Genneruxi district

Genneruxi district

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Genneruxi district was built during Seventies around Molentargius pond. The name comes from the Benedictine monks habit to use crosses as symbol of Campidano lands borders.
Genneruxi district

Located at the foot of Monte Urpinu, the Genneruxi district arose in the early seventies. The derivation of the name has two historical hypotheses: in an ancient story it is said that there was a small wrought iron door with a cross (Genna 'e cruxi / Janua Crucis), the only remnant of an ancient cemetery or church, in the another seems that the name derives from the custom of the Benedictine monks to delimit the boundaries of the lands towards the Campidano with crosses. In any case, over the years the name has changed to the more fluid Genneruxi.

It is a high-rise residential district composed mostly of stately buildings, large villas and small villas, the largest villas with a large attached garden, are located mainly in the area adjacent to the Molentargius pond located between Marconi Avenue and the median axis.

Genneruxi is characterized by large green areas, wide tree-lined avenues and squares present especially along Stockholm street.

The parish in the area is the Santissimo Crocifisso, to which a very popular oratory is annexed.

Inside the neighbourhood there are several schools, a Cagliari light rail stop and various stops of the CTM bus nº 6.

An integral part of the Genneruxi district is the Saint Giuliano area:

Saint Giuliano (in Sardinian: Santu Lianu) is located under the eastern slopes of the hill of Monte Urpinu (on whose northern slopes stood the Benedictine monastery of Saint Giuliano and of which no trace remains) and ends on the banks of the canal that delimits the pond of Molentargius on this side.

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