What to see near the port of Olbia
Inhabited since ancient times, the territory of Olbia is dotted with numerous evidences that refer to the past. Among the most notable city monuments, the Romanesque basilica of San Simplicio, patron saint of the city, and the church of San Paolo (baroque, is characterized by a high bell tower and a colorful majolica dome) stand out.
Among the civil architectures, the town hall , Villa Clorinda and Palazzo Colonna (all three in Art Nouveau style) and the Michelucci theater can be included. Pedres castle also deserves a mention: located not many kilometers from the center of Olbia, it was built to defend the city and its borders.
The Olbiese territory is also full of archaeological sites: the megalithic circle in Pastricciali di Mezzu and the one in San Pantaleo (from the pre-Nuragic age); the nuragic complex of Cabu Abbas, the nuraghe of Punta Nuraghe in Porto Rotondo and the sacred well of Sa Testa. Finally, there are substantial traces of the passage of Phoenicians and Romans (a necropolis, the access ramp to the temple of Ceres, the remains of the forum and the aqueduct, etc.).