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Section in Olbia
Do & See
If you arrive in Olbia by air, only a 10 minute drive from the airport will bring you to the central Piazza Regina Margherita. Running off it, the cobbled lanes in the old part of town around the Corso Umberto are full of good restaurants and pretty piazzas to linger in over a drink. In the early evening this is the place for the passeggiata when everyone struts and preens to see and be seen. From here, past the level crossing and the railway station, you come to the town’s top tourist sight, the Basilica di San Simplicio.

Santa Teresa Gallura

Santa Teresa Gallura is situated on the northernmost tip of the island and has stunning views over the straits of Bonifacio to the island of Corsica. Rena Bianca is the town’s beach and you can find it only a stone’s throw from the centre with turquoise sea and flour-fine sand. Just to the west, on the headland Capo Testa, there are two beaches. The left hand side is beautiful and ideal for children, and the beach on the right is also beautiful with amazing rock formations. Ferries leave daily for the 50 minute trip to cross the Straits to Bonifacio, Corsica. This is perfect for a great day out having French lunch and doing some shopping.
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Arzachena prehistoric sites

Moving away from the coast you can discover megalithic stone circles in the prehistoric remains honeycombing the woods and fields around Arzachena. The Nuraghe Albucciu, 2 kilometres southeast of Arzachena, is one of Gallura’s best preserved nuraghi. About 4 kilometres south of Arzachena lies Coddu Vecchiu, one of the island’s most complete ‘giants’ tombs. Nearby you can also find the Tomba dei Giganti di Li Lolghi and Necropoli di Li Muri. Regarded as Gallura’s finest example, the necropolis of Li Muri is estimated to date back to 3500 BC.
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