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All about Sardinia

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, and one of the 20 regions of Italy. It is located west of the Italian Peninsula, north of Tunisia and eastern Algeria, and immediately south of the French island of Corsica.

It is one of the five Italian regions that have been granted some degree of domestic autonomy by special statute.[5] Its official name is Regione Autonoma della Sardegna (Sardinian: Regione Autònoma de Sardigna; English: “Autonomous Region of Sardinia”).[6] It is divided into four provinces and a metropolitan city.

The capital of the region of Sardinia — and its largest city — is Cagliari. Sardinia’s indigenous language and the other minority languages spoken on the island (SassareseGallureseAlgherese Catalan and Ligurian Tabarchino) are officially recognized by the regional law as having “equal dignity” with Italian.[7]a


Sailing Sardinia

Sardinia is an island known for its white sandy beaches and miles of coastline. Although flat and sandy on the coast, Sardinia features many mountainous and hill regions more inland. The cuisine in Sardinia is also much different on the coast than inland. The costal cuisine is very much seafood based including the additions of lobster, mussels, and other sea dwellers to pasta dishes while inlands pasta dishes served with very rich sauces and cheeses.

Essential Information

Getting There
The International Airport Olbia Costa-Smeralda is less than a kilometre away from Marina di Olbia. The International Airport Olbia Costa-Smeralda offers rental car options as well as taxi services to Marina di Olbia.


There are many restaurants to the west of the marina that are only a short 12-15 minute drive away.

Commercial Centers
Marina di Olbia features a huge shopping center only a short walk away. This mall features over 60 shops and a market. For more information visit


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