Top things to do in Northeastern Sardinia

Top Choice Museum in Isola Caprera

Compendio Garibaldino

Giuseppe Garibaldi, professional revolutionary and all-round Italian hero, bought half of Caprera in 1855 (he got the rest 10 years later). He made it his home and refuge, the place he would return to after yet anot…
Top Choice National Park in Arcipelago di La Maddalena

Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena

Established in 1996, Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago di La Maddalena consists of seven main islands and several smaller granite islets off Sardinia's northeastern coast. Over the centuries the prevailing maestrale (…
Top Choice Island in Porto San Paolo & Isola Tavolara

Isola Tavolara

Rising from the sapphire sea like some kind of giant sea creature, this rocky island is a sight to behold. The main draw is splashing about in the translucent water of the white-sand Spiaggia Spalmatore, and admirin…
Top Choice Sardinian in Santa Teresa di Gallura

Agriturismo Saltara

Natalia and Gian Mario welcome you warmly at this agriturismo, 10km south of town off the SP90 (follow signs up a dirt track). Tables are scenically positioned under the trees for a home-cooked feast. Wood-fired bre…
Top Choice Italian in Porto San Paolo & Isola Tavolara

Il Portolano

For dreamy sunset views of Isola Tavolara, book ahead at chic waterfront Il Portolano, run by Sardinian-Swiss couple Roberto and Claudia. Creatively prepared Mediterranean seafood is the star attraction, from octopu…
Top Choice Agriturismo in Cannigione

Agriturismo La Colti

Calling all carnivores (or anyone seeking a break from seafood)!: skip lunch and save your appetite for a full-on Sardinian feast at this rustic farmstead 2km outside Cannigione. The endless parade of courses begins…
Top Choice Sardinian in Olbia

Agriturismo Agrisole

Tucked serenely away in the countryside around 10km north of Olbia, this Gallurese stazzo (farmhouse) dishes up a feast of home cooking. Monica, your charming host, brings dish after marvellous dish to the table – a…
Top Choice Italian in Olbia

Dolceacqua

This smart, intimate bistro entices with a laid-back vibe, warm service and an appetising mix of Sardinian and Ligurian cuisine. Start with its decadent sampler of five seafood antipasti, then move on to Sardinian c…
Top Choice Museum in Olbia

Museo Archeologico

Architect Vanni Macciocco designed Olbia’s strikingly contemporary museum near the port. The museum spells out local history in artefacts, from Roman amulets and pottery to nuraghic finds. The highlight is the relic…
Top Choice Bar in Olbia

Movida Lounge

Olbia's coolest new lounge bar draws locals for cocktails, wine, excellent food, DJs and live music. The vast space encompasses three distinct environments: a slick brick- and stone-walled resto-bar, a spacious cour…