Necropoli di San Simplicio
Necropoli di San Simplicio
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
The archaeological area of San Simplicio Temple Necropolis, the new important museum of Olbia, preserves part of the archaeological excavation carried out during the redevelopment works of the area in front of San Simplicio Basilica. The excavations brought to light about 450 graves of the Roman age (200 BC to 300 BC) representing a stratification of suburban and necropolis worship phases, it crosses the first 2000 years of the history of Olbia, from its birth with the Phoenicians to the Middle Age. The archaeological site, provides a tangible testimony of the ancient town of Olbia, and goes together with the exhibition of findings of the archaeological Museum. Its uniqueness is related to the fact that this site is integrated in the layers of the modern town and the ancient residential area and its necropolis.
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RobynBSydney
Sydney200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Sardinia has so much ancient history- it’s an eye opener really! Only open from 5-8pm with tickets at €5 which includes headphones. Only accessible from car park - don’t wait upstairs as we did at the ticket office there! For some reason this benign ticket office sits doing nothing.
This site was close to our hotel so easy to do however it only consumes about 3/4 hr at most of ones time.
The staff are very helpful and it is displayed well as an archeological site given that it is under a church.
Written August 3, 2019
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Thank you very much for your review, your appreciation encourages us to improve more and more. :-) For your information, the ticket office upstairs belongs to the San Simplicio Cathedral museum. The one and only Necropolis ticket office is downstairs at the same level of the archaeological site and it is open as follows: Monday 10:00-13:00 Tuesdasy closed Wednesday 17:00-20:00 Thursday 10:00-13:00 Friday 17:00-20:00 Saturday 17:00-20:00 Sunday closed Last admission 12:30 / 19:30 You may also find interesting the Necropolis pdf brochure: http://www.olbiaturismo.it/NECROPOLI%20SAN%20SIMPLICIO_ASPO_brochure2018.pdf and a map of all the interesting and historical places in Olbia and around: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17IOF4z3BV0WeOnBDBHWqwfhlhBU&usp=sharing See also Olbia interesting archaeological museum http://www.olbiaturismo.it/Museo-1.html Hope to welcome you again in Olbia! Ufficio Informazioni Turistiche Comune di Olbia
Written August 6, 2019
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EddySch
Greater London, UK362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited after the basilica and wouldn’t have known it was here but for a visit to the tourist information centre at the bottom of Corso Umberto - it’s well hidden at the back of an underground car park. €5 gets you access to the site and an audio guide which was informative, if not a little dry. Still, the guide was invaluable in helping to learn more about this ancient burial site, the customs and beliefs of the various groups that used it over the centuries and a little of the history of Olbia itself.
Written July 31, 2019
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Thank you for your review EddySch, for taking the effort to learn more about our heritage and sharing your opinion with us. Looking forward to welcome you again in Olbia! :-) Olbia Tourist Office
Written July 31, 2019
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alb3rt2014
Sardinia, Italy2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
A nice journey into history, close to the amazing church of San Simplicio, just few step away from Olbia city center.
Written March 30, 2018
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Hello alb3rt2014, thank you so much for your feedback, the Necropoli archaeological site is a brand new opening and we are looking forward to welcome lots of nice visitors such as you are. See you again in Olbia! :-) Lucialda Olbia Tourist Information Office
Written April 23, 2018
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Go285082
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
It was a unplanned visit for us, but worth stopping by. We were not sure if it was acessible for free and it was. Students provided guided tour around historical burial grounds, where you can get a historical understanding of the cultures that were present on the spot. It was proper use of free and guided 20minute stop by. No suprise, that local sardinian staff was really nice.
Written May 12, 2019
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Thank you very much for your feedback Go285082, we are very pleased that you enjoyed the special "Monumenti Aperti" guided tour. If you still have time, please visit the archaeological museum too, you'll get more information about the history of Olbia and its ancient port. :-) See you again! Lucialda Ufficio Turistico Comune di Olbia
Written May 15, 2019
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Steve4H
Gloucestershire, UK169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Worth a visit but do not expect too much. The audio information was good and the displays interesting, but not sure it is worth the money
Written April 29, 2019
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Hello Steve4H, thank you very much for your review, did you also have a chance to visit the archaeological museum? It is a good match with the Necropolis and gives you a comprehensive picture of ancient Olbia :-) Lucialda Ufficio Turistico Comune di Olbia
Written May 10, 2019
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ClairefromUK
246 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is located at the rear of a car park and underground near the San Simplicio Basilica. It is Just off San Gabriele n’Annununzio, opposite the railway station! It’s wasn’t very well advertised. We opened the door at the top of the stairs next to the lift and walked downstairs. The car park office appears to double up as the place to buy a ticket. Tickets were €5 per adult. You were given headphones and needed to use your smartphone on their WiFi signal and scanned a QR code to access the information.
The exhibition itself is clean and well presented. It shows various objects excavated such as a well, graves and walls.
Given it is free to go into the Archaeological Museum on the seafront we didn’t mind paying!! Ok if you have a smartphone.
Written June 22, 2018
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Hello ClairefroUK, thank you so much for your feedback and description of "how to use" the Necropolis site. We are improving day by day thanks to our visitors comments :-) See you maybe next year Ciao :-) Lucialda Olbia Tourist Information Office
Written August 10, 2018
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Outofthelaw
Yeovil, UK517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The ancient foundations are adjacent to a more expensive but underused and secure car park. Very informative guide .
Written May 26, 2018
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Thank you very much for your feedback Outfothelaw, we are working to improve the Necropolis visibility and communication so that in the future people will be able to focus more on the archaeological site. :-) Lucialda Olbia Tourist Information Office
Written May 30, 2018
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