5 good reasons to go to Olbia
To see / do
Culture and history
Olbia's Giants' Tomb
The Nuraghe were a people that settled Sardinia around 2,000 BC. The island still bears the traces of the Nuraghe, and Olbia's Giants' Tomb is a shining example. This communal tomb is marked by huge slabs of stone. Legend has it that gigantic bones were found inside one of the island's Nuraghe tombs, hinting at the possibility that giants may have been buried there.
Set sail for Tavolara
Off the Sardinian coast, the island of Tavolara is easy to get to by boat. Plan a day trip out to this little slice of paradise and listed natural park. Stretching 6 kilometres long, the island is perfect for a day of walking and swimming. Its beach is picture-postcard perfect, and a deep-sea diving session is a fantastic way of exploring the beauties concealed beneath its surface.
On the Maddalena archipelago
The Maddalena archipelago is a World Heritage-listed site made up of seven large islands. Set sail for the island of Maddalena. Explore its 20 km², stroll around the villages and doze on the heavenly beaches. A bridge links Maddalena to the island of Caprera. Make the most of it to island hop during your day trip. Breath-taking landscapes.
Olbia and its neighbouring towns boast local produce markets that take place several times a week. In the summer, Olbia and Porto San Paolo (15 km away) hold farmer and craft markets by night. These are great opportunities to snag authentic little souvenirs.
A night out in Olbia
Like all seaside towns and cities, Olbia knows how to keep visitors happy come nightfall. Head to the town centre where locals flock around the market square, and tuck into a delicious meal. Grab a drink, enjoy a gig in a bar, and dance the night away in a club.
Gnocchetti sardi, or island pasta
Gnocchetti sardi or malloreddus are a small form of pasta that look like gnocchi. Sardinian gnocchetti can come drenched in tomato sauce and sausage with a sprinkling ofpecorino (sheep's milk cheese). Whether served with vegetables or left plain with cheese, this pasta is sure to tickle your taste-buds.
Seadas al miele, a heavenly dessert
Typically Sardinian seadas al miele is an indulgent dessert indeed. These pastry pockets are stuffed with pecorino or ricotta cheese (depending on the region) and flavoured with citrus fruit before being fried in olive oil and coated in honey. This is one staple you absolutely need to try during your time in Olbia.
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