The town of Nuoro
Nuoro is the most populous city of the homonymous province in central-eastern Sardinia. The area around Nuoro, was a centre of the Nuragic civilization (from c. 1500 BC to c. 250 BC) as attested by more than 30 Nuragic sites. However, the first human settlements trace back to the third millennium BC. The area was crossed by Roman colonization and after the fall of the Western Roman Empire by Vandals and the Byzantines. Nuoro can be “literally” lived by visitors reading the works of several authors or admiring many pieces of contemporary art. Together with its province, the town gave birth to many artists and writers.
The old quarters of Séuna, and santu Pedru evoke the works of Salvatore Satta (Nuoro, 9 August 1902 – Rome, 19 April 1975). Here the Deledda Museum, the birthplace of the Grazia Deledda (Nuoro, 27 September 1871 – Rome, 15 August 1936), the Nobel prize in litterature (1926), can be visited. Sculptures made by Francesco Ciusa (Nuoro, 2 July 1883 – Cagliari, 26 february 1949), the first prize winner of the 1907 Venice Bienniale, can be admired at Tribu Cultural Center – Ciusa Museum. A short walk through the old Via Majore (today, Corso Garibaldi) takes to the Museo d’Arte di Nuoro (MAN) hosting temporary international exhibitions and permanent shows of XX century Sardinian artists. Not so far, Sabastiano Satta (Nuoro, 21 may 1867 – Nuoro, 29 november 1914) square opens up with Costantino Nivola’s (Orani, 5 july 1911 – Long Island, 6 may 1988) granite statues scattered in a white space. The material and immaterial culture of Sardinia can be appreciated at the Museum of Sardinian Life and Popular Traditions. Above all, the Ortobene Mountain (1000 mt), the soul of the city, as Grazia Deledda used to define it. A glimpse of the soul of Nuoro at this link: https://youtu.be/V54B7lPZNjE
A university town
Nuoro is the seat of Consorzio Universitario nuorese https://www.uninuoro.it. It is the third university campus of Sardinia, representing one of the most strategic achievements for the development of marginal areas of central part of the island. The university promotes international programmes and initiatives, and hosts the Nuoro Forestry School, a branch of the University of Sassari, which supports educational and research activities concerning forestry and environmental topics.