Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Nuoro, Italy.
Nuoro is one of the provinces on Sardinia, located in the eastern part of the island. It is a mountainous region, with few towns, mainly populated by traditional villages. Nuoro is an ideal destination for those who love to explore on their holidays, whether you are climbing the highest mountain on Sardinia or investigating the dozens of caves that are found among the hills. The only major town is also called Nuoro and is the perfect location to start your tour of the area. Home to several historical buildings, cultural events and most of the region's restaurants and bars, there are also several museums where you can learn about the fascinating story of this tiny region.
The old town of Nuoro has changed little since medieval times when many of the buildings, streets and piazzas were constructed. Wandering the narrow streets and stumbling upon pretty courtyards and unusual religious buildings is one of the great attractions of this picturesque town. The Church of San Simplicio is one of the oldest buildings in Nuoro, dating from the 11th century, while the main cathedral is a more modern structure, built in the 1800s.
Among the many museums in Nuoro is an impressive collection of modern art, featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, an archaeological museum displaying ancient artefacts found in the region and a museum dedicated to one of the town's most famous residents. Grazia Deledda, who was born in Nuoro in 1871, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the 1920s and her home is now a museum about her life and works. The residents of Nuoro are rightly proud of Deledda and have even named the main gardens after her. The literary park Grazia Deledda is no ordinary public garden, as many of the sculptures and features are modelled on themes and characters in her novels.
Just outside the town of Nuoro are several typical Sardinian villages that are worth visiting too, such as Orgosolo, which became famous for the political murals painted on the walls of the old town during the 1970s and Desulo, which is home to a museum about life on the island through the centuries. This area of Sardinia is also well known for its prehistoric sites and you may spot standing stones and seemingly isolated buildings on your journey that all have an interesting story to tell.
As well as exploring the cultural and historical attractions on offer in Nuoro, the region is also home to a collection of fascinating caves. Thanks to the unique geological formations in this part of Sardinia, the caves here are particularly noted for their beauty and their unusual colouring. If it seems a shame to spend a bright sunny day buried underground, Nuoro is also home to several beaches, often hidden away in coves and inlets, like the ones at Cape Comino, Cala Liberotto and Santa Lucia.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Nuoro? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Nuoro and villas in Nuoro that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.