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Olbia: the exciting nightlife

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.

Olbia’s beaches

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!

Golfo degli Aranci in Sardinia: what to visit

Golfo degli Aranci (Gulf of Oranges), also known as Figari in Sardinian, is a town in the province of Olbia  and, therefore, an integral part of that wonderful paradise that is the Gallura. It is one of the top holiday destinations of the exclusive Sardinian summer.
The small town, which in summer is filled with tourists and colour, offers a lot to those who visit it and, therefore, we will launch into a virtual adventure to discover all the beauties of the Golfo degli Aranci, visiting monuments and beaches, to get an idea in the round of what the area offers.

Before going on the trip, it is good to know that once you reach Olbia by ferry (click here) or a flight, you must then move to the north to reach the town. The ideal time to visit the area begins in late spring. Summer time begins here as early as the end of May and goes on until the end of September. The hottest months are July and August, when they touch temperatures that can sometimes be even higher than 30 degrees. The water temperature, however, is around 25 degrees, for a  very pleasant experience to try. In addition, the bays of the Golfo degli Aranci are one of the things that deserve to be seen and can be accessed very easily by swimming. But let’s go step by step: what to see in the Gulf?

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One of the first things to look at, soaking in the beauty of the land, is the promontory of Capo Figari, which took its name from the local dialect and that is located 340 meters above sea level. The peculiarity of this promontory is its beauty, being covered with junipers and oaks. But Golfo degli Aranci means also, and above all, the sea and beautiful beaches. In the north there is the beach of Cala Sabina, located next to the beautiful bay of the Gulf of Marinella. In the south, however, they are Cala Sassari, Cala Moresca and Sos Aranzos. In front of Cala Moresca is, then, the island Figarolo, one of the best isle ever. Here you can admire the famous lighthouse of Capo Figari from which you can observe the islands Mortorio and Soffi up to Punta Romazzino. In the area there is also the beautiful Cala Greca, a small bay that cannot be visited.

Moving toward the northwest, however, they are Punta Marana and Punta della Volpe. Continuing our visit to the beaches of the Golfo degli Aranci you should visit the Spiaggia Bianca, offering an expanse of fine white sand and a breathtaking view. Although it is difficult to reach, given that you have to take a dirt road, it’s worth doing it, because you can park easily and, once there, you can enjoy a true paradise on earth.

We also suggest a detour to the beach of Villa Margherita which is located right in the heart of the Golfo degli Aranciand that is also partially equipped, and has a small marina. The city’s beach par excellence, however, is Terza Spiaggia: thanks to the boundless expanse of sand and shallow waters, is ideal for families with children. As you can see, what characterizes these places are the long stretches of sand that sometimes are pristine, and other times, however, they have tourist facilities and organized. According to those who have their travel needs, then, you can decide where to go.

But Golfo degli Aranci is not just sea and sun. There are also some, delicious, monuments, not to be missed. One of the things to see is undoubtedly the sacred well of Milis, which is a testimony to the Nuragic civilization  who came to this day. To see this, you have to walk a bit but it is located shortly after the station Golfo degli Aranci and, therefore, is easily accessible. Unfortunately, the monument was partially demolished in 1800, just to make room to the nearby train station. Currently, they can still see a staircase and a room of the well that, despite everything, has some quite large and gives a good idea of ​​what it should be. It is a well built with regular rows of blocks of cistus, limestone and granite, which were first machined and then used for the construction. To go down, there are about 40 steps, leading in the area still standing. Surely this, together with the lighthouse above, is the most important monument of the town.

For those, however, is more interested in the nightlife, it must be said that the Golfo degli Aranci is right in that area of ​​Sardinia very dedicated to clubbing and parties Taking a few kilometers you can find temples of fun, ideal for young tourists who loves to have a great time.