The small city of Olbia, in the northeast of Sardinia, may have a small population of a mere 60,000, but it makes up for that with an authenticity that's worlds away from the dedicated resorts in other parts of the island. Olbia has an attractive central area, known as the centro storico, where you can find everything from the latest boutique fashions to piazza cafés that are perfect for people-watching. Olbia's change of pace makes a very refreshing contrast to many of Italy's larger cities, and if you let Enterprise Rent-A-Car provide you with a comfortable and modern vehicle, you can travel in and around the city at your own pace. Enterprise's branch in Olbia is located at the city's airport, so you won't need to waste any time trekking from a distant location before beginning your stay in the Olbia region.
Whatever type of vehicle will best suit your needs in Olbia, there'll be something that's right for you within Enterprise's wide range of cars for hire. If you're taking the kids to sandy beaches in the Costa Smeralda region, a stylish and rugged SUV should be right up your street, thanks to their versatility and ability to tackle rough roads. On the other hand, if you're taking a romantic trip for two to the Holy Well of Sa Testa, a more refined and luxurious saloon car will waft you there and back in comfort and style.
Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is on the southern fringes of the city, just 4 km from the centre of Olbia, which makes it a great place to begin your stay there. There are flights from many parts of Europe, with an increase in traffic during the summer when seasonal charter flights predominate. Enterprise's airport car hire branch is situated inside the airport terminal itself, so you'll be able to begin your car rental in Olbia quickly, without having to spend any time on taxis or buses. Helpful staff will be able to answer queries and ensure a smooth experience.
Among Olbia's most impressive sights is the medieval Castle of Pedres, perched on a hilltop overlooking the city with fine views out across the bay. It's a couple of kilometres from town, so having your own transport will be a big plus. Also nearby are dolmens and other relics of Sardinia's prehistoric Nuragic people. Back in the city itself, you can relax with a walk along the shady paths of Fausto Noce Park, where you may see performances in the amphitheatre, or discover the city's archaeological history at a dedicated museum.
Enterprise's great offers mean that renting a car in Olbia isn't just convenient, it's also very good value. It's strongly recommended to check out the deals online, especially since the best offers are available when booking in advance. The money you can save on a car rental can be better-used on activities to enjoy your holiday! If you're visiting Olbia on a weekend, you can save even more by taking advantage of special weekend rates, so be sure to check Enterprise's website for quality car rentals at highly competitive rates.
Golfers will be in heaven, as 25 km north of Olbia city is Pevero Golf Club, a stunning course with incredible views from its fairways. Using a car hire in Olbia will also give you access to the many good beaches, both south and north of the city, including some that offer a range of water sports activities. If you want to see how the world's richest people spend their leisure time, head north to Porto Cervo. There, you'll find luxury yachts moored at the Yacht Club and some pleasant restaurants.
Driving in Olbia is usually more relaxed than it can be in mainland Italy's larger cities. Drivers tend to be courteous and helpful, and you can avoid most traffic jams simply by driving in the early morning or mid-afternoon. Make sure you avoid the central zone (ZTL), as most cars are not permitted there. Keep your car's lights switched on when driving on dual carriageways, even during the day. Parking is fairly inexpensive, around one euro per hour. Don't park in yellow bays, as they're reserved only for pass-holders.