Area: Sardegna
Place: Olbia

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The Port of Golfo Aranci

The port of Golfo Aranci is located in the homonymous gulfnot many kilometers from OlbiaBeing the Sardinian airport closest to the boot, it is also one of the busiest: according to estimates by the Adsp Mare di Sardegna, annual passenger traffic is around one million.

Golfo Aranci is connected with Livorno and Piombino with direct routes; with SavonaNice and Toulon, on the other hand, carriers departing from the Gallura port make a stopover in Corsica.

The port area consists of a series of docks where cruise ships can also moorIn it it is also possible to identify a specific area equipped with tracks and intended for the docking of ferries with trains on board for the transport of  goods.

A short distance from the embarkations, there are a whole series of piers which, especially during the summer, welcome pleasure boats.

How to reach the port of Golfo Aranci

The Municipality of Golfo Aranci, which has just under 2500 souls, does not have a city bus networkHowever, the port is easily accessible on footby bike or by scooter.

If you are in Olbia and want to reach Golfo Aranci, you have three solutions: rent a cartake the train or rely on the road transport service offered by ARST.

Airport connections - Port of Golfo Aranci

The closest airport to the Municipality of Golfo Aranci is Olbia-Costa SmeraldaOutside the airport there is a terminal where you can rent a car (you will reach your destination in about half an hour).

Alternatively, after reaching the Olbia railway station thanks to the ASPO lines 2 and 10, you can take the train that will take you to the Golfo Aranci stationTo get to Golfo Aranci, moreover, it is possible to use the means of ARST.

Connections Train station - Port of Golfo Aranci

The Golfo Aranci railway station is located near the port, a few meters away from the boarding points for the peninsula, Corsica and mainland France (Nice and Toulon).

Services available on the Port of Golfo Aranci

  • Maritime station
  • Ticket offices
  • Railway station
  • Extra-urban bus stop (managed by ARST)
  • Bars, restaurants
  • Tobacconist
  • Toilet
  • Boat rental

Ticket offices on the Port of Golfo Aranci

The ticket offices of the companies that serve the Figarese port are located inside the maritime station.

Shops within (or near) the Port of Golfo Aranci

As one of the most popular and popular locations in north-eastern Sardinia, Golfo Aranci is full of a whole series of commercial activities that are necessarily linked to the tourism sector.

In addition to the restaurants where you can taste the dishes of the Sardinian culinary tradition, in the town there are clothing shopslocal food and wine productsstrolling along the streets of Golfo Aranci, moreover, you will find several artisan shops, where valuable artefacts that are unique in the world are still made today.

What to see near the port of Golfo Aranci

The territory of Golfo Aranci (Italianization of Golfu de li Ranci, or "Gulf of the Crabs") has been inhabited since ancient timesProof of this is the presence, near the railway, of a sacred well referable to the Nuragic civilization: the Milis wellOther archaeological evidence also demonstrates the interest that the PhoeniciansCarthaginians and Romans had in the area

The main place of worship is the church dedicated to the patron saint, San GiuseppeThe town (Municipality since 1979) is home to the prestigious Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute, where scholars from all over the world carry out their activities.

Among the places to visit absolutely during your stay in Golfo Aranci are the promontory of Capo FigariCala MorescaCala Greca, the beach of Baia Caddinas and the island of Figarolo.

During the nineteenth century, Golfo Aranci began to be inhabited by shepherds from the Gallura hinterland, who extended their pastures in this area.

The strategic position and the shape of the port have always determined the economic fortunes of the Figarese population. The Gulf, in particular, was the subject of a colonization process by Ponza fishermen, attracted by the abundance of fish in that stretch of sea.

The strong link with the largest of the Ponziane is also evident in some folkloristic-religious events, such as the mass and procession aboard the fishing boats during the feast of San Silverio, patron saint of Ponza.