|Comune di Dolianova|
Church of San Pantaleo
|• Mayor||Rosanna Laconi|
|• Total||84.60 km2 (32.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||212 m (696 ft)|
|Population (December 31, 2004)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Pantaleo and San Biagio|
Dolianova (Sardinian: Pattiòlla) is an Italian town and comune in the province of Cagliari, Sardinia. The town was born on 25 June 1905 from the fusion of two centers: Sicci San Biagio and San Pantaleo. Its economy is based on agriculture (wine and olive oil). The name "Dolianova" has obscure origins. It is thought to be related to the Latin "Pars Olea" (Place of Oil).
The first documents about Dolia dates back to 1089, when the bishop Virgilio signed the act of foundation of the monasteries of Saints Giorgio and Genesio, created by the will of Arzone, judge of Cagliari.
At the end of the era of Giudicati, San Pantaleo and Sicci followed different roads: the first one became a fief of Suelli's bishop. Then, the archbishops of Cagliari, become barons, made San Pantaleo the most important centre of the zone, which exercised its power on the villages of Donori, Serdiana, Sicci, Soleminis and Ussana.
The small village of Sicci San Biagio, during the Aragonese domination, was transformed into a baronage and assigned to Raimondo De Amburra. Sicci thenceforth became a fief of the dukes of Mandas y Tellez Giròn de Alcantara, who maintained it until the end of feudalism. In 1846 San Pantaleo had 1360 inhabitants, Sicci 727.
The two ancient villages of San Pantaleo and Sicci San Biagio, once separated by the great gardens of the villa of marchionnesses Boyl of Putifigari (which is now the museum of oil “Sa Mola de su Notariu”), are the two quartiers of the modern Dolianova.
- The Cathedral of San Pantaleo, a Romanesque-Pisane style church of the 12th century. The works for its construction began in 1160 and finished in 1289. Since the 14th century it has been bishop's seat.
- Roman Baths, in Sa Cora.
- Nuraghe sa dom'e S'Orcu (in Punta Bruncu Salamu)
- The Giant's tombs in Su Tiriaxiu
- The nuragic structures in Sant'Uanni, which fortresses are covered by trees
- The archaeological sites of Mitza salamu e Sa dom’ ‘e s’ossu.
The most important events in Dolianova are dedicated to the two saints, which name is related to the ancient villages of San Pantaleo and Sicci San Biagio: the first one is characterized by a procession through the streets with the statue of the saint and a big candle (Su Xeru) transported to Saint mary's church in Siurgus Donigala as a memory of a vow against the plague.
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