Shopping in OlbiaEdit This
The primary Olbia shopping districts are located in the north and south of Olbia. If you are looking to do some more tourist-based shopping, the Corso Umberto has a variety of shops and restaurants, interwoven with ancient buildings and landmarks. Olbia shopping hinges around fine Italian goods such as silk blouses and shirts. Some stores in Olbia who sell traditional products include Ottica Priarone, Decandia, and Cfadda.
Every Saturday and Tuesday in Olbia, craftsmen and sellers put
together a popular street market. Selling all sorts of goods and
crafts, the street markets are an excellent way to get an intimate look
into Olbian life and shopping. In addition, you will also find a ton of craftware and basketware, coming from Olbia as well as all of the surrounding Sardinian towns.
Olbia shopping has developed in recent years to a point where commercial shops
and chain stores have entered the town. Here, narrow streets and
ancient corridors are a haven for street vendors selling necklaces and
all sorts of smaller items. Boutique shops have also opened up, specializing in Italian designed clothes and shoes.
you cannot wait to shop, there are a bunch of shops and boutiques
located in the Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. There are shops, both
before and after security, that sell items that vary from cheap tourist
items to expensive clothes. Although there is no train service from the
Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, you can ride a taxi cab into the center
of town and start your shopping there.
If you are looking to
grab some authentic beach ware, simply walk down the miles of
beachfront and check out all of the shops in the area.
Be wary of small shops trying to take advantage of
tourists and overcharge you for certain novelty items. Many Italian
magnets, postcards and Sardinia-based merchandise come at a premium
Signature Olbia Shopping Items
Olbia shopping is good all day, although the mornings are rather quiet in the small town. Olbia is famous for olive oil, pecorino
cheese and mountain honey. All of these items are available in local
stores as well as from the street vendors. Street vendors are willing
to negotiate on the price of things so you should make sure to take of
the potential bargains that will present themselves in shopping situations.