The Cultural District of Nuoro was created with the objective to build a network of attractors Materials and intangible assets to enhance the identity and the cultural heritage of the area, support and innovate the sector of the creative industries and trigger a virtuous process of So Smart growth, sustainable and inclusive.
The Sistema Territoriale del Nuorese (STN), being the reference area of the District, at least in the start-up phase, includes the cities of Nuoro, Bitti, Dorgali, Mamoiada, Oliena, Oniferi, Orani, Orgosolo Orotelli, Orune, Osidda and Sarule. Despite being wide, this territory is deeply homogeneous in terms of cultural traditions and socio-economic dynamics and has, therefore, been suitable to be turned into a cultural district.
Nuoro has historically been a laboratory of ideas and artistic inventions, where men and women have produced culture despite the poverty, the backwardness and the isolation of the village that Salvatore Satta defined "nest of crows" and that was the native town of famous people that changed the history of the Island and made Nuoro become the Athens of Sardinia.
This beautiful and effective image was used by the Nobel Prize for Literature winner Grazia Deledda, the first Italian woman to receive the prestigious award, to highlight the main characteristics of our territory.
Antonio Ballero’s, Francesco Ciusa’s and Costantino Nivola’s art, and the poetry of the lawyer Sebastiano Satta are just some of the constituent elements of this cultural environment, which also features writers such as Salvatore Cambosu and Salvatore Satta, who painted a timeless picture of Nuoro’s society in his noteworthy novel “Il giorno del giudizio”.
This great cultural heritage must be rediscovered and promoted, in order to generate an economic and social development through several initiatives, projects and activities, which can enhance its peculiarities. The Cultural District of Nuoro is an integral part of this process, being its purpose the use of culture as a meeting ground for private companies and public institutions.