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Nora

Cagliari, Pula, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Pula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: Dining
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Historical site good with good guides. Public toilets disgusting! But nice beach and well worth visiting this suburb of Pula

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A must see if you are near here. A fascinating archaeological site , first Phoenicians, then catharginians, then Romans, but abandoned in 6th century due to collapse of Roman Empire and then Barbary pirates . Beautifully and tastefully excavated. Roman theatre still used for plays, baths, forum, merchants house all on a sea girt peninsula with a Spanish fourteenth century... More

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

You have to go round in guided tours, but this is a live archeological site and not really suited to individual wandering around. The guide was fantastic and, although we were in the significant minority, he took the trouble to guide us in English. He seemed very knowledgeable and answered some of our probing questions very well. At the end... More

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Bologna, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Surronded by beaches, few km from Pula You will find the archaeological zone of Nora, a city founded by the Phoenicians between the 9th and 8th centuries B.C. The archaeological area is found at the foot of the promontory of Capo di Pula, in a position that allowed sure landing, whatever the type of wind. The place is magic and... More

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SE London
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a most beautiful spot - ruins of an ancient city sited on a peninsular with sea on all sides and a lovely beach

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After visiting a swimming pool (we have young kids who like this a lot), we drove 7 minutes further to Nora to combine fun with culture, and what a treat it was. It's not Pompeï, but you can see a lot of the remains of the old city (well, the parts that aren't under water). The guide was friendly and... More

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Braila, Romania
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45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

For the roman history lovers, this is another evidence of what it meant roman civilisation... This first phoenician city of Sardinia who knew the true development during the roman occupation was the zero km from where starts all the roads of the island. Until today have been preserved almost perfectly some piece of roads or other evidence of phoenician and... More

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You can enter the archeological zone of Nora only with a guide in a group. The guided tours are once per hour and cost between 7,50 € (45 min) and 8,50 € (90 min). We didn't take the tour, but went to the entrance of the zone. There you could already see some romanic rests. Some nearer, some from a... More

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Padua, Italy
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74 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sardinia is famous and attractive for sea and beaches, but I think a half day dedicated to Nora archaeological site deserves to be spent. The place is really fascinating, walking around the ancient village and imagining the live of the old past. The roman theatre, with the view on the sea, is a pearl. The guide was nice, prepared and... More

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Tønsberg
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very special place. The well kept ruins of an ancient roman town are impressive, the surroundings with beatiful bays and beaches very beautiful.

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