We travel in a south-westerly direction from Cagliari, passing St Gilla’s Lagoon a very important wetland inscribed in the Ramsar Convention list. A photo stop will be made here to see the beautiful pink flamingos and lot of migratory and nesting birds such as sea crows, coots, avocets, purple gallinules, stilt plovers, etc.. After passing Sarroch, we arrive at our destination, Pula.The remains of the city of Nora are situated on a rocky promontory on the coast.
Nora was founded by the Phoenicians around the VIII century BC, in the VI century it became a flourishing Punic town, and in 238 BC it was conquered by the Romans. We will admire the temple of Tanit, the Roman theatre, splendid mosaics, the forum, the villas, the thermal baths and other remains of houses and workshops.
Then will walk along the bay to see the little church where, every year on 1st May, important religious celebrations take place in the name of St Efisio, who saved the Sardinian population from plagues, wars and so on.
Since 1656 a solemn procession of numerous pilgrims dressed with traditional costumes, with beautifully adorned floats driven by huge oxen, escorts the statue of the Saint from Cagliari to Nora.
At the end of our walk we can stop at Pula for lunch or drive to Chia and Teulada and stop to see the famous sand dunes at Su Giudeu beach and the crystal clear waters at Tuerredda beach (on request).
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