The commune of Pula enjoys an excellent position on the south-western coast of the Golfo degli Angeli. It is an important agricultural centre which doubles its population during the summer, thanks to the number of seaside holidaymakers.
Crystal clear waters lap its shores and every summer, its long and sandy coast is a popular destination for a great number of tourists, who help to increase the economic activity of the village. Pula is extremely well known for the important archaeological area of Nora.
The territory has been inhabited since the Nuraghic Age, as demonstrated by the archaeological remains found in the area. The archaeological area of Nora is located at the foot of a headland from which two straits branch off into the sea: the Coltellazzo point and the Serpenti point. The name Nora has Pre-Phoenician origins and has the same root as “nuraghe”, which means “stone” or “cavity”.
The first record of the town of Nora is a sandstone stele dating to the IX century BC, where for the first time, the name of this city together with that of Sardinia, is cited in Phoenician letters. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans have left imposing traces in the archaeological zone. Among its other archaeological remains, Nora is the site of the only example of a Roman theatre known in Sardinia. The Romanesque Church of Sant'Efisio of Nora is also of notable interest, built at the end of the XI century. The mortal remains of the Martyr Efisio were probably housed here and his Feast is held on the first of May every year.
The little town of Pula developed, after Nora was abandoned. It is a lively and extremely active centre which preserves many typical urban characteristics of the lower Campidano area. It is well known for the excellence of its fruits, such as figs and the “Camona” tomatoes.
The Archaeological Museum is found in the village and preserves the findings from the Nora area.
The heartfelt feast in honour of Sant'Efisio can not be missed, held on the first of May, and likewise the Feast of San Giovanni Battista at the end of June and the Feast of Sant'Isidoro, the Patron Saint of farmers, halfway through August.