The plain of Ozieri, now crossed by roads and the railway connecting Sassari and Olbia, was already crossed by one of the main communication routes in Roman times. It should therefore not be surprising the presence of an imposing Roman bridge along the ancient road, near Ozieri; this is a Read more…
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Sardinia in Roman times
Sardinia was part of the ancient republic and the Roman empire for many centuries.
The dominion of Rome began around 238 BC. and ended shortly before the fall of the Empire. In these centuries the island formed a province together with Corsica, under the name of “Sardinia et Corsica”.
The main cities of the Roman era were located along the coasts or in the plains. The mountainous areas of the hinterland were instead mostly inhabited by the descendants of the ancient Sardinian populations; it is no coincidence that the term “Barbagia” indicated, for the Romans, a place on the island inhabited by “barbarians”, that is, by people who did not speak Latin.