Nùoro

Nùoro


Nùoro is a small town, it has around 37.000 inhabitants. It is located in the center of Sardinia, and is the capital of the province with the same name. It is part of the sub-region known as “Barbagia” which includes other villages around. The other three sub-regions of the province of Nùoro are: the “Baronie” of Siniscola and Orosei, the “Barbagie” of Ollolai and Belvì, and the “Marghine”. Nùoro, crudle of the ancient and genuine tradition of the Sardinia, and is considered the cultural capital of the island and often called as “the Sardinian Athens”. The town is surrounded by a territory of savage beautiness, that goes from the slope of Mount Ortobene to the great granitic mass of the Supramonte. Most part of the municipal ground is used for farming, the other part is used as forest of holm-oak and cork-oak, or used for agriculture. Nùoro has a mediterrean climate, where the summers are not too much hot, mild springs and cold winters. The economy is centered in services and marketing. Floreshing is the sector of milk and cheese, that is based on farming, as it is the tipycal manufactoring, in particular of gold, pottery and leather. Another important aspect of the economy is the turism, thanks to the vaious writers, artists and poets who were born in the town, and the presence of some of the most famous museum and publishers houses. The Sardinian name of Nùoro is “Nùgoro”. The original meaning oof this name has been lost in time, but the main theory is that it comes from the words: “Nur” or “Ur” that means hearth or fireplace. This theory can be true if we think that the people prefer to be conservative, expecially from the linguistic side, in fact we still found some ancient words that are older than latin. Some exaples of this words are the neighbourhoods (as “Ugolìo”, “Cuccullìo”, “Tuccurutài”; etc...) that probably came from the nuragic clans of the 1500 B.C.