Olbia, and in general all the Sardinian cities located on the coast, has always invested heavily in tourism, with great beach resorts and exciting nightlife with plenty of fun until the dawn. If until the 90s this beautiful island was mostly a place of holiday for billionaires and celebrities, now fortunately anyone can afford a stay in one of the beautiful seaside resorts of Sardinia.
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Olbia, also because of its geographical position right in front of Tuscany, plays an important role; It is located in the north-east of Sardinia, close to the splendid and famous Costa Smeralda. Its port (click here) welcomes every day ships and ferries, mainly from Liguria, Tuscany, Lazio and Corsica.
Sardinian local gastronomy
The traveler who arrives in the port of Olbia will find a fantastic atmosphere. You can choose for your stay between various types of accommodation: camping, modest or luxurious hotel or resort spa with swimming pools and sports fields. As for the restaurants the choice is wide: in any case you will be able to taste the best dishes of Sardinian cuisine. You can not go away from Sardinia without tasting Carasau bread, maloreddus and ciciones (made from semolina gnocchi), the cassola fish soup, the meat on skewers cooked on the grill. The wines are not far behind, thanks to the climate and favorable soil: Vernaccia and Malvasia are great, and among the most valuable are the Cannonau. The cheeses are exquisite, indeed: Sardinia is a region where sheep farming has always played an important role.
The beaches also respond to all needs, welcoming both families and young people who choose between stretches of fine sand, pebbly coves and rocky plates on the clear sea. In the evening the resorts become open air discos. In fact, summer events are organized in most of these beaches (for example, on Pittolongu Beach, the OLBIA SUMMER FEST takes place every year in August ).
Local, lounge bars, pubs and nightclubs are all around you, both in the center and on the seafront. You can hear live music coming from almost all the venues, where performances are held by internationally renowned artists.
Great events are organized in Olbia all year round, but of course they burst up in summer to help entertain the many tourists who flock to the city, especially in July and August.
For example on the MOLO BRIN amazing concerts and other events are held. You can choose to go to a place where you can get easily an aperitif or even dinner with some music to hear. Here foloowing there are some examples: in the center, overlooking Piazza Mercato, there is the BLUE SQUARE; always in the center there is the K-KULT where evenings with live music and DJs are available for everyone to join; the same thing happens at the SEVENTYFIVE.
COFFEE NORTHEAST is instead a wine bar where you can taste the best wines in town. At the BIKER HOUSE you can listen to rock music played also by local bands; for the very young ones there is the DEVIL’S KISS, a funny venue offering metal music; you can also take advantage of the open space there. If you like being outdoor, then go to the JOHN GOTTY which organizes concerts but offers also games.
The DISCO CLUB PASCIÀ is a nightclub located in the city center. Instead the VILLA PASCIÀ is located in Olbia’s industrial area: There are 4 rooms for dancing: among other things you will enjoy music revival, Latin American and commercial.
If you want to have fun in other ways, besides dancing in a discopub, there is for example the STRIKE BOWLING which is a pub with 8 bowling alleys, plus an adjoining games room.
However, this list does only give you a few examples of what to do during your holiday in Olbia; there are still so many other great places where you can have a drink, eat, dance and listen to music.
The Costa Smeralda is very close and if you also want to know the places beloved by so many celebrities and billionaires, just go to Porto Rotondo or Porto Cervo. Discos and nightclubs are all over and you will thus have the possibility, if desired, to admire the fabulous and luxurious yachts moored in these two ports.
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If you want to stay in Olbia with your family, you might love going to Corso Umberto or reaching the waterfront which hosts the local craft markets. There are also various food stalls offering typical Sardinian specialties.
If you are interested in having a stroll around with your family and friends, just go to the church of S. Simplicio (X century), or to the medieval Church of St. Paul the Apostle, which are worth a visit.
Whatever you choose do, during the day or in the middle of the night, one thing is sure: it is impossible to get bored in Olbia!