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Olbia
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GUIDE OF OLBIA

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Rich in well known tourist destinations, among which Porto Rotondo and Portisco, Olbia boasts infrastructures that make it a very important tourist hub for the whole island. Olbia is the economic engine of the province and one of the most important in the region. Starting from Corso Umberto I in the historical centre, the city has expanded significantly in all directions, also thanks to the demographic increase in the 1960s. Traffic problems have been managed through the construction of a ring-road and its relative overpasses, of a tunnel underneath the old port area and of numerous roundabouts inside and outside the urban centre.


To visit

The territory of the Municipality of Olbia is rich not only in natural treasures. In the immediate vicinity of the city there is significant evidence of its long and glorious history, like the nuraghe Sacred Well of “Sa Testa” and the Tombs of the Giants of “Su Monte de s’Ape.” The most significant monuments, in addition to the Roman aqueduct, are the Punic walls that are still visible in some areas. There are also ruins in the countryside, some of which are very interesting like the Roman Farm of S’Imbalconadu on the Padrogiano river. An intense activity of redevelopment of the urban-port front and of the historical centre has brought to completion important and prestigious public works such as the Tunnel, the Archaeological Museum and the Theatre facing the Gulf, the last work by the great architect Giovanni Michelucci. The waterfront esplanade has become very pleasant with its striking corners to be discovered, after the renovation of Crispi Square and Via Redipuglia.


Curiosities

Olbia, in Sardinia, is the main city of the historical and geographical region of Gallura. It was founded by the Phoenicians between the VI and IV century BC, and it strengthened its harbor during the Roman domination thanks to its position, which was very important for the connections between Ostia and the Mediterranean Sea, thereby becoming an important point of reference both for the navy and for the trade. During the Middle Ages Olbia was the capital of the kingdom of Gallura. Since the 1960s, on the occasion of the re-launch of the Smeralda Coast, the harbor of Olbia has seen a significant increase in the tourist traffic and in the development of its infrastructures.