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Olbia is situated in north-eastern Sardinia, south of the Costa Smerelda 'playground for the rich' coastline - a coast that has also brought wealth to Olbia itself.
The town is more of a transit town and arrival point than a tourist destination in itself, with ferries arriving here in the busy port from the Italian mainland - usually from naples or Rome.
Apart from an old town with a certain amount of character, there are also a couple of churches to discover - above all the Basilica of San Simplicio and the Church of St. Paul - and Olbia has a good selection of shops and restaurants.
Several beaches can be found in proximity of the town.
Note: Olbia town centre and nearby Spalmatore beach photo credits