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Olbia is a modern gate to touristic paradise of Sardinia. Thanks to sheikh Aga Khan the island has reached prosperity and the world discovered beauty of its beaches, mountains, sea, ancient cities, forests and valleys.

Olbia nowadays is the biggest city in the northeast of the island, it has a modern airport, sea port, comfortable hotels, restaurants, villas, boutiques. Modern stylish city exists along with ancient city of temples, museums and monuments. The city’s most recognizable feature is San Paolo temple decorated with polychrome and very beautiful dome, made of majolica. In Olbia’s bay there are plantation of mussels and oysters, known in all Italy.

Basic facts

PROVINCE OF Olbia-Tempio
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION North-eastern coast of Sardinia, 270 km from Cagliari, 30 km from Porto Cervo

Public holidays and popular events

  • February 12-17

    Carnival in Tempio – Pausania. It is one of the most beautiful and interesting carnivals of Italy. Masks, processions, fun, jokes and satire are main features of this fest

  • May  14–15

    Festival of mussels. If you like mussels, you should visit Sardinia in the mid of May

  • June 24

    Holiday of San Giovanni and Madonna del Mare

  • July 12-19

    Olbia film festival

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