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Facing the Gulf bearing the same name, Olbia is ideal landing place to and from the Continent, only 250km away. You must visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. The town centre faces the seafront and the Porto Vecchio; you may stroll along Corso Umberto, Piazza Margherita, and Piazza Matteotti. Down town there are S. Peter and Paul church, the Palazzo Municipale, the Simpliciana Communal Library and the former Italia hotel today called OLBIA EXPO’, you reach on foot the Mura Puniche in via Torino, the Punic ruins discovered in via Nanni, the ruins of the Acquedotto Romano in via Delle Terme, and the beautiful Basilica di S. Simplicio former cathedral of the Giudicato di Gallura, built in Romanesque style starting from the XI cent. and completed between the 2nd and 3rd decade of the XII cent. In the surrounding you may find interesting a visit to the ruins of the Castello di Pedres (XII cent) the Tomba dei Giganti of SU MONTE DE S’APE ( XVIII-XVI cent B.C.). Past the bridge over the railroad to the GOLFO ARANCI, you can see part of the Acquedotto Romano di Sa Rughittula (I-II cent A.C.) and the Fortezza nuragica of Cabu Abbas.
After about 3km along the coastal road towards Golfo Aranci, you meet Pozzo Sacro di Sa Testa (II cent B.C.) at your right. Towards the interior there is Castello di Sa Paulazza (or Mont’A Telti) built after Emperor Giustinian reconquered the island in 534 A.C.

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