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Great testimonies of Romanity in Sardinia

Roman Sardinia is strongly marked by an intense process of redefining its landscape. One of the distinguishing features of Rome's policies of domination has in fact always been to impart to the controlled territories a landscape form that would provide, already from a visual point of view, an unambiguous feeling of “Romanity” wherever they were in the empire.

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The development of cities
The history of the Roman urbanization of Sardinia begins long before the moment when, in 238 BC, the island came under direct Roman rule. In fact, it is probable that already in the 6th century BC, the first treaty betwe...
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The ports
In Roman times, Sardinia was subjected to intense agricultural and mining exploitation. Preziosa, therefore, had to prove the ability to ensure maritime traffic for the transport of the resources recovered to the island...
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The road network
Roman control of Sardinia was based primarily on the impressive and efficient road network. The system was, in all probability, set up on road routes already drawn in the previous Phoenician-Punic era, to which bridges a...
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Urban structures
From the moment that, in 227 BC, Sardinia became a Roman province, the process of Romanization of the island became increasingly intense, in particular in the cities, which underwent a progressive process of urban renewa...
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