Basilica di Saccargia

Codrongianos, Italy

The Basilica della Santissima Trinità di Saccargia is a church in the comune of Codrongianos, northern Sardinia. It is the most important Romanesque site in the island. The construction is entirely in local stone (black basalt and white limestone), with a typical appearance of Tuscan Romanesque style.

The church was finished in 1116 over the ruins of a pre-existing monastery, and consecrated on October 5 of the same year. Its construction was ordered by the giudice (judge) of Torres. It was entrusted to Camaldolese monks who here founded an abbey. It was later enlarged in Pisane style, including the addition of the tall bell tower. The portico on the façade is also probably a late addition, and is attributed to workers from Lucca.

The church was abandoned in the 16th century, until it was restored and reopened in the early 20th century.



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Founded: 1116
Category: Religious sites in Italy


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Gergely Nagy (7 months ago)
Absolutely spectacular building, a really must see place!
Beth Cobo (9 months ago)
The landscape around is amazing, Great pictures from outside, and wonderful altarpice inside.
Iman Traveler (2 years ago)
Beautiful Romanesque church in the silent valley. Nice frescos in altar and lovely souvenir shop. 3.5 euros entrance fee
Patrik Tůma (2 years ago)
The church in itself is wonderful. There is an entrance fee quite high, the tower is not accessible. A very poor description of history inside, you better study it in advance.
Thomas (3 years ago)
There could be more signs to give a bit of history of the church but it's quite beautiful and unique.
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