Overview: The history of Nora spans 1,600 years, from the 8th Century AD. Believed to be the first town in Sardinia, Nora was settled by the ancient Nuraghi people on a peninsular near Pula. Nora was colonised by the Phoenicians (not as invaders, but as traders) because it represented a sheltered port for ships during storms. After a period of domination by Carthage, Nora came under Roman control after the conquest of Sardinia in 238 BC. After beginning to decline from the 4th Century AD it is believed to have been abandoned during the 8th Century.
Nora was an important trading town in its' time with two protected harbours, one each side of the peninsular.
The southern part of Sardinia is sinking into the Mediterranean Sea and, as a result a large part of the former town of Nora is now under the sea. The same has happened to the ancient Phoenicia and later Roman city of Bithia, near Chia. Situated a short distance from Nora, Bithia is now completely under water.
Sights to visit:
The ruins at Nora
Built on a peninsular, an hour's drive west of Cagliari, the Roman & Phoenician ruins at Nora are a well preserved insight into Sardinia's history.
You'll be amazed by this little town comprising a stunning array of small winding streets crammed with individual shops and houses. Don't by-pass this little gem.
A magnet for watersports enthusiasts and beach lovers. Famous also for its' large sand dunes.
Underfloor Heating System
Getting around Nora
- On foot - much of Nora can be walked upon which gives the visitor a real impression of the size and layout of the town
Nora is situated on the south west of the Sardinian capital Cagliari
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Getting to Nora, Sardinia (Sardegna) Italy:
By air - Cagliari (Elmas) airport, 6 miles outside the Cagliari
By road - a short drive west of Cagliari
By bus - regular bus services from Cagliari
By ferry - ferry crossings are available to and from Cagliari. See City Index for fares & timetables
Climate: Mild, with north-western winds
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The land upon which Nora sits is owned by the italian military so they might not be too keen to allow you to build a holiday home there and as far as we know none of the ruins at Nora are available to re-develop. The nearby town of Pula, on the other hand, hodls no such restrictions. A delightful array of small winiding streets crammed with shops and houses with a charming central square surounded by bars and cafes. Don't by-pass this little gem.
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