09010 Pula Cagliari, Italia
The ancient Phoenician, then Roman city of Nora was founded in the 8th century B.C. on a point jutting into the Mediterranean Sea. What the traveler today experiences on a walk through the ruins is wonderment. So much of the city is intact. When I visited a guide told a group (I was eavesdropping) that the plumbing was still intact. I had to laugh, since when I checked the contemporary facilites the toilet was out of order. With stunning views of the sea in three directions you can stroll fields of fallen columns, and piles of tumbled bricks. Intriguing to me was that much of what was then the city is now underwater, pointing to things to come for us all? Bring a bathing suit and beach gear, since swimming beaches are nearby and you'll be dying for a jump in the sea after a possible sweaty walk through ancient history. Highlights for me were the Roman amphitheater, the views, and the mosaic floors.
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