Santa Giusta

Province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy

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Population:
4 811

About Santa Giusta

Santa Giusta (Sardinian: Santa Justa) is a town (comune) in the province of Oristano in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 90 kilometers (56 miles) north-west of Cagliari and about 3 km (2 miles) south- east of Oristano in the Campidano area.

History

It is believed that the site of the Phoenician port city of Othoca is located on the bottom of a lake separated from the Mediterranean by a small isthmus and the modern Santa Giusta occupies some ancient sites. Previous excavations have recovered 50 amphorae and the first chamber tomb of Phoenician origin found in Italy. Archaeologists led by Carlo del Vais of the University of Cagliari plan to dig a part of the lake where 100 amphorae appear to be located on a wooden platform covered by a thick layer of mud.

Main attractions

Cathedral of Santa Giusta, former cathedral and today a minor basilica, an important Romanesque church

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