Local nameNora
LocationPula, Italy

Nora is an ancient Roman and pre-Roman town on a peninsula near Pula, near to Cagliari in Sardinia.In his Description of Greece, Pausanias, a Greek-Roman geographer of the second century, narrates the mythological foundation of the city: "After Aristaeus, the Iberians crossed to Sardinia, under Norax as leader of the expedition, and they founded the city of Nora. The tradition is that this was the first city in the island, and they say that Norax was a son of Erytheia, the daughter of Geryon, with Hermes for his father."

The area was previously occupied by a village of indigenous Sardinians, but soon became an emporium and then a Phoenician city. Especially after the conquest of Carthage, Nora flourished, as it was the first stage on the sea route from Carthage to Sardinia and its most important city, Cagliari.

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Nora Tour from Cagliari from 52 USD

Opening hours

Summer: 9 am - 8 pm.
Winter: 9 am - 5:30 pm.


Adults: € 5.50

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +39 70 921470

Address Viale Nora, 09010 Pula,Cagliari, Italy

Coordinates 38°59'3.556" N 9°0'56.801" E

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