Imagine having your summer dreams come true: miles of white sand and the emerald blue sea of Costa Smeralda, the picturesque village sailing port of Cannigione, or the elegant Porto Cervo, where the glitterati shop in Armani and Gucci stores and the world's best yachtsmen gather for the Rolex Maxi Cup.

All of these gems are within an easy car ride from "Casa La Maddalena", perched high on a hill in the midst of luscious macchia trees. From the terrace, the spectacular view reaches to the Maddalena archipelago and, on a clear day, all the way to Corsica.

Lazy cooks will enjoy the delicious italian pizza at one of  the nearby restaurants. And if you decide to call it a quiet day with no more ambitions than to splash in the pool or to add some ice to a cool glass of lemonade, there is plenty to enjoy around the house: a few laps in the infinity edge pool will help to shed those winter pounds, or simply relaxing with the latest summer novel in an easy chair.