Discovering Gallura – Portobello

Portobello di Gallura

Portobello di Gallura

Those who come from the sea and approach the land can barely perceive the true essence of Portobello.

A lush Mediterranean nature made of oaks and junipers, colourful flowers of scented mimosas and acacias, granite reefs, fine white sand. The “residential park” of Portobello di Gallura is in the North-West of Sardinia and extends on a wild pure coast trait in front of the infinite sea. It is a place where time seems to pass slowly to preserve the absolute authenticity of this land.

The Residential Park

The Discovery

Portobello - Costa

I can never forget when we first arrived in Portobello: it was an unforgettable day of April 1962.

These are the words of Carlo Emanuele Tiscornia in its book “Portobello di Gallura – Di là dal mare tra gli alberi”. The renowned Genoese engineer discovered this corner during an unsatisfactory holiday with its wife and, since the very beginning, he became the central figure for the park development. When he first approached the beach that today we call Baja dell’Amore, he was so enthusiastic that he felt the need to do something. The realization of that feeling is the “residential park”, which planning started in 1962 and has continued year after year.

The Development

Portobello - Lotti edificabili sul mare
Portobello – Lotti Edificabili Sul Mare

From the house we went down to the sea; there weren’t paths , only Mediterranean maquis.

The building development in Portobello started after the projects delivery and the first concessions. The effort has always been to preserve the authenticity of this location, safeguarding its nature. Crucial choices have been made to do so; choices that reflect in the villa’s architecture:

  • the horizontal line has been substituted by the curved one, that reminds the sails puffed up by the wind;
  • Local and natural materials are used to promote green architecture;
  • the villas are developed on a unique level to favour the camouflage and a low visual impact.

It is the desire to not change the naturalism of these land that has driven engineer Tiscornia and the other founders to demand eco-sustainable works, an idea at the vanguard. Today Portobello counts more than 200 detached villas that offer pieds dans l’eau positions, well-kept Mediterranean garden seafront and/or with sea view, panoramic terraces and verandahs, in total respect of the unique frame in which they can boast to stand.

The Lifestyle

Portobello - Villa Baia dell'Amore
Portobello – Villa Baia Dell’Amore

The sea, the green, the wind, the colours of Sardinia relives in the cloths, the woods, the glasses, and the lights.

The “residential park” of Portobello di Gallura has unique and distinctive traits that make it one of the most authentic realities in all Sardinia. Just like the architecture, also the lifestyle is deeply influenced by the strong will of its founders. Here, life is more genuine, bound to traditions, and time seems to pass slowly. All this enhances the life quality and wellness of its guests because here nature is the protagonist, not the man, that has instead a supporting role. In this new dress, the man can rediscover the charm of pure locations and the pleasure of silence, essential characteristics of everyday life in Portobello.


Portobello - Club House

We couldn’t think about our residential park in other way than full-service.

The Club House is the centre where the community meets: between the shady and refreshing squares, all the spaces are welcoming and available all day long. Outstanding glimpses of the sea are the perfect frame and will give you unforgettable emotions. The Beach Lounge Bar and the Restaurant are two interesting proposals to taste delicious meal cooked following the tradition. The Bazar offers newspapers, tobaccos, and staples. If you have particular needs, Aglientu is easy to reach by car: here you will find a wide offer of services and activities.

Cosa Fare

The sand we brought has settled in front of Calumbu inlet, creating a new magnificent beach.

In the nearby, sea fonds will find some of the most beautiful beaches of all Sardinia: Baja dell’Amore, surrounded by shadytamariskss; Baja dell’Uomo, that can be reached also from the sea; Spiaggia Rosa, named after its typical sand; Spiaggia del Geometra; near the Elephant Rock. For those who seek maritime landscape less known, there are Punta Canneddi and Punta Li Francesi, two of the most intimate and isolated beaches of all. The countryside is as charming as the coast: the Tomba di Giganti and the Nuraghe are proofs of the rich Gallura history. Trekking and riding horses along panoramic paths are two incredible sports you can practice. Many are the culinary trips to discover the best tastes of Gallura: the Vermentino is just one of the many excellencies that this land offers like oil, cheese, and honey.

Emotions To Colour Your Everyday Life

Portobello - Tramonto

In this engineer Tiscorinia concept, there is the true essence of the “residential park” of Portobello di Gallura. A reality so authentic and traditional that seems to be a time paradox that refuses to leave its original soul. It is this characteristic that makes it a jewel between granites and junipers, mimosas and sand. Here a unique life is waiting for you, a life that can touch the cords ofyouru inner-self and to wake up your dozing emotions.

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