Travel guide Nuoro
At the Foot of Monte Ortobene
Nuoro is a town in Sardinia and the capital of the province of the same name. You can rent a spacious holiday home or a beautiful holiday apartment from a private owner for a beach holiday in Nuoro on Sardinia
. The town is located in the center of Sardinia and at the foot of Monte Ortobene. There are two connections to the SS 131 expressway. Nuoro is the terminus of the Macomer - Nuoro railway line. Other major municipalities in the province include Siniscola
, Macomer, Dorgali
, Oliena, Orosei, and Posada
Enjoying the Landscape and Nature
A holiday with a dog in Nuoro on Sardinia
? A great idea! The climatic conditions are worth it for a holiday with two- and four-legged friends. The climate is essentially Mediterranean. Spring and autumn are warm, summers are hot, and winters are mild. Sardinia is a popular destination for renting a beautiful holiday home or apartment from a private owner. Enjoy the landscape, nature, and the unique climate of the island.
Music Paper and Sheep Cheese
If you rent a holiday apartment or house in the province of Nuoro, you should try the typical Carasau bread. This bread is called "music paper" because of its crispiness and thinness. Carasau is prepared in various ways, e.g., as Pane Frattau (soaked and served with tomato sauce, sheep cheese, and eggs) or as Pane Guttiau (seasoned with oil and salt and warmed up). Classic appetizers include wild boar and mountain ham, sausages, and salami varieties. A popular pasta dish is called Culurgiones, which are large ravioli filled with potatoes, mint, and cheese. The region offers countless sheep cheese variations. Delicious main courses include lamb roast, boiled sheep meat, or Porcetto (suckling pig). Seadas is a popular dessert on Sardinia
. It is a large, round, fresh cheese-filled pastry garnished with honey and fried. Typical wines of the region are Malvasia, Monica, and Mandrolisai.
From the Mountain to the Sea
Rent a holiday apartment or house in Nuoro and enjoy a wonderful holiday with the whole family! A highlight is, for example, a visit to the numerous caves, such as La Grotta Bue Marino, the most famous cave in Sardinia. Beautiful beaches for families include Marina di Orosei
, Cala Ossala, Berchida, or Bidderosa. In Fonni, you can even ski in winter. There are several lifts in the Gennargentu mountains. The many folk festivals in the region are also recommended, such as the Fire Festival in honor of Saint Antonio Abate or the Carnival of Mamoiada in January, featuring the Mamuthones. People dress up in eerie wooden masks adorned with heavy bells and parade through the village.
Impressive Culture and History
In the center of Nuoro stands the imposing 19th-century cathedral. Another sight is the Church of San Simplicio, built in the 9th and 10th centuries in the Romanesque style. The Nuoro Art Museum offers four floors of impressive testimonies of local art and culture. In the National Museum of Archaeology, you can admire numerous finds from Nuoro's history - from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages. There are several archaeological sites in the region that you can visit, such as the Sa Concas necropolis or the four menhirs of Perdas Fittas. The Deledda Museum, housed in the birthplace of the famous writer Grazia Deledda (1871 - 1936), is also worth a visit. The village of Oliena is a gem with its white houses and the impressive medieval castle ruins. In Orgosolo, you can see numerous socio-political murals from the 1970s. A highlight is the 12th-century Cathedral of Ottana, built in black and purple trachyte. From the town of Nuoro to Ortobene, the faithful participate in the Sagra del Redentore. This procession takes place on the last Sunday in August and attracts numerous folklore groups from all over Sardinia. The pilgrims hike to the Redeemer statue at an altitude of about 1,000 meters. Monte Ortobene is always worth a visit. You can even drive to the summit by car. From the top, you have a breathtaking view of the valleys, the Supramonte massif, and the village of Oliena.