Olbia is situated on the north east coast of Sardinia and is the gateway to some of the region’s most stunning beaches in the region.
This former fishing village has evolved into a major tourist resort and is surrounded by breath-taking scenery including fields of wild herbs.
You will find a choice of historical sites within the town and an archaeological museum.
The town lies on the shore of a large bay with a road separating the town from the harbour. The main shopping streets are based around Corso Umberto which leads uphill from the water front.
Just off Corso Umberto, the Chiesa di San Paolo, a church built on the site of an ancient temple, has an attractive multi-coloured dome and a handsome stone exterior belying its relatively recent date (1700s). Modern frescoes inside celebrate popular recent saints and religious figures including Padre Pio and Pope John Paul II.
The town is limited to traffic and the best way to explore is on foot. You will find plenty of excellent places to eat and drink. Relax in a pavement café and watch the world go by, or sample some of the delicious home-made pizza and pasta dishes in a local trattoria.
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