Olbia

Olbia city breaks

Fancy holidaying in a charming coastal city? Ta-dah – introducing Olbia! Here, you’ll experience authentic Sardinia, the idyllic Italian island. In this by-the-sea spot, the oh-so-pretty old quarter, centred around Corso Umberto, is teeming with chic wine bars, laid-back restaurants and sun-kissed squares. Down at the palm-lined waterfront, sparking sea views await. Bellissimo!
Sardinian soul food

Sardinian soul food

It’s impossible to talk about Sardinia without mentioning food. True to its Italian roots, this island is all about tip-top dining experiences, whether that’s picking up slices of pizza or tucking into just-caught fish by the sea. And Olbia’s packed with amazing places to eat, with no shortage of trattorias, pizzerias and cafés.

Sweet sightseeing

Sweet sightseeing

Save some time for sightseeing in Olbia! You can’t miss Chiesa di San Paolo’s colourful dome, while Basilica di San Simplicio is a magnificent medieval monument. For a pretty picnic spot, swing by Parco Fausto Noce, a green oasis in Olbia’s heart.

Out of Olbia

Out of Olbia

Leave the city behind to discover Olbia’s beaches. Curving around a half-moon bay, Spiaggia Pittulongu has paradise written all over it. Sink your toes into its soft white sands and dip into the shallow turquoise waters. Spiaggia Bados flaunts Sardinia’s trademark features too, plus boasts views of Isola Tavolara in the distance.

Doubletree by Hilton Olbia
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Doubletree by Hilton Olbia

Olbia City, Olbia

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  • New for Summer 2022
  • 950m from Fausto Noce Park
  • 1.3km from Corso Umberto
  • 1.5km from the Archaeological museum
  • Outdoor swimming pool
Jazz Hotel
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Jazz Hotel

Olbia City, Olbia

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  • New for Summer 2022
  • Stunning pool area
  • 120m from the nearest bus stop
  • Contemporary style
  • Welcoming and friendly staff
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Basilica di San Simplicio

Basilica di San Simplicio

Olbia

Dating back to the 11th century, Basilica di San Simplicio is a well-preserved example of Romanesque architecture in Olbia, just beyond its historic centre. Swing by on your way to Fausto Noce Park to see its...
Chiesa Parrocchiale di S.Paolo Apostolo

Chiesa Parrocchiale di S.Paolo Apostolo

Olbia

You can't miss the multi-coloured dome of this 18th-century church! Tucked into the historic heart of Olbia, Chiesa Parrocchiale di S.Paolo Apostolo is built on ruins of an ancient Roman temple. Once you've...
Park Giardinetti

Park Giardinetti

Olbia

Down at the waterfront, you'll find this little green park. It's a lovely place to bring a picnic and sit in the sun. There's also a huge Ferris wheel for rides with sweeping sea views! And it’s the home of the...

Language

Italian

Currency

Euro (€)

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£2.60

3-course meal

£44

Weekly bus ticket

€10

 
Eating and drinking
Olbia’s Old Town’s packed with places to sample Sardinia’s seriously good cuisine, so make a beeline for Corso Umberto. For a true island experience, head out of town to one of the local agriturismos (traditional farms) to tuck into roast suckling pig and homegrown wine.
Shopping
Fashion fan? Corso Umberto snakes through Olbia’s centre, lined with local boutiques selling clothes, shoes and jewellery. The side streets are where you’ll find arts and crafts. If it’s stalls stacked full of Sardinian goodies you’re after, head for Mercato Porto Romano on a Tuesday.
Getting around
As Olbia’s a compact city, it’s easy to navigate its streets on foot. If you’re thinking of venturing out of town to explore Sardinia’s epic coast, you can either hire a car through Jet2carhire or make the most of the local bus network.
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