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Regent Street it isn't but that won't stop the residents and tourists visiting Italy's Sardinia from enjoying the high end delights the luxury retailer has to offer. The store has opened an outlet on the Costa Smeralda.

Unlike the store's other international outlets which are permanent fixtures, Sardinia's incarnation of Harrods is temporary. The store will be located in Prestige Village in Porto Cervo and will provide an opportunity to showcase a number of luxury concessions such as Bugatti, Valentino and Chopard. The brands all have presence in Harrods' flagship store but there will also be a few local brands represented that are not available widely outside Italy.

Along with the Regent Street flagship store, Harrods also has a presence internationally in Malaysia and Japan as well as numerous outlets in airports throughout the world. The company is now owned by Qatar Holdings which also owns the Porto Cervo marina. Qatar Holdings claim that this activity is part of their commitment to the area. The Harrods outlet in Prestige Village will remain open until early September and may return next year.

Sardinia is located off the coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea and offers diversions and atmosphere to suit all kinds of taste. Much of the island provides the perfect idyllic getaway for those who prefer a quieter pace of life but no surprise that the Costa Smeralda, where the new Harrods outlet is located, is a popular spot among the rich and famous of Italy.

Sailing is one of the most popular pastimes in the area and there are plenty of pretty ports to enjoy as well as exclusive spots that can be reached only by boat. There are a number of islands to explore including the Asinara National Park which is home to famous albino donkeys.

Sardinia offers miles and miles of rugged coastline and beaches. Piscinas is known for its huge sand dunes some as much as sixty metres tall while Alghero is popular among scuba divers due to it underwater caves. Of the many other popular activities on the island, horse-riding is among the most significant. Sardinia has a longer tradition of the pastime and there are numerous treks available across the islands available as well as ample opportunity to horseback ride along the coastline. Along the routes it's possible to explore some of the more historical sights of the island including Roman remains including the Amphitheatre in Cagliari.

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