Car rental Olbia
Olbia is a town and commune in northeastern Sardinia
(Italy), the second-largest island after Sicily
in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Gallura sub-region. Having changed name a few times throughout the history, Olbia was the officially name after the period of Fascism. Being a dynamic city, Olbia is now the economic center in the northeastern part of the island. Close to the famous Costa Smeralda, it is seen as a major tourist destination with its beautiful sea, beaches and large number of cultural sites.
Watch out for fast driving traffic while you make use of car hire in Oblia
Car rental in Olbia is the most import means, if not the only one, for tourists to explore the town and its surrounding areas. Olbia is the main connection between Sardinia and the Italian peninsula, and there is an expressway to Nuoro and Cagliari (SS131), together with national roads to Sassari (SS199-E840), Tempio Pausania (SS127), and Palau (SS125), greatly facilitating your trip with car rental in Olbia. When travelling in a rental car in Olbia, you need to be aware that the local drivers can be rather “free-spirited”, like racing along the narrow and bendy roads in the hills. But if you are a careful driver, taking the trip with car rental in Olbia is quite enjoyable. This region has plenty to offer, the wild, rocky coast, ideal for the active holidaymakers to walk or climb, and the beautiful sandy beaches for long, lazy days at sea. You can rent a car in Olbia and take a leisure ride to Oschiri, a small relaxing village in Olbia with only about 4000 people. The rest of the island is also easily reached in a rental car. When travelling with car rental in Olbia, you may encounter poor road conditions. So always plan your route in advance, rent a GPS with the car rental company and book a suitable car category such as 4WD when necessary.
Explore Olbia's rich history with car rental
Thanks to the various cultures which left their marks on the island, there are many historical sites to see, such as Church of San Paolo Apostolo, the Basilica of San Simplicio and the ruins of an ancient Roman road. Everywhere on the island you can spot the mysterious works of the Nuraghe, the original inhabitants of Sardinia. Most of the sites are quite isolated and the best way to reach them is by car rental. Or else you can visit Archaeological Museum, displaying the remains of the Roman ship and other artifacts representing the unique Sardinian culture. While traveling in a rental car the ancient remains of Italy
can be all around you.
Visit some local festivals during your stay in Olbia
Olbia's feast day held on 15th May in celebration of patron saint San Simplicio, is a typically peasant-style festivity, attracting visitors from all over the Gallura region, featuring cultural and sports events, concerts, firework displays and fun fairs; Una notte sotto le stele, the most important summer music events, performed by leading Italian and international stars; Time in Jazz, consisting various kinds of jazz events as well as artistic and cultural activities. Don't forget to plan your routes on forehand when you travel with your rental car so you don't get stuck in traffic.