Nuoro is the cultural centre of Sardinia, home to numerous historical monuments and cultural events throughout the calendar. Located in the mountainous heart of Sardinia, a holiday rental property in Nuoro is the perfect base for your exploration if you are looking for a taste of real Sardinia. The province runs from coast to coast, encompassing areas of plains, plateaux and the island’s highest mountains, as well as prehistoric monuments of great national importance.
There are a surprising number of attractions to visit within the town boundaries. The Ethnographic Museum is a major attraction, depicting the life and struggles of Sardinian communities throughout the ages, with displays of jewels, tools, crafts and clothing. Nuoro is host to the Sagra del Redentore in August, which is a really traditional religious festival where the real Sardinia culture is impossible to ignore. The bright clothing and frequent cultural festivals really do give a vivid insight into the Sardinian way of life from years gone by, although many will argue the culture is as strong today as it ever has been, which is why holiday rental accommodation in Nuoro is such a tempting prospect.
Nuoro is a great base for walking holidays to Sardinia. A local favourite is the walk from the town centre to the summit of Monte Ortobene, a vertical trip of almost a kilometre. From the statue of Jesus which marks the top, the views over the town and across the island and the sea are unbeatable. However, there are no limits to the number of sensational walks through the remote wilderness of Nuoro Province. There are some amazing geological formations throughout the highlands of Sardinia, including red granite, marble and limestone landscapes adorned with traces of the past, from as far back as the Neolithic ages.
During the summer months, the many miles of untouched, unspoilt beaches are a huge attraction to international visitors. There are a whole range of fantastically romantic little cove beaches along the Nuoro coast, where you can find a little cove to yourself, shared only with the rare bird species which call Nuoro home.
The port town of La Caletta is an ancient fishing village on the Nuoro coast, famous for its magnificent 10km stretch of powder soft, white sand beach. There are a wealth of water sports facilities in La Caletta, as well as options for mountain biking and walking in the mountains.
Cala Liberotto is another fantastic beach resort on the Nuoro coast. It boasts a wonderfully laid back atmosphere as well a range of restaurants, cafes and bars catering for all holidaymakers. Cala Liberotto is wonderfully scenic, with thick pine forests reaching right down to the seafront, producing a fantastic backdrop to the white sand beaches.
Orosei is the chief town of Nuoro’s most historically important region, Baronia. The old streets of Orosei are filled with limestone architecture, of particular note are the two churches, both impossibly picturesque. The town is not only a historical gem, but also a beach town.
Temperatures in the summer months are magnificently warm during the months of July and August, with average temperatures hovering around 30°C. At these times, the beaches of the east coast become a huge asset for those staying in Nuoro accommodation. Even during the coldest month of the year, January, average temperatures remain around 14°C, perfectly warm enough for walking and cultural winter breaks from the UK.
The nearest airport to Nuoro, Sardinia is Olbia Airport (OLB), which is served by easyJet, Meridiana and Jet2. The airport is located 40km from the centre of Nuoro, and there are plenty of transfer options, from renting a hire car to taking one of the local bus or taxi services.