Budget Travel Ideas in Olbia

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Olbia, Italy is a town with a long history that keeps a small town feel. With a small population, historical architecture and a harbor view, Olbia is a distinguished, personable town. Located on the Gulf of Olbia, it offers easy access to larger cities in Italy without sacrificing the quiet countryside views.

What to Do

Entertainment on a budget is easy for those who enjoy the combination of history and artistic architecture. Olbia is a veritable treasure trove of stunning historical architecture including an 11th century church in the Pisan style. The San Simplicio church has Roman milestones and other inscriptions, as well as a Roman style sarcophagus that would be of great interest to history buffs. The church isn’t the only building in this picturesque town that would hold the attention of architecture lovers. Travelers on a budget can find hours worth of entertainment strolling along the charming streets and visiting the harbor for the beautiful bay views.

Where to Eat

With more than 30 restaurants and bistros, finding a place to eat in Olbia is simple and easy. Italian food is deliciously filling so getting your money’s worth when you order is a delightful standard. Some hotels also function as a bed and breakfast, including a hearty morning meal in the cost of the room. Enjoying the hospitality of these hotels will save thrifty travelers cash. Local “grocerias” have food that can be taken along by travelers for an impromptu picnic at the harbor.

Where to Stay

Olbia is a central transportation hub for several larger cities and the Gulf of Olbia, so there are many options for lodgings that can fit into any budget. With some hotels in central Olbia as low as 60 Euros a night, staying in this old-world town is wonderfully feasible. A few hotels with per night prices less than 70 Euros to consider are the Hotel Moderno, Terranova Hotel, Hotel Royal, Speraesole, Hotel De Plam and Hotel Mare Blue.


Olbia boasts several local methods of transportation including a train station, an airport, and a harbor on the Gulf of Olbia, along with easy access to several major highways.

Olbia is a quiet but accessible haven for lovers of beauty, history and Italian architecture. With a variety of low-priced hotels, bistros and “ristorantes,” the traveler on a budget will find a laid back, easy on the wallet, historical dream.
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