If you love the ancient world, we suggest you visit the ancient city of Nora. A few km from Cagliari and within the town of Pula, the sunken city of Nora is considered one of the oldest towns in Sardinia. The archaeological site of Nora enjoys a scenic location on the sea front, situated on the capo di Pula between two hills: Sa Punta and Su Coloru and Coltellazzo, dominated by the Spanish Tower.
The antiquity of the Foundation of Nora is testified by a Phoenician stele dating back to IX-VIII B.C, preserved at the Archaeological Museum of Cagliari, where the word Sardinia: “Shrdn”, is first mentioned. The peninsula has hosted the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans, all of whom transformed the scenario, leaving traces of their occupation, until the Middle Ages, when the city was abandoned after the Arab invasions. Today the most easily visible are the Roman ruins: beautiful mosaics, temples (the most important among them is the Temple of Aesculapius), patrician villas, cobbled streets, the baths and the famous theatre of Nora.Further Information