Located at southern sardinia, by the sea, the city of Nora It was the first founded by the Phoenicians, in the 8th century BC. C. Today is one of the most recommended visits if you travel to the Mediterranean island.
Nora is located on a promontory known as the Capo di Pula and in its best times it had up to three ports. The Carthaginians arrived in the city in the 6th century B.C. and then the Romans. The latter were responsible for its growth, since they expanded it to make it the most important city from all over Sardinia.
Next to the beach
After the great boost the Romans gave it, it was not all golden times. Back in the 5th century Nora began to fall into the slope, due to the constant attacks to which the pirates, and also to the rise in sea level, which left no less than a third of the city underwater.
However, today Nora has a great archaeological value and in that value its tourist importance partly resides. It is very interesting to visit Nora. The archaeological zone is in a privileged place, next to a beautiful beach. Mediterranean pines surround the enclave, perfuming the atmosphere and giving it freshness.
Most of the remains of the Nora site are from Roman times. However, at the entrance there is an isolated column from the temple of Tania, the Carthaginian goddess of fertility. Among the Roman remains stands out a theater facing the sea, which today is used to hold some concerts outdoors.
Also important are the hot springs. There are remains of four of them, of different sizes since they were used by people of different status. Also, you can see some mosaics interesting. In the nearby town of Pula there is a Museum where many of the findings from Nora's excavations are kept.
Exploring the Nora Archaeological Site in Sardinia (July 2021)
- arquoelogy, Sardinia