In our journey to describe the treasures of the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, we can only leave from Olbia.
Olbia Terranoa in Sardinia, a town of origins (nuraghe first, then Phoenician, Punic, Greek). Olbia, with its Porto Isola Bianca, today the first for passenger volume in Italy. Various shipping companies that dock there: Tirrenia, Moby and for some years also cruise ships such as Costa Crociere. Olbia with its beautiful Costa Smeralda Airport, the first entry of the Costa Smeralda, world renowned. Olbia with the airport Eccelsa, which welcomes private airplanes from all over the world.
Pittulongu, the best known beach in Olbia, also known as a tourist seaside resort; a little further, other smaller beaches such as Mare e Rocce, Bados, the Shark and the Pelican which give the name to the tourist resorts that overlook the sea.
Golfo Aranci, once a fishing village, today is a center frequented by seaside tourism, home to, among other things, a port for docking ferries to and from the rest of Italy with companies such as Sardinia Ferries and Corsica Ferries, as well as of a well-equipped marina.
Capo Figari and the small island of Figarolo, just beyond the town. Baia Caddinas, known tourist resort today with a small harbor for pleasure boats. Beaches to visit are certainly Cala Sassari, White Beach, Cala Moresca and Cala Sabina.
Porto Rotondo, one of the most renowned centers of the Municipality of Olbia, born by the will of the well-known Conte Donà delle Rose; also known internationally for the luxurious residences, the prestigious villas and mooring point for yachts in the famous Marina di Porto Rotondo, as well as home to the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo.
Along the road leading to Costa Smeralda, the first beach is the wonderful Rena Bianca, just after the Marina of Portisco marina.
Costa Smeralda is the most internationally known territory. Porto Cervo, a residential town founded in the '50s by an idea of' Aga Khan, who wanted to create a tourist pole of great fame and immense wealth, in a territory, already in itself paradise but, then, not at all valued. Porto Cervo is home to the Costa Smeralda Yacht Club.
And it is in Costa Smeralda that the well-known Cala di Volpe, Pitrizza and Romazzino hotels are born. The Pevero between beaches and golf course and again in Porto Cervo the most prestigious villas, the most luxurious villas, with private landings and unique architectures. Cannigione in the municipality of Arzachena and also Baia Sardidinia, Liscia di Vacca known for its numerous clubs, a summer attraction for Italian and foreign VIPs.
South of Olbia, Porto Istana, Porto San Paolo, a purely seaside resort from whose harbor, we leave for visits to the majestic Island of Tavolara, formerly the reign of Bertoleoni, awarded the title by King Carlo Alberto. Also in Tavolara, the film festival of Una notte in Italia has been celebrated for several years.
San Teodoro, a lively village with numerous nightclubs and home to a small Sardinian nightlife. The beach of the village is the wonderful beach of La Cinta, but a day at Cala Brandinchi is a must. Budoni and again Posada with its typical fortress, from which stands the Castello de La Fava; still in the same coast La Caletta, fishing port, where you can buy the catch of the day. A little further south is the white beach of Capo Comino, a nature reserve with its majestic dunes, as well as a movie set of famous films.