Why You Should Visit Olbia
Situated on the northern tip of Sardinia, Olbia is a quaint city offering an authentic insight into Sardinian life and history. Some of the city’s best-known attractions are archaeological sites which reflect its prominent position in history – be sure to visit the Sa Testa well said to date back to the Bronze Age as well as the Museo Archeologico which offers a detailed insight into the region’s heritage. Within the city itself there are a few interesting landmarks to visit like the Chiesa di San Paolo church as well as the beautiful Piazza Matteotti square, while you can also find many charming restaurants and cafes along Olbia’s narrow streets and alleys.
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Arriving In Olbia
Olbia Airport, known in full as Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, is a single terminal airport primarily handling seasonal flights to and from European destinations. When you have arrived at the airport there are bus services available to travel into Olbia if you would rather not pay for a taxi. Inside the airport you can find a variety of places to eat and drink as well as plenty of shops, so there are many things to do to keep yourself occupied.
Those looking to travel from the UAE to Olbia will need to make a transfer as there are no direct flights available from anywhere in the UAE. While most of the flights to and from Olbia Airport are on a seasonal basis, the airport has regular flights from Milan and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport which would allow travelers from the UAE to make the journey with only one transfer.
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Olbia Travel Information
Italy is a part of the Schengen Area which allows UAE nationals to enter the country for up to 90 days on a visa free basis. In Olbia the weather is warm for a lot of the year with average highs of up to 30 degrees between July and August and relatively mild weather during the winter period. If you want your own vehicle to explore the region you will find a number of car rental companies available at the airport once you have arrived.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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