Fly To Olbia, Sardinia

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Thanks to its strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea, Olbia is easily reachable by sea and air. The port city is located on Sardinia – a separate region of Italy and one of the largest islands in the Med – and is the gateway to the Costa Smeralda tourist region. Home to beautiful beaches, numerous historical attractions, an array of traditional festivals and events, adventure sports and vineyards, it’s safe to say Sardinia has something to suit every tourists’ agenda.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details

  • South African passport holders do require a Schengen Visa to enter Italy. Ensure your South African passport is valid for 6 months beyond date of return and has at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.
  • The South African Embassy to Italy is in Rome. Via Tanaro, 14, 00198, Roma, Italy. Phone: +39-06-85-2541.

See and do

The main thing to do in Olbia is eat! There are several excellent restaurants with delightful Sardinian fare, including Hotel Ristorante Gallura, a top-notch establishment with an impressive menu to boot. Think scrumptious platters with the likes of smoked cuttlefish, wild beetroot and fish cooked in pastes with ingredients like ricotta and courgette. Every dish is good at this restaurant!
Ristorante da Paolo offers great variations of Sardinian origin like horse meat and other Gallurese dishes. Zhanto in Olbia is homely and welcoming with a garden and a great menu. The choices of antipasti and pasta dishes are superb and a highly recommended dish is the ravioli stuffed with king prawns. For traditional Sardinian cuisine, Barbagia is one of the best spots in Olbia and Antica Trattoria is a haven for antipasto lovers. Try the trays of vegetables in olive oil, marinated anchovies, creamy potato salad and so much more. The pizzas and pastas are pretty good too!
The Romanesque Chiesa di San Simplicio is one of the primary tourist sites in Olbia not to be missed. This spiritual sight is built entirely of granite and dates back to the 11th century. For entertainment, visit the night market, Corso Umberto. The area is cut off from traffic at 19:00 and becomes a bustling scene for visitors, perfect for an evening stroll. At the lower port end, merchants set up stands filled with knick-knacks and holiday keepsakes.
Libreria dell’lsola is a great place for shopping for books – there’s the usual selection of guides and maps as well as a good selection of hard-to-come-by pieces and art books.
If you’re after musical entertainment, head to Capricorno Club for up market entertainment or Ajoabi which offers live entertainment on weekends.

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport – OLB

Food and beverage: Cortesa Runway Restaurant, Kara Food, Karacafé, Wine Bar Karawine, Snack Bar E Pizzeria Karakiosk.
Currency Exchange: Forexchange, Banca di Sassari and Banca Intesa Sanpaolo offer international card transactions at Olbia Airport.
Lost Luggage: Olbia Airport Lost & Found service is located near baggage claim. Contact +39 0789 563 456 or email lost& to make a missing baggage enquiry.
Airport Hotels: None on site but nearby there is Jazz Hotel and Hotel Ristorante Savoia.
Car Hire: Auto Europa, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and many more local operators.

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