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"Known some general information..." Càgliari Favorite Tip by pierpaolo

Càgliari General: 14 reviews and 23 photos

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Cagliari ancient (Latin) CARALIS, or CARALES, city, capital of Cagliari provincia and of the island regione of Sardinia, Italy. It lies at the northern extremity of the Gulf of Cagliari, on the south coast of the island. Although it was probably occupied in prehistoric times, its foundation is attributed to the Phoenicians. It was known to the Greeks as Cardlis and to the Romans as Caralis. The principal Carthaginian stronghold in Sardinia, it was occupied by the Romans in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC) and probably obtained full Roman civic rights from Julius Caesar in the 1st century BC. In imperial Roman times (i.e., after 27 BC) Caralis became the most important town on the island, mainly because of its fine sheltered harbour, where a detachment of the fleet of Misenum was stationed. It was probably the seat of the Roman governor in the 4th and 5th centuries AD and was also the chief point of the Sardinian road system. It was independent in the European Middle Ages but later fell to the Pisans and the Aragonese before passing, with the rest of Sardinia, to the house of Savoy in 1718 </b>

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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