Museum of Mediterranean Masks of Mamoiada
The Museum of Mediterranean Masks has its home in Mamoiada, a jewel of history and culture north of the Gennargentu massif, just over 15 km from the city of Nuoro. Not far from Orgosolo, a centre known for its mural painting, Mamoiada owes part of its charm to an enviable geographical position, soaring at an average altitude of 650 metres above sea level.
Today Mamoiada has just under 2500 inhabitants, and its fame is mainly down to the its traditional Carnival. It is one of the oldest popular celebrations on the island, and features Mamuthones and Issohadores.