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Top Choice Museum in Nuoro

Museo Etnografico Sardo

Beautifully renovated in 2016, this museum zooms in on Sardinian folklore, harbouring a peerless collection of filigree jewellery, carpets, tapestries, rich embroidery, musical instruments, weapons and masks. The hi…
Top Choice Sardinian in Nuoro

Agriturismo Testone

You'll feel immediately part of la famiglia at this agriturismo, which rests in peaceful solitude in the countryside, 20km northwest of Nuoro. The welcome is heartfelt, mealtimes are cheerful and communal affairs, a…
Top Choice Sardinian in Nuoro

Il Portico

You’ll receive a warm welcome at this restaurant, where abstract paintings grace the walls and jazzy music plays. Behind the scenes, the talented Graziano and Vania rustle up a feast of local fare such as spaghetti …
Mountain in Nuoro

Monte Ortobene

About 7km east of Nuoro is the granite peak of Monte Ortobene (955m), covered in thick woods of ilex, pine, fir and poplar, and capped by a 7m-high bronze statue of the Redentore (Christ the Redeemer). A favourite p…
Religious in Nuoro

Sagra del Redentore

The Sagra del Redentore (Feast of Christ the Redeemer), in the last week of August, is Nuoro's main event and one of Sardinia’s most exuberant folkloric festivals, attracting costumed participants from across the is…
Museum in Nuoro

Museo Ciusa

This recently reopened space has an entire wing devoted to the works of renowned Nuoro-born sculptor Francesco Ciusa (1883–1949). It also houses the permanent collection of Nuoro's excellent art museum, displaying w…
Sardinian in Nuoro

S'Hostera

A simple trattoria on the face of things, S'Hostera impresses with its delectable, locally sourced renditions of traditional Nuorese and Barbagian recipes. The carpaccio, freshly grilled fish, home-made pastas such …
Sardinian in Nuoro

Il Rifugio

One of Nuoro’s most popular eateries, this jovial restaurant has won a faithful following for its creative brand of local cooking. Typical dishes include capretto (roasted kid) with artichokes and pecora alla nuores…
Mediterranean in Nuoro

Montiblu

Clean, bright Mediterranean flavours shine through in regional dishes such as tagliata di tonno (sliced tuna steak with rocket and pecorino) at this stylish little restaurant. You can round out a meal in the tea roo…
Arts & Crafts in Nuoro

Coltelli Sardi

True to Nuoro’s pastoral heritage (not to mention those dastardly bandits), Franco Piredda crafts exquisite Sardinian knives, including the famous Pattada jackknife with a myrtle-leaf-shaped blade and a handle carve…