9 September 2008

The Museum of Costume in Nuoro

There is nothing to see in Nuoro which is always a relief, wrote DH Lawrence when he visited this inland Sardinian town in 1921. You might say that nothing much has changed, and we found the place to be quiet and unremarkable when we visited one Monday morning.

There were a few things that made it worth a second glance, however, and one of them was the Museo della Vita e delle Tradizioni Sarde, otherwise known as the Museum of Costume.

Museum of Costume at Nuoro

It's not huge but if you enjoy fashion and costume, this could be the place for you. The first room reminded me a little of the Museum of Fashion in Bath, with a large display of the most beautiful Sardinian costumes, layers of lace, embroidery, coral and gold filigree jewellery. In cases along the side were other room-sets with rich displays of the finest textiles, carpets and household objects.

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