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02 of 09

Get Posh on the Costa Smeralda

9 Great Things to Do in Sardinia, Italy

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07021 Porto Cervo, Province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy

Sardinia’s “Emerald Coast” rivals the French Riviera as an undisputed playground for Europe’s rich and famous, with a large number of Russian oligarchs and their mega-yachts thrown in for good measure. The summertime action centers around Porto Cervo, home to breathtakingly expensive waterfront villas; bronzed, beautiful women; all-night discos; and encamped paparazzi hoping to catch the latest peccadillo of some Italian politician or film star.