The Gulf of Olbia is strewn with spectacular beaches and coves: to the north, towards Golfo Aranci, we find the famous beach of Pittulongu, the beach of Lo Squalo, Il Pellicano, Mare e Rocce, Bados and the many coves along the coast Pittulongu-Golfo Aranci. To the south - towards San Teodoro - we find Lido del Sole, Le Saline, Bunthe, Li Cuncheddi, the inlets of Porto Istana, Costa Corallina, Porto San Paolo.
The peculiarity of this geographical area - which is the reason why visitors often choose it among others - lies precisely in the fragmentation of the coast into small gulfs with different orientations, which always leaves some beaches sheltered from the prevailing winds
A brief insight into the beach next to the Hotel dP Olbia - Sardinia: the term "Pittu" in Sardinian-Logudorese means "beak" (or pointed end), while "longu", easy to interpret, means precisely "long ": therefore "long beak", referring to the crescent shape of the beach, made even more beautiful by the fine white sand, rich in shells
Pittulongu beach is only 1 km away from Hotel dP Olbia - Sardinia and is the favorite beach of the inhabitants of Olbia. Thanks to its shallow water, it is perfect for families with children. It is also one of the best-equipped beaches in the area, with free parking, beach umbrella and deck chair rental, access for people with disabilities, bars and restaurants from which you can admire the enchanting view of His Majesty, the island of Tavolara
The name Olbia most likely has pre-Roman origins: in fact it dates back to the Greek Olbios, “happy”, which comes from the Phoenician “Olba” or “Elbi”. Evidence of the ancient settlements is the Punic-Roman necropolis, today the Museum of the Necropolis, which has 450 tombs and is located at the foot of the altar of the Basilica of San Simplicio (11th - 12th century), the most important religious building in Gallura and, at the same time, the oldest proof of the Christian religion in Sardinia
The church takes its name from the patron saint of Olbia, celebrated every year in May with the famous Feast of San Simplicio characterized by the procession with typical Sardinian costume. Around Olbia we find about fifty Nuragic settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, some of them are the Tomb of the Giants of su Monte de S’Abe, the Nuraghe Riu Mulinu and the Sacred Well Sa Testa standing out for their importance. The ruins of the walls visible in Via Torino date back to the period of the Carthaginian settlement. Remains of the Roman forum are also visible, near the Town Hall, and of the aqueduct, in the area of Tilibbas
The archaeological monument of Sa Testa, easily reachable from the panoramic Olbia-Golfo Aranci road, is located a few hundred meters from the Hotel dP Olbia - Sardinia. Dating back to the Late Bronze Age (1200-900 BC), it was considered a sacred place, where the cult of water was practiced: divine protection was invoked through votive offerings of statuettes, vases and objects. The archaeological site, managed by the Municipality of Olbia, is open to the public and with free access. It is in a suggestive protected green area, full of descriptive signs with information
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