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Address: Cagliari, 09010, Pula, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: 0709236418
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Must see for history lovers

The ancient city of Nora is stunning. The site is well preserved and maintained. You can only explore as part of a guided tour. Our guide spoke English but did the tour in Italian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Kyle M
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Vicenza, Italy
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Vicenza, Italy
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The ancient city of Nora is stunning. The site is well preserved and maintained. You can only explore as part of a guided tour. Our guide spoke English but did the tour in Italian as we were the only English speakers there. We had to follow along with handheld devices. The views are great and the history you walk through... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Here you can only go with a guide on English. Makes it simple really. She had so much detail that would only have been a guess for us. This ruin had four baths for different class of people, and a theatre and shops. And living. I could see this as a resort in some ways. The Roman roads have been... More 

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San Francisco
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Maybe the Nora ruins are fantastic but we didnt get to see them. Admittedly it was late in the season, but after a half-mile walk from the nearest available parking lot (You have to pay and the warden is very much present to ticket you if you overstay) we found that you can only visit the ruins on a guided... More 

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Vancouver
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

When travelling in Southern Sardinia, we were staying near Pula. Took our 8 year old to this site and had a great English language tour here. Cost was not that high and the sites seem fairly well preserved. Manageable cultural visit with kids and only takes 60-90 minutes.

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Whilst on a touring excursion of Sardinia off our cruise ship, we were fortunate to visit the archaeological site of Nora. This ancient Sardinian city lies in the centre of the Mediterranean and is positioned on the furthest point of Cape Pula. It's first recorded history is in the 8th Century BC. We were given a guided and informative tour... More 

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North wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Even on a hot day, it's worth the walk out along the bay to the ruins at Nora. They are stunningly significant and an excellent way to spend an hour or two. There is a charge for admission, but it's well worth it. Take plenty of water, especially if the weather is gloriously hot.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Nora is sooo beautiful. I loved the natural tranquil beach and white sand...a place to relax for sure. There are Lovely cafes with decks facing the water and a hotel there too..right by the sea. We enjoyed a snack and refreshments on a sunny terrace. We joined a tour across the ancient site along the coast.. once a phoenician town..though... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We drove for nearly two hours to visit this site. I had been itching to see the ruins since my last visit six years ago where we missed it (shame on me). We really enjoyed seeing the ruins and the English speaking guide was terrific, he really managed to pull some life out of the old rocks. The issues we... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Nora is one of those "how did we not know about this place before?" sites. One of the best reasons to go to the southern part of Sardinia. Groups are taken round by informed guides. The walking tour takes about an hour and is well worth doing.

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Thank Lycomedes
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The site looked amazing on Google and so we were looking forward to our visit. When we arrived we were told that you couldn't visit the site on your own you had to go in a tour. We were fine with that and duly waited. The tour guide was great and brought to life the ruins that lay before us.... More 

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