Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Situated on the slopes of Monte Ortobene, Nuoro is the sixth-largest city in central-eastern Sardinia, Italy with a population of around 36,500.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

A walk around the centre of Nuoro…

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Standing 950m above sea level, Mount Ortoben offers stunning views over Nuoro and the neighbouring valleys.

Grazia Deledda, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1926, was a mighty big fan of the mountain:

No, it’s not true that the Ortobene can be compared to other mountains; there’s only one Ortobene in the whole world: it’s our heart, it’s our soul, our character, everything big and small, kind and tough and rough and sorrowful in us.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

At the end of the 19th century, Pope Leo XIII declared that he would like to see monuments to Christ the Redeemer erected on the tops of twenty regions of Italy, with this striking striking bronze by Vincenzo Jerace being constructed on the top of of Mount Ortoben in 1901.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Since 1901, a procession ascends from Nuoro town to the statue as part of the Redentore festival in In August every year, with celebrations including a parade featuring hundreds of folk groups showcasing the precious traditional costumes of Sardinia.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Radio masts and transmitters can be seen on an adjacent mountain top.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

I’ve absolutely no idea what bird this is, but I like it!

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

A view of the valley and the distant mountains from near the centre of Nuoro.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Looking back up at Mount Ortobene as it disappears behind clouds.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

The Centro Polifunzionale performance space doesn’t seem to have had a lot of use in recent times. The last review on their Facebook page was in Dec 2015.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Cinema Teatro Eliseo in Nuoro, which reopened in 2017 after ‘years of mismanagement.’

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Late night Nuoro.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Piazza Satta is named after locally-born poet Sebastiano Satta, and contains a selection of sculptural granite blocks, each one containing a small bronze figurine depicting Satta at various stages of his life.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Night time view of the sculptures at Piazza Satta in Nuoro, Sardinia.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Baklava Caffe in Sardinia.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

The first time I visited Nuoro, late night entertainment was extremely thin on the ground, but this time we found a couple of bars open past midnight before we visited The Killtime, which was hosting excellent live jazz.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

A cracking vintage Italian car.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Drinking with friends in the main drag in Nuoro.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

Late night mist before we (inadvertently!) headed off to Macomer the next morning.

Fifty photos of Nuoro, Sardinia: landscapes, street scenes, architecture and street art

These horses lived next to a suburban street.

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