The largest town in northeastern Sardinia, OLBIA is in some ways the least Sardinian of the island’s major centres, predominantly modern and usually busy with tourists, many of them bound for one of the Mediterranean’s loveliest stretches of coast, the Costa Smeralda. But there’s more to Olbia than its port and airport – it has one of Sardinia’s most significant Romanesque churches, a good museum, and a lively selection of bars and restaurants.

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