Welcome To Sardinia!
This is the Cala di Volpe Hotel, located on the Costa Esmerelda – on the island of Sardinia!
As you can see, it has a unique architectural style, which caught a legendary secret agent’s eye!
This all led to me stumbling upon a classic set from a James Bond film! You see, while having a drink on the terrace, I noticed a strange ripple in the water…watch to see what happened next:
Yes, those fish swam right by 007’s bedroom!
This part of the hotel was used in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me!”
I had no idea that the hotel was seen in the film, considered one of the best Bond films ever…
Villain Karl Stromberg’s hideout is an underwater mansion off the coast of Sardinia. Bond stays at Cala di Volpe, located just north of the Sardinian city of Olbia. Bond’s “suite” was actually the hotel’s Piano Bar.
Yes, they used the hotel’s lobby bar as Bond’s luxury suite!
Here is the film’s trailer – it is known as Roger Moore’s best work as 007:
So, I know you are asking: what is Bond’s bedroom used for now?
A Matsuhisa sushi bar of course!
We considered eating there but decided against it for two reasons: we can eat sushi at home – and the prices were crazy! We saw a menu stating that a single piece of sushi was $28!
Anyway, back to Bond:
Barbara Bach was one of the film’s “Bond Girls” – a term used to describe the female stars in the series – and while a complement it obviously hasn’t aged well, but it was actually meant to describe the empowered female lead:
For me, Diana Rigg was the most empowered “Bond Girl” of all – especially considering she was also the ONLY Mrs. James Bond….click here to see what an incredible career she had, and why working with “one and done” 007 George Lazenby wasn’t much fun for her:
Of course, “The Spy Who Loved Me” was also known for the massive hit theme song “Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon…that’s a pretty good Bond theme song, but is it the 6th best ever?
I posted a story listing my best and worst Bond themes…this list from Express is wildly off in places – Madonna’s is simply the worst of all time…but judge for yourself as I’ve created this post with lots of music videos and a 007 theme song mashup too!
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