In Dante’s time Sardinia was divided into four autonomous kingdoms called “Giudicati”. Loguduro and Gallura were in the northern part of the island and Arborea and Cagliari in the south. In those days the Sardinian Giudicati, which already in the eleventh century had a close alliance with Genoa and Pisa in order to repel the Arab attempts to conquer the island, maintained close ties with the two maritime republics. Gallura, in particular, from the twelfth century onwards was under the undisputed influence of Pisa and, from the beginning of the thirteenth century, was a personal inheritance of the Pisan Visconti family.
Visit the web page of Lia Careddu, who has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses of Dante in the translation into Sardinian Campidanese by Salvatore Vargiu.
Visit the web page of Gisella Vacca, who has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses of Dante in the translation into Logudorese Sardinian (area of Barbagia) by Paolo Monni.