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Nora

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Address: Cagliari, 09010, Pula, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: 0709236418
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nora is the 2nd most visited archaeological site in Italy after Pompeii. One can see the comparison, even though Nora is smaller. Go in the early evening; the light is better and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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North Bovey, United Kingdom
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North Bovey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nora is the 2nd most visited archaeological site in Italy after Pompeii. One can see the comparison, even though Nora is smaller. Go in the early evening; the light is better and there's some relief from the heat in summer. Lovely mosaics. Above all a really sensitising experience vis a vis Phoenician, Nuraghic and Roman life.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice historical site, right by the sea, very spectacular. Definitely visit if you will be around Cagliari. History predates the Romans

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Chesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a short walking tour of the Roman ruins and the observation tower close-by on two separate tours. Both were given by well-informed multi-lingual guides and we learned a lot which enhanced our holiday enjoyment. There are two shops where gifts and tickets can be bought and well-kept toilets. Recommended for those with an interest in the history... More 

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atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid way too much for the ships tour. I know better, and my own fault. Neat location on the water, but there just isn't enough left to enjoy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admission is 5 Euro per person. You cannot enter the site unaccompanied which is too bad. We arrived at 09:50 and joined the 10am guided tour with only one other couple. It was very good - lasted ~45 minutes. Not strenuous but the walk through the site is a bit uneven in places. A wonderful archaeological site. Recommended.

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Thank Linda S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A worthwhile trip to visit this site. A pleasant walk. The extra effort to go up the lookout tower gives you an amazing view. The guided tour was very informative and first class

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Colchester, Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were staying in Pula so visiting were a must. Having already been to Tharros, it was good to compare. Perhaps because Tharros had been at the end of a tiring day or maybe because we had had an English speaking guide, but Nora was more impressive and more memorable. It was good to get an understanding of how the... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Believed to be the first town founded in Sardinia, Nora was later colonized by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and finally Rome. While it is not as spectacular as Pompeii, nor with the standing columns of Jerash, Jordon, it is absolutely worth a visit. The excavations have been going on for over 100 years, yet much is left to do. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The best Punic-Roman city in Sardinia (better than Tharros). Professional guides and beautiful views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Arrived with my wife mid afternoon which is the right temperature for the month May. Actual ruins are beautiful. Tour is about 45min. It's a shame that you can't do the tour with a headset on your own. You have to stay with the group. Still, to be able to see what's left is very impressive. Please note that the... More 

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