Saint Lucifer of Cagliari: His Life and Legacy

Saint Lucifer of Cagliari

Saint Lucifer was a bishop from Cagliari, Sardinia, who lived during the 4th century. His name sparks a lot of confusion.

Sardinia

The second-largest island in the Mediterranean (after Sicily), Sardinia is an autonomous region with its own history, culture, and ancient language/dialect. Because of its distance from mainland Italy, Sardinia is considered its own world by both Sardinians and Italians. Sardinia has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. The best time to … Read more

Murals of Orgosolo, Sardinia

In the heart of Sardinia lies the village of Orgosolo, a sort of Sardinian “Wild West” known for years for its bandits, who would conduct brazen kidnappings and murders. During the first half of the 20th century, Orgosolo’s notorious reputation grew to such a point that it inspired the film Bandits of Orgosolo (1961). While … Read more

Spain Conquers Italy

Large parts of Italy were once united under the Spanish flag, with conquests in Naples and Sicily by the houses of Aragon and Bourbon, among others. Even Milan and Parma were under Spanish rule at one point. I confess that I am not an expert on Spain’s influence on Italy, so you may want to … Read more