Discovered by Aga Khan
With one of the main ports and international airports of the Island, Olbia is one of the most important touristic cities of Sardinia. The history and economic development of this variegated town it’s very linked to the tourism, especially since the 1960s, years in which Prince Karim Aga Khan with other investors discovered and founded the myth of the “Costa Smeralda” as VIP destination.
So defined because of its crystal and clear waters, the North-East Coast of Sardinia still remains the most visited today. From San Teodoro to Palau, passing through Golfo Aranci and the famous and exclusive Porto Cervo, you can see a succession of white beaches and rocky coves, with brightly colored deeps rich in fauna and vegetation. In contrast with the wild nature, on the surface there are boats, yachts and catamarans that lead visitors to discover the natural beauties of this stretch of coast. Close to the Olbia city there are many beaches to don’t miss, as Pittulongu, Murta Maria, Porto Istana and Cala Moresca, in the Golfo Aranci area. From here, it is also easy to organize a hike and visit the top of Monte Ruju, the high hill where the inventor Guglielmo Marconi run his sperimantations about radiofrequencies.
Events to see
In addition to the sea, it is also pleasant to spend the evenings in the historic center of Olbia, strolling through the shopping streets, have a break or an aperitif in the numerous bars or (why not?) opting for a ride on the Ferris wheel in the port. The city offers a series of events throughout the year that attract many people from all over the island: concerts and festivals enliven the summer and the most important Italian holidays, such as August 15th and New Year’s Eve. In short, Olbia city it’s perfect for those who, in addition to the suggestive landscape, are looking for life and entertainment.