Nule

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Population: 1.486
Altitude: 650 metri s.l.m.
Area: 51.80 Kmq


Town hall: Via Roma, 1 - Tel. 079.798025 - Fax 079.765128
Postal code: 07010
Web: www.comune.nule.ss.it
E-mail: comunenule@tiscali.it


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Brief notes on the town:

The town is located on the extreme spur of the Buddusò plateau. The territory shows similar characteristics to those typical of the central areas of central-northern Sardinia, with the continuous alternation of plains, hills and valleys ploughed by torrents, vital for the agro-pastoral activity, and all merging into the Tirso riverbed which crosses it in part in the northwestern area. The part which we could call the “centre” of the territory comprises the area called "Su Campu", the vast plateau that extends eastwards as far as S.Giovanni di Bitti.

Economic activities:

The main craftwork activity is connected with weaving, and it produces excellent refined carpets and tapestries with the use of a vertical loom.
The production of the characteristic cheese made from cow’s milk is also excellent.

The history:

The Nule territory, at least in the Nuragic age, was densely populated. Within the context of the funeral structures, there are still three dolmens (Mialibèngo, Santu Leséi, Taspìle) and three tombs of giants (S'Agara, Ispòro, Iscòrra Voès). Different archaeological finds where discovered in these areas including one of the most mysterious Nuragic small bronzes which are known, the Nule small bronze. It is a kind of anthropomorphic oger, half bull and half man, in which some have wanted to see a Nuragic version of the mythical centurion, others an ancient model of the Boe muliache, the man who became an ox and who is talked about in the fables of the island folklore. Geographically, Nule would not be an integral part of Goceano, and in fact its historical fate was different: it was not part, like the other centres, of the county of Goceano (formed in 1339 by the judges of Arborea), but was incorporated, after the Aragonese conquest, into the duchy of Monte Acuto, belonging to Teller Giron, under which it remained until 1839, when feudalism was abolished in Sardinia.

Traditions and events:

EVENT PLACE DATE
Festival of Sardinian Extemporary Poetry Cultural centre April
Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua Urban centre June 13
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul St. Peter's square June 28-29
Carpet exhibition Urban centre August-September
Regional weaving and reed matting competition Urban centre August-September
Feast of Saint Mary Child People's square September 7-9
Feast of Our Lady of Remedy Genoa square October 19