Attractions

Museum in Nuoro

Museo Etnografico Sardo

Zooming in on Sardinian folklore, this museum harbours a peerless collection of filigree jewellery, carpets, tapestries, rich embroidery, musical instruments, weapons and masks. The highlight is the traditional cost…
Museum in Nuoro

Museo Deleddiano

Up in the oldest part of town, the birthplace of Grazia Deledda (1871–1936) has been converted into this lovely little museum. The rooms, full of Deledda memorabilia, have been carefully restored to show what a well…
Gallery in Nuoro

Museo d'Arte

Housed in a restored 19th-century townhouse, the is the only serious contemporary art gallery in Sardinia. Its permanent collection boasts more than 400 works by the island’s top 20th-century painters, including Ant…
Museum in Nuoro

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

This museum presents a romp through the region’s archaeological sites. Finds from the surrounding province range from ancient ceramics and fine bronzetti to a drilled skull from 1600 BC and Roman and early-medieval …
Church in Nuoro

Chiesa di San Carlo

To see a bronze copy of Francesco Ciusa’s La Madre dell’Ucciso (Mother of the Killed), which won a prize at the Venice Biennale in 1907, you should visit the pink chapel Chiesa di San Carlo.
Cathedral in Nuoro

Cattedrale di Santa Maria della Neve

A big, pink wedding cake of a church, the 19th-century Cattedrale di Santa Maria della Neve is one of 300 or so Italian churches dedicated to the Madonna della Neve. The cathedral’s facade is a big flouncing neoclas…
Piazza in Nuoro

Piazza Satta

A brief walk up Via Satta leads to Piazza Satta, a small square dedicated to the great poet Sebastiano Satta (1867–1914), who was born in a house here. To celebrate the centenary of his birth, sculptor Costantino Ni…
Viewpoint in Nuoro

Monte Ortobene

Nuoro's spectacular backdrop is the granite peak of Monte Ortobene (955m), capped by a 7m-high bronze statue of the Redentore (Christ the Redeemer). The thickly wooded summit commands dress-circle views of the valle…
Church in Nuoro

Chiesa della Solitudine

Although she lived 36 of her 65 years in Rome, Deledda’s life was consumed by Nuoro and its essential dramas. Fittingly, she was brought home to be buried in the plain granite church of the Chiesa della Solitudine. …
Park in Nuoro

Parco Colle Sant’Onofrio

A short wander uphill from the centre of town brings you to the quiet Parco Colle Sant’Onofrio, which commands broad mountain views. From the highest point you can see across to Monte Ortobene and, further south, to…