THE GALLURA REGION AND THE COSTA SMERALDA
FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS
An area rich of resources
From the beaches to the hinterland, the territory of Olbia and Gallura is full of things to do. Discover the sights to see, the places and the famous festivals of Sardinia, close to the Costa Smeralda
The market of the artists
A ten-minute drive from the Hotel Il Timone is San Pantaleo, a charming city nestled between the imposing granite rocks, in which it seems that time has stopped at the beginning of the last century. This small hamlet, between Porto Cervo and Olbia hosts every Thursday an original market of the artists, where are exhibited the best creations of the sardinian handicrafts, artistic works, wrought iron, but also organic fruits and vegetables at km 0 and so many products are impossible to find elsewhere.
Museum Of The Sea
The Museum of the Sea illustrates the various milestones in the history of the city of Olbia, from prehistoric times until 1800, focusing particularly on the period of phoenician, Greek and punic settlement of the city is very rich in archaeological finds. It is possible to observe artifacts bronze, earthenware figures and kits found in the necropolis, the ships of the romanesque and also objects “exotic” how to wood burn in the shape of a pineapple. The Museum of the Sea, which is open from June to September, is located in the historic centre of Olbia, in the area of the ancient port, today called Molo Brin.
The feast of san Simplicio
Every May 15 to Olbia is a celebration, indeed, is the “feast manna”. Everyone is waiting for this day to celebrate the patron saint of Olbia to the sound of entertainment, music groups, bands and fireworks. The performance of the folk groups who perform in the typical sardinian dances, a procession of the flags of the former vote, and the race of poems that anticipate the spectacular fireworks fireworks and the now familiar and long-awaited festival of the mussels. Il Timone is happy to welcome you for your holidays in May in Sardinia.