Sites & cities that bear the name of Padria


Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Gurulis Vetus, Gouroulis Palaia

Description : Padria ( Pàdria in Sardinian ) is an Italian town of 633 inhabitants in the province of Sassari , in the ancient region of Meilogu . It is 51 km from Alghero and 60 km from Sassari . The area was already inhabited in the Neolithic and Nuragic times , due to the presence on the territory of some domus de janas , tombs of the giants and numerous nuraghi . The present town stands on a site on which there are traces of human settlements from the Punic era and has been identified with Gurulis Vetus , corresponding to the "Gouroulis Palaia" mentioned by the Greek geographer Ptolemy . In the territory of Padria there are the remains of three Roman bridges called Ponte Ettòri, Ponte Ulumu and Ponte Enas and not far from this bridge there is an ancient silver mine, now disused exploited in Roman times, called Salghertalzu. In ancient times, according to legend, the inhabitants abandoned this site and founded Gurulis Nova , today's Cuglieri on the slopes of Montiferru . The medieval city The villa of Padria is documented in the Giudicato period and belonged to the Giudicato of Torres , inserted in the curatoria of Cabuabbas, first with the ancient name of Gurulis Vetus and then with the current one. The town was initially of great importance and was the capital of the curatoria, but then it went into decline and the capital was moved to Monteleone. At the fall of the Giudicato ( 1259 ) it passed under the Lordship of the Dorias , and around 1354 under the Aragonese dominion, which subsequently incorporated the town into the Bonvehì barony, granted by the King of Aragon Alfonso V the Magnanimousto Pietro Ferrer. From the Ferrer family the lordship subsequently passed to the Amat di San Filippo, to whom the town was redeemed in 1839 with the suppression of the feudal system.

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