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Car Rental Sardinia Olbia Airport
Sardinia Olbia Costa Smeralda airport is located 4km south of Olbia city in the northern part of the Italian island of Sardinia. The economic hub of this part of the island, Olbia is the nearest city to the celebrated Costa Smeralda tourist area. Budget airlines such as Easyjet fly from Olbia to Berlin, Milan Malpensa, Lyon, London Gatwick, Paris Orly, Geneva and Basel. Meridiania Fly operates flights to and from locations including Paris Charles de Gaulle and Nice. Air Berlin, Adria and Air Italy also serve domestic and international locations from Olbia.
Olbia is a bustling industrial town on which the economic activity of northern Sardinia pivots. As you might expect, its commercial focus means that Olbia is not that much of a tourist draw, although Piazza Regina Margherita has a buzz that is strangely magnetic, and there are some great shops and restaurants on Corso Umberto. The town also boasts a must-see new Museo Archeologico where you’ll get a fascinating introduction to the early Greek establishment of Olbia, the later battles between Carthaginians and Romans, and the maritime and commercial activities that thrived in the centuries since.
Hire a car in Olbia and drive about 25km north of the city to find an intriguing group of prehistoric monuments just outside Arzachena. These include fine examples of so-called Giants' Tombs or burial sites, and of Sardinia’s nuraghi, the mysterious towers scatttered across the island.