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NUORO (Italian pronunciation: listen (help ·info ) or less correctly ; Sardinian : Nùgoro ) is a city and comune (municipality) in central-eastern Sardinia
Sardinia
, Italy
Italy
, situated on the slopes of the Monte Ortobene . It is the capital of the province of Nuoro
Nuoro
. With a population of 36,347 (2011), it is the sixth-largest city in Sardinia.

Birthplace of several renowned artists, including writers, poets, painters, and sculptors, Nuoro
Nuoro
hosts some of the most important museums in Sardinia
Sardinia
. It is considered an important cultural center of the region and it has been referred as the "Atene sarda" (Sardinian Athens). Nuoro
Nuoro
is the hometown of Grazia Deledda , the first and only Italian woman to win (1926) the Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
in Literature .

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Culture

* 2.1 Museums * 2.2 Monuments and historical sites * 2.3 Language

* 3 Transport

* 3.1 Road * 3.2 Bus * 3.3 Rail * 3.4 Local Transport

* 4 Notable people * 5 Twin towns * 6 References * 7 External links

HISTORY

View of Nuoro
Nuoro
in winter from Monte Ortobene . View of Nuoro
Nuoro

The earliest traces of human settlement in the Nuoro
Nuoro
area (called " the Nuorese") are the so-called Domus de janas , rock-cut tombs dated at the third millennium BC. However, fragments of ceramics of the Ozieri culture have also been discovered and dated at c. 3500 BC.

The Nuorese was a centre of the Nuragic civilization (which developed in Sardinia
Sardinia
from c. 1500 BC to c. 250 BC), as attested by more than 30 Nuragic sites, such has the village discovered in the countryside of Tanca Manna, just outside Nuoro, which was made of about 800 huts.

The Nuorese was crossed by a Roman road which connected Karalis ( Cagliari ) to Ulbia ( Olbia
Olbia
). The legacy of the Roman colonization can especially be found in the variety of the Sardinian language which is still spoken today in Nuoro: Sardu nugoresu is considered the most conservative lect of the Romance family.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
, Sardinia
Sardinia
was held first by the Vandals
Vandals
and then by the Byzantines . According to the letters of Pope Gregory I
Pope Gregory I
, a Romanized and Christianized culture (that of the provinciales) co-existed with several Pagan cultures (those of the Gens Barbaricina, i.e. "Barbarian People") mainly located in the island's interior. As the Byzantine control waned, the Giudicati appeared. A small village known as NUGOR appears on a medieval map from 1147. In the two following centuries it grew to more than 1000 inhabitants. Nuoro
Nuoro
remained a town of average importance under the Aragonese and Spanish domination of Sardinia, until famine and plague struck it in the late 17th century.

After the annexation to the Kingdom of Sardinia
Sardinia
, the town became the administrative center of the area, obtaining the title of city in 1836.

CULTURE

MUSEUMS

* Sardinian Ethnographic Museum (Museo Etnografico Sardo). * Grazia Deledda\'s Museum (Museo Deleddiano). * M.A.N., Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro
Nuoro
(Modern Art Museum of the Nuoro
Nuoro
Province). * National Archeological Museum Nuoro
Nuoro
(Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Nuoro). * Museo Ciusa , Museum dedicated to Francesco Ciusa and other artists

MONUMENTS AND HISTORICAL SITES

Nuoro's Cathedral

* Cattedrale della Madonna della Neve * Piazza Sebastiano Satta * Chiesa di Nostra Signora delle Grazie * Chiesa della Solitudine * The Redeemer's statue, Monte Ortobene , the 7 meters tall Vincenzo Gerace 's bronze statue installed the 29th August 1901. * Nuraghe
Nuraghe
Ugolio * Chiesa di San Carlo , church built in the 17th century containing a copy of Francesco Ciusa 's masterpiece La madre dell\'ucciso . * Sas Birghines , Domus de Janas located in Monte Ortobene * Sanctuary Madonna of Montenero , Monte Ortobene

LANGUAGE

Along with Italian , the traditional language spoken in Nuoro
Nuoro
is Sardinian , in its Logudorese-Nuorese variety.

TRANSPORT

ROAD

Nuoro
Nuoro
is served by the SS 131 DCN (Olbia-Abbasanta) , the SS 129 (Orosei-Macomer), and the SS 389 (Monti-Lanusei).

BUS

ARST, Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti provide regular connections to Cagliari, Sassari, Olbia, and to several minor centres in the province and the region.

Other private operators (including Deplano Autolinee, Turmotravel, Redentours) connects Nuoro
Nuoro
to various cities and airports in the island.

RAIL

Nuoro
Nuoro
is connected by train to Macomer via Ferrovie della Sardegna .

LOCAL TRANSPORT

ATP Nuoro's bus system provides service within the city.

NOTABLE PEOPLE

Casa dei Contrafforti, Nuoro's Old Town Nivola's sculptures in Piazza Sebastiano Satta, Nuoro
Nuoro

* Priamo Gallisay (1853–1930), musician (opera composer) * Giampietro Chironi (1855–1918), senator * Franceschino Guiso-Gallisai (1859-1933) Knight, Order of Merit for Labour * Antonio Ballero (1864–1932), writer, painter * Sebastiano Satta (1867–1914), poet, lawyer * Pasquale Dessanai (1868–1919), poet * Grazia Deledda (1871–1936), writer, winner Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
* Francesco Ciusa (1883–1949), sculptor, winner Biennale di Venezia * Attilio Deffenu (1890–1918), trade unionist * Gonario Pinna (1898–1991), writer, politician, lawyer * Salvatore Mannironi (1901, 1971), politician, Ministry of Commercial Navy * Salvatore Satta (1902–1975), jurist, writer * Giovanni Ciusa Romagna (1907–1958), painter * Maria Giacobbe (born 1928), writer and essayist * Sebastiano Mannironi (born 1930), athlete. Olympic games medal winner. * Franco Oppo (born 1935), composer * Romano Ruiu (1935–1974), writer, poet, pla