Nora, history, the origins of the city

Nora was built by the Phoenicians around the eighth century BC probably of pre-existing settlements nuragici of which remain some testimonials. Passed in the centuries following the first Punic and then the Romans who raised it for a short time in the capital of the province of Sardinia and Corsica, and then give the charge to the nearby Caralis (today Cagliari). After the end of the Roman Empire, because of the continuous raids, first by the Vandals and then Saracen pirates, the city of Nora, similarly to many other coastal cities sardines, ceased to exist from the eighth century AD about. In the Middle Ages the territory, then called Padulis de Nura (Marsh Nora), was part of the Judges of Cagliari while during the Spanish-Aragonese period was given to various landowners. From the seventeenth century saw a revival mainly due to agricultural reclamation initially promoted by religious and then also state that intensified the reclamation and development of olive and fruit crops.

Nora, an archaeological site of world interest

In the promontory of Capo di Pula there are the ruins of the ancient city founded by the Phoenicians, who in all probability is the first and most important center on the island. The remains were discovered accidentally, when a violent storm went back to light part of the building of the funerary Tophet. The outstanding discoveries followed one another, the most striking finding was certainly the theater, probably also for its well preserved. This work is currently being used for an interesting cultural event. Nearby, a single column indicates the Roman Temple and adjacent to it the Forum, social and economic center of the city. Not far away is the temple dedicated to the goddess Tanit, view formed by the discovery of a stone pyramid, that featured the deity. A very interesting building is undoubtedly the spa complex, where the only ruins give an idea of the structure impressiveness.

The Beaches area

Nora beach

The beach of Nora is located in the locality of the town of Pula. It shows a white sand grain, enclosed by a rock. The shallow water makes it ideal for families with children, who can play on the shore without being in danger. Close to the beach, stands the medieval church of Sant’Efisio, in memory of the place where it says the saint found martyrdom. The beach is located near the archaeological site of Nora, a city founded by the Phoenicians between the ninth and eighth centuries BC, the oldest – it seems – in Sardinia. The archaeological site is located at the foot of the promontory of Capo di Pula, in a position that allowed a safe harbor with any type of wind.

Getting there

The beach is along the Highway 195 towards Pula. Once inside the country, follow the signs for the town and Nora are the signs to the beach.

Su Guventeddu

The beach Guventeddu has a beach of about 700 m, and is close to the beach of Nora. Characterized by crystal clear water, offers beautiful views, with distant view of the Tower of Coltellazzo and left the island of San Macario.

Getting there

The beach is located in the town of Pula, in the locality of Nora and is reached from Nora, following the signs to get to the archaeological zone. He has a background of fine sand and rocks rare. Characterized by clear water with shallow water, is ideal for families with children, who can play without any danger.

Beach of Figs

The beach is along the Highway 195 towards Pula. Once inside the country, follow the signs for the town and Nora are the signs to the beach.
The beach of Figs, including in the long beach of Nora, shows a bottom of fine and rare rocks. It takes its name from the many fig trees that grow close to the beach. Its waters are crystal clear. The beach has the curved shape of the bays and the sand is white and grainy.

Getting there

Located in the town of Pula can be reached by following the directions to get to the archaeological site of Nora. Once arrived at the junction that leads to the ruins, turn left and after a few meters you take a dirt road that leads to the beach.

The beautiful beaches of the south-west coast

A few miles from the Bed and Breakfast Villa Ada you can admire the beautiful beaches of the south west coast of Sardinia, including Baia Chia which is situated to the east of Cape Teulada, the coastal landscape is formed by alternating white sand beaches, The Marina, Sa Colonia, Cala of the Dead, Port Bell, On Jew and Cala Cipolla, coves and rocky outcrops, which integrate the pond Spartivento and the Pond of Chia, the destination of the pink flamingos.
In front of the coast is the islet of Su cardulino or Isula manna.

Beach of Porto Pino is a seaside resort located on a promontory, is characterized by a large pine forest, hence the name, and close to the wetland that includes some ponds frequented by flamingos, beach, white sand, is a strip of land of about 2.5 km, which goes from the promontory to the incredible white sand dunes, squeezed between the sea and the backwaters ponds.