I took a flight from Hamburg to Munich, had some transfer time where I tried the different flavours that the free coffee bar had to offer and then boarded my Air Dolomiti flight to Olbia. Olbia is in the Northeast of Sardinia and one of the biggest cities in Sardinia. One of the few sights that my guidebook told me to visit in Sardinia was the Basilica San Paolo, so I went there after I returned from my sailing trip. It's a pretty impressive building, though it's a little bit hidden in a side street. The inside features some great mosaics and paintings and while I was there, there seemed to be a kind of ceremony going on in one of the side wings.
The Sardinian flag features four heads of moors, though the reason why it features them has different stories. The flag consists of a plain white background, St. Georges Cross and a moor’s head in each quarter.
I stayed in a lovely Bed and Breakfast (host is Beta) that I found on Airbnb. The location was a bit away from the centre of Olbia, but very well connected by bus and the ticket for a 90 minute bus ticket was only 1 € if you bought the ticket in advance. With one bus line I could easily reach two of the beaches, that the locals of Olbia like to go to. And I had a couple of supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and shops nearby.
I loved all the beautiful flowers on Sardinia. These pretty ones were found closeby to my B&B.
Pesto and wine seem to be the alltime-favourites. The pesto is sold in kilos and the wine in five litre cans.
pane guttiau", it's made without yeast and very crunchy. You get that on your table before dinner in most restaurants.
Also in Olbia there is a handicrafts shop, where you can get made to measure sandals. It's on the main shopping street.
I hope you enjoyed the little insight in my travel to Sardinia. More about the sailing trip in a seperate post!