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Locality Olbia



The province of Olbia-Tempio is located in the northeastern part of Sardinia, and is surrounded by three different bodies of water: The Sea of Sardinia to the west, The Strait of Bonifacio to the north and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the east. It covers nearly 3,400 square kilometers and has a population of more than 160,368, and includes 26 municipalities and four sub regions.
The municipalities of Olbia-Tempio


Aggius

Buddusò

Luras

Sant’Antonio di Gallura

Aglientu

Budoni

Monti

Santa Teresa Gallura

Alà dei Sardi

Calangianus

Olbia

Telti

Arzachena

Golfo Aranci

Oschiri

Tempio Pausania

Badesi

La Maddalena

Padru

Trinità d’Agultu e Vignola

Berchidda

Loiri Porto San Paolo

Palau

 

Bortigiadas

Luogosanto

San Teodoro

 

 

The sub regions of Olbia-Tempio

  • National Park Archipelago of La Maddalena
  • The Gallura
  • A small part of Baronie
  • The Northeastern part of Monte Acuto

The Landscape
A blow to all senses is the rugged granite landscape of the Gallura, where various massive granite rocks take on odd formations like a bear, elephant and the distinct face of a man which are shaped from centuries of wind blowing across the mountainous range.
Many identify this part of Sardinia with the glitzy Costa Smeralda which attracts wealthy VIP’s from all over the world, but the province of Olbia-Tempio is not only glitz and wealth.
What characterizes the territory of the Gallura is Monti di Limbara – Mount Limbara is in the municipalities of Calangianus, Tempio Pausania, Berchidda and Oschiri in the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is a rocky granitic massif and its highest peak is Punta Sa Berritta at 1362 meters above sea level. Over the centuries Mount Limbara was seen as a barrier between regions and territories which increased the isolation for some communities, as until the 1960’s this part of Sardinia was still wild without even a paved road for transporting goods and services. On these mountain slopes is the kingdom of the mouflon (a subspecies of wild sheep), the golden eagle, wild boar and many brilliant species of colourful birds.
The granite hills are impressive on the south slope of Mount Limbara and are a real paradise for daring hikers.
The Gallura on the northern coast has beautiful wild and windswept beaches which makes it a glorious paradise for windsurfers, kite surfers, and surfers.
The interior of the Gallura which preserves the most authentic and historical part of the territory has kept intact its agro-pastoral vocations, with many shepherds still roaming the green hills. The landscape is covered in rich green forests with ancient oaks, myrtle, and juniper, the mastic evergreen shrub and strawberry plants.
Costa Smeralda in the municipality of Arzachena is a world apart from the deep, rugged interior of Sardinia where hardly a visitor treads. The heart of Costa Smeralda is Porto Cervo, an exquisite tourist village to service even the most difficult of clients. It boasts a magnificent marina where mega yachts come to play, and celebrities, footballers and Italian élite try to hide from the glaring eye. Its number one trade is luxury tourism, and has the finest coastline in Europe. There are high-end fashion boutiques, exclusive golf clubs, extravagant restaurants and nightclubs, everything and anything that money can buy is here at this breathtaking coastal zone. The dazzling white beaches and secluded coves with granite outcrops that overlook the magnificent emerald sea are just a window into Sardinia’s brilliant and humble soul.
To the northeast are the islands of The Maddalena Archipelago, a group of islands in The Strait of Bonifacio. They are situated between northern Sardinia and southern Corsica. The archipelago consists of seven pristine islands:

  • Maddalena
  • Caprera
  • Spargi
  • Santo Stefano
  • Budelli
  • Santa Maria
  • Razzoli

 

La Maddalena is a town and municipality located at the north eastern tip of Sardinia. There are ferry services every 20 minutes that leave Palau that connect the passenger to the largest town in the archipelago – La Maddalena. The island of Maddalena is known for its beaches, two of the most popular are: Spalmatore and Bassa Trinita. The island is characterized by a rocky granite terrain and there are still some ancient ruins left to be discovered.

 

Archeology and Culture:

Scattered throughout the area are several archaeological sites dating back to prehistoric times. In the municipality of Arzachena there are numerous sites to visit:

  • Nuraghe Albucciu
  • Nuraghe La Prisciona
  • Tempietto di Malchittu – Small Temple of Malchittu
  • Tomba dei giganti di Coddu Vecchju - Giant’s Tomb of Coddu Vecchju
  • Tomba dei gigantic di Li Lolghi – Giant’s Tomb of Li Lolghi

 

The Gallura is distinguished with its own characteristics and peculiarities making it a smorgasbord of culture, arts and language. One of the most obvious features is the language or dialect of Gallurese. Gallurese is an Italo-Dalmation Romance language and it is often considered a dialect of Corsican, or even a transitional language between Corsican and Sardinian.

HOW TO ARRIVE:

Airports:

  • Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)
  • Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO)
  • Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG)

 

At Olbia you will find one of the three principal airports in Sardinia – the Costa Smeralda Airport. They offer services to and from major Italian cities such as: Rome, Milan, Bergamo, Verona, Florence and Turin. There are also international and charter flights to/from Paris, London and Frankfurt.

PORTS

  • Porto Torres
  • Olbia
  • Golfo Aranci
  • Santa Teresa Gallura
  • Palau
  • Arbatax
  • Cagliari

 

The Port of Olbia offers services with the following companies: Moby Lines, SNAV, Tirrenia, Grandi Navi Veloci and Dimaiolines; they offer sailings to/from Civitavecchia, Genoa, Livorno, Piombino, Naples, and Salerno.

The Port of Golfo Aranci is serviced by Corsica Sardinia Ferries, Tirrenia and Dimaiolines; they offer sailings to/from Civtavecchia, Livorno, Fiumicino (only in summer months), Piombino, Bastia and Naples.

The Port of Santa Teresa di Gallura connects Sardinia to the town of Bonifacio on Corsica’s southern coast.

The Port of Palau offer services to Naples and Genoa with Dimaiolines ferries.

 

Useful Numbers:

Tourist Office
+39 (078) 952-104

Tourist Medical Services
+39 (078) 955-2441 Olbia
+39 (078) 965-460 San Pantaleo

Police
+39 (078) 964-1059 Costa Smeralda Airport
+39 (078) 928-585 Stazione Marittima di Santa Teresa di Gallura

Carabinieri
+39 (078) 967-216 mainline

Local Police
+39 (078) 952-002

Port Authority of Olbia and Golfo Aranci
+39 (078) 920-4180
+39 (078) 920-4179 Telefax

Taxi
+39 (078) 922-718 or +39 (078) 924-251 Corso Umberto 1
+39 (078) 969-150 Costa Smeralda Airport
+39 (078) 935-791 Via Del Molo

Public Bus ARST
+39 (078) 955-3004 Information
+39 (078) 921-197 Ticketing

Urban Bus ASPO
800 191 847

Orizzonte Casa Sardegna - Budoni

Orizzonte Casa Sardegna - Budoni

Via De Gasperi, 18 Budoni, 08020 Budoni ( OT )

  • Ufficio: +39 07841896176
  • Mobile: +39 3932364058
  • Fax:

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