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Basilica di Saccargia

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Sardinia, Italy.

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A lovely example of those stripy Tuscan Romanesque churches, this one is a liquorice allsort in local black basalt and white limestone. Inside there are some really lovely 13th Century frescos.

The church was built on top of an old monastery and construction on it was finished in 1116 in time for consecration on the 5th of October. The bell tower and the portico are thought to be later additions to the initial box like plans. People tend to wonder at the location – the Basilica is out in the middle of nowhere on its own on a flat plain – it’s due to angels visiting the wife of a local judge in her sleep.

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