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Nuoro is the cultural centre for the whole Sardinian island and birthplace of important artists such as Sebastiano Satta (poet) and Grazia Deledda (Nobel Prize winner in 1926).
The Province of Nuoro extends for 3.933,82 Kmq. and has over 158.000 inhabitants. It's the third largest province on the island and was established in 1927.
Originally the town included 2 different, separate villages, one called "Seuna" and the other "Santu Predu", connected by an alley.
Today, the historical centre of the town conserves numerous, interesting monuments. Among them we should mention the Santuario of Madonna delle Grazie, dating back to 1670 and recently restored, Grazia Deledda's house-museum, the Museum of Life and Popular Tradition, where a precious collection of old, traditional Sardinian tools is kept and lastly, the Archaeological and Cave Museum.
During the summer, precisely in August, a traditional event called the "Sagra del Redentore" takes place. During this event it's possible to admire the real colours and sounds of Sardinian culture. The yearly event is a religious celebration that, since 1901, reminds us of the vow made by Leone XIII who placed Jesus'statue on 19 different mountains. The number 19 is linked to the 19 centuries of Christianity. One of these statues was placed on the top of Mount Ortobene.
The whole area surrounding Nuoro is wild and untouched, ideal for all nature lovers. As matter of fact, this natural environment offers forests full of holm-oak, strawberry tress, junipers and cork oak. Visitors can also find wild boars, weasels, foxes and martens.
Finally, there are also different species of birds such as Sardinian partridges, red woodpeckers, jays, buzzards, sparrow-hawks, eagles and hawks.
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