Explore the town of Olbia located on the glamorous and lavish Costa Smeralda in Italy.
The town is filled with mouth-watering Italian restaurants, cafes and lively bars and pubs. Head to Corso Umberto, perfect for both dining and shopping. The streets are lined with designer shops and every Saturday and Tuesday craftsmen and sellers put together a popular street market, which is ideal for holiday shopaholics.
Olbia is rich with historic towns and ancient sites. Visit the Basilica Minore San Simplicio, a famous church and the town’s most significant monument, and the archaeological museum Museo Archeologico, with its stunning preserved wrecks of Roman and medieval ships.
The coast around Olbia is one of the most beautiful stretches on the Mediterranean, with sun, crystal clear sea and you may even spot a celebrity or two. Relax on its beautiful beaches and sun bathe on the sparkling white sand looking out at the turquoise sea. Find some of the greatest diving spots on the east coast of the island.
4 reasons to choose Sardinia
1) Crystal clear sea and white beaches
Sardinia is famous for its beautiful beaches and the particular turquoise colour of its crystal clear waters. From the peaceful coves of the Gulf of Orosei to the chic scene in Costa Smeralda, in Sardinia you will always find the beach of your dreams.
2) Adventures sport
Sardinian geological nature, the mild weather conditions and calm waters make it the perfect place for enjoying many activities all year round, including windsurfing, sailing and diving. On dry land, your sporting choices extend to cycling, horse riding, trekking, free climbing and golf.
3) Wine tours and cooking classes
Take a guided tour of Sardinia’s sweet-smelling vineyards and wineries and learn how the island creates the unique flavours of its wines. You can also try a cooking class too and discover the secrets of Sardinian cuisine according to closely-guarded recipes.
4) Traditional festivals and events
Absorb yourself in local Sardinian culture by visiting the traditional festivals held every year on the island. Get involved with traditional medieval celebrations, spectacular horse shows and colourful folk parades.
One of many fascinating itineraries selected by www.CiaoSardinia.com
Three days in the heart of Gallura and Barbagia.
From Olbia you can reach the islands of La Maddalena and Caprera, places of great interest not only for the naturalistic beauties but also for the historical importance. Caprera, indeed, has been for many years the abode of the “Hero of two worlds” Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian General and politician.
Go in search of undiscovered Barbagia through the villages of Fonni, Orgosolo and Mamoiada.
Guided tour in the heart of Gallura discovering the Great inner city of Aggius and its two museums: The ethnographic museum and the banditry museum. The day carry on with the visit of Sardinian handicraft factories.