olbia – Top Yacht Charter Destination
Olbia is Sardinia’s biggest town and also hosts its airport and port. While many view it as a transit town – and some are put off by the vast number of ferry boats and aircrafts arriving and leaving – it offers a number of sights worth visiting.
Olbia’s most appealing attractions include a couple of beautiful old churches and an archaeological museum. Its historic port, used since pre-Roman times, was in this area, but the main ferry port is now located on an island in the bay.
Olbia’s centre is based around the Corso Umberto, a busy shop-lined street leading uphill from the waterfront. It opens into the Piazza Margherita at the top of a small hill. Several pretty narrow lanes lined with old stone buildings fan out from here, leading to Piazza Margherita and Piazza Matteotti.
Just off Corso Umberto, you can visit the Chiesa di San Paolo, a beautiful church built on the site of an ancient temple. Olbia’s other significant church is just outside the heart of town, a short walk beyond Via Mameli. The Basilica minore di San Simplicio is a Romanesque granite church dating back to the eleventh century.