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Ancient Phoenician city

Located in the far south of Sardinia, the ancient city of Nora is a veritable open-air museum of priceless wonders. This locality, built in the 8th century B.C., was the first Phoenician settlement on the island; used for trade, it soon became an important hub, attracting the attention of other civilisations.

It came under Punic rule in 238 B.C. and then under Roman rule in the 1st century A.D., and reached the peak of its splendour in the following centuries, mainly due to its strategic position from which it was easy to set sail, thanks also to often favourable winds and currents. Through the remains in the archaeological park, the visitor is accompanied to discover a millennial history: the temple of the Carthaginian goddess Tanit, the Baths complex and the Forum are the main witnesses.

If you want an unforgettable experience, dive into the waters of the nearby Isola del Coltellazzo to admire the Roman remains on the seabed: the perfect combination of history and nature.

Nora

09010 Nora CA, Italia

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