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A model of beauty, sustainability and nautical sports, the marina of Portopiccolo Sistiana has been developed in an ancient limestone quarry that dates back to the second century AD and was in use until the 1970s. The project, for the marina and associated village of Borgo, is to be completed with a second marina in Sistiana Bay that will be dedicated to superyachts. Donatella Zucca reports

Covering a water area of 30,000m² (322,917ft²), the marina offers 120 berths for boats up to 25m (82ft), and forms part of a 350,000m² (418,596yd²) site that is easily accessed by land and sea. The development has been realised by world leading construction company Rizzani de Eccher at a cost of around €350 million. “Over €45 million alone has been allocated to technology so as to guarantee the highest standards of safety, accessibility and sustainability,” explains Luigi Candida, head of real estate. “Construction work started in 2011, the opening took place in 2014 and, today, due to its natural beauty and the high level of residential and service offerings, it can be compared to the French Riviera,” he adds. The architect Francesco Luparelli was also surely inspired by high profile destinations like Portofino and Porto Cervo.

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