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Costa Smeralda is a coastal area in the north east of Sardinia, between Palau and Olbia.

It is home to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches - great for sun worshippers.
Olbia is the 4th largest settlement (by population) on the island. Since 2016 the whole Gallura sub-region including Olbia is a part of the province of Sassari.
The name Olbia is from the Greek happiness. 

Tourist information -  Ufficio Informazioni turistiche, Via Dante/Corso Umberto I (at the corner with Molo Brin), ☎ +39 39 0789 52206, e-mail: info@olbiaturismo.it. Apr-Sep 09:00-20:00; Oct-Mar M-F 09:00-13:00.

Olbia, Italy

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Costa Smeralda is a coastal area in the north east of Sardinia, between Palau and Olbia.

It is home to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches - great for sun worshippers.
Olbia is the 4th largest settlement (by population) on the island. Since 2016 the whole Gallura sub-region including Olbia is a part of the province of Sassari.
The name Olbia is from the Greek happiness. 

Tourist information -  Ufficio Informazioni turistiche, Via Dante/Corso Umberto I (at the corner with Molo Brin), ☎ +39 39 0789 52206, e-mail: info@olbiaturismo.it. Apr-Sep 09:00-20:00; Oct-Mar M-F 09:00-13:00.


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Olbia, Italy: Port Information


You will dock at the Isola Bianca Pier, about 2 km from the very heart of the town.
Cruise travelers can get to the center on shuttle buses (free).
Cruise terminal has great facilities. However, passengers can use it only on the way back to the liner.

Get around Olbia, Italy


In order to have access to the best of the beaches, you will probably need to hire a car (mopeds are not so good on the bumpy tracks down to the beaches). Driving on the coastal roads gives great views over the yacht-lined Costa Smeralda coastline.

What to see in Olbia, Italy


You can get up close to the super yachts when they come in to

Porto Cervo

in the evening. For snorkeling take a trip around the

archipelago of Maddalena

from the port of Palau.
  • Basilica di San Simplicio, Via San Simplicio. 07:30-13:00, 15:30-20:00. This austere Romanesque basilica minore was built in 11-12th centuries. It is considered as one of the most important monuments in the Gallura region. 
  • Chiesa di San Paolo, Via Cagliari. Built in the middle of the 18th century. It has a characteristic tiled polychrome dome added in 1939. 
  • Palazzo Colonna (Palazzo comunale). A villa in a Liberty style was designed by architect Bruno Cipelli for Colonna family. It now hosts the Town Hall. 
  • Villa Clorinda (Collegio di San Vincenzo), Via de Filippi. A Lyberty villa in pseudo-Gothic style by the same architect. It's a private property, which belongs to a religious college. Still, reportedly visitors are able to pass the gates and see the building from outside.
  • Teatro Michelucci. An open-air theatre designed by the famous Italian architect Giovanni Michelucci. 
Archeological sites:
  • Pozzo sacro di Sa Testa (by bus line 4 to Pozzo sacro stop). The remains of a Nuragic temple built around a sacred well. 
  • Acquedotto romano. Some very modest traces of the Roman aqueduct and the cisterns.
  • Cabu Abbas (Riu Mulinu). Some remains of nuraghe. 
  • Castello di Pedres (6 km from Olbia). Remains of the 13th-century castle. 
  • Tomba di giganti di Su Monte 'e S'Abe (next to the Castello di Pedres). One of the so-called tombs of giants, a Nuragic tomb on the South of Olbia. This one is considered to be one of the largest ones and better preserved in Sardinia.

What to do in Olbia, Italy


The best of the beaches are Liscia Ruia, Cappriccioli and Romazzino.

What to eat and drink in Olbia, Italy


Eat

Most restaurants on the Costa Smeralda are overpriced. For authentic Sardinian cuisine try the campsite restaurants where all the locals go.

Drink

  • Billionaire. A nightclub in Porto Cervo. 

Shopping in Olbia, Italy


You can pick up fantastic bargains from the beach traders who sell jewelry, clothes, CDs, etc. But if you want to be as stylish as the rich tourists of

Costa Smeralda

you may go to Porto Cervo or Porto Rotondo for expensive clothing.

Safety in Olbia, Italy


You will find Costa Smeralda to be a very safe and friendly place for your vacation, just remember to follow some easy rules.
When you’re going to the beach, you need to bring sun block and possibly to find out what the UV rating is for that day. UV rays are calculated on a 1-15 scale. Higher numbers mean more intense rays and the sun in Sardinia is going to shine every single day.
Keep plenty of water on hand. It's very easy to become dehydrated when you're in the sun all day.
To avoid loss, it's always wise to leave any important documents (like your passport), your credit cards, and most of your money on the ship.

Language spoken in Olbia, Italy


Italian is the official language but many locals understand English.

LOCAL TIME

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September 22, 2019
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