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Basilica of the Santissima trinità di Saccargia: photos, description (Basilica della Santissima Trinita di Sacargia)

Basilica of the Santissima trinità di Saccargia is the most important Romanesque Church of Sardinia, located in the municipality of Codrongianos in the North of the island. The Church is built entirely of local stone - black basalt and white limestone and designed in the typical Tuscan-Romanesque style.

The construction of the Basilica at the behest yudikata Torres Constantine I (judicature called the independent Kingdom of Sardinia in the 10th-15th centuries) was completed in 1116 on the ruins of the former monastery. The consecration of the new temple took place in the same year. He was immediately transferred to the property of the monastic order Camaldoli, who founded a new Abbey. According to legend, Constantine I thanked the monks for their him and his wife's hospitality during one of my trips to the island. Later, in 1118 1120 years, the Church was extended - it was attached to a high tower in Pisa style, the extended main hall, slightly raised walls and built a new façade. The portico of the facade also, is probably a later extension, - its creation is attributed to the master of Lucca. In the late 12th century the Central apse was painted with frescoes by an unknown author, but clearly originating from Central Italy. Today, these frescoes are considered to be the only one in Sardinia a model of a wall painting in the Romanesque style.

In the 16th century the Church was abandoned and only in the early 20th century it was restored by the architect Dionigi Skano and re-opened.