Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Olbia

Olbia is the gateway to the pearly white beaches of Sardinia's northeast coast and the sparkling Costa Smeralda. This is where jet-setters, film stars and the ‘glitterati’ arrive to indulge in 'la dolce vita' Sardinian-style. With a Greek name meaning ‘happy’, Olbia used to be a little fishing village but has now grown to become Sardinia’s busiest ferry port, complete with an international airport and tons of tourist amenities. The countryside is cloaked in aromatic wild herbs, the macchia, and the surrounding sea glows in every hue of electric blue, in a little known and exclusive place waiting to be discovered.

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Basilica of St Simplicio

Olbia’s top sight is this medieval Pisan-Romanesque church, hewn out of Galluran granite. In the apse there are two 13th-century frescos, the left-hand one depicting San Simplicio, the patron saint of Olbia. The Festa di San Simplicio, Olbia’s biggest festival, is celebrated for three days in mid-May.
Adresse: Via Salvatore Fera, Olbia
Åpningstider: Daily 7:30am-1pm and 3:30pm-6pm. In summer, closes at 7pm

Pevero Golf Club

If you want to play a game of golf in stunning surroundings you can visit Pevero Golf Club. The Golf Club is located north of Olbia and is claimed to be one of the most beautiful courses in Italy. Here you can find everything you need including a club house and recommended accommodations.
Adresse: Località Cala di Volpe 20, Porto Cervo
Telefon: +39 0789 958 000

Corso Umberto I

Corso Umberto I is one of the main shopping streets in Olbia. Every night from 7pm this street is closed off from traffic and becomes the perfect place for strolling among shops, restaurants and beautiful architecture.
Adresse: Corso Umberto I, Olbia

National Archaeological Museum of Olbia

Right on Olbia’s waterfront you can find The National Archaeological Museum. The museum exhibits various objects dating back to the Romans, like ship fragments. Because of it being the biggest museum in Olbia, concerts and grand openings are also hosted there.
Adresse: Via Principe Umberto, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 282 90
Åpningstider: Wed-Sun 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm

Mount Altura Fortress

Just outside Palau you can find Fortezza di Monte Altura. This fortress has seen many wars, but has remained largely intact. From the fortress you will have a stunning view over Palau, Corsica and La Maddalena. It is highly recommended to go on a guided tour.
Adresse: Località Monte Altura, Palau
Telefon: +39 329 604 1373
Åpningstider: Opening hours vary by the season: please refer to the website

Arzachena Prehistoric Sites

Moving away from the coast you can discover megalithic stone circles in the prehistoric remains honeycombing the woods and fields around Arzachena. The Nuraghe Albucciu, 2 kilometres southeast of Arzachena, is one of Gallura’s best preserved nuraghi. About 4 kilometres south of Arzachena lies Coddu Vecchiu, one of the island’s most complete 'giants’ tombs'. Nearby you can also find another giants' tomb, Tomba dei Giganti di Li Lolghi, and the Li Muri Necropolis. Regarded as Gallura’s finest example, the "Necropoli di Li Muri" is estimated to date back to 3500 BC.
Adresse: Arzachena, Sardinia

Santa Teresa Gallura

The town of Santa Teresa Gallura is situated on the northernmost tip of the island and has stunning views over the straits of Bonifacio to the island of Corsica. Rena Bianca is the town’s beach, and you can find it only a stone’s throw from the centre, with turquoise water and flour-fine sand. Just to the west, on the headland Capo Testa, there are two beaches. The left hand side is beautiful and ideal for children, and the beach on the right is also beautiful with amazing rock formations. Ferries leave daily for a 50 minute trip to cross the Straits to the town of Bonifacio, in Corsica. This is perfect for a great day out, having French lunch and doing some shopping.
Adresse: Santa Teresa Gallura, Sardinia

Tavolara Island

Isola Tavolara is a little island located southeast of Olbia and is dominated by an imposing stone towering at over 564 metres. This is the perfect spot for nature lovers, divers and for soaking-up the rays on the beach of Spiaggia Spalmatore.
Adresse: Isola Tavolara, Sardinia

Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda lies between Golfo di Cugnana and Golfo di Arzachena, and boasts an extraordinarily beautiful 56-kilometre coastline. This is a real billionaire’s playground, but everyone is welcome to enjoy its spectacular beaches, views and water. There are so many beaches ("spiagge") to choose from on Costa Smeralda, including Spiaggia del Principe, Liscia Ruja and Capriccioli, all famous and fabulous on this dreamy coastline. With warm sands and crystal-clear waters, you're spoiled for choice.
Adresse: Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo is the only real town and the Smeralda’s ’capital’, disguised as a Mediterranean fishing village with a curious mix of Moroccan style buildings. This is a pleasant place to stroll, people-watch and to go window-shopping.
Adresse: Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Archipelago of La Maddalena

Dreamy islands with Caribbean-blue seas make up this archipelago on the northeast coast, near the Costa Smeralda. Rocks hewn over thousands of years characterise the landscape. The only inhabited island is La Maddalena, linked with a causeway to Garibaldi’s island, Caprera. You can go on a boat trip and see five of the other main islands, including Budelli, which has a glorious pale pink beach called Spiaggia Rosa, and Spargi.
Adresse: Arcipelago della Maddalena, Sardinia

La Maddalena

Stroll around this town full of character, cobbled streets and piazzas, and enjoy the decorous passeggiata along the main street, Via Garibaldi. There are also some good restaurants around the squares and pleasant bars in which to linger over a cool drink. The Diocesano Museum is located in the heart of town and has some fascinating exhibits, including two silver candlesticks and a crucifix gifted by Lord Horatio Nelson.
Adresse: La Maddalena, Sardinia


A causeway links La Maddalena to the pine-covered, macchia-scented Caprera Island. This is an idyllic spot for walking and cycling, as well as visiting the Garibaldi museum.
Adresse: Caprera, Sardinia


Olbia is the hub for excursions to the northeast and its fabled coast. Buses leave just off the Corso Umberto I in all directions, all within easy reach for just a few euros. The town beach is the Lido del Sole, but far better is the white beach of Pittulongu, located 5 kilometres away, with its dreamy views across to Tavolara Island.

Ristorante Da Tonino Re di Tavolara

Boasting a privileged location on Tavolara Island, Ristorante Re di Tavolara prepares absolutely wonderful seafood, grilled dishes and typical Sardinian cuisine, all served in style. The dining area is on a vast veranda right on the beach, offering unbeatable views.
Adresse: Isola Tavolara, Sardinia
Telefon: +39 0789 585 70
Åpningstider: May-October: daily 12:30pm-4pm and 7:30pm-10:30pm

La Taverna

La Taverna is an atmospheric sea tavern in the centre of Palau, very close to the port. Set menus are available for fishy feasts of freshly-caught delicacies. It is an off-the-beaten-track family restaurant, so expect hearty portions and traditional home cooking.
Adresse: Via Rossini 6, Palau
Telefon: +39 0789 709 289
Åpningstider: Wed-Mon 12:30pm-11pm. Closed in Winter

Mama Latina

This restaurant opened in Porto Cervo in 2002, but has now continued its story in Cala di Volpe. Here you can find inexpensive pizzas and good salads as well as fish dishes on offer in the stylish dining room.
Adresse: Località Cala di Volpe, Arzachena
Telefon: +39 0789 960 26

Trattoria Moderna Il Mattacchione

Il Mattacchione describes itself as a 'modern traditional restaurant', because it keeps a strong relationship with the land's culinary legacy and genuine products, while always striving to revisit this tradition and present it in a modern way. Fresh ingredients and high quality standards are guaranteed in every meal they prepare.
Adresse: Viale Aldo Moro 351, Olbia
Telefon: +39 380 240 5368
Åpningstider: Daily 12:15pm-2pm and 8pm-10pm

Mediterraneo Restaurant & Pizzeria

Whether you're in the mood for an innovative interpretation of typical Sardinian dishes, an authentic Neapolitan pizza, or some live music and good wine in the outdoor veranda, at Mediterraneo you'll find a cozy atmosphere, genuine ingredients and attentive, friendly staff.
Adresse: Via Amsicora 7, Santa Teresa Gallura
Telefon: +39 0789 754 101
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm till late (kitchen closes at 11pm)


The creative menu, nice decor and friendly service are highly appreciated among guests of this family-run restaurant, which offers Ligurian or Sardinian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Dolceacqua is located in the centre of Olbia and serves various types of dishes including meat, pasta and seafood, all with Sardinian influences.
Adresse: Via Giacomo Pala 4, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 196 9084

Ristorante Barbagia

Located right next to a park and close to the waterside, this friendly restaurant is truly a favourite among both locals and visitors in Olbia. Ristorante Barbagia serves large and delicious Sardinian dishes, including a whole piglet, pizza, roe, and for dessert, home-made tiramisu.
Adresse: Via Luigi Galvani 94, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 516 40

La Lanterna

La Lanterna is a small restaurant and pizzeria in the centre of Olbia, almost hiding in plain sight. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but offers excellent dishes made from fresh produce and seafood. The pizzas also come highly recommended.
Adresse: Via Olbia 13, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 230 82

Il Gambero

If you are passionate about seafood and local dishes, you will be in good company at Il Gambero. This restaurant is located right in the heart of Olbia and serves affordable meals in a typical Italian atmosphere, including pasta dumplings stuffed with potatoes and meat and a selection of local wines.
Adresse: Via La Marmora 6/A, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 238 74
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 12:30pm-2:30pm and 7:30pm-10:30pm

Ristorante Luna Lughente

A part of the Hotel Luna Lughente, this beautiful seafront restaurant offers magical views over Olbia and the bay while serving excellent Sardinian cuisine on the outdoor terrace.
Adresse: Via Sa Serra 2, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 575 21

Trattoria Rossi

Ideally located on Pittulongu beach, just outside Olbia, the popular Trattoria Rossi offers various sea specialties in a romantic atmosphere. Here you can have dinner right on the gorgeous beach while overlooking the sea.
Adresse: Via Tramontana 7, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 390 42

Ristorante da Tonino

Boasting a privileged location on Isola di Tavolara, Ristorante da Tonino serves absolutely wonderful seafood, grilled dishes and typical Sardinian cuisine, all served in style. The dining area is on a vast veranda right on the beach, offering unbeatable views.
Adresse: Via Tavolara 14, Isola di Tavolara
Telefon: +39 0789 58570
Åpningstider: May-October: daily 12:30pm-4pm and 7:30pm-10:30pm

La Pecora Nera

La Pecora Nera is a lovely gelateria with a surprisingly wide selection of creative flavours (the dark chocolate with orange comes highly recommended), as well as toppings, like nuts, cherries, cream, and many more. Vegans and people with lactose intolerance can try the rice milk ice cream.
Adresse: Via Luigi Galvani 70, Olbia
Telefon: +39 348 001 3382
Åpningstider: Daily 2pm-12am

Caffè Principe Umberto

At this café you'll find a wide range of snacks, pastries, food, drinks and ice cream. Choose between tasty drinks and Italian coffee. At night this spot transforms into a sleek bar and specialist tobacconist, selling high-quality cigars and cool drinks.
Adresse: Via Principe Umberto 7, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 209 045

Pasticceria Loi

This little ‘pasticceria’ was established in 1963 and specializes in high quality home-made pastries and cookies. Pasticceria Loi has always been an authority for both locals and tourists when it comes to producing Sardinian sweets.
Adresse: Via Vespignani 2, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 502 39


The friendly service, nice decor and creative menu are a few things that guests appreciate about this restaurant. Dolceacqua is located in the centre of Olbia and serves various types of dishes including meat, pasta and seafood, all with Sardinian influences.
Adresse: Via Giacomo Pala 4, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 196 9084
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 12:30pm-2pm and 7:30pm-10:30pm

Trattoria Rossi

Ideally located on Pittulongo beach just outside Olbia, the popular Trattoria Rossi offers various sea specialties in a romantic atmosphere. Here you can have dinner right on the gorgeous beach while overlooking the sea.
Adresse: Via Tramontana 7, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 39042

Le Café Des Artistes

Le Café Des Artistes offers a wonderful range of speciality chocolates that make great gifts, as well as local wine and coffee accessories and memorabilia. And naturally, they serve light meals and snacks, along with great coffee.
Adresse: Corso Umberto 171, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 212 82

Mediterraneo Restaurant & Pizzeria

Whether you're in the mood for some live music and good wine in the outdoor veranda, an innovative interpretation of typical Sardinian dishes, or an authentic Neapolitan pizza, at Mediterraneo you'll find a cosy atmosphere, genuine ingredients and attentive, friendly staff.
Adresse: Via Amsicora 7, Santa Teresa Gallura
Telefon: +39 0789 75 41 01
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm till late (kitchen closes at 11pm)

Sottovento Club

This nightclub has live bands throughout the season and is also one of the biggest discos on the whole coast, attracting tons of top DJs. At this club you can dance until morning and really enjoy a party, Sardinian style.
Adresse: SP59, Porto Cervo, Arzachena
Telefon: +39 392 004 3072
Åpningstider: Daily 8pm till morning

Billionaire Club

Flavio Briatore’s Moroccan fantasy is the best-known one when it comes to the trio of ‘happening’ clubs around Porto Cervo, where the ‘glitterati’ congregate. Coming here you should note that no cameras are allowed.
Adresse: Via Rocce sul Pevero, Golfo Pevero, Arzachena
Telefon: +39 0789 941 92
Åpningstider: Daily: restaurant from 8pm, club from 12am till morning

Caffe Principe Umberto

At this café you can find a wide range of snacks, pastries, food, drinks and ice cream. Choose between tasty drinks and Italian coffee. At night the vibe transforms into a sleek bar and specialist tobacconist, selling high-quality cigars and cool drinks.
Adresse: Via Principe Umberto 7, Olbia

Devil Kiss Rock Club

An outlet for a more alternative crowd, Devil Kiss Rock Club plays music you would be surprised to hear at a regular club. Rock, metal, indie and alternative all make the playlist, and bands perform live regularly.
Adresse: Via Luigi Galvani 56, Olbia
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 7am-1am, Fri 7am-3am, Sat 7am-5am, Sun 8am-1pm and 3:30pm-10:30pm

Il Portico

Il Portico is an infinitely cool and laid-back outdoor bar and restaurant located directly on the Piazzetta at Porto Cervo. The location is unbeatable if you want to watch the yachts coming in to the port while sipping on some exclusive vintage or cocktail.
Adresse: Piazzetta di Porto Cervo, Porto Cervo
Telefon: +39 0789 931 621
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-1am

Lord Nelson Pub

Lord Nelson is an English-style pub, an example of a more relaxed side to Sardinian nightlife. Beer, cocktails and regular live music set the tone at this laid-back place, much loved by tourists and locals.
Adresse: Via Della Marina, Porto Cervo

Old Town

Olbia's Old Town (in Italian, "centro storico") offers a pleasant and memorable shopping experience, housing over 100 boutique shops in its historical buildings, open squares and narrow alleyways, also crowded with restaurants and cafes. Corso Umberto I can be a good starting point for a shopping trip in this area.
Adresse: Old Town, Olbia

Porto Cervo

Glitzy Porto Cervo is a popular place to go shopping for high fashion and designer brands. Names include top international options like Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Versace. You can also find shoes from Italian Tod's, and jewellery and watches from Bulgari, Cartier and Rolex, among others.
Adresse: Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Porto Rotondo

Located just 10 minutes away from Olbia, the village of Porto Rotondo is another popular shopping destination, offering brand name clothing, accessories, shoes, jewellery and even fur. Many visitors enjoy the handmade sandals, available in many shops in town.
Adresse: Porto Rotondo, Sardinia


If you're not into restaurants and street-food, then this organic food shop might be just what you are looking for. Bio-Food is also a great spot for buying high-quality oil and other specialities from the region.
Adresse: Via Fidia 25, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 604 058
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8:30am-1pm and 4:30pm-8pm, Sat 8:30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm

Anticas Licanzias

Anticas Licanzias is a real gem in the city. It is the perfect little boutique for finding home made Sardinian snacks such as bread, pasta, cheese and sweets. All products are made in-house using only fresh ingredients.
Adresse: Via Tempio 3, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 271 10

Frama Concept

Frama Concept is a cutting edge fashion and design store that showcases innovative and daring items ranging from clothes and accessories for both men and women to homeware and decor. They feature some of the best contemporary design that Italy has to offer.
Adresse: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 2/B, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 242 77
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9:30am-1:30pm and 4pm-8:30pm, Sun 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm

Profumerie Limoni

Profumerie Limoni offers high-quality fragrances, beauty and skin-care products right in the centre of Olbia on Corso Umberto. Here you will find a wide range of different brands, and knowledgeable staff.
Adresse: Corso Umberto I 105, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 222 89
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9:30am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-8:30pm


ComixWorld is a pretty unique shop in Olbia, showcasing everything from the world of comics, video games, anime, fantasy, science fiction, and more. Find rare collectibles and memorabilia for your collection, or look for some special gift.
Adresse: Via Alessandro Nanni 37, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 184 0229
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-1pm and 4pm-7:30pm

Street Markets

Great weekly markets can be found in different locations throughout Olbia, where craftsmen, farmers and merchants sell their goods. On Saturdays there is a farmers market on Via Sangallo, on Piazza Mercato on Wednesdays, and on Piazza Nassiria on Mondays.

Airport Olbia Costa Smeralda

Aeroporto Olbia Costa Smeralda (OLB) is located 5 kilometres southeast of Olbia. The airport buses (numbers 2 and 10) will take you to the city centre and depart approximately every 20-30 minutes. The last departure is at 11:40pm on bus number 10. Tickets are available on board or from the ticket machine in the terminal. The journey takes about 10 minutes. +39 0789 553 800 www.aspo.it The taxi rank is open 24 hours and can be found in front of the arrivals terminal. +39 0789 227 18 / +39 0789 691 50 Renting a car at the airport is easy. You can find car rentals near the arrivals terminal. Contact one of the car rental companies at: www.hertz.com +39 0789 693 89
Adresse: Aeroporto Olbia Costa Smeralda, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 563 444

Passport / Visa

Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Sardinia is probably at its best in Summer, when it offers beautiful days at the seaside and streets vibrant with events and street performers. July and August are the most popular months to go, and on August 15th huge celebrations are held for the religious festival of Ferragosto, so expect the beaches to be crazy crowded the whole week. June and the first weeks in September will probably be as pleasant, a little bit colder and less packed with people. If you're not a fan of beachlife, visiting in April and May can be a great alternative: you won't risk super hot days, you'll enjoy the nature, and you'll find some interesting events dedicated to gardening and outdoor activities.

Public Transport

Olbia is easy to discover by foot and the surrounding areas can be reached quickly by renting a car. Sardinia has an extensive network of buses that link villages, towns and beaches. The main operator, ARST, has good service covering routes between the major cities. Contact at:
Telefon: +39 0800 865 042


There are regular ferries from Palau to the island of La Maddalena, operated by the Delcomar shipping company. There are also frequent services between Santa Teresa Gallura and Corsica’s Bonifacio, operated by Moby Lines. Delcomar www.delcomar.it +39 0781 857 123 [email protected] Moby Lines www.mobylines.it +49 0611 140 20 [email protected]


Trains in Sardinia are rather slow and the rail network is limited. Trenitalia runs most of the network and the longest trip is from Olbia to Cagliari. The train station in Olbia, in Via Giacomo Pala 10, is easy accessible with buses 2 and 10 from the airport.
Telefon: +39 089 20 21. If you are calling from abroad: +39 06 684 754 75


Taxis are generally inexpensive. There are cab ranks in larger towns and villages, and your hotel will book a car for you if needed. The fare should be determined by the meter, and if it isn't, agree on the price in advance. Taxi Antonello Sergnesi +39 335 438 236 www.taxiolbiaportorotondo.it


Look for the yellow and blue sign to find a post office in Olbia. Stamps can be bought at post offices, or at tobacconists (which are marked with a "T" sign). Post Office:
Adresse: Via Acquedotto 5, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 207 443
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8:20am-7:05pm, Sat 8:20am-12:35pm


Pharmacies are called 'Farmacie' and are normally identified by an illuminated green cross. If closed, there is usually a notice on the door with the address of the nearest open Farmacia, day and night. Farmacia Accogli Dr. Pasqualina:
Adresse: Piazza Etna 5, Olbia
Telefon: +39 0789 211 60
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-1pm and 5pm-8pm


Country code +39 Area code: 0789 (do not omit the zero from the area code)


220V, although 240V also works Standard two-round-pin European plugs

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