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The gateway to the sizzling Costa Smerelda, Olbia is the ideal base for exploring surrounding areas. Here is why you should go...
Booking car hire in Olbia gives you the perfect opportunity to drive around the island of Sardinia and visit places such as the popular Costa Smerelda. Just pre-book your hire car online and pick up your vehicle from either the airport or at various downtown locations.
However, don't leave Olbia just yet. If you are interested in history, start by visiting the impressive Museo Archeologico. Located near to the port, here you will find a number of artefacts which tell the story of the area's history.
There are also fascinating historical churches to visit, such as the 18th century Chiesa di San Paolo. The medieval 12th century Chiesa di San Simplicio is a popular tourist attraction and the religious building is dedicated to the town's patron saint.
Stepping even further back into the past and located not far from the airport is the Tomb of Giants. These mysterious megalithic structures built during the Bronze Age are intriguing to visit and make for an interesting day out.
To soak up the atmosphere of the town, the central Pizza Regina Margherita is located right in the middle of the town and you can enjoy sipping on a coffee while people watching here. To enjoy shopping, the nearby Corso Umberto won't disappoint.
If you want to get out and explore, it's a good idea to organise car rental; Olbia and Sardinia have so much to offer...
The major draw for visitors basing themselves in Olbia has to be the ultra-glamorous Costa Smerelda. Here you can mingle with the glitterati and relax, cocktail in hand, on one of the many sizzling beaches against a lush green backdrop of scrubland giving off scents of oregano, thyme, and a selection of other wild herbs.
If you fancy a day splashing the cash - or maybe just window shopping - the capital of the island, Porto Cervo, is good for a day out. Don't expect your usual high street favourites here; you're in an A-list playground so expect an array of designer stores. There is also an abundance of trendy bars for you to stop for some light refreshment and soak up the atmosphere of this buzzing destination.