Rural Landscape Nuoro


The most authentic Sardinia

In the heart of Barbagia, where you find the wildest and most traditional Sardinia, Nuoro welcomes visitors with its well-kept historic center and numerous museums and art venues.

Enlivened by a fervent artistic and cultural spirit since the 19th century, which helped give it the appellation "Athens of Sardinia," it owes part of its notoriety to such illustrious figures as Grazia Deledda, Salvatore and Sebastiano Satta and Francesco Ciusa, to whom the city was born.

Nuoro is now home to important museums, including the MAN and the Sardinian Ethnographic Museum, and is one of the places where you can best appreciate the island's tradition and culture. Treat yourself to a stroll through the typical alleys and stone houses or a shopping moment on Corso Garibaldi: here you can also enjoy a drink in one of the city's historic cafes and relax at the outdoor tables that populate the street.

If you then want to delve into the heart of Sardinia, a short distance from Nuoro you can explore other important places such as Orgosolo, Oliena or Mamoiada. The best way to get around is definitely by car, and in our agency in Nuoro in Piazza Veneto, in a convenient area for those arriving and those leaving, you will find a large fleet of rental cars for all types of travel.

On the other hand, if you are in the Nuoro area for work, Autonoleggi Demontis also has rental vans and commercial vehicles available for transporting various types of goods.

  • Open Monday through Friday(8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.).
  • Saturday(08:30 - 13:00) - Sunday closed.
  • Tel. +39 0784 399104 - +39 0784254525
  • Veneto Square 19/20, 08100 Nuoro

What to see

Art and history in the heart of Barbagia.

Choose Nuoro if you want to discover the oldest and most traditional Sardinia, its customs, great gastronomic heritage and strong identity. This is the birthplace of Nobel Prize winner for literature Grazia Deledda, whose birthplace in the ancient district of Santu Pedru is now home to the museum of the same name. In its rooms are preserved texts and objects that belonged to the writer, and the various rooms have been set up following the descriptions found in her novel "Cosima."

Also definitely worth visiting is the Ciusa Museum, which houses the works of sculptor Francesco Ciusa, who was also famous for winning first prize at the Venice Biennial in 1907. Here you will also find numerous testimonies of 20th-century Sardinian painters such as Mario Delitala, Giuseppe Biasi and Antonio Ballero. Much of the MAN, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, is also dedicated to Sardinian art, which also hosts temporary international exhibitions and is home to interesting educational and communication projects.

If, on the other hand, you are fascinated by Sardinian traditions and cultural heritage, the Museum of Sardinian Folk Life and Traditions, which showcases jewelry, clothing, textiles, and traditional masks, as well as recounting the immense intangible heritage such as a tenore singing or folk festivals, is worth a visit.

Finally, if you are in Nuoro during the last week of August, don't miss the Sagra del Redentore, during which, in addition to the pilgrimage to Monte Ortobene, a parade of costumes and folk groups from all over Sardinia takes place.

Here are the things not to miss in Nuoro:

Discover the city of Nuoro and its territory with the means of Demontis Car Rentals.

If you want to experience an authentic Sardinia rich in traditions, Nuoro and its surroundings are absolutely a must-see destination. At our car rental agency on the outskirts of the city, you will find thesmall or large car best suited to your needs: for your rental, you can choose between space-saving vehicles for getting around the city or vehicles more suited to journeys on mountain roads, ideal for exploring the surroundings of Nuoro and Mount Ortobene.

But Nuoro is not only history and culture: in fact, a number of companies are based here, especially in the food and wine, textile and wood industries; that is why in our offices we also offer vans and commercial vehicles of different types for rent, ideal in daily work operations that require road transport of goods.

Where to eat

Traditional Barbaric cuisine and the best typical desserts.

Among stores, restaurants and taverns, Nuoro offers the best of Barbagia's cuisine, that made of tasty cheeses, steaming meat dishes, fresh stuffed pastas with an unmistakable taste. If you are on vacation in Barbagia, among the first courses we recommend you try pane frattau (carasau bread soaked in water and seasoned with sauce and cheese, topped with a poached egg), sos macarrones de busa (similar to bucatini), the famous Barbagia ravioli, and su filindeu, a very thin semolina pasta created in a truly fascinating way by weaving long strands of pasta onto a cloth, then drying and cooking them in broth like a soup.

Among the main courses, the porcetto (suckling pig ) is not to be missed, but lamb and kid are also absolutely to be tried, all accompanied by carasau bread and a good glass of the famous cannonau wine. Finally, the desserts: from the famous sebada to s'aranzada (candied orange peel, honey and almonds), via papassinos and sos orillettas, you will be spoiled for choice.

Here are our tips on where to eat in Nuoro:

Restaurant il Rustico Nuoro

The Rustic

Hospitality and genuineness are the cornerstones of this group-friendly and family-friendly eatery, featuring an informal, family-friendly atmosphere. This pizza restaurant offers home-style cooking, with rich dishes and excellent value for money. The friendly staff and convenient location for those arriving by car make it perfect for a dinner to enjoy traditional dishes.

RIstorante il Rifugio Nuoro

The Shelter

More than a restaurant, an authentic cooking workshop where Sardinian tradition is enriched by original inventiveness. Here passion, study and research are combined with typical and genuine Sardinian products to give life to dishes that conquer even the most sophisticated palates. Located in the center of Nuoro, it becomes a must for those who want to experience typical Barbaric cuisine but also fish dishes and excellent pizzas.

Restaurant Enoteca Ciusa Nuoro

Restaurant Enoteca Ciusa

On the slopes of Mount Ortobene and near the little church of Solitude we find this cozy restaurant offering the award-winning cuisine of chef-patron Franco Fenu. Here the menu follows the course of the seasons, with a daily proposal that is always refined and original, based on fresh products of the highest quality. Extensive wine list, with local and national labels personally selected by the chef.

Where to sleep

Comfortable accommodations for your stay in Nuoro.

If you want to stay and sleep in Nuoro without moving from the city, you have a wide choice of hotels, b&b or vacation homes. Here you will find waiting for you the typical Sardinian welcome, made of small attentions and careful details that will accompany you during your entire stay. Just outside the city, on the other hand, you can opt for agritourisms immersed in nature or cozy facilities in the mountains, which often also offer the possibility of tasting typical cuisine.

Here are our tips on where to stay in the city of Nuoro:

B&b Maison Rosetta Nuoro

B&B Maison Rosetta

B&B Rosetta is in an excellent location for those arriving in Nuoro by car: in fact, we find several free parking lots available nearby, and the center is within easy walking distance. This house used as a b&b offers bright and comfortable rooms, a communal living room and an Italian breakfast. Because of its location and facilities, it is an excellent starting point for visiting Nuoro and Barbagia.

Hotel Sandalia Nuoro

Sandalia Hotels

Conveniently located just minutes from the city's historic center and close to major sports facilities, Hotel Sandalia has 49 rooms, a restaurant-bar and 3 meeting rooms to accommodate up to 100 people. Convenient both for business and for those coming to Nuoro on vacation, it also offers free private parking for cars and motorcycles.

Hotel Grillo Nuoro

Hotel Grillo

Located in the heart of the city, just 200 meters from the Ethnographic Museum and the Cathedral, the Grillo is the perfect solution for those looking for a hotel in the historic center of Nuoro. The 45 spacious rooms can accommodate from 1 to 4 people, and some of them also have a bathtub and shower with hydromassage. Guests can also take advantage of the excellent typical cuisine restaurant and a fully equipped conference room.

Vehicles for hire

Learn about the vehicles you can rent at our Nuoro location.

Small cars

Our car rental agency in Nuoro has available small cars, agile city cars that allow fast travel around the city, whether for work or vacation. You can rent our vehicles equipped with every comfort by turning to our offices in Piazza Veneto or by filling out the form at the bottom of the page to request information. Choose Autonoleggi Demontis for your next small car rental in Nuoro.

Large cars

If you need larger cars, more spacious trunks or a vehicle more suited to the roads of Barbagia, our fleet of cars offers medium to large models for rent that may be right for you. For those who need to transport more people, on the other hand, we offer comfortable 7- and 9-seater vehicles, and we also have representative models available for corporate travel and special vehicles for events.

Commercial Vehicles

If you are looking for vans for rent in Nuoro and Barbagia, for a move or for work, we have small, medium and large vehicles, boxed or refrigerated. In our agency in Nuoro, we offer you for rental commercial vehicles of different types, checked and safe, to efficiently carry out your daily work activities.


For over 60 years we have been serving those who travel to Sardinia for business or passion.

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With this service you can also have roadside support for breakdowns such as a flat tire or dead battery, which are non-mechanical in nature. Request it at our offices at the time of rental, and if needed, you will receive prompt action from our roadside assistance company with a quick phone call.

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Full coverage from risks

With Autonoleggi Demontis' comprehensive protection package, you travel with peace of mind with the assurance of several extra coverages, including extended roadside assistance and elimination of economic liability for theft or damage. You can get information at our offices at the time of rental or by filling out the form at the bottom of the page and together we will find the best package for your needs.

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Free cancellation

Choose car rental with free cancellation in Nuoro from Autonoleggi Demontis: with our flexible and transparent policies, you can get a full refund for prepaid reservations with cancellation up to 48 hours before the rental start day. If, on the other hand, you have opted for a reservation with payment on pickup, cancellation is possible up to the start of the rental.

Contact the Nuoro office

Write to us for any information about renting our vehicles.

Complete the form to request information about renting Small or Large Cars and Vans with pickup in the city of Nuoro. Autonoleggi Demontis has the perfect solution for your vacation or business needs with a fleet that is always safe and efficient.

  • Open Monday through Friday(8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.).
  • Saturday(08:30 - 13:00) - Sunday closed.
  • Tel. +39 0784 399104 - +39 0784254525
  • Veneto Square 19/20, 08100 Nuoro

    If you select the multi-monthly rental option, you are not required to indicate the rental dates.