Basilica of San Simplicio in Olbia
This is the most important, artistic and ancient religious monument in Gallura and also one of the most noble of the first spread of Christianity in Sardinia. You can see it in the city centre. San Simplicio is the patron of the Diocese of Tempio Pausania and the city of Olbia. The building was erected in three different periods: from the second half XI century until the twelfth century, when the coverage and implementation of the façade was finished.
Nuraghe Riu Mulinu
Behind the industrial zone of Olbia, on the hill, an extraordinary monument that seems to defy the law of gravity. Follow the road to Cabu Abbas, a pair of brown colored signs will guide you towards the nuraghe, park on the square and go walking for about 15 minutes on the trail of stones: a fantastic view of the city and the Gulf of Olbia, in addition to the Nuragic ruins.
Spiaggia del Principe
A really exclusive beach, located near Romazzino, the favourite of Prince Karim for its extraordinary beauty, also due to suggestive juxtaposition of colors: the clear water of low seabed combined with pink rocks and the brilliance of the sand, composed of fragments of granite
Arcipelago di La Maddalena
Colours, colours and unbelievable transparencies, a real dream really easy to reach thanks to the boat day trips, departing from Palau or Cannigione. A true mystical experience that you can have with a truly modest fare (a 25€ ticket, usually including a spaghetti) on board in small motorboats equipped and specialized in this tour.
In the ancient heart of Alà dei Sardi
On the road from Olbia to Buddusò, in a small and clean country with granites houses, there you can follow the signs to the archaeological area of “Sos Nurattolos” Go on towards the mountains of Alà; after moreor less three km you will turn right and then right again after another 300 metres. At the top, at 1,000 meters is the nuragic complex of Sos Nurattolos. The landscape is spectacular, rocks and shrubs that rushes downstream, a jump on the surrounding plateau. The beautiful nuragic complex can be dated between 1600 and 900 BC
Exclusive, unique, here the Nature played with precision drawing a geometrically perfect inlet where the village owes its name. The beauty of the place, from the coast of Iscia Segada to Punta Volpe, is just one of the reasons to enjoy this place, with a spectacular view on Costa Smeralda, its sea, its islands. From afternoon to night, Porto Rotondo always proposes cultural events and theme nights.
Text by Antonella Bonacossa – Agriturismo in Sardegna B&B Olbia