“La Pantogia” is a hillside residential area, just over a kilometer from Porto Cervo, overlooking the Pevero Bay. Only 40 years ago it harboured an impoverished agricultural settlement of two or three families. In fact the name refers to the place where the grain was winnowed in the breeze. Elderly Zio (uncle) Paolino Azara, who still lives there, recalls the long years of hardship and witnessed the rapid and radical change that has since occurred. His son has gone from being the local postman to the scrupulous custodian of the luxury villas that now lie where once meagre wheat crops were grown.

One of the valleys is called “S’Unfarru” which means “The Hell”, testimonial of the difficulty in making a simple living, cultivating the few patches of arable land amongst the rocks. Today many a holiday maker has found Pantogia ideal to get away from it all and actually claims that it has become a real “Paradise”.

Here you can find peace and quiet in an incredibly beautiful and generous nature, with large weather-sculptured rocks, a dense vegetation with age-old juniper trees and scented Mediterranean macchia.

At the rear we have the superb rocky mountain of Monte Moro, with its spectacular high crags and deep valleys, even providing water-falls in the winter months and allowing rejuvenating walks in the summer. The more adventurous can climb up to the summit where there is an ancient look-out against the Moors with the most unbelievable scenic view over the whole arcipelago.

The view from the homes is beautiful, of the Pevero Bay and the islands of Li Nibani. Some houses also see the emerald waters of the Grande Pevero beach. In summer the climate here is a little cooler than down in Porto Cervo and in the evening it is pleasant to dine outside. There is a nice little Sardinian restaurant in Pantogia where you can walk to for dinner.

The beaches are also close-by, Porto Paglia is just down the hill and Piccolo and Grande Pevero a little further along. The high-life of Porto Cervo, with its shops, bars and restaurants, is only two minutes away.

In Pantogia there are many beautiful villas, some large and luxurious, others smaller and quite accessible, and several apartment buildings, that blend perfectly into the landscape. One of these was designed by Savin Couelle. Two more are being built, one by Architect Luigi Vietti and the other by Gerard Bethoux, all of whom are famous in Italy and abroad.