Between scenic beauty and nuragic evidence
Established in 2001 and active since 2005, the province of Olbia-Tempio was abolished in 2016 and its 26 municipalities returned to the province of Sassari. The area encompasses the Gallura region and includes the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, including the Costa Smeralda and the Maddalena Archipelago. These places are well known for their popular beaches and enchanting coves, but Olbia-Tempio is not just social life. Here you will also find history and archaeology. Like in Arzachena, where the picturesque Spiaggia del Principe (Prince's Beach) stands and where you can come across numerous Nuragic remains.
Moving inland, let yourself be enchanted by the sharp profiles of the granite mountains: the peak of Limbara, the highest in the region, stands out among them all. Also of great impact is the Valle della Luna or Piana dei Grandi Sassi, a vast plateau dotted with groups of granite rocks.
Close to the urban centre of Arzachena is the natural monument of Lu Monti Incappiddatu which, due to its peculiar shape, is also known as the “mushroom”. Another area of great natural interest is that between Arzachena and Cannigione: Padula di Lu Saloni (or Saloni pond), a wildlife protection oasis where many species of water birds nest.