Autunno in Barbagia 2015 in Nuoro: the symbol of the Sardinian culture and traditions

  • Published: 26-10-2015
  • Category: Events


This is the place where the Sardinian traditions were kept in their suggestive beauty. And where the culture meets the nature. A great occasion to visit a place like this? It’s Autunno in Barbagia 2015, which will stop in Nuoro from 13th to 15th November.



Nuoro is overlooked by the mountain that the citizens of Nuoro call Su Monte (“The Mount”). Ortobene mount, between Rio Marreri and Cedrino river, is a succession of fortified towers and pinnacles separated by steep gulches and surrounded by valleys. Along the numerous paths there are the Tafoni, rocks polished by atmospheric agents until they became cavities that were used from the populations that lived in these zones in the past centuries.

From the nature to the culture. Nuoro is considered the symbol of Sardinian history and traditions. Here were born artists, authors, musicians, and intellectuals whose operas give Nuoro the nickname “Sardinian Athens”. There are numerous archeological sites: the most important is Noddule, where there are a complex nuraghe, a  giants’ tomb and a sacred source.

While the traditions are a prerogative of Cortes Apertas: during Autunno in Barbagia, the courtyards of the historic houses of Nuoro will be opened to the public, offering typical products and ancient professions.


How to reach

Nuoro is in the hearth of Barbagia and it’s the real center of the event. To reach Nuoro, the two main tourist ports are Olbia and Arbatax.

  • From Olbia, take the state road 131dcn to south and follow the road signs to Nuoro. The trip lasts about one hour by car
  • From Arbatax, take the provincial road 27 and then the state road 389var to north following the road signs to Nuoro. Also in this case, the trip lasts about one hour by car.


Further information

For further information about the 2015 edition of Autunno in Barbagia in Nuoro (complete program, how to participate, eventually changes of dates), you can visit these two sites:


Image source: “Rifugi Monte Ortobene 018” di Max.oppo – Opera propria. Con licenza CC BY-SA 3.0 tramite Wikimedia Commons

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