As the capital city of the Province of the same name, Nuoro is a good introduction to the province and its people. The town is draped across a saddle below Monte Ortobene which affords views across to Oliena at the foot of the spectacular Supramonte range (even more spectacular after a coating of winter snow), it has a nice relaxed feel, and sees relatively few tourists. There are several museums (of which the Museo Della Vita e Delle Tradizioni Popolari is a must), good transport connections with surrounding towns of interest, and a few shops selling local handicrafts at better prices than you might find in other places. Don’t be surprised if this first taste of the Nuoro Province doesn’t cause you to want to stay and explore a little more.
The town can be a little confusing when you first arrive, however, so it is not a bad idea to turn-up with a map already in hand.
The FdS trains (A1, O1, M1, C2) arrive at the small train station close to the centre of Nuoro on the corner of Via Lamarmora and Via Ciusa and this is not a bad point of reference from which to branch out to the various landmarks around the town. It also has the only functioning left luggage office in town, but beware of the closing time in the evening.
From the train station it is about a five or ten minute walk to the right (west) up Via Lamarmora then left (at the piazza with the white sculpture) along Viale Sardegna to the Bus station from where all the ARST buses depart (A1 – 4, O1, O4, M1, C3, C4). Tickets can be bought from the bar at the bus station. There are several other bars nearby on Viale Sardegna.
The FdS (ex PANI) buses now also arrive and depart from the same bus station as the ARST busses (A1 – 4, C2, C3, C4), with tickets being onsale at the bar in the bus station. (Note that the ex PANI buses used to depart from a stop in Via Brigata Sassari but this is no longer in use)
The Deplanu Redentours buses for Alghero also arrive and depart from Viale Sardegna, but use a street side bus stop a few 100 metres north of the ARST Bus station near the junction of Viale Sassari and Via Toscana
Again starting from the train station it is a five or ten minute walk up to and along Via Trieste to the Provincial Tourist Office (EPT) located in Piazza Italia (near the intersection of Via Trieste and Via Roma) which is very helpful and has good maps of Nuoro. Unfortunately the office maybe closed for a few months during the winter.
It is about a half hour (40 mins with allowance to get a bit lost) walk across town from the train station to the Costume museum (Museo della vita e delle tradizioni popolari) which is usually open every day from 09:00 until 13:00 and 15:00 until 18:30 and well worth seeing. The best way to get there is to walk East along Via Lamarmora from the train station which descends for a period before arriving in a piazza containing a large church on the right, after which the street narrows down and starts to ascend. This is the start of the Corso (Corso G Garibaldi) which is usually closed to traffic and is followed until Piazza Mazzini (recognisable as it opens to the right onto the top of the long and tree lined Piazza Vittorio Emanuele extending down hill to the right. There is a small fountain at the start of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele). Leave the Corso which continues straight on, take a few steps towards the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and look for Via Mons. Bua which heads left up beside the Bar Cambosu (situated in the corner of Piazza V.E.) and the Ristorante Il Portico before passing under an arch and arriving at the foot of the stairs below the Nuoro Duomo.
Don’t climb the stairs but instead take Via Mereu on the level to the right which leads along for a bit before curving to the left to take you up to the Museum. Returning by the same route after an early morning or late afternoon visit to the Museum will see you strolling along Corso Garibaldi when the shops are open and the street is full of life.
Departing again from the train station and heading up and turning left (West) onto Via Trieste there is a large handicrafts store (see the large yellow and brown sign “Artigianato”). This is one of several, all of which have a good selection.
The #8 local bus for Mt Ortobene departs from the lower East side of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. It doesn’t operate on Sundays and doesn’t operate all year.
There are a couple of Hotels conveniently located close to the transport connection points, whilst the B and B situation is only starting to develop as yet.
Bed and Breakfast in nuoro
Address: Strada Provinciale 22 km 1
08100 nuoro nuoro
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Located in the center of the city. Attic with opened panoramic terrace from the 08 June 2007. Optimal position in order to visit the city on foot; historical museums, the old city, shopping, restaurants, walk and moments of local life, all to two steps.
The rooms are three, one with private bath, the others with bath in common, one great room is for breakfast and relax. The rooms, furnished with a personal taste (the bed and some accessories realize to you from artist craftsmen of Nuoro) are furnished with wood's bed and mattresses in foam of latex to 7 differentiated zones, absolutely new, with particular attention to anallergici materials and anti-acarus, with the possibility, moreover, of being transform to you from single bed to matrimoniale and viceversa, two comfortable seats, bureau and big closets which one to wall and two cabin-closet. For who it wished it, we offer the possibility to decide of a frigo personal in room. For the comfort, they are moreover available professional hair dryers, axis and iron. The baths are equiped with washbasin, bidet, wc, shower and window. The great room for the breakfast and the relax it is wide and it accommodates tables dedicates to you to every room. A wide window and the access to the veranda where, time allowing, breakfast can be consumed, it make a place warm and accommodate them where, the evening, can be enjoyed the show of the sunset on Monte Gonare, the Sardinian Pyramid
The bed and breakfast "Park" is nuoro in the city center.
A home care and welcoming, offers tree rooms and two bathroom in common:
available to customers and a large living . The B & Well near the Corso Garibaldi, the gardens of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, to Colle di S. Onofrio and historic districts Seuna and St. Peter.
His position also allows you to reach in a few minutes sites greater socio-cultural interest, such as
municipal library, the birthplace of Grazia Deledda, the Museums Deleddiano, Ethnographic and Archaeological the cathedral of Saint maria of snow.
Address: Via Monte Ortobene 3
08100 nuoro nuoro
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The B&B Casa Solotti s a big villa and country house built with granitic and trachytic stones taken from different parts of the island, which give it a peculiar shape and aspect. Its structure allows to the visitors to be completely independent. Available are wide and comfortable single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, some with bathroom and some with a big panoramic veranda with views of the mountain or the inner garden.
The B&B Casa Solotti offers :
•Our knowledge and experience to advise you about the most interesting itineraries and sites of Sardinia
•WIFI area and a free internet connection
•a rich and delicious breakfast
•a guide service for archaeological and nature excursions
•a warm welcome in Italian, Sardinian, English, French and Spanish language
•a garden of 3000 square metres with secular oak trees, a mountain spring.
•a small library with books and maps about Sardinia
Address: LOCALITA SOLOTTI MONTE ORTOBENE 3
MONTE ORTOBENE 8100 nuoro nuoro
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The house is on the first floor of a building in the historic centre of Nuoro.
Large bedrooms and cozy common room for breakfast and relaxation.
3 double rooms for a total of 6 beds.
Possibility for an extra bed for each room.
1 room with a bathroom at use exclusive, the other 2 rooms with a bathroom shared.
Plentiful breakfast each morning, served in the breakfast room.
MAN Museum, Museum of Archaeology, Satta Library, theatre, cinema, shopping, restaurants, pizzerias, bars, public gardens and many other meeting points just two steps away.
In the heart of the ancient Via Majore, now Corso Garibaldi, we try to offer our hospitality to all those who prefer a Bed & Breakfast as accommodation for their travels.
The presence of restaurants, cafes, shops, and museums make it the ideal destination for visitors
Many cultural events take place near the Corso Garibaldi.