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Olbia is not just the sea, but a concentration of history

In this short article we want to provide you with some information on some sites and monuments of the city. In fact, our city, well before the foundation of the Greek colony in the 7th century, has been an inhabited place for at least 3500 years. We present only 3 of them, from the oldest to the most “modern”, even if it is only 1000 years old.

The nuraghe of Riu Mulinu
Thanks to its position that dominates the entire fjord of Olbia, on top of the peak of Cabu Abbas, this majestic nuraghe controlled the arrival of enemy boats from a strategic position, its horizon reaching as far as the island of Tavolara.
Its central tower, which was originally multi-storey, is protected by a sturdy wall that surrounds the entire hill for over 200 meters in length, with walls up to 5 meters high and almost as thick. It is a 15-minute drive from our hotel in Olbia.

The Roman aqueduct
The Roman aqueduct was used to supply water from the locality of Cabu Abbas to the city of Olbia, which was several kilometers away from the source. The arches are clearly visible and in the immediate vicinity there is a cistern for collecting water dating back to the Roman period. It can be reached in a few minutes by car from our hotel in Olbia.

Basilica of San Simplicio
The oldest and well-preserved church in our city is also the most important religious monument in north-eastern Sardinia. It dates back to its original base at the beginning of the spread of Christianity on the island, and rebuilt as we see it today in medieval times in Romanesque style. It is named after San Simplicia and is in effect the heart of Olbia, which celebrates its with an exciting celebration of the identity tradition. It is a few minutes drive from our hotel in Olbia.