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Archaeological site of Nora

Near the town of Pula are the remains of the ancient city of Nora. This famous archaeological site can be seen on a promontory, the cape of Pula, separated from the mainland by an isthmus that extends from Sa Punta e Su Coloru to Punta del Coltellazzo. It is thought that Nora was the first Sardinian town, probably built originally by the nuragic people.

After the Phoenician colonization and the domination of Carthage, the city passed into the hands of the Romans. After their conquest of Sardinia, which took place in 238 BC, Nora, with her two protected harbors, was an important center of trade until this become impossible due to the presence of pirates.

Among the restored buildings you will see many architectural styles. For example, you can admire baths, mosaic floors, and a theater constructed in the second century AC and very well preserved.

A short distance from the archaeological site will find the lovely beach of Nora, much loved by the local families because of its white sand grains, shallow and clear water set between the cliffs that borders it. Once you arrive in this beautiful setting you can also visit the medieval church of St. Ephisius , erected in memory of the saint and which local tradition tells us that he was martyred.

Nora

This famous archaeological site can be seen on a promontory, the cape of Pula, separated from the mainland by an isthmus that extends from Sa Punta e Su Coloru to Punta del Coltellazzo.