first Sunday of September), Our Lady of the Snow (Arzachena, the second Sunday of September), St. Isidore (Calangianus, the third Sunday in September). And many others that are held in local churches around the area.