Province of Nuoro

Of the Nuoro province occupies the central part of Sardinia, from the east coast to west, and faces east on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and borders the provinces of Sassari, Olbia-Tempio, Oristano, Cagliari and region.

The territory of the Province of Nuoro

In the province of Nuoro, predominantly hilly and mountainous, alternating plateaus of different nature, deep valleys and a stretch of is characterized by caves and inlets.

Of the Nuoro province has the highest average among the provinces sarde comprises much of the Gennargentu, including Punta La Marmora, the highest peak with 1834 meters. Besides the Gennargentu, the province is home to several environmental and natural beauty, the mountain landscapes of Montalbo of Supramonte and chain Marghine, the valleys of Lainitto with On Gologone sources, and Monte Corrasi. Among Orgosolo, Oliena, and Baunei Dorgali, is the largest forest of oaks in Europe: 25 square kilometers characterized by the greenery of olive trees and the white of the limestone peaks.

Along the coasts of the province of Nuoro, follow different beaches of great beauty, as Brandinchi Cala, Cala Luna, Berchida, Cala Mariolu and Lotzorai.

Nuoro and environs

The city of Nuoro, the capital of the province, situated on a plateau surrounded by granite valleys and chains dominated monutuose and east from Mount Ortobene. Center of the city is the square named after the poet Sebastiano Satta nuorese, created by sculptor Costantino Nivola, Sebastiano Satta was a good exponent of the culture town, and with him the writer Grazia Deledda, whose house is home to the Deledda museum, which preserves documents and objects belonging to the writer, Nobel laureate.

The Ethnography Museum hosts the traditional costumes, the masks of carnival Barbagia, jewelry, carpets, tapestries, bread and cakes, while the MAN (Museo d'Arte Nuoro province) houses a permanent collection of the best Sardinian artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and important temporary exhibitions. To the east of the city rises Mount Ortobene, dominated by the statue of Christ the Redeemer, at the foot of which closed the procession which starts from the city during the Festival of the Redeemer, in the last week of August.

Of the Nuoro province hosts several villages characteristic that deserve to be visited. Birori rises at the foot of the mountain Marghine, in the north of the plateau of Abbasanta, center in northern Sardinia. The old town is developed around the church of Sant'Andrea, and nearby there are dolmens, nuraghi and tombs of giants who witness human settlements in the territory in remote times.

Another village worth visiting is Desulo, perched on a ridge of the Gennargentu overlooking a deep valley covered in chestnut, oak and full of springs, which combines the charm of ancient traditions in a pristine nature of unparalleled beauty. Finally, the village of Bortigali, rising to the plateau Campeda, 500 m altitude, in the territory called Marghine.

History and archeology in the province of Nuoro

The territory of the province of Nuoro has been inhabited by man since remote times, and over the centuries has seen several successive rulers, from the Carthaginians during the sixth century. BC, the Romans, the Vandals, the Byzantines, the Pisani, the Aragonese, the Spanish, until you get to the Savoy and the unification of Italy.

Civilizations and nuragiche nuraghic have left numerous testimonies especially in Marghine and nuorese: particularly numerous and interesting are the domus de Janas in the vicinity of Oniferi, for Orgosolo, Orune, Fonni, Silanus, and Lotzorai Bitti. Including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Spagnoli, Pisani and Piemontesi, have left important traces of their presence, often architectural masterpieces as is found in Macomer, Orani, Orotelli, Ottana, and Orune Bitti.

Tradition of the province of Nuoro

The tradition of the province of Nuoro covers several fields: classical chests are made of walnut and chestnut inlaid, weave dell'orbace of carpets and blankets, processing of ceramics (Dorgali), the baskets (Ollolai, Olza and throughout the Planargia) and jewelry in gold and silver filigree.