Known as “the happy town” by the Greeks but often ignored in the mad dash to the Costa Smeralda, Olbia is not only a transit town for travelers arriving in or leaving Sardinia but is a refreshingly authentic and affordable town in the north-eastern corner of the island which has enough charm to merit some attention.
Beyond its industrial outskirts Olbia is a fetching city with a centro storico (old town) crammed with boutiques, wine bars and cafe-rimmed piazzas where to amble and to sit to sip a cocktail. The town isn’t expensive compared to the Emerald Coast, and you might consider spending a few hours in the town centre or make it a good base for a day or two if you are planning to take a boat trip, visit beaches or explore nearby sights.
At present, Olbia offers only the town hall as a place to get a civil wedding outdoor and some of the most beautiful churches nearby.
Civil ceremonies in Olbia are performed on the grass of the Municipio, a 19th century palace in neoclassical style located in front of the harbour.
Catholic weddings take place in different churches and can be performed in English.
Symbolic ceremonies on the beach, on private grounds as well as on boat are performed by a Humanist Celebrant
9 March 2016