Gallura names both a geographical and cultural region in Northern Sardinia, and is a prime location to visit along Costa Smeralda. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Gallura is as rich in history as most any area to be discovered in Italy. The main towns and villages in the coastal area are Olbia , Tempio Pausania , La Maddalena , Arzachena and Calangianus.
The local population speaks "Gallurese", a Sardinian dialect, which is strictly connected with southern dialects of Corsican language. Regardless of the Owl’s immediate environmental seclusion, Olbia’s airport is conveniently less than an hour from the estate. Olbia’s local industry includes cork and granite, both of which are manufactured in Obia itself and the town of Tempio.
Local tourism is predominant in the areas of Costa Smeralda and La Maddalena Island, and for good reason. The beaches of San Pantaleo and Santa Teresa Gallura have contributed to its development as a fashionable touristic destination, both areas boasting some of the most beautiful of Sardinia’s beaches. One can feel the strong, resounding music of ancient times in Santa Teresa Gallura, looking at the sea, and walking through the countryside.
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