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Explore the town of Olbia located on the glamorous and lavish Costa Smeralda in Italy.

SardiniaThe 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.

1st Day.
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.

2st day.
Go in search of undiscovered Barbagia through the villages of Fonni, Orgosolo and Mamoiada.

3rd day.
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.

 

October 2016
Autumn is a fine time to delve into the Gallura region's hinterland. A short drive from Olbia immerses you in dense cork oak forests. Head to the Roman-founded town of Tempio Pausania for nuraghe (Bronze Age settlements), mountains and surreal landscapes shaped by wind-licked granite boulders.

January 2016
Down by the harbour, Olbia's ultra-modern Archaeology Museum wings you back in time, with its stash of historic artefacts. The highlight is a wreck of a Roman ship. It's free to visit.

October 2016
The vines that have been ripening all summer yield some excellent wines come autumn. Lodged in an attractively converted stazzo (farmer's house), Tenute Olbios winery has a cellar and sampling room where you can try some zesty vermentino whites and full-bodied cannonau reds. www.tenuteolbios.com

April 2016
Drive north along the winding coastal roads of the Costa Smeralda to seek out hidden bays snuggled among the rocks like Spiaggia Romazzino and Spiaggia del Principe. Or for a smaller island escape, take the boat from Palau over to Isola Maddalena, rimmed with lovely beaches and aquamarine waters.

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