The Nora Lagoon

La Laguna di Nora

The Nora Lagoon includes the branched system of channels and little islands that characterize the mouth of its river, the Rio Arrieras, and it is separated from the sea by the Fradis Minoris peninsula, geological formation known as the Tyrrhenian Bench, rich in fossil inclusions.
The Peninsula was used, in the Punic and Roman times, as a quarry for the extraction of material for the construction of the city of Nora, and now is covered with lush Mediterranean vegetation and other flora species typical of brackish wetlands. Walking along the Peninsula makes possible to observe the evident traces of human labor.
For example, you can see a well preserved open-air large Roman cistern for the collection and conservation of water, nearby squared blocks of rock are still resting in the place where they were processed. The Laguna Park is home to numerous species of birds including the most representative of the coastal birdlife including the rare Audouin’s Gull, which the Laguna di Nora is the main nesting site in Italy. The waters of the lagoon are home to valuable fish species. Traditional fishing is a common activity carried out with the boats and tools used in typical Sardinian lagoons. From October to March open by appointment only.