Nora is an ancient Phoenician and later Punic city, capital of Noritani people. It is located on the promontory of Cape Pula, on the southern coast of Sardinia, currently in the town of Pula.
During the Roman Empire in Sardinia (238 BC) it was probably the most important citiy of the island, originally chosen as the capital of the Roman province of Sardinia and Corsica. The remains of several buildings (theater, amphitheater (not yet excavated), spa and residential development) are still preserved and testify the city’s development, while the archaeological materials testify to the prosperity of trade with the regions overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
At the beginning of the fifth century, locals began leaving the city because of the conquest of the Vandals: the people retreated gradually in the most internal and secure part of the island. Later the site became famous for the tradition of Sant’Efisio martyrdom happened here, who was dedicated a small church built in 1089.