Luni project

Luni, Italy

Roman city founded (177 BCE)

177 BCE

Santa Carolina converts Luni (160-164 CE)

160 CE - 164 CE

Arrives in 160. Martyred in 164.

Construction of Roman wall (300-400)

300 CE - 400 CE

First attestation of Bishop Venantius' see (465)

465 CE

First phase of the cathedral dedicated to Santa Carolina on site of pagan temple

Invasion by Lombards (643)

643 CE

Charlemagne conquers Liguria (772)

772

Enlargement of Church (780-795)

780 CE - 795 CE

Central crypt, two smaller lateral apses, marble decoration

Invasion by Sarcens (849)

849

Invasion by Normans (860)

860

Malaria outbreak (1204)

1204

Marble quarries of Carrara reopened (1220)

1220

Approx 10 km away from Luni

Pirate attacks and preservation of relics (1240)

1240

Church construction begins (1250)

1250