The lagoon represents a fragile ecosystem, highly valuable for the conservation of biodiversity.
Here, in fact, they exchange the gentle waters of the river with the sea salted ones, creating an environment suitable to accommodate a multitude of living beings.
The peninsula Fradis Minoris, separating the lagoon from the sea, is a testimony of Bench Tyrrhenian, which houses marine sediments and fossil remains dating back to the period before the last ice age (120000-80000 years ago).
Phoenicians made use of this material, which time got tough and resistant, to build the ancient city of Pula.
The Rio Arreras passing through it, at the mouth creates a maze of channels and islands which provide shelter important species: herons, the kingfisher, various species of gulls including the rare gull.
This bird, endangered, established in Nora the most substantial colony in Italy and is not the only endangered species that find shelter here, just think of the rehabilitation center for hospitalization of dolphins and sea turtles.
Inside the lagoon fishing is allowed with traditional systems for the environment’s respect.
Visitors can attend educational activities and water sports such as canoeing and snorkeling, to admire the remains of the ancient city and fragments of amphorae deposited from historical shipwrecks.
Address: Location Lagoon Nora – 09010 Pula
Phone +39 070 9209544
Hours: 10:00 to 11:30 and 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (June to August); 10:00 to 11:30 and 16:00 to 5:30 p.m. (September); from October to May, by appointment, for groups of at least 15 people
Ticket: € 7.00 (adults); € 5.00 (students 13-18 years); € 5.00 (seniors over 65 years); € 4.00 (children 3-12 years)